The West Village Musical Theatre Festival
PCC Productions is proud to introduce The West Village Musical Theatre Festival New York's first festival of all-new one-act musicals by a selection of NYC's top emerging professional talent. The West Village Musical Theatre Festival features a dozen new works from some of musical theatre's most exciting emerging and established writers, including Michael Roderick (Best American Short Plays 2004-2005, Off-Broadway Assoc. Producer of ROOMS); BMI/SECC Finalist Patrick Michael Wickham (BELLEVUE SKETCHES), Monitor Award-Winner, and 3-time Manhattan Monologue Slam Winner Carl Kissin (DEPRESSED, DEPRESSED); and American Harmony Prize Winners Robert Rokicki and Michael Ruby (LOVE, NY, RELATIVITY). Performances by talent that includes Jose Restrepo (GREASE) and Kilty Reidy (DROWSY CHAPERONE). Proceeds from The West Village Musical Theatre Festival will go to benefit the William Haralson Scholarship Foundation.
Thursday, June 10th
7p-8:30p Opening night performance SERIES A
9p-10:30p Opening night performance SERIES B
Friday, June 11th
7p-8:30p Performance SERIES B
9p-10:30p Performance SERIES A
Saturday, June 12th
1:30p-3p Performance SERIES A
3:30p-5p Performance SERIES B
7p-8:30p Performance SERIES A
9p-10:30p Performance SERIES B
Sunday, June 13th
1:30p-3p Performance SERIES B
3:30p-5p Performance SERIES A
7p-10p Festival Closing Gala and Awards Presentation
Featured Musicals Listed Below:
BETWEEN THE BRICKS
Book by Anthony Giorgio and Cecilia Ceresa
Lyrics by Anthony Giorgio, Cecilia Ceresa, Davey Patterson
Music by Davey Patterson
Directed by Cecilia Ceresa
Starring Danielle Heaton, David Perlman*, Claire Duncan, Tim Dolan*, Sara Kliger, Corey Ranallo*, Jessica Bay Blyweiss, Rick Desloge*, Kristin Gehling, Ray Thompson, and Eddie Schecker*
We know what happened before Dorothy lands in Oz, we know what happened when she landed in Oz, but what happens when she leaves? Does the glitz and glamour float away in a hot air balloon, or can the relationships between these broken Oz people hold on to the magic that was always there?
Book and music by Patrick Michael Wickham
Choreography and Staging by Katrina Ylimaki
Starring Justin Lopez*, Jose Restrepo*, Katrina Ylimaki, Alison Ostergaard, Robert Meksin*, Kiki Adami, Mara Driscoll, Taylor Latrowski, and Melissa Schlenvogt
This ballet is the opening number to a musical adaptation of a famous novel. It tells the story of our protagonist's first true love, the beautiful Annabel, and their awkward teenage romance, summer-long courtship in France, and the tragedy that "froze something in his soul."
GALILEO THE MUSICAL
Book by Marisol Tirelli Rivera
Lyrics by Cheryl Krebs, James Behr, Marisol Tirelli Rivera
Music by James Behr
Directed by Stephen Wisker
Starring Paul Fraccalvieri*, Jennifer Eden, Justine Hall, Ben Prayz, Paul Mischeshin, Samantha Moorin, and Madeline Thompson
In the Congressional hearing room of interrogating Conservative Senators, NASA Administrator, Dr. John Holden imagines himself being transported into a giant telescope, as he is transformed into Galileo Galilei. He embarks on a soulful journey of the past to the life of Galileo in his quest to save the environment and preserve intellectual freedom.
RAT POISON LOVE
Book and Lyrics by Melanie Weinstein
Music and Lyrics by Sarah Ellis
Directed by Stanley Ralph
Starring Colleen Slattery, Lindsay Astar, David Perlman*
Based on a True Story: In this high energy, rock and roll dark comedy, a man is unconsciously trying to kill his wife and daughter. As the murder attempts escalate, their teen daughter is forced to take action and stop the madness- can she cut through her parents' thick cloud of denial and save her family?
Book by Celine Rosenthal
Music and Lyrics by Rebecca Greenstein
Directed by Celine Rosenthal
Starring Mark Rosenthal, Haley Greenstein, Taylor Latrowski, Sarah Stevens, Shelley Ebner, and Melissa Pinsly
The worst first date ever unexpectedly turns to true love. Ally prim, proper, and very type A - has finally decided to put herself out there on the dating scene. She allows herself to be set up on a blind date with Mark and instead of her highly anticipated evening of romance, Ally finds herself LARP-ing (live action role play i.e. Dungeons and Dragons) with Mark's friends.
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
Book, music and lyrics by James Behr
Directed by Bill Fabris, Assistant Director Lee Heinz
Starring Robert Boldin*, Julia Hirsch, Victor Khodadad*, Duane McDevitt*, David Presler, Danny Crane, Juliet Markowitz, Samantha Moorin, and Sarah Kliger
The time is 1815, the Age of Napoleon. Captain Edmond Dantes has a promising future and a woman he loves. But three cruel men will change his life, transforming Dantes from a kind, naive young man, to tragic victim, to a dynamic justice seeking hero.
POLLY, WANT A MORTGAGE?
Book by Michael Ruby
Music and Lyrics by Robert Rokicki
Directed by Dev Bondarin
Starring Nicole Grillos*, Zac Risinger*, Jason ÃÃ,Ã,Â¢SweetToothÃÃ,Ã,Â¢ Williams*, and Jose Restrepo*
The pop-rock, mad-cap, heartfelt story of an unsuspecting waitress whose house and beloved parrot are foreclosed on by an unsympathetic mega-bank - penned by the American Harmony Prize winning writers of LOVE, NY and RELATIVITY, Robert Rokicki and Michael Ruby.
QUEEN OF HEARTS
Book and Lyrics by Lindsay Joelle
Music by Doug Silver, John T. Prestianni
Directed by Celine Rosenthal
Starring Elyse Beyer, Patti Goettlicher*, Juuli Huttenen, Lindsay Joelle, Justin Lopez*, and Kelly Washington
Trapped in social oblivion at an East Coast prep school, one geek in love finds the courage to be a hero.
I'LL DO IT TOMORROW
(Selected for 2004-2005 Best American Short Plays)
Book and Lyrics by Michael Roderick
Music by David Mallamud
Directed by Jenn Womack
Starring Nicole Grillos*, EJ Marotta, Sydney Angel, Alison Ostergaard, Sarah Lucie
What if you found out today that you only had five days left to live? What would you do tomorrow? Kenneth is a terrible procrastinator who spends all of his days putting off the important things. One evening an angel arrives explaining to him how displeased God is with his decisions and tells him that for the next week, he will age ten years every day until he dies. The only way for Kenneth to reverse the process is to find the people he has wronged and make peace before his end.
DATE OF A LIFETIME
Book and lyrics by Carl Kissin
Music by Robert Baumgartner Jr.
Directed by Laura Brandel
Starring Kathryn Lumpkin* and Kilty Reidy*
A man at a speed-dating event introduces himself to a potential mate. In the course of just a few minutes, he hypothesizes what their life together might be like from present day all the way to her death.
Book and lyrics by Chris Fitz
Music by Dave Ogrin
Directed by Gillian Riley
Starring Michael Moss, Jose Restrepo*, and Danielle Heaton
In a room with three doors and a piano, two men, one with visual agnosia and one with anterograde and retrograde amnesia, are stuck together. As they discuss their lives and afflictions a beautiful and strange young girl arrives on the scene claiming she has the ability to cure them.
*Appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity Association
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