Purchase Your Tickets to Premier Premieres! 2016
You can purchase tickets to individual musicals or a Festival Pass and see all the hilarious new works.
ADMISSIONS: THE MUSICAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 4 at 8PM
The daunting SAT, the ridiculous essay questions, the dreaded college interview. Throw in some over-stressed, hormonal 18-year-old's, their well meaning, micromanaging parents and one pretentious Dean of Admissions and you have the recipe for the perfect storm. So grab your No. 2 pencils and your list of extracurriculars and join us on the journey of ADMISSIONS: THE MUSICAL!
Book, Co-Creator: Caryn Robbins
Co-Creator: Amy Pappas
Music, Lyrics: Michael Hicks
Dramaturg: Jodi Beck
Director: Jean Bonavita
Musical Director: Stuart Mott
Choreographer: Holly Gombita
Technical Director: Byron Roussin
Cast (Full Bios): Nick Wilson, Jonathan Schwart, Allison Taylor, Katie Maggart, John Wesley Hughes, Jesse Zeidman, Mike Reza, Alex DiVirgilio
AYN RAND IN LOVE
FRIDAY, JUNE 3 at 9PM
AYN RAND IN LOVE tells the story of a young Ayn Rand falling in what one would call love (she wouldn't) with the charismatic Frank O'Connor. Taking some truth from her early days working with MGM, the musical has all the glitz and glamour of an MGM classic of the late 1920's. When Ayn Rand sees something of value to her, she knows how to get it, and a job at MGM, Frank O'Connor, and another lover are no exception.
Book, Lyrics: Gregory Dodds
Co-Lyrics: Amanda Murphy
Music: Danielle DeMatteo
Director: Shanna Brown
Show Accompanist: Stephanie McCullough
Choreographer: Sheena Laird
Costume Designer: Carrie Campana
Cast (Full Bios): Erika Hakmiller, Chris Causer, Jessica Lauren Scott, Mitch Conti, Mo Phillips-Spotts, Jack Daniel Wright, Cody Dericks, Liz Falstreau, Ana Martinez Medina, Maiko Terazawa, Nick Watts
ELECTION 2016 THE MUSICAL: BERNIE SANDERS AND THE NO GOOD, VERY BAD, TERRIBLE ELECTION
FRIDAY, JUNE 3 at 7PM
Election 2016 The Musical follows advocate and Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders as he navigates the treacherous waters of democracy. Bernie's main rival Hillary Clinton will do anything to reach her goal of returning to her White House, while Republican front-runner Donald Trump seems to be an unstoppable force of ego, even though nobody knows why he's running. Watch as they sing their way from the campaign trail to election night. You'll laugh, you'll sing, you'll laugh some more at this freshly baked satire!
Book, Lyrics: Ashley Stevenson and Keegan Shiner
Music: Keegan Shiner
Director: Katherine Siegel
Choreographer: Laura Marsh
Cast (Full Bios): Ronke Soyode, Kimberly Florian, Taylor Walters-Chapman, Alex Iacobucci, Karen Loda, Becca Russo, Chrissi Hartigan, Landis Frederick, Kristin Phillips, Robert Cortes, Allison Grishaw, Chelsea Conley, Luis Badillo, Liz Greenwood, Eric Schwartz
HOWARD ZINN JR'S - A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE MUSICAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 4 at 6PM
In “Howard Zinn Jr’s - A People History of the Twentieth Century: The Musical”, we see Professor Zinn (Jr) try to get out of his father’s shadow, and overcome his father’s reputation, by teaching his class how things really were in the 20th century. Zinn Jr strives to come into his own as a respected historian. The lessons take us through the first half of the 20th century (1901-1952), where we see a comedic and musical take on how things really were.
Book, Lyrics, Director: Dan Dore
Music/Music Director: Anna Torgerson
Cast (Full Bios): Emmalee Dixon, Dan Dore, Ben Elliff, Josh Flanders, Ben Frederick, Claudia Iao, Anna Jacobs, Jessica Landis, Krista Leland, Dustin Morby, Ben Rackl, Cat Ring, Chris Terry
MUFFINS: THE MUSICAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 4 at 10PM
MUFFINS is a wild romp through a day of disasters in a struggling Chicago coffee house during which a poisoned muffin, lurking assassins and unrequited love confound oddball baristas including a paranoid Caribbean revolutionary, a muffin-obsessed religious romantic, an anarchist rave promoter and an Ayn Rand fanatic in drag.
Book, Lyrics, Additional Music: J. Linn Allen
Composer, Music Director: Bonnie Janofsky
Stage Director: Joan Mazzonelli
Cast (Full Bios): Brian Charles, Rachel Guth, Emi Lee Hart, Matthew Huston, Shaina Summerville, Shanna Sweeney, Vito Vittore, Jameson Wentworth
THURSDAY, JUNE 2 at 8PM
After years of overwork and underpay, adjunct PS Latte is this close to realizing her dream of becoming an English professor. But when she receives a grade challenge from the Dean’s daughter on the eve of the most important interview of her life, she’s forced to reevaluate her career, relationships, and hairdo. Can she stay true to her lofty ideals of liberal education, or will she have to compromise in order to join the ranks of her puppet peers in the pursuit of summer vacations and dental insurance?
Book, Lyrics, Director: Cayenne Sullivan
Book, Lyrics, Stage Manager: H. V. Cramond
Composer, Music Director: Jeff Brown
Puppet Director: Chelsea Hunter
Cast (Full Bios): Amber Grey, Gilly Guire, Hillary Sigale, David Coupe, Nikea Gamby-Turner, Jyreika Guest, Christy Gianneschi, Shaina Summerville, Robert Puccinelli, Elisa Lutz, Tobi Mattingly, Nick Kern