For five performances only, the Department of Musical Theater at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development will present 4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals this weekend, January 25 and 26, at The Pless Hall Black Box Theatre. The performances, directed by Brian Blythe, feature new works from writers Miriam Daly, Jamie Cowperthwait and Salomon Lerner, Rachel Peters, Scotty Arnold, and Alana Jacoby. Tammy Holder serves as Music Director.
The four new musicals include:
THE FAR-OUT WAY TO FLY!
Book, Music & Lyrics by Miriam Daly
Welcome to Midway Airport, where your destination is picked for you! An unexpected arrival at this declining establishment makes everyone think about changing the rules.
With Rachel Adams, Steph Bacon, Hayley Beigel, Liam Bingham, Dan Coombs, Jacklyn Grigg, Dylan Landau, Delaney Parker
THE ROYAL PALM
Book & Lyrics by Jamie Cowperthwait
Music by Salomon Lerner
Life is always perfect at The Royal Palm, though due to unfortunate new sanitation measures, guests are being scared off in record numbers. If Sal, the owner and proprietor, doesn't find a way to attract more guests soon, the resort will be doomed! When a teen pop sensation passes through with his entourage, Sal's daughter chases after him in the hopes that he can save The Royal Palm. With Rose Bisogno, Joe Conceison, John Fitzpatrick, Brian Hajjar, Courtney Mostad, Javi Romero, Alea Selburn, Jie Wang
Music, Lyrics & Book by Rachel Peters
After a trauma, 13-year-old Laur finds herself at the dangerous intersection of church and state deep in the heart of Texas.
With Jordan Page Bonner, Jacob Carll, Emma Davis, Francesca Erni, Joseph Hitchcock, Lauren Krauss, Chien-Lun Lee, Kaitlyn Swygard
Book & Lyrics by Alana Jacoby
Music by Scotty Arnold
Trivøya, a tiny island off the northern coast of Norway, must win an Olympic medal in curling to earn its sovereignty.
With Raphael Anastasiadis, Caitlin Duckworth, Larissa Flint, Jonathan Friestedt, Victoria Graves,
Performances will be held Saturday, January 25, at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 26, at 12, 3, and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 (general admission); $5 with valid student ID; available online at: www.nyu.edu/ticketcentral/calendar. All performances take place at The Pless Hall Black Box Theatre, 82 Washington Square East.