Good to Go Entertainment has announced the reading of their inaugural project the new musical Motel Rasdell - a new musical by Danielle DeMatteo (music and lyrics) and Chrisina Bracco (book) will take place in New York City today, January 22nd under the direction of Donnie Kehr (Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot). Broadway's Felicia Finley (Mamma Mia, The Wedding Singer), Sara Schmidt (Jersey Boys) and Tracy McDowell (Rent) are among those who will be participating.
"We're thrilled to be a part of the seminal stage of this exciting new musical" says Producer Cori Gardner who discovered the property written by creators DeMatteo and Bracco who were interning for The PATH Fund where Gardner produces the popular Rockers on Broadway concert series. "After a successful reading this past summer performed with Hofstra University students, we're excited with the talent interested in taking part at this next phase of development."
Appearing in Tuesday's reading of Motel Rasdell are: Felicia Finley (Mamma Mia), Tracy McDowell (Rent), Aléna Watters (Sister Act), Sara Schmidt (Jersey Boys), Tim Young (Next to Normal), Matthew Stocke (Rock of Ages), Paul Ianello (Elf The Musical - natl tour), Nick Cosgrove (Jersey Boys - natl tour), Frank Galasso (Jersey Boys - natl tour), Joe Coots (The Full Monty - natl tour), Melanie Brook (Tony 'n Tina's Wedding - tour) and Michelle Kinney (Drift).
Set in a Boston suburb in the 1950s, Motel Rasdell tells the story of how worlds collide and secrets are revealed when cracks in the veneer of a "perfect" nuclear family appear in the form of a clandestine involvement with members of society's seediest fringe as themes of hypocrisy, home and family are explored.