4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with NYU Steinhardt, will commence performances this weekend, February 2 and 3, for five performances only at The Pless Hall Black Box Theatre. Explore the secret lives of stoners, home-shopping hosts, bible fiends and childbirth experts from writers Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg, Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis, Katya Stanislavskya, Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel. Tammy Holder serves as Music Director; Brian Blythe directs.
Performances: Saturday, February 2, at 6:30 and 9 PM and Sunday, February 3, at 3, 6 and 9 PM. Tickets: $10 (general admission); $5 with valid student ID; available online at: www.nyu.edu/ticketcentral/calendar. Performances at The Pless Hall Black Box Theatre, 82 Washington Square East.
The four new musicals include:
Book & Lyrics by Bert Bernardi
Music by Justin Rugg
A teen aged stoner and his down-on-her-luck mother find themselves in the national spotlight following an altercation over a plate of bacon. Direct from the news of the weird comes this tasty, sizzlingly satisfying odd ball of a musical.
With Steph Bacon, Sarah Louise Clay, Joe Conceison, Emma Davis, Carrie Gabbert, Lauren Krauss, Javi Romero, Alea Selburn
THE LATEST THING
Book & Lyrics by Dan Collins
Music by Julianne Wick Davis
At the QVC-esque "Welcome Home Network", lead host Patty Rite will stop at nothing to maintain her long-standing position as the Network's most popular personality.
With Dan Coombs, Alex Cummings, John Fitzpatrick, Larissa Flint, Josh Greenblatt, Gracie Nash, Kailey Prior, Heather Stinson
Words and Music by Katya Stanislavskaya
Everything goes awry in a small apartment when a young single mother inadvertently hands her son the Holy Bible. In parallel stories, the mother, the son, and the characters from The Book of Genesis become tangled in the fantasies and mythologies of love.
With Caroline Alexander, Will Baugh, Rose Bisogno, Jordan Bonner, Eric Loehr, Joahna Ruffin Nic Savarese Emily Senkowski
Book & Lyrics by Kate Anderson
Music By Elyssa Samsel
Trudy is a Lamaze instructor with a passion for sharing childbirth techniques with expecting parents. But she has a deep, dark secret. When three couples with problems of their own take her class, Trudy, her husband, and her pupils are forced to face their problems head on. No pun intended.
With Rachel Adams, Hayley Biegel, Alex Blair, Joe Cairl, Nic Casaula, Andrew Klingelhofer, Curtis Reynolds, Chrissy Vogric