Brierpatch Productions' new musical production FROG KISS is an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2010 Next Link Project. This new saucy n' swingin' musical tale of transformation features book and lyrics by Charles Leipart with music composed by Eric Schorr. Frog Kiss will premiere on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the Theater at St. Clements and play for six performances.
A bedtime story with a bawdy twist, Frog Kiss is based on the Stephen Mitchell novella, The Frog Prince. When a very scientific princess meets a frog, she is determined to turn him into a prince - with the assistance of a troupe of Celestial Tap-Dancing Taoist Masters. Will Clementine get the prince of her dreams, or will she find herself in bed with just another horny toad?
This magical story casts features Curtis Holbrook (Frog) was recently seen in the film Hairspray and on Broadway credits include West Side Story, Xanadu and All Shook Up. Hanley Smith (Princess Clementine) theater credits include regional productions such as A Christmas Carol and Into the Woods and several others. Joseph Dellger (King Frederic) most recently appeared in the national tour of 101 Dalmatians as the Splendid Vet and appeared on Broadway in Elton John musical Lestat and Ragtime. Terry Burrell (Queen Margot) has appeared in the Broadway productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods and Dreamgirls. Theis Weckesser (Claus) had a recurring role on the ABC's One Life to Live and also was last seen in the film The Producers: Movie Musical. And Manna Nichols (Hortense) boasts a number of regional Theater Productions and will appear in an upcoming Disney live event.
For more information, visit: www.frogkissthemusical.com or http://www.nymf.org/frogkiss
About the New York Musical Theatre Festival
NYMF provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals and their creators to ensure the continued vitality of one of America's greatest art forms. Hailed as the "Sundance of Musical Theatre," NYMF discovers, nurtures, and promotes promising musical theatre artists and producers at all stages of development, and inspires a diverse audience through vibrant, accessible, powerful new work. NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2010 is presented in association with BroadwayWorld.com, Production Resource Group, TheaterMania.com, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and is supported by AP-Red.com, Back Stage, Barnes and Noble, BroadwayBox.com, BroadwayInsider.com, Broadway.TV, Clear Channel Spectacolor, DFD-TV, King Displays, NASDAQ OMX, New World Stages, Next Magazine, PMD Promotions, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Queerty.com, Season of Savings, Tekserve, Terra Fossil, Thomson Reuters, TheMenEvent.com, Times Square Squared, and Yelp. Major supporters include The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Inc., The Broadway League, The BWF Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation with the support and encouragement of Jamie Ariel Phinney, The Charlie & Jane Fink Charitable Fund, Cameron Mackintosh Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Spiritus Gladius Foundation, and The Theater League. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Photo credit: Ellis Gaskell
Hanley Smiith, Curtis Holbrook
Kenita Miller, Herman Sebek, Jordan Barbour, Kate Pazakis (Center) Curtis Holbrook
Herman Sebek, Kate Pazakis, Jordan Barbour
Kate Pazakis, Lindsay Chambers, Kenita Miller
Hanley Smith, Kenita Miller, Lindsay Chambers, Jordan Barbour, Kate Pazakis, Herman Sebek
Jordan Barbour, Herman Sebek, Andrew Cao
Andrew Cao, Herman Sebek, Jordan Barbour
Andrew Cao, Lindsay Chambers
Andrew Cao, Manna Nichols
Hanley Smith, Curtis Holbrook
Lindsay Chambers, Curtis Holbrook, Kate Pazakis, Kenita Miller
Kenneth Roberson, Joshua Luxenberg and Lorna Ventura
Lindsay Chambers, Andrew Cao, Lorna Ventura