The full cast of The Civilians' reading of The Abominables on August 2 at The New 42nd Street Studios.
The full cast of The Civilians' reading of The Abominables on August 2 at The New 42nd Street Studios.
(© Alexis Buatti-Ramos)

The Civilians presented a reading of the new musical The Abominables on August 2 at The New 42nd Street Studios, as part of the New Victory LabWorks Artist Residency Program. The work, which was commissioned by Children's Theatre Company, features a book by Steve Cosson and music/lyrics by Michael Friedman.

The Abominables explores the hilariously high-stakes world of youth hockey. The reading's cast featured Chris Hoch, Chris Dwan, Lexy Fridell, Brian Sgambati, Cindy Cheung, Jeremy Greenbaum, Megan Sikora, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and Emily Walton.

Chris Dwan, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and Jeremy Greenbaum in a scene from The Abominables.
Chris Dwan, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and Jeremy Greenbaum in a scene from The Abominables.
(© Alexis Buatti-Ramos)