Alli Mauzey is set for Amas Musical Theatre's upcoming reading of Love and Other Fables.
Alli Mauzey is set for Amas Musical Theatre's upcoming reading of Love and Other Fables.
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Amas Musical Theatre and the Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, featuring a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries. Directed by Jay Binder with music direction by Henry Aronson, the readings will be held on Tuesday, September 26, at 11am and 2:30pm at Chelsea Studios. The readings are free and seating is limited.

The cast will include a star-studded cast of Broadway performers including Arnie Burton, Rachel Colof, Ellen Harvey, Alli Mauzey, Brad Oscar, Austin Pendleton, Ed Watts, and others.

Described as a screwball romantic musical comedy, Love and Other Fables imagines the life of the then-unknown Aesop as he creates his eternal fables, woos the headstrong girl of his dreams, defends King Croesus and his wealth by untangling the mind-boggling conundrums of The King of Egypt, and ultimately becomes the unlikeliest hero of the greatest fable of all.

The presentations will be part of the ongoing Amas Musical Theatre Lab, a free development series for writers, lyricists, and composers to mount public readings of their new musicals.