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It's the National High School Quizbowl Championship! Dreamy-eyed brainiac Maggie McCutter hopes to win a scholarship so she can escape her controlling mother. Maggie's world is hilariously turned upside down when she falls for Tyler O'Neil, a football-loving opponent from rival team, the Walla Walla Walruses. As she's torn between the family she's got and the friendship she's found, will Maggie's trivial pursuits be in jeopardy? Academia Nuts is the uproarious nerd-rock musical everyone will be buzzing about!
As We Lie Still is a new musical about Avi Leiter, a magician in New York at the turn of the 20th century who overcomes the struggles of a fledgling magic act. His assistant, Josephine, is the key to his most astonishing trick. Together, they rise to Vaudevillian fame – until the trick goes awry. Twenty years later, old, ruined, and alone, Avi must prepare one more illusion. As We Lie Still uses a spellbinding, contemporary score to tell a story of love and forgiveness, of life and death, of this world and the next.
Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
Bayonets of Angst is an original musical comedy set to a bluegrass soundtrack and narrated by the last remaining veterans of the American Civil War. These old codgers detail the behind-the-battlefield exploits of President Lincoln, the madness of General Tecumseh Sherman, and the pickled promiscuity of General Ulysses S. Grant in a dizzying sequence of events that changed the course of history. And because they were the ones who was there - you just listen and hush up 'bout it!
If God and Satan got together to create a night of theatre what would it look like?
It's hard enough being president by yourself. Bill Clinton's problem is that there are two of him. Literally. Clinton follows two Bill Clintons and Hillary on their quest to save their presidency, change America and prove that "politics is show business for ugly people." Nominated for Best New Musical at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and transferred to London's King's Head Theatre in 2013. "A new smash hit! ★★★★" –Broadway Baby
1993–There is a new president in the White House, Jurassic Park is about to tear up the box office, and Wally Waterman is on the verge of inventing the teleporter! But weird science gets weirder when Wally accidentally clones himself. Is NYC big enough for two giant, identical egos? It'll take nothing short of a movie star, international espionage, and a few pigeons to find out. Featuring a gleefully breezy score, Cloned! is door-slamming, yodel-happy, bird-squawking fun!
Coming of Age is a theatrical song cycle — a collection of short stories about growing up. Each member of the dynamic ensemble cast – Girl, Boy, Young Woman, Young Man, Woman, and Man – plays multiple roles, spanning the globe and the whole of human history. They are rebels, warriors, dreamers, and innocents, confronting life and leaping into the unknown. A rock-infused contemporary score, evocative lyrics, and inventive staging join forces to chronicle the joys and fears of becoming yourself.
A DECADE OF SOUL Classic Soul & Motown Revue featuring Prentiss McNeil Of The Drifters & Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne from Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers
A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul".
Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne of the Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Movers" are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!
With a soaring rock score and set against the epic backdrop of a military base in Baghdad, this is a story about love and friendship. Deployed is about the emotional journey of Emily, who's assigned to train Iraqi women. Her unlikely friendship with her interpreter, Laila, teaches Emily to appreciate others' suffering. Sometimes you realize the enemy you're fighting is yourself, and learning to let go is our heroine's big lesson. But when a secret from the past comes back to wreak its revenge, not everyone can let go!
It is 1933 in divinely decadent Berlin. Alexis Fishman (NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Winner 2012) is Erika Stern, darling of the crumbling Weimar Cabaret scene. Feisty, sassy, and always provocative, her show embodies the excess and daring of the time. But as the Nazis rise to power, tonight's performance will be her last. The lights go down and the audience holds their breath.
You're only young once, but the music lasts forever.
The hero of this musical is the kind of guy who starts his day at 4:30 AM and usually finishes about the same time. Every day, an EMT worker becomes inextricably entwined with the private lives of all kinds of New Yorkers, whose personal crises include traffic accidents, violent episodes, heart attacks and sometimes just plain loneliness. He ministers to the widest variety of human beings, from vaudeville entertainers stricken with heart attacks in the midst of their finest act to loosely lovely ladies of the night, young planet-saving protesters and even an occasional investigative journalist, one of whom makes him a sidekick for a worldwide expedition. Thus begins an odyssey through trauma, violence, spying and accidental wars on a global scale.
It's graduation time. When a mysterious classmate crashes their last epic night of celebration, a group of childhood friends is forced to confront the secrets they've been keeping from each other. Will their friendships survive the night? With an imaginative score and dynamic characters, Fable captures the moments when we are forced to change whether we like it or not. Watch what happens when the stories we were told as kids are revealed for the fictions they truly are.
A used car salesman, a dentist, a real estate agent, a financial advisor, a deli owner, and a teacher put their careers and families on hold to pursue their passion – jazz – with their first professional "gig" in the Catskills. The results are funny, touching, and unexpected. Written by Douglas J. Cohen (No Way to Treat a Lady) and based on the film by Pulitzer Prize winner Frank D. Gilroy, The Gig won a prestigious Richard Rodgers Grant and the inaugural Noël Coward Prize.
At the turn of the 18th century, America stood firmly on the backs of its slaves while Paris burned as its poorest citizens revolted against the aristocracy. Amidst the chaos, two women forged wars of their own. Madame Infamy is the dark and moving tale of Marie Antoinette, last Queen of France, and Sally Hemings, slave and mistress of President Thomas Jefferson. Fighting hardship, scandal, and loss, each must find the strength to combat a nation in hopes of protecting the ones she loves.
Set in the Yucatán on the eve of the Mexican Revolution, The Mapmaker's Opera recounts the poignant story of Diego and Sofia – star-crossed lovers whose fate is sealed by a desperate quest to save two birds. The story takes place in and around Mérida, where local plantation owners ostentatiously enjoy vast wealth amassed from the toil of Mayans who from dawn to nightfall are forced to harvest the prized henequen. Inspired by Flamenco and Mariachi music, the show is certain to delight audiences of all ages.
Year 1985: A 43-year-old recording star/ songwriter becomes deeply infatuated with the 22-year-old manager of a teenage singing group. When they betray her, she confronts the haunting legacy of her mother's suicide and her own desire to live.
She won't quit and she won't stay quiet! It's the turn of the century and aging Mary Harris "Mother" Jones is on a tireless crusade for justice as she leads ragged mill children on a march to end child labor. Inspiring, heartbreaking, and hopeful, this thrilling new musical following "the most dangerous woman in America" will captivate audiences of all ages with its vibrant score blending period infused melodies with powerful contemporary anthems to deliver an uplifting message of human dignity that transcends time.
Before TMZ and Gawker, there was Bob Harrison's Confidential Magazine. Its scandal and showbiz fizz went viral, fab 50s style, outselling T.V. Guide and Time Magazine. But scrape away the hype, whipped cream, and dirt, and what do you have? A mostly true story about heart, innocence, and family loyalty, set to a sexy, swinging, Big Broadway beat. But sshhh! Keep it confidential...
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Musical Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with a completely improvised musical. No two shows are the same; come see what your favorites are up to this week!
Football Captain Joey Johnson and his peers discover that life's always darkest before the dawn.
In 2011, Oprah closed the book on 25 years of dominating global television to focus on building her new empire, the Oprah Winfrey Network. It's not been going so well. Now, Oprahfication brings her back with a one-off retrospective episode to celebrate those years and present to you the ultimate interview!
The laughs are constant. Oprah's journey through gospel, mo-town, doo-wop, rock ballads, love ballads, and lullabies is a celebration of all things 'O' from her earliest beginnings to her wildest dreams. You'll love it and join in. Dare you!
Climb on board and get ready for adventure in The Secret Theatre's new children's musical, Pirate Pete's Parrot.
The play revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Armed with an endearing crew of misfits like Jolly Roger (the insufferably happy second mate) and Miroslav the Czech mate (get it?), Pete embarks on a journey complete with songs, sword fights, and plenty of audience interaction.
Princess Particular is off her rocker, all she can think about is her latest scheme to become a ballerina. Her Mom and Dad, King Loadsadough and Queen Bea, want her to focus on her Princess duties. Luckily, her four maids and the Chancellor and Lady in Waiting are on hand to help make her dream come true!
See this littlest royal fusspot and all her family and friends in this brand new musical. Directed by Terry O'Lear.
Rookie doesn't know much about his family business – neither does the American Public – but covering up political scandals is in his blood. And now it's up to him to cover up the biggest scandal since Watergate! Armed with a clever idea, Rookie must fight the evil Agent X and save the bureau from doom. With an energetic, catchy score and maybe even a tap dancing president (though you didn't hear it from us…) Propaganda! The Musical is the ultimate tribute to the power of musical theatre.
Fresh off successful runs at Dixon Place and Manhattan International Theatre Festival, Bob Katz, "The Folk Punk Woody Allen", and his rascally mangos present "Quasimango, the Lunchbox of Notre Dame", a one-man, ten-mango musical, in which our hero, a deformed mango, strives to win the affection of Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleader Esmeralda Kelly. As Esmeralda is traded to the never-winning Columbia University Lions, Quasi follows her from South Bend, Indiana to the North Pole to a cataclysmic climax at Columbia's football stadium. Sung and narrated by a single performer who assumes more than ten roles – nine of them mangos – this combination of folk, blues, rock, and rap tells a story like no other. Refreshments will be served! Party with the mangos!
The Queen's Secret Improv Club is an improv comedy collective, comprised of invited indie teams and QSIC auditioned House teams. Performing regularly in the burgeoning comedy capital of Queens known as Long Island City, the QSIC's mission is to collect and exhibit only the finest specimens in the genus of live, spontaneous comedy. The QSIC offers club memberships to theater-goers in lieu of individually ticketed shows. Members of The Club enjoy free admission to shows, as well as access to drink specials.
A little dog named Rue innocently wishes for a "Happily Ever After" from her Fairy Dogmother – soon after, she's kicked out of her home and forced to embark on an emotional journey of self-discovery and belonging. Rue spends time on the street and at a pound before being rescued to NYC, where she finally finds her Furever home and realizes life is really about finding your happy beginnings! Based on the true adoption story of a a dog named Rue, this family-friendly musical is told by a colorful cast of puppets and people and is appropriate for ages 3 and up. For kids and kids at heart... especially animal lovers. There's no place like (Furever) home!
It's 1582... and something is wrong, nee rotten, in Denmark. A murdered king, his adulterous wife, and his vengeful son meet at a crossroads in this classic Shakepearean tale of psychosis, envy, and revenge. Cliff Jones' musical vision of The Bard's masterwork finally makes its way back to Manhattan after a 38-year absence.
Roz is having a bad day. Not only was she dumped by her high school boyfriend, she finds herself transported to Shakespeare's fair Verona, as Rosaline, and wanders into the balcony scene. She learns that she's been dumped again, but this time it's by Romeo. Things seem to be looking up when she forges an unlikely friendship with Juliet's rejected suitor, Paris. Can Rosaline and Paris achieve the goal which eludes Romeo and Juliet: a happy ending? With its retro-pop score, Searching for Romeo will delight fans of the Bard and of teenage romantic comedies alike.
Be spirited away by this new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fantastical coming-of-age adventure. Join Gerda on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen's palace. Dare to enter a world where flowers sing, animals talk, and riddles yearn to be solved. With an original pop rock score, alluring ballads, urban steam punk flair, and the enigmatic Snow Queen, you'll soon see this is not your average bedtime story.
Somewhere With You is a country-rock musical with music by country song writer JT Harding and features many of his hit songs made famous by Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker, Jake Owen, and JTX (including Chesney's number one song "Somewhere with You" and Uncle Kracker's "Smile"). This compellingly gritty, coming-of-age love story centers around a new generation of Southerners growing up in the early 2000s, confronted by the methamphetamine epidemic, the war in Iraq, and other post-9/11 challenges in the rural South.
The Past and the Future collide on one Family's Farm.
Welcome to the U.S. of A. Other countries suffer biblical consequences for their filthy ways, but the U.S. of A. is the most perfect place on Earth — at least, that's what Mr. Travel preaches every day on the nation's only TV show. A trippy dystopian tale with an eclectic soundtrack, this epic play with songs follows Teeny, Mr. Travel's rule-breaker of a daughter. Teetering on adulthood and perplexed by this cruel world, Teeny learns to see past smoke and mirrors… and she starts a revolution.
Eddie awakes on his first night shift at a giant superstore where nothing is as it seems. Desperately seeking an answer as to why Corporate sent him, he learns the truth about his past through run-ins with his guarded former flame, his flighty grandmother, and his utterly monstrous coworkers. With a spirited contemporary score as colorful as its employees, Valueville is a razor-sharp comedic journey about the price we pay at the final checkout.
Set your phasers to hilarious as you join the crew of the Enterprise to venture into the last of the final frontiers: Live Musical Theater!
Wikimusical tells the epic story of two estranged brothers who find themselves, quite literally, trapped in cyberspace. To get back home, they will need help from allies like the Cuddly Kittens (who may or may not have created the Internet) and an omniscient Narrator (who may or may not be Morgan Freeman). With an Alice in Wonderland-like logic and wit, this satirical new musical explores how our preoccupation with the virtual world has affected our ability to live in the real one.
What do you get when you mix the Undead, Strippers, a horrible boyfriend, a Banshee, and a pop/dance score? Zombie Strippers! Part fast-paced farce, part sweet friendship story, all sexy and hilarious, this musical takes place in one wild night in a graveyard where one has come to mourn, one has come to murder, and many have come back from the dead.
The Zombie Apocalypse has arrived and everybody's hungry. With 16 songs, great dancing and plenty of laughs, The Zombies: A Musical is a world premiere comedy set in a small town in middle-America, where the cast of characters face issues like racism, gun control, religion and conspiracy theories. The romantic triangle between handsome Junior, suicidal goth waitress Chloe and rich stoner kid Basil is complicated…the secret carried by Little Pete is tearing him apart…will he tell his father? Celebrating Zombie lore and the original genre films made by George Romero, the tuneful score includes songs like "Zombies Shuffle," "Puppies and Kittens," and "I Will Be Next."