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Oedipus for Kids Musical to Play Phoenix and Orlando

Doug Loynd and Chad McCluskey
in Oedipus for Kids
(© Laura Durant)
The new musical Oedipus for Kids will have two regional productions prior to an anticipated Off-Broadway run.

Featuring a book by Gil Varod, Robert J. Saferstein, and Kimberly Patterson, music by Robert J. Saferstein, and lyrics by Gil Varod, the show is about a three-person arts-in-education troupe attempting to stage a child-friendly version of Sophicles' classic Oedipus Rex.

Nearly Naked Theatre will present the musical at The Little Theatre at Phoenix Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, August 20-September 10. Toby Yatso will direct, with music direction by Mark 4Man. The cast will include Johanna Carlisle, Doug Loynd, and Chad McCluskey. For tickets and more information, click here.

Renegade Theatre will stage the show at Breakthrough Theatre in Orlando, Florida, September 9-17. Tara Corless will direct, with music direction by Eric Levine. The cast will include Drew McCalmon, Justin Scarlat, and Marcie Schwalm. For tickets and more information, click here.

The musical debuted at the 2006 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The current productions feature a revised book and score.