It Happened in Key West, a new musical written by Jill Santoriello (Broadway's A Tale of Two Cities), Jason Huza, and Jeremiah James, is holding a four-performance developmental lab. Among the cast are Wade McCollum (Broadway's Wicked), Elena Ramos Pascullo, and Dave Droxler.
It Happened in Key West concerns Carl Von Cosel, the hero of this romantic comedy based on real-life events that rocked Key West in the 1930s. After nearly four decades of searching for the dream girl of his boyhood visions, Carl finds his beloved Elena on the tiny island, only to lose the young beauty to the fatal disease of tuberculosis. But for Carl, the eternal optimist, death is only the beginning. Haunted by Elena's spirit (and seemingly at her request), Carl takes her body from the graveyard and brings her home, thus embarking on the most ambitious fixer-upper project in history. They "live" together undetected for seven years.