Heading the company of the Craig Carnelia (score)-Jeffrey Kindley (book) musical will be Stephanie Bast, Jed Cohen, Jeffrey Doornbos, Chris Fuller, Stacie Morgain Lewis, Garret Long, Holly Davis, Greg Roderick and Ceasar Samayoa. The musical, first seen on Broadway in 1982, will be directed by composer-lyricist Carnelia with musical direction by Bryan Perri. Performance dates are Nov. 4 at 8 PM, Nov. 5 at 2:30 and 8 PM and Nov. 6 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM.
Is There Life after High School, according to press notes, "is a funny yet bittersweet musical about the love/hate relationship that most adults have with their memories of high school. Were you the captain of the football team or head cheerleader? President of the Chess Club? The only kid who didn't have a prom date? Remember winning or losing the class election, spending the lunch hour alone in the cafeteria, or catching the touchdown pass?"
The "Musicals in Mufti" series presents musicals in staged concert settings. "Mufti" means "in street clothes, without the usual trappings."
The York Theatre Company is located at 619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of 54th Street. Tickets for the "Mufti" productions are priced at $40 and can be purchased by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. For more information, go to www.yorktheatre.org.
* Other offerings in the 2005-2006 "Mufti" season will include Jeff Hochhauser and Bob Johnston's Theda Bara and the Frontier Rabbi and the New York premiere of Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt and Elizabeth Diggs' Mirette. The York Theatre Company's season will also feature two fully produced mainstage productions, two workshops and a family-friendly production.