Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present a staged workshop of the new musical comedy I’ll Take It July 31 at 6 PM and August 1 at 3 PM and 7 PM at Ripley-Grier Studios (939 Eighth Avenue, 2nd floor).
Directed by Devanand Janki and inspired by Christopher Morley’s 1917 novella Parnassus on Wheels, the musical features music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls, Side Show) and a book and lyrics by Eli Pasic.
The new musical concerns a spunky, middle-aged farm woman, Helen McGill, who lives with her brother and longs for adventure. The opportunity presents itself when traveling book seller Roger Mifflin sells his business to her. “And there begins their adventure/romance and the journey of a lifetime,” according to press notes.
The cast will feature Jill Abramovitz, Tiffany Chalothorn, Marc delaCruz, Kevin B. McGlynn, Kelsey Ryan Moore, David Rogue, Nickolas Vaughn, and Dana Watkins. Katie Sammons is the production stage manager.
“We are thrilled to be working with Henry Kreiger and Eli Pasic on this new piece,” stated Donna Trinkoff, Amas’ artistic producer. “Having the opportunity to collaborate with stalwarts of the American Musical Theatre is always a treat.”
Watch footage from Krieger's Side Show below: