Catherine Cox, Kristy Cates, Cheryl Freeman Take Part in Vote for Me: A Musical Debate Starting Oct. 11

News   Catherine Cox, Kristy Cates, Cheryl Freeman Take Part in Vote for Me: A Musical Debate Starting Oct. 11 The New York Musical Theater Festival in association with Really Obvious Productions and PACE New Musicals present the world premiere of Vote for Me: A Musical Debate Oct. 11-17 at Urban Stages.

Kristy Cates
Kristy Cates

Directed by Amy Rogers, the cast features Catherine Cox and Ralph Byers as the presidential candidates with Keith Buterbaugh, Kristy Cates, Cheryl Freeman and Jay Russell.

The musical was penned by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen, winners of a NYMF Award for Excellence for their 2008 show College The Musical.

Vote for Me: A Musical Debate, according to press notes, is a "musicalized Presidential debate where you pick the winner. Watch the candidates dance and sing their way through the three-ring circus of American politics, and then cast your vote to help determine the outcome of the show — and the future of America!"

The production also features music direction by Zak Sandler, choreography by Jen Littlefield, lighting by Graham Kindred and scenic design by Jeff Perri. Production stage manager is Kristina Vnook; Dylan Bustamante is the assistant stage manager.

Ryan Hallet and Joshua W. Kelley are associate producers.

Show times are Oct. 11 at 8 PM, Oct. 12 at 1 PM, Oct. 14 at 8 PM, Oct. 15 at 4:30 PM, Oct. 16 at 4:30 PM and 8 PM and Oct. 17 at 1 PM.

Urban Stages is located in Manhattan at 259 West 30th Street. For tickets visit www.nymf.org. More information about the show is available at www.debatemusical.com.

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