The musical, which was penned by Danielle DeMatteo (music and lyrics) and Chrisina Bracco (book), will be directed by Donnie Kehr. "We’re thrilled to be a part of the seminal stage of this exciting new musical," said producer Cori Gardner in a statement. "After a successful reading this past summer performed with Hofstra University students, we’re excited with the talent interested in taking part at this next phase of development."
The reading will feature the talents of Felicia Finley, Tracy McDowell, Aléna Watters, Sara Schmidt, Tim Young, Matthew Stocke, Paul Ianello, Nick Cosgrove, Frank Galasso, Joe Coots, Melanie Brook and Michelle Kinney.
"Set in a Boston suburb in the 1950s," press notes state, Motel Rasdell "tells the story of how worlds collide and secrets are revealed when cracks in the veneer of a 'perfect' nuclear family appear in the form of a clandestine involvement with members of society’s seediest fringe as themes of hypocrisy, home and family are explored."