Directed by Brian Blythe with music direction by Tammy Holder, 4@15 commissions musical theatre writing teams to write mini-musicals for musical theatre actors from UCI's New York Satellite Program. The writers are given two weeks to write new musicals tailored specifically for the talents of the actors.
Now in its eighth year, this cycle represents the 53rd, 54th, 55th and 56th show in the 4@15 catalog.
Performances will be offered April 18 at 1 PM and April 19 at 11 AM and 2:30 PM.
Here's a look at the new musicals:
Book, music and lyrics by Caleb Hoyer
Featuring Anthony Chan, Anthony Cloyd, Allison Feist, Lydia Hunter, Nicole Koenig, Derek Miller, Hannah Schwartz and Lilian Wouters
"Lovesick, dumbstruck Martin enlists the help of his Parisian café in wooing the woman of his dreams." He's Got the Pole World In His Hands: A Christian Pole Dancing Musical
Music by Anna Dagmar
Book and lyrics by Kevin Wanzor
Featuring Heidi Bjorndahl, Trintee Curcio, Kristina Kahveciyan, Kirsten Myers, Ashley Nelson, Taylor Sanders, Molly Siskin, Erik Smith and Tasha Tormey
"Bunny Mullins has a dream: To teach pole dancing at her conservative church. She pursues God’s calling no matter the odds."
Days of Rage
Book by Shoshana Greenberg and Hyeyoung Kim
Lyrics by Shoshana Greenberg
Music by Hyeyoung Kim
Featuring Karli Blalock, Ryan Brodsky, Haylee Cotta, Emma DeLaney, Michelle Fetterly, Stacy Griner, Jeffrey Hurley, Joe Romanini and Danielle Yee
"Inspired by the radical organization The Weathermen in 1969, Days of Rage is the story of young people fighting for what they believe is right."
My Little Brony
Book, music and lyrics by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson
Featuring Jonathon Barouch, Gigi Greene, Morgan Hollingsworth, Hana Ishijima, Madisen Johnson, Amanda Melhuish, Christopher Renfro, Leota Tisdel-Rhodes and Alex White
"Follow four Bronies (adult fans of 'My Little Pony') as their journey to BronyCon takes them far beyond any of their expectations."
The Playroom Theater is located at 151 W. 46th Street, 8th Floor. For more information and tickets, visit 4at15uci2014.eventbrite.com.