Folk-Rock Musical Lizard Boy Has NYC Readings Today

News   Folk-Rock Musical Lizard Boy Has NYC Readings Today
 
The musical had its world premiere at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
William A. Williams, Justin Huertas, and Kirsten deLohr Helland
William A. Williams, Justin Huertas, and Kirsten deLohr Helland Alabastro Photography

The new musical Lizard Boy, which premiered at the Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2015, receives two private industry readings directed by Brandon Ivie (Jasper in Deadland) November 15.

Readings are held at noon and 3 PM in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre.

Written by and starring Justin Huertas, Lizard Boy also features Kirsten deLohr Helland, and William A. Williams. Allison Bressi, Creative Endeavor Office (Carolyn D. Miller and Matthew J. Schneider), and Ivie produce.

Seattle Repertory Theatre commissioned the comic book-inspired story, which mixes romantic comedy with an indie folk-rock score played by its three-person cast. The musical had a second production at Diversionary Theatre in San Diego in October 2016.

According to press notes, “Trevor feels like a freak—which is not helped by the green lizard skin he grew after a bizarre childhood accident. One fateful night, he’s caught between a cute stranger and a mysterious rock singer, leading to an epic confrontation of mythic proportions. Folk rock concert meets comic book lore in this thrillingly original musical, in which Trevor must decide if he’ll become the hero of his own story.”

The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre is located at 416 W. 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. The reading is closed to the general public, and seating is limited. Industry professionals interested in attending should inquire at lizardmusical@gmail.com.

(Updated November 15, 2016)

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