Based on Nancy McArthur's children's book of the same title, The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks features book, music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (The Black Suits).
The family-friendly musical follows two young brothers named Norman and Michael, who share a very messy room that is covered in piles of dirty socks. When the boys send away for some "Amazing Beans" that sprout into very large plants, they suddenly realize all of their smelly socks are disappearing.
Jason Williams and Lance Rubin will appear as Michael and Norman, respectively. The cast will also feature Lorinda Lisitza as Mom, Lauren Marcus as nosey cheerleader Patty Jenkins, Jeffrey Omura as Jason/Mackenzie and Kilty Reidy as Dad.
John Simpkins stages the production that will be choreographed by Jennifer Werner. The creative team also features scenic design by Michael Schweikardt, costume design by Tracy Christensen, lighting design by Chris Dallos, sound design by Eric Shim, puppet design by Eric Wright and music direction by Jana Zielonka.
NBC Today Show co-host Matt Lauer serves as the honorary chair for the 20th Annual Free Summer Theatre Program that provides New York City youth the opportunity to seee educational and entertaining theatre. The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks officially opens Off-Broadway July 24 and continues through Aug. 22. Free tickets are not available for the July 24 opening-night benefit performance. To purchase tickets for the benefit, phone (212) 647-1100 ext 126.
The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located in Manhattan at 121 Christopher Street. For more information visit www.twusa.org.