Matchmaker Sings in Zanna, Don't!, the Musical, June 10-12 in NYC

News   Matchmaker Sings in Zanna, Don't!, the Musical, June 10-12 in NYC Zanna, Don't!, a pop musical fairy tale about Zanna, a fashionably hip transvestite matchmaker with superpowers, will have public readings June 10-12 in New York following rewrites made since February readings.

Zanna, Don't!, a pop musical fairy tale about Zanna, a fashionably hip transvestite matchmaker with superpowers, will have public readings June 10-12 in New York following rewrites made since February readings.

"This time, they are doing the whole show complete with rewrites," a spokesman said. "They are anticipating a full production this fall."

The show is set in magical high school where relationships are reversed — the universe is gay instead of straight.

Amas Musical Theatre's Six O'Clock Musical Theatre Lab, in association with Jack Dalgleish (associate producer of Shakespeare's R&J) and Stephanie Joel, presented the February staged readings of the new rock musical, which has book, music and lyrics by Tim Acito.

The cast now includes Adam Michael Kaokept, Jason Jones, Anika Larson, Moeisha McGill, Jeff Mosier, Mika Nishida, Robb Sapp and Gregory Treco. Devanand N. Janki directs and choreographs, Edward G. Robinson is musical supervisor, David Geist is musical director, orchestrations and arrangements are by Seyi. Production designers are Wade Laboissonniere and Tobin Ost. Robert J. Killenberger is sound designer.

The new readings, also through the Amas Lab are 6 PM June 10, 11 and 12 at the American Theatre of Actors, 314 W. 54th Street.

The Amas Six O'Clock Musical Theatre Lab is a development series for writers, lyricists and composers to mount staged readings of their new musicals. Previous shows have included 4 Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria, and Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne.

For reservations, call (212) 563-2565.

— By Kenneth Jones