Mixing Mozart with 1980s High School: Dance Comedy School Daze Plays NYMF, Sept. 21-28

NY Musical Theatre Fest   Mixing Mozart with 1980s High School: Dance Comedy School Daze Plays NYMF, Sept. 21-28 School Daze, a dance comedy mixing Mozart and Tchaikovsky with a 1980s high school dance, will receive its world premiere at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Performances will take place Sept. 21-28 at 37 Arts Theatre (450 West 37th St).

School Daze tells the tale of six students and their fantasies that are played out at a high school dance in the 1980's. Inspired by Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words and Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out, choreographer Wendy Seyb (But I'm a Cheerleader) interprets her story without spoken dialogue and solely through movement and classical music. In a twist on the jukebox musical, Seyb uses the 'hits' of Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Tchaikovsky and Bach, attempting to prove that dance can be outrageously funny.

The cast includes Amber Paul, Brian Spitulnik, Ivory McKay, Jen Bowles, Keith Coughlin, Michael Mindlin, Tracey Petrillo, and Ven Daniel.

School Daze is conceived, choreographed and directed by Wendy Seyb, with costume design by Heather Dunbar, lighting design by Jeff Carnevale, and technical direction by Jeff Griffin.

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