Mod Musical Shout! Will Exit NYC on New Year's Eve, But Tour Is Planned

News   Mod Musical Shout! Will Exit NYC on New Year's Eve, But Tour Is Planned
 
Shout! The Mod Musical will play its final Off-Broadway performance Dec. 31, but the beat goes on for the revue of '60s music.

The show that pays tribute to girl singers who came out of England will begin a national tour in spring 2007 with Off-Broadway Booking. Productions in Japan and Korea are also planned.

As of the Dec. 31 close, Shout! will have played 20 previews and 179 regular performances at the Julia Miles Theatre at 424 W. 55th Street. The show began previews July 11 and opened July 27.

"Shout! flips through the years like a musical magazine, tracking five young women as they come of age during the liberating days of the 1960s that made England swing," according to the producers. "It is a non-stop journey through the infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads that made household names of stars like Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and Lulu."

The musical uses letters to an advice columnist, true confessions, quizzes and advertisements as a frame for hits like "To Sir With Love," "Downtown," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Goldfinger."

Each woman in the cast is identified by the color of her costume, reflecting a composite personality: Marie-France Arcilla (Blue), Erin Crosby (Yellow), Julie Dingman Evans (Orange), Erica Schroeder (Green) and Denise Summerford (Red). Shout! is co-created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein, Lowenstein choreographs and George directs, with additional material by Peter Charles Morris and Phillip George.

The first edition of Shout! appeared on stage at the Duplex in New York in 2000 and then transferred to London's Jermyn Street Theatre where it was nominated as Best Musical by WhatsOnStage.

The design team is David Gallo (scenic design), Philip Heckman (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design) and Tony Meola (sound design). Musical direction, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Bradley Vieth.

Shout! is produced by PLUS Entertainment's Victoria Lang & Pier Paolo Piccoli, Brent Peek and Mark Schwartz.

For tickets, visit Telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200 or got to the Julia Miles Theatre box office, 424 W. 55th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenue.

Subject to availability, student rush tickets are sold on the day of the performance when the box office opens, to any student who holds a valid ID as well as a valid government issue ID. Tickets are $20 and two tickets are available per valid I.D.

All tickets are $55.

Visit www.ShoutTheModMusical.com.

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