Tails, a New Musical About Man's Best Friend, Begins June 7 in NYC

News   Tails, a New Musical About Man's Best Friend, Begins June 7 in NYC Following a developmental run earlier this spring, Tails, a new musical about mutts hoping to be adopted, gets a commercial Off-Broadway production beginning June 7.

The new show, opening June 18 at the 45th Street Theatre, has book and lyrics by Mark Masi and music by Jess Platt.

Produced by Eric Krebs (Laughing Liberally, Golf, Little Ham), Tails is directed and choreographed by Christopher Scott, the resident director of Amas Musical Theater. His credits include Golf, the Musical and The Big Bang.

"Tails tells the story of five dogs in a dog pound who wait and hope to be chosen for adoption," according to production notes. "The dogs include: Speagle, the love smitten mutt; Sophie, the show dog; and a new puppy surrounded by mystery."

The cast includes Bethe Austin, Miguel Cervantes, William Thomas Evans, Gerry McIntyre and Tracey Stephens.

Musical direction is by Mat Eisenstein. The creative team includes scenic designer Peter Feuchtwanger, lighting designer Mitch Dana and costume designer Cheryl McCarron. "We are having great fun bringing Tails to life because this full book musical is of interest to dog lovers, musical theatre enthusiasts as well as families," stated producer Krebs. "We hope to show our audience a 'dogs eye view' of the human world, complete with love story, great sacrifice, and much humor."

Tickets for Tails are $45 with a family package of four tickets for $135. Tails plays Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees on Saturday at 2:30 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are available by calling (212) 352-3101, through Theatermania.com or by visiting www.tailsthemusical.com.

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