The new musical comedy, which premiered last summer in Chicago and was uploaded to StarKid's YouTube channel in February (garnering over 200,000 views), will be presented May 26-30 at 8 PM and May 29-31 at 2 PM.
The Trail To Oregon! features music and lyrics by Jeff Blim (with additional music by Drew DeFour) and a book by Blim, Matt Lang and Nick Lang (with additional writing by Brian Holden).
The cast includes Jaime Lyn Beatty, Jeff Blim, Corey Dorris, Lauren Lopez, Joey Richter and Rachael Soglin.
Here's how it's billed: "Set in the 1840s, The Trail To Oregon! follows the All-American, dysfunctional family as they set off from Independence, Missouri to head out west in search of a new life in the greatest place on earth… Oregon! What the clueless pioneers don’t count on is that they’ll have to face every obstacle imaginable along the way, from snake-bites, to bandits, to dysentery! It's the original cross-country road trip... from hell! Loosely inspired by the popular, retro computer game, 'The Oregon Trail,' this raucous, raunchy, musical spoof features 6 performers, 13 songs, multiple possible endings, and a heaping helping of audience participation. With the live audience not only naming all the people in the wagon party, but also choosing which family members they'd like to see die, no two performances of The Trail To Oregon! will ever be the same." The original cast album is available on iTunes here.
Formed at the University of Michigan in 2009, Team StarKid represents an ensemble of writers, directors, actors and designers. Now based in Chicago, StarKid has garnered over millions of views and over 395,000 subscribers on YouTube. StarKid alums include Darren Criss, Carlos Valdes and A.J. Holmes.
Tickets are $45. For more information, visit TeamStarKid.com.