Walmartopia to Play Final Performance Dec. 30

News   Walmartopia to Play Final Performance Dec. 30 Walmartopia, the irreverent political satire at the Minetta Lane Theatre, will play its final performance Dec. 30. By the time it closes, the new musical — which began previews Aug. 23 and opened Sept. 3 — will have played a total of 10 previews and 136 regular performances.

Walmartopia, penned by Catherine Capellaro (book) and Andrew Rohn (music and lyrics), "tells the hilarious and timely tale of Vicki Latrell, a single mom and Wal-Mart employee who speaks out against her company's working conditions and finds herself and her young daughter jettisoned to 2037, into a future where Wal-Mart dominates the entire world," according to production notes.

Cheryl Freeman (The Civil War) and Nikki M. James (All Shook Up) play the mother and daughter who figure into the satirical musical. Freeman and James are joined by Sarah Bolt, Bradley Dean (Company), Stephen DeRosa (Into the Woods, Hairspray), John Jellison (All Shook Up), DeMond B. Nason, Andrew Polk, Pearl Sun (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), Scotty Watson and Helene Yorke.

Walmartopia features direction by Daniel Goldstein with choreography by Wendy Seyb. The creative team includes David Korins (sets), Miranda Hoffman (costumes) and Ben Stanton (lights); the musical is produced by WMtopia, LLC.

The musical's cast recording will be released Dec. 4.

Walmartopia plays the following performance schedule: Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 7 PM, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced $65 and $45, may be purchased by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.walmartopia.com.

Minetta Lane Theatre is located at 18 Minetta Lane in Greenwich Village.

The cast of <i>Walmartopia</i>.
The cast of Walmartopia. Photo by Carol Rosegg