Prospect Theater Company kicks off its 2012-13 season with a one-night-only concert presentation of The Rockae, a hard-rock musical based on Euripides' The Bacchae, Oct. 7 at (le) Poisson Rouge in NYC.
Directed by Cara Reichel, the 7:30 PM concert features Mitch Jarvis (Rock of Ages) and Michael Cunio (Hairspray) with Bridget Beirne (Beehive), Andrew Brewer (Cole Porter's Nymph Errant), Sara Brophy (Iron Curtain), Matt DeAngelis (Hair), Jaygee Macapugay ( Imelda: A New Musical), Samia Mounts (Once Upon a Time in New Jersey), Ryah Nixon (9 to 5 national tour), Gordon Stanley (Iron Curtain) and Simone Zamore (The Flood), among others.
The Rockae features music and lyrics by Kleban and Fred Ebb Award-winning writer Peter Mills and a book by Mills and Cara Reichel (Illyria, Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge).
Alexander Rovang provides musical direction, and musical staging is by Marlo Hunter.
The Rockae was given its world premiere as a partner event of the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and was further developed through its collegiate premiere in August 2009, as part of Indiana University's Musical Theatre Program.