Featuring book, music and lyrics by Gasparini, with additional libretto by Louis Sacco and Stephen Agosto, Crazy, Just Like Me will be presented Nov. 18 at 1 PM and 4 PM at the Abingdon Theatre Art Complex's June Havoc Theatre. Craig Horsley and 9J Entertainment LLC are producing this reading.
Directed by Stephen Agosto, the cast will include Gotay (Spider-Man), Brightman (Wicked), DeRosa (Betrayal), Andrew Kober (Hair) and Julia Mattison (Godspell).
According to the creators, Crazy, Like Me is "the story of three twenty-somethings who are teetering on the brink of large, personal discoveries. Simon and Mike have been best friends since diapers, and are roommates. Lauren is Mike's insightful, confident girlfriend. The relationship between the three of them shifts when Simon begins seeing a therapist and feelings start...coming to the surface."
Crazy, Just Like Me was featured in the National Alliance of Musical Theater showcase in 2009, the San Francisco theatre festival in 2009 and the 2011 New York Musical Theater Festival. Gasparini has also written the music and lyrics for Circles, Inappropriate Stories Told at a Bar, The Up/Down and Above My Pay Grade (book by Louis Sacco). His work also appeared on the second season of NBC's "Smash."