By Michael Gioia
11 Mar 2014
Twisted, according to StarKid, "is a retelling of Aladdin from the villain's point of view." The musical enjoyed a sold-out run in Chicago last July, has garnered nearly half a million views on YouTube and made the iTunes charts with the release of its cast album.
Concerts will be offered at 7 PM and 11:30 PM.
Rob Schneider will direct the concerts, featuring a score by A.J. Holmes and Kaley McMahon and a book by Matt Lang, Nick Lang and Eric Kahn Gale. Music direction is by Justin Fischer, and orchestrations are by Andrew Fox.
The cast includes composer Holmes as the titular royal vizier, Andrea Ross, Holly Grossman, Rebecca Spigelman, George Salazar and StarKid veterans Tyler Brunsman and Jeff Blim, who appeared in the Chicago production and will reprise his role as Aladdin.
Members from the production blogged exclusively for Playbill.com this summer. Click here for the first blog from lyricist Kaley McMahon, here for the second blog from new company member Robert Manion and here for the third blog from actor Dylan Saunders.
Formed at the University of Michigan in 2009, StarKid represents an ensemble of writers, directors, actors and designers. Now based in Chicago, StarKid has garnered over 150 million views and 329,000 subscribers on YouTube; 200,000 Facebook fans; and over 132,000 Twitter followers worldwide. The team has had its albums chart on iTunes and Billboard.
Their musicals include A Very Potter Musical, Me and My Dick, A Very Potter Sequel, Starship, Holy Musical B@man and Second City's Airport For Birds.
54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. There is a $30-$45 cover charge plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, visit 54Below.com.