Hairspray's Joel Vig will direct the reading, which is scheduled to begin at 8 PM. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
The Fleece cast will include Jodi Stevens, Thomas Taylor Poarch, Ellen Muth and Clayton Wheat. The new musical was penned by Kelly Moore (music), Bruce Peterson (lyrics) and Elizabeth Fuller (book).
"Come meet Pastor Clem and his zany family," read Fleece the Flock press notes, "wife Prissy Mae and son Jimmy Bob – and foxy church secretary, Sheila, freshly delivered from the slimy grasp of Satan. As part of the congregation, you will be involved in the subterfuge and intrigue as the Pastor attempts to collect millions to build his Bible Theme Park. This pulpit pounding romp with the wickedly snappy lyrics and music by Two Guys from Tennessee will hopefully have you anxiously awaiting your chance to empty your wallets into Pastor Clem's collection plate. But wait — maybe not so fast?"
The show is under development for a future regional presentation as well as an Off-Broadway production.