Wicked's Lindsay Mendez and Composer Ryan Scott Oliver Will Host Actor Therapy Concert at 54 Below

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26 Jun 2013

Ryan Scott Oliver
Ryan Scott Oliver

Lindsay Mendez, who stars as Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked, and composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm, Jasper in Deadland, Mrs. Sharp, Darling) will host Actor Therapy July 8 at 54 Below.

The evening will begin at 11:30 PM and feature performers from Mendez and Oliver's weekly Actor Therapy masterclass series, including Risa Dorken (world premiere of Disney's High School Musical), Bo Clark (Pericles at Circle in the Square Theatre), Stefanie Miller (Vital Theatre Company's Fancy Nancy), Noah Zachary (Off-Broadway's Dear Edwina), Melissa Castillo (Theatreworks USA's The Yellow Brick Road), Matthew Silva (Porch Light Productions' Little Shop of Horrors), Michael Gioia (5th Floor Productions' Urinetown), Alaina Fragoso (APAC's Gone Tomoro) and Nick Cox (Surflight Theatre's Les Misérables).

At Actor Therapy, audiences can expect to hear material that ranges from classical musical theatre to work by contemporary composers, pop artists and lyricists.

Actor Therapy provides artists with a better "understanding of what it means to be an actor and song interpreter in New York" and has included appearances from Krysta Rodriguez (First Date), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story), casting directors and more.

54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. There will be a $10 cover charge plus a two-drink minimum. For more information and tickets, visit 54Below.com.