The musical, commissioned for the CLO's Cabaret Theater with dramaturgy by Mary Jane Brennan, is conceived and directed by Pittsburgh CLO executive producer Van Kaplan with choreography by Kiesha Lalama and musical direction by Michael Moricz.
"We are truly excited to be creating another new musical," said Kaplan in a statement, "especially one created for our enthusiastic cabaret audience. Judge Jackie Justice has zany humor and some 'breaking the fourth wall' moments in store. I consider the CLO Cabaret to be our 'Off-Benedum' venue, like Off- Broadway, though lots more fun because you can eat and drink during the show."
The cast includes Maggie Carr, Jason Coll, Connor McCanlus, Kara Mikula, Jonathan Visser and understudies Caroline Nicolian and Quinn Shannon.
Here's how Judge Jackie Justice is billed: "Behold 'real' cases involving zombies, spaceships, furries and more! TV’s hottest Judge relishes in ruling on the personal affairs of people just like you, but what happens when the tables are turned? You won't 'object' to this brand new musical comedy with a book and music by award-winning songwriters Kooman and Dimond, conceived and directed by Van Kaplan."
Read more about the duo in Playbill.com's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.
For more information and tickets, call (412) 456-6666 or visit CLOCabaret.com.