A Do-It-Yourself Musical Event

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In November the musical theatre team of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk launched their newest theatrical experiment: a DIY (do it yourself) musical event. Party Worth Crashing, as they’re calling this choose-your-own-adventure style show, gives you everything you need to produce the Kerrigan-Lowdermilk concert of your choosing. According to the composers, “You choose the set list, you choose the format, you choose the level of awesome.”

Their idea is flexibility. Whether you have a cast of two or 20 - or you’re a high school and need to find roles for 15 women - this show will work for you.

Kerrigan and Lowdermilk are the recipients of the 2009 Kleban Award, the 2006 Jonathan Larson Award and a Richard Rodgers Award. Their musical The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown was recently performed at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Their children’s show, Henry and Mudge, had an Off-Broadway run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and is currently touring the country with TheatreWorks USA.

For Party Worth Crashing, songs are available from those and all other Kerrigan-Lowdermilk shows: The Freshman Experiment, Tales from the Bad Years, The Woman Upstairs and Wrong Number.  Producers can select and arrange the songs they want to tell their story. They decide to stage the numbers, or they decide not to. They decide on a full band or a single piano, or somewhere in between.

If the possibilities become overwhelming, the composers make it clear they are happy to help craft each one-of-a-kind evening. “You are not alone in this. Kait and Brian will have lots of suggestions along the way for how to make your PARTY kick every other PARTY’s ass,” according to the Party website.

For more information on Party Worth Crashing, click here.

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