Chris McCarrell (The Lightning Thief) and Elizabeth Parkinson (Movin' Out) have joined the cast of the upcoming concert performances of SuperYou, set for Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall July 20 and 21. Written by Lourds Lane, the musical will be directed and choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter.
They join the previously announced Kennedy Caughell, Justin Sargent, Brie Cassil, Carrie Compere, Ty Deran, Lydia Ricks, Justin Sargent, and Lane. Rounding out the company is swing Militia Vox of the rock band Judas Priestess.
The group will be accompanied by a band comprising music director and pianist Wendy Bobbitt Cavett, pianist Julianne Merrill, guitarist Beth Callen, bass player Michelle Osbourne, and drum player Emma Ford.
The work tells the story of a woman and her superheroine creations that suddenly come to life, reminding her of the power of her own voice. The production was slated to open at the Daryl Roth Theatre Off-Broadway in May 2021, a run that ultimately was canceled by the pandemic. An earlier concert version of the musical, with its cast performing on the backs of five pick-up trucks, played a drive-in presentation in Amenia, New York, in June 2020; the work subsequently released a concept album and documentary film. The musical has also developed a healthy fanbase via TikTok.
SuperYou's upcoming concerts are produced by Melissa M. Jones/All Awesome LLC, and presented by Jan Warner and The SuperYou FUNdation, Lane's 5013c that invites youths and adults worldwide to find their own superhero selves through music, performance, and art.