Eddie Korbich, Emma Zaks, Janine DiVita and Colleen Zenk Begin An Odyssey Off-Broadway Oct. 21

News   Eddie Korbich, Emma Zaks, Janine DiVita and Colleen Zenk Begin An Odyssey Off-Broadway Oct. 21
The world-premiere Off-Broadway engagement of Odyssey – The Epic Musical, starring Eddie Korbich, Emma Zaks, Janine DiVita and Colleen Zenk, begins Oct. 21 at the American Theatre of Actors.

Colleen Zenk
Colleen Zenk

Based on Homer's epic, Odyssey has book, lyrics and direction by Matt Britten and music by Dimitri Landrain with musical direction by Daniel Sefik. The 11-performance run will play through Oct. 30.

In addition to Korbich (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone), Zaks (Hair, La Cage aux Folles), DiVita (Grease) and Zenk ("As the World Turns"), the cast includes Colleen Ballinger, Josh A. Davis, Tramaine Montell Ford, Otto Walberg, Lena Cigleris, Christian Leadley, Benjamin Slater, Jonathan Grunert, Henry Kaiser, Alex Krasser, Curry Whitmire, Isaac Elkiss, Jeff Smith, Megan Sass, Daniel Sheridan, Ariana Scoggins, Emily Wilk, Erica Lustig, Lauren Luciano, Jay Paranada and Drew Moerlein.

Odyssey – The Epic Musical also features aerialists Kristine Petrucione, Elizabeth Munn and Kimmy Suzuki.

According to the authors, "Odyssey is a thrilling musical adventure that follows Odysseus’ epic journey home after the Trojan War. Join Odysseus as he encounters the lotus-eaters, outwits the Cyclops, resists the Sirens and battles the gods in a quest to return home to his wife and son. With an exciting original score and dazzling visual design, including an array of aerialists, this breakthrough production presents 'the best story ever written' as it has never been told before."

The design team includes Marianne Ward (set design), Megan Moriarty (costume design), Evan Gannon (lighting design), Zac Duax (sound design), T.V. Alexander (puppet design), M.O. Geiger (props design) and Joshua Dean (aerial designer). Orchestrations are by Josh Freilisch.

For tickets, priced $18, visit OdysseytheMusical. The American Theatre of Actors is located at 314 West 54th Street.

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