Keith Varney Musical I Got Fired to Play Korea as Part of NYMF-Daegu Partnership

News   Keith Varney Musical I Got Fired to Play Korea as Part of NYMF-Daegu Partnership
Keith Varney's musical about the soul-sucking world of office life, I Got Fired, will be the second invited American musical to play South Korea's Daegu International Musical Festival.

Keith Varney
Keith Varney

I Got Fired was presented as part of the 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival and will be presented in South Korea as part of an ongoing exchange program between NYMF and DIMF.

In spring 2010 DIMF hosted the American musical Academy, while the Korean musical Special Letter played to New York audiences last fall. The partnership launched with the Korean musical My Scary Girl as part of the 2009 NYMF.

Steve Bebout, who directed I Got Fired at NYMF, will also helm the Korean engagement, which will run July 7-10. The musical has book, lyrics and music by Varney.

The cast will include much of the original NYMF company, including actor-writer Varney (Titanic), Savannah Wise (Rock of Ages), Toni DiBuono (Wonderful Town), Devon Goffman (Grease), Eric Anderson (South Pacific), Collin Leydon (The Full Monty), EJ Zimmerman (Avenue Q) and Robyn Corujo (American Schemes).

Here's how the work is billed: "Aspiring writer Keith has been a temp in a wacky office’s soul crushing cubicle for six years. When an evil nemesis emerges to squash his coffee-stained hopes and dreams, Keith makes a decision that causes him to get summarily fired… with security escorts and everything. Naturally he retaliates by writing a musical based on a true-ish story. Some names have been changed to protect the guilty."

The production will have choreography by Dontee Kiehn, musical direction by Chris Haberl, lighting design by Grant Yaeger, set design by Ji-Youn Chang, sound design by Gary Alan Busch, Jr., and costume design by Michael Kale.

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