Industry readings of the new musical Seeing Red, by Emmy winner Joey Mazzarino and composer Aron Accurso, will be presented January 25 in New York at 11 AM and 3 PM.
The cast will be headed by Tony nominees Kerry Butler (Disaster!, Xanadu, Mean Girls), Charl Brown (Motown), John Ellison Conlee (The Full Monty, Murder Ballad), and Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Avenue Q, I Love You Because).
They will be joined by Jennifer Barnhart (Sesame Street, Avenue Q), Haven Burton (Violet, Kinky Boots), Tyler Bunch (The Muppets, Julie’s Greenroom), Paul Castree (Disaster!, 9 to 5), Katie McCreary, Deonté L. Warren (Aladdin), and Jacob ben Widmar (The Book of Mormon, White Christmas).
Seeing Red takes a look at immigration through a fairy-tale lens. In fact, press notes state, “it’s about all the things that divide us as humans—religion, borders, race. It’s the story of Little Red Riding Hood, now a grown woman who still spends her days delivering baskets full of goodies through her company Red Ex. She wishes she could change her fate but in Everafteropolis, once your story is written, it’s written. When Red meets the Man From Nantucket, her life is suddenly turned upside down. He convinces her to smuggle Limerick characters (nameless people from faraway places) over Humpty Dumpty’s wall and into her Fairy Tale Utopia. But human trafficking ain’t easy and she’s going to have to face off against the Big Bad Wolf, the citizens of Everafteropolis and the Great God Grimm himself to save the day.”
The reading will have musical direction by Paul Staroba (War Paint, Gentleman’s Guide…). C. Renee Alexander is the stage manager, and Dailey-Monda Management is the general manager.
Industry members interested in attending the readings should email firstname.lastname@example.org.