The event, directed by York associate artistic director Brian Blythe and musically directed by Tammy Holder, will feature four new mini-musicals written specifically for the students at the University of California at Irvine.
Habemus Papam, with book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, concerns what happens when the Pope dies and the Cardinals get together to elect a new Pope. The musical features Anthony Fontana, Jacob Haren, Justin Keats, Sarah Beth Markus, Chelsey Moore, Lauren Muraida, Elizabeth Nelson, Alexandra Poka.
Unleashed, with book and lyrics by Matthew Hardy and music by Robert Maggio, "tells the story of a hen-pecked man and his faithful dog who wants nothing more than to make his master happy." The cast includes Garrett Bales, Jacquelyn Castillo, Nemuna Ceesay, Chris Hull, Sophie Oda, Brandon Sanchez, Julia Williams.
Pandora's Inbox, with book, music and lyrics by Katya Stanislavskaya, follows what happens "when an adolescent girl learns about the mysteries of life from the internet." The cast comprises Dana Benedict, Anthony Chatmon, Kristen Lamoureux, Michelle Maurer, Nikolas Montelibano, Laura Rensing, Galen Sato, Courtney Stokes.
SISKIYOU!, with book, music and lyrics by Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth, is a "trip back in time to 1853, to meet America's greatest unsung heroes." The musical features Alison Boresi, Kayla Emerson, Jessica Hambright, Kayla Hart, Whitney Kane, Stephanie Leatham, Daniel Mitchell, Travis Morse, Jocelyn Roddie, Sinan Zafar. The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's is located at 619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street.
For more information and tickets, visit www.yorktheatre.org.