Featuring a book and lyrics by Roy O'Neil and music by Stephen Feigenbaum, performances are offered July 21 at 8 PM, July 26 at 7 PM, July 30 at 8 PM, Aug. 2 at 3 PM and Aug. 3 at 3:30 PM at The June Havoc Theatre.
Directed by Jamibeth Margolis, the cast features Bill Dietrich (Jekyll and Hyde), Robert Dyckman, Annie Edgerton (Mamma Mia!), Sheila Egan, Luke Hoback, Michael Indeglio (national tours of Mame, Titanic, Forever Plaid), Christopher Karl (Lies My Father Told Me), Marilyn Matarrese (Tony n' Tina's Wedding), Joseph Peterson, Kayleen Seidl, Tony Triano and Shelley Valfer.
According to press notes, "Eddie and The Palaceades opened for the Beatles then dropped like a rock back into obscurity. Twenty-five years later, the Palace Theater where they got their start is threatened with demolition. Eddie runs for mayor to save the theatre, but his decision tears his family apart. Eddie and The Palaceades is an all original blend of rock 'n' roll and musical theater, an exuberant and emotional roller-coaster ride about family and friendship, standing up against corruption, and the universal need for love and respect."
Other members of the creative team include music director Ben Krauss, choreographer Merete Muenter, set and lighting designer Duane Pagano, costume designer Heather Milam, assistant costume designer Tony Johnson, assistant director John Alden Hooper, production stage manager Erin Gallagher, production assistant/ASM Brian Piehl and production assistant Nicholas Gardella. Casting is by JBM Casting LLC, and graphics are by Alyssa Renzi.
The June Havoc Theatre is located at 312 West 36th Street. For tickets, visit MidtownFestival.org. For more information, visit EddieAndThePalaceades.com.