York Presents 4@15: Four New 15-Minute Musicals April 18

News   York Presents 4@15: Four New 15-Minute Musicals April 18
The York Theatre Company — in a partnership with the University of California, Irvine's New York Satellite Program — presents 4@15: Four New 15-Minute Musicals April 18 at the Theatre at St. Peter's Church.

Four writing teams have written four original mini-musicals that will be performed by 32 students of the New York Satellite Program. Brian Blythe directs the evening with musical direction by Tammy Holder. Show time is 7:30 PM.

The writing teams include Tom Kenaston (composer-lyricist) and Tom Paitson Kelly (librettist-lyricist), Robby Stamper (composer) and Arianna Rose (lyricist), Jim Colleran (composer-lyricist-librettist), and Miriam H. Daly (composer-lyricist-librettist).

The line-up for 4@15: Four New 15-Minute Musicals follows.

Still Life at the Golden Age
Book, music and lyrics by Jim Colleran
Cast: Patrick Burns, Elizabeth Cox, Micaela De Laura, Mylissa Malley, Tony McConville, Kaitlyn Robrock, Laila Shamsavari, Melissa Staab

"The Golden Age Rest Home faces certain financial ruin unless its local telethon can raise some quick cash. It's up to meticulous young Jason to mastermind the whole crazy show. With a pair of demanding bosses, a perky assistant, and a motley cast of dotty old ladies, can Jason successfully overcome his stifling perfectionism to save the Golden Age?" * * * *

Picture Perfect
Book and lyrics by Arianna Rose, music by Robby Stamper
Cast: Ben Gleichauf, Deidre Haren, Katie Horwitch, Angeline Navarro, Ashley Moniz, Zach Reino, Eric Weaver, David Winters

"What if one day you just decided to walk into a stranger’s house and start all over with a new life? Inspired by the play Family 2.0 by Walter Wykes, [the musical] takes a look at how the 'grass is always greener' and how things aren’t always as they seem through the eyes of a family in 1958."

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Waiting for Laura
Book, music and lyrics by Miriam Daly
Cast: Cambria Beilstein, Kaylen Danz, Laura Hartley, Lauren Marks, Kristen Rude, Shawn Vincent, John Walbolt, Seth Weiner

"Kaylen's parents made her move to a new school in the middle of her senior year. As the other kids pigeonhole her as the new girl, she finds refuge by befriending Laura—a girl with an unconventional phobia."

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Halfway Camp
Book and lyrics Tom Kelly, music and lyrics by Tom Kenaston
Cast: Courtney Burgess, Kimberly Cardoza, Laura D' Andre, Robyn De Guzman, Kelly King, Nicole Manly, Carina Morales, Katie Rooney

"Welcome to Halfway Camp, a reform camp for naughty, teenage, juvenile delinquent girls. Film noir meets women's prison exploitation flicks in this short musical, which also dares to take on Watergate and the relativity of truth. Did we mention the girls are naughty?"

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The York Theatre Company is located within the Theatre at St. Peter's Church at East 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue. There is a suggested donation of $5 for the event. For reservations call (212) 935-5824, ext. 21.

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