Kid Frankenstein The Musical

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KID FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL

  • Book and Lyrics by Peter Charles Morris
  • Music by David Mallamud
  • Directed and Choreographed by Sam Viverito

ABOUT THE SHOW

In Kid Frankenstein The Musical, it's Halloween and something weird is going on at Frankie Steiner's house. Day and night, the boy genius works on his entry for the annual robotics competition. But what he creates is more than he expected - and more than he can handle, making him a true Kid Frankenstein.

CREATIVES

Peter Charles Morris (Book & Lyrics) is the co-author and co-lyricist of Howard Crabtree's Whoop-Dee- Doo!, winner of the 1994 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue. In 2006, He co-authored the book for off-Broadway's Shout! The Mod Musical. His musicalization of The Adventures of Mottel, based on Sholom Aleichem's last book, was commissioned by the Kaufman Cultural Arts Center of New York and performed at Merkin Hall. Other produced works include Frankly, Scarlett, a farce co-authored with Phillip George, about the making of Gone with the Wind; The Remarkable Ruth Fields, a musical comedy about the trials and tribulations of a bearded lady, which received five 1992 Backstage Bistro Awards; Listen to the Wind, the 1995 revival of the 1955 British musical for which he fashioned a new libretto; Escape from Pterodactyl Island, seen on the London Fringe and at the NY Fringe Festival; and High Hair & Jalapenos, an original musical revue lampooning Texas. His musical version of William Makepeace Thackeray's fairy tale novella The Rose and the Ring premiered in London in December 2001, and had an international tour of Canada, England and Australia in 2004. He has written numerous one-act plays, winning the Tennessee Williams One-Act Play Competition for The World's Longest Kiss. His full-length play No Place Like Home premiered at South Carolina's Trustus Theatre in 2004. He served as script consultant for My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs, which was performed at NY's City Center and subsequently aired on PBS. Currently, his musical musical, Gotta Getta Girl, is under option to Amas Musical Theater. Mr. Morris is an alumnus of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop.

David Mallamud (Music) recently collaborated with Playwright Philip Dawkins on Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches: The Musical , which premiered in February at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis. His musical Flight School: The Musical was produced this spring in NYC (Vital Theatre) and is currently touring China. His CD, The Wild & Whimsical Worlds of David Mallamud , is available on Broadway Records. It features Sierra Boggess, Amick Byram, Janet Dacal, Morgan James, Constantine Maroulis, Christiane Noll, Brian Charles Rooney, and Cathie Ryan, accompanied by rock-inspired new music ensemble, Dogs of Desire. It received a Broadway World Album Award for Best New Compilation. He recently worked with Mike Mills (of R.E.M. fame), arranging and composing additional music for his Concerto for Rock Band and Violin (Orange Mountain Music). His orchestral music has been performed by the Harrisburg, Albany, and New World Symphonies. www.davidmallamud.com

Sam Viverito (Director) has directed and choreographed internationally in such diverse places as, South Korea (Hairspray, Bat Boy, Disney’s Hunchback Of Notre Dame, King & I, Quiz Show and the 1st American company of A Chorus Line), Canada (A Touch Of Broadway, Angelina Ballerina, Garden Brother’s Circus) Malaysia and Japan, (Charles Bach’s Wonder) England (Brighton Cares). New York audiences has seen his work in Cut The Ribbons, (starring Donna McKechnie, Georgia Engel and Barbara Feldon) Duplex, Bag Fulla Money, Angelina Ballerina, Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical, and Fancy Nancy) He has directed and choreographed National tours of A Chorus Line, Man Of Lamancha, Angelina Ballerina, Fancy Nancy and Gypsy. His work regionally includes: La Cage Aux Folles, Funny Girl, Sweet Charity, Annie, 42nd Street, Evita, Buddy, Broadway Bound, Opa!, Corps Of Discovery, and for the last 21 years, the Shoji Tabuchi Show, in Branson, MO. His company, VIVO, Inc is now involved with developing original works. He has written, with co-writers, Wendy Biller and Chris Hawthorne, An Intolerant Vaudeville, based on a visit to The Museum of Tolerance, in Los Angeles. He is currently Artistic Director of Circus Rainbow and Co-Producer/Artistic Consultant on The Naked Magicians, which just completed a run on “the Strip”, in Las Vegas, NV.

Chris Littlefield (Musical Director)

Kyle Dixon (Set Designer) A Kentucky native and graduate of Morehead State University, Kyle Dixon has been a freelance scenic artist/designer in New York for over eight years. From stage to showrooms, he has worked across Manhattan, as well at various theatres in the Southeast. Recent favorite designs include Angelina Ballerina, The Musical (Off-Broadway, Toronto, Nation Tour), Growing Up 70's, starring Barry Williams, a.k.a. Greg Brady (Off-Broadway), Aspern Papers (Off-Broadway), South Pacific, Shakespeare and Love (directed by Jane McCullough) The Crucible, Zombie Prom, Twelfth Night, and Bat Boy. His scenic artwork may be seen across the country, from the stage of The Lost Colony on Roanoke Island, NC to the Bellagio Conservatory in Las Vegas. www.kyledixondesigns.com

Amanda Jenks (Costume Designer) is an NYIT-Award nominated freelance costume designer for theatre, film, television, and dance based in New York City and a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Currently, she is the assistant costume designer for the Bob Crowley-designed musical An American in Paris currently nominated for 12 Tony's including Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical now running at Broadway's Palace Theater after it's sold-out run at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. She's also an assistant costume designer on the School of Rock (costume design by Anna Louizos). www.amandajenks.com

Holly Buczek (Casting Director) For Vital Theatre, Holly has cast Pinkalicious The Musical, Fancy Nancy, Angelina Ballerina The Musical, StinkyKids (2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Winner for Best Family Show) and others. Current and recent projects include: Annie - National Tour 2014/15, 50 Shades, The Original Parody – off Broadway and Touring Companies, Til Divorce Do Us Part – off Broadway, Deathtrap and Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike at The John W. Engeman Theatre, Caroline or Change for Cyrano’s Theatre in Alaska, The Independents for Fringe 2012 (winner Best-of-the Fest), Wearing Black for the Frigid Festival, iLLA, A Hip-Hop Musical, Deployed - The Musical, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die – In 3D, The Groove Factory and Pirates of Finance for NYMF, and for Bard SummerScape festival, The Ballad of Rom and Julz and Bitter Sweet. Holly also handles the casting for Musicals Tonight!, Berenstain Bears, Live, and past seasons of The Secret Theatre and Millbrook Playhouse Summer Theatre. Films: "Naz & Maalik", "Diva" and "Symposium". Web: Commercials for Intel and Lipton. For more information on Holly visit www.hdbcasting.com

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