NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL and LLHPOKONA PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce the concert of Nicolette Blount’s SAVAGE THE MUSICAL, with co-book by Lindel Hart and co-composer/co-lyrics by John Waynelovich, musical direction by Kevin Lynch and directed by Rachel Klein. SAVAGE THE MUSICAL will play two concerts only at the Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036). Performances are Tuesday, July 9 at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m. Festival passes are now on sale, as are $29.50 individual tickets available at nymf.org.
SAVAGE THE MUSICAL is a dramatic musical inspired by the true story of 1920s Native American sharpshooter and silent film actress, Wanda Savage, as told through jazz and blues influenced pop music. Wanda was a renegade performer who shot her way through circuses, vaudeville and Hollywood before landing in a Wyoming brothel. Savage is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago – the story of a divorced single mother who fought racism, sexism and abuse to make a name for herself. Her thirst for fame came at a heavy price...losing the one she loved most.
Told through pop music mixed with jazz and blues, SAVAGE THE MUSICAL is inspired by Nicolette Blount’s great Grandma, Wanda Savage, a true Chickasaw starlet. Wanda was not your typical Native American in the 1920s, she often wore pants (not the full native regalia) while other women were being thrown in jail for such behavior and her skin was lightened for her films. Wanda fought against years of misogyny and abuse, with husbands and men who took advantage of her, but also being a working woman at a time when this was atypical--Wanda made a choice to leave her children and find a job to support them.
Daniel Barrett is the stage manager. Musicians include musical director Kevin Lynch on the piano, Joe Mankin on bass, and John Ferrari on the drums.
SAVAGE THE MUSICAL performs the concert on the following dates:
Tuesday, July 9 at 9:30 P.M.
Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 P.M.
Individual tickets are $29.50 and are available online at http://www.nymf.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Listen to the music: Take My Shot and Wanda Savage
NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL and OSCEOLA ARTS are pleased to announce the world premiere production of FLYING LESSONS, written and directed by Donald Rupe, with music and orchestrations by Cesar De La Rosa, music direction and orchestrations by Josh Ceballos, and additional orchestrations by Jason M. Bailey, as an Official Selection of the 2019 New York Musical Festival’s Next Link Project. FLYING LESSONS will play five performances only at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Performances begin Monday, July 22 and continue through Sunday, July 28. Tickets are $35 and are available online at http://www.nymf.org/festival/2019-events/flying-lessons/.
In this charming family-friendly musical, Isabella is a young Latina whose teacher has just assigned the final project of her eighth-grade year: research a historical figure and write a paper about what made them great. Joined by her quirky friends, Isabella has to decide who to study when she is visited in a dream by two unlikely companions: Amelia Earhart and Frederick Douglass. Over time, Isabella writes her own 'recipe for greatness' as she learns as much about herself as she does about history.
FLYING LESSONS plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, July 28:
Monday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets are $35 and are available online at http://www.nymf.org/festival/2019-events/flying-lessons/ or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance.
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Website: www.flyinglessonsthemusical.com or nymf.org/flyinglessons
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