KRAGTAR: AN AMERICAN MONSTER MUSICAL WILL BE PERFORMED OFF-BROADWAY in 2017!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1st THROUGH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH, 2017

THE WEST END THEATRE (at The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street, NYC) 

An American prophecy foretells that a terrifying monster will emerge soon after the dawn of the 21st century to wreak havoc on the country. Once upon a time, Harry Fine and Harvey Finkler, scientists and lovers, had proven its legitimacy, but they were laughed out of Stanford and split apart, never to see each other again. 

Now, the prophecy has seemingly come true; a Godzilla-esque monster has awakened, leaving a trail of blood, tears, and destroyed Chick-Fil-A establishments in its wake. And with the government in the throes of a shutdown, the two gay scientists are forced to reunite from their separate lives - Fine as celebrity hot-shot “Sexiest Man in Science” and Finkler as a closeted Sunday school teacher living with his “beard” in the Midwest. 

But their adventure is fraught with perils, from a Congress too busy binge-watching and trying on flatulent shoes, to the jealous Beard with her family values and strong opinions about same-sex marriage and CNN. And unbeknownst to our heroes as they face the dreaded Kragtar in battle, there may be a far greater monster lurking in the shadows, ready to swallow America whole.

 

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CAST

Production team

               Book:                                                Music & Lyrics:                                            Director:                                                    Musical Director:

Sam French & Kyle Wilson                                Kyle Wilson                                         Benjamin Viertel                                                  David Carl

 

              Arrangements:                                                                      Choreography:                                                                               TNNY Producers:

Joe Mendick & Eric Fortre Leach                     Mary Nepi, Jimmy Nicholas, Alexis Floyd & Benjamin Viertel                    Thomas Morrissey and Chris Giordano

 

     Scenic Designer:                                 Costume Designer:                                     Lighting Designer:                                           Sound Designer: 

   Rodrigo Escalante                                   Kelsey Sasportas                                            David Sexton                                               Jessica McIlquham

 

Rehearsal Stage Manager:                Production Stage Manager:                           Music Supervisor:                                             Casting Director:

       Michael J. Tosto                                       Skye Cone                                                    Ellie Kahn                                                 Kevin Metzger-Timson

 

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:

APRIL 2017, THE PEOPLES' IMPROV THEATRE LOFT, NYC

APRIL 2016, TITLE:POINT !?: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, NYC

JULY 2015, THIRD SPACE READING, NYC

JANUARY 2014, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, PITTSBURGH