MEGA STAGE TUBE: Grace McLean, Zoe Sarnak & Kacie Sheik Play Joe's Pub
A triple bill of songwriters came together on November 4 for one night only in a celebration of what's to come in musical theater- the music of Grace McLean, Zoe Sarnak & Kacie Sheik. Performers included Rebecca Naomi Jones ( American Idiot, Murder Ballad), Allison Case (Hands on a Hardbody, Hair), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening), and many more. Check out highlights below!
Grace McLean began writing ditties as a remedy for her pickled love life and has developed a sparse, plunky style that underlines her often irreverent, always truthful lyrics. In addition to playing with her band, Grace McLean and Them Apples, Grace is performing in the pop opera Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.
Zoe Sarnak is an award winning composer, lyricist and playwright. Her music has been showcased in concerts including Cutting Edge Composers, NYTB D-Lounge, Composers Sing Composers, and venues from Playwrights Horizons and NYTW to Joe's Pub and the Highline Ballroom. Sarnak has four full-length musicals in development including Mixtape, featured in Silent Street Productions 2012 season, PainLess (with book by Michael Kimmel) and A Lasting Impression, winner of Pace New Musicals 2012, performed Off-Broadway at the 4th Street Theatre at NYTW in August 2012, and winner of the 2013 NJ Playwright's contest.
Kacie Sheik completed nearly 1,000 performances as "Jeanie" in The Public Theatre's Tony Award winning revival of Hair-The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. She played Central Park, Broadway, The West End, and traveled America on the National Tour (Helen Hayes nomination - Best Actress). Prior to that, she worked along-side Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor and writer/director Ben Elton as the heroine rock chick "Scaramouche" in the Original American company of their smash hit musical We Will Rock You in Las Vegas. Most recently Kacie had the honor of portraying Gypsy Rose Lee in The Public Theatre's production of the new musical February House. During the run of the downtown production she also debuted her new singer/songwriter material in a solo concert at Joe's Pub.
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