Mozino Productions & MITF Presents BOOMERS at the June Havoc Theatre, 7/15 - 7/30
Ted Mozino productions LLC and the Midtown International Theatre Festival are pleased to announce the New York City premiere production of BOOMERS, directed by Gerald vanHeerden and choreographed by Kevin Ferguson. BOOMERS will play a limited engagement at the June Havoc Theatre. Performances begin Friday, July 15th and continue through Saturday, July 30th.
Boomer's is an intimate, emotional roller coaster ride with Will and Laura through three decades of world altering events. Their dreams and idealism collide with reality to forever alter their fairy tale existence. This is a true story....about you.
The production features scenic and prop design by Brittany Loesch, costume design by Anne Grosz, sound design by Carl Casella and lighting design by Paul Hudson. Mark Sensinger does musical orchestrations and arrangements as well as contributes additional music and lyrics. The management team includes Lindsey Alexander, stage manager and Brierpatch Productions, general manager.
Boomers plays the following schedule through Saturday, July 30th:
7/15 @5pm, 7/16 @5:30 pm, 7/17 @Noon, 7/20 @5pm, 7/22 @5:30 pm, 7/23 @11am,
7/24 @8:30 pm, 7/27 @5:45 pm, 7/30 @8:30pm
Tickets are $18 and are now available online at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/834885 or by calling 866.811.4111.
PETER BARON (Co-Author, Music, Lyrics) Boomers: The Musical of a Generation, marks Peter's debut in musical theater. Touring the East Coast for two years as a backup band to larger rock acts, he used the experience to enhance his musical and vocal skills as he continued to write and play originals. All this culminated in an album of originals at Columbia Records. It was years later that he realized that his song, "No more football", a major production number on the album, was really the premise for an epic generational musical. Since that revelation, the urgent message of Boomers: The Musical of a Generation has been a driving force.
Having completed a world class run at the prestigious Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, Peter and the team are thrilled to debut Boomers at the Midtown International Theatre Festival.
Peter is also concentrating on the development of his newest musical piece, Brother's Keeper. "Keeper is a music and story driven, four character show. Being a time convoluted mystery-morality play, it is a bit quirky. It shows a ton of respect for an audience's instinct." says Peter. Mark Miville, one of the creative team members, sums up Brother's Keeper as "a great Les Mis episode of Law and Order.
MERIDEE STEIN (Co-Author): A producer and director as well as founding artistic director of First All Children's Theatre Company and president of Plain Language Productions. Collaborated on new works with Broadway composers Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Richard Peaslee, Sheldon Harnick and Elizabeth Swados. Currently in development: SILAS, THE MUSICAL.
Ms. Stein's productions have appeared Off-Broadway and nationally at such venues as the Public Theatre, O'Neill Theatre Center, Annenberg Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. International credits include productions in China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, and the Middle East. Ms. Stein is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. She is a 2004 graduate of The Commercial Theatre Institute.
GERALD vanHEERDEN (Director) A graduate of The Boston Conservatory and emerging east coast director of musicals and plays, Gerald has vast experience working with creative, musical theater endeavors as artistic director, conceptualist and director. Some of the many venues in NYC he has worked at are: The June Havoc Theater, Black Spectrum Theatre, Henry Street Settlement and the Greenwich Street Theater. Current directorial work includes, Hadleyburg: A new musical and Boomers. Mr. vanHeerden has a long association with NMTN, the parent company of NYMF as evaluations associate and artistic administrator of the TAM award, endowed by the late Mae Richard, Off-Broadway-Lyricist. Recently, he was appointed as co Artistic Director for the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Member of (SDC) Stage Directors and Choreographers professional union. Website: www.geraldvanheerden.com
KEVIN FITZGERALD FERGUSON (Choreographer) is originally from Houston, Texas. Kevin has studied at The Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, The Ailey School, and holds a BFA from The Boston Conservatory of Music. Kevin has performed and taught domestically and Internationally. Mr. Ferguson is an NAACP, Arts Recognition and Talent Search Level One recipient. Mr. Ferguson has choreographed productions of The Wiz, Bye, Bye Birdie, and Fame: The Musical. Kevin has taught at Ballet Hispanico, The Joffrey School, and The Pulse Performing Arts Center. Kevin has performed work by Nilas Martins, Donald Byrd, and Larry Keigwin. He has danced with Elisa Monte Dance Company, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Metropolitan Opera, Regis and Kelly Live, and David Parsons Dance Company. He is pleased to be joining the creative team of Boomers.
ABOUT THE MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL:
The Midtown International Theatre Festival, now in its twelfth year, celebrates the diversity of theatre. The MITF welcomes theatrical storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres, forms, identities, cultures, and appetites. The MITF seeks to nurture these new ideas, perspectives, and stories on its stages, with an eye set on guiding these productions toward future success and longevity. The festival, traditionally held in summer, represents a fantastic, often paradoxical, adventurous and intriguing cross-section of the forefront of the theatre world. The MITF proudly hosts production companies from across the country and around the globe, uniting talent in one of the biggest theatre capitals in the world.
John Chatterton created the MITF in 2000, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. In 2008, the Festival added two 99-seat theatres and inaugurated the Commercial Division for upwardly mobile shows with commercial ambitions.
For more information, visit www.midtownfestival.org.