Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children

The Children, a musical comedy based on the 1980 B-horror film of the same title, is playing as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The show opened on September 12th and will run through 24th at the TBG Theatre on 36th Street.

The show features Jonathan Rayson (Hello, Dolly! at Paper Mill, Little Shop of Horrors, A Year with Frog and Toad) as John and Megan Reinking (Lestat, Dracula, the Musical) as Suzie, with Mick Bonde as Frank, Heath Calvert (Good Vibrations) as Harry, Jeremy Ellison-Gladstone as Clarkie/Hank, Jeff Hiller (Silence: The Musical) as Molly, Stephanie Thompson as Dee Dee, Trisha Rapier (The Boy from Oz) as Joyce, and Tally Sessions as Billy.

"A cloud of radioactive waste turns a school bus full of children into second-rate zombies, who proceed to track down and zap their negligent parents with an irradiated embrace. The social satire elements of the film (irresponsible parents, latch-key kids, fears of power plants in suburbia) are all parodied here," state press notes on the show. The Children features music by Hal Goldberg (Nerds://A Musical Software Satire at '05 NYFM) and book and lyrics by Stan Richardson (plays such as wHormone and Colombus). Tony Speciale directs and choreographs.

For more information and tickets, visit www.thechildrenthewebsite.com or www.nymf.org.

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Director Tony Speciale

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Jeremy Ellison-Gladstone

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Megan Reinking and Heath Calvert

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Tricia Rapier

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Stephanie Thompson

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Jeremy Ellison-Gladstone, Jeff Hiller, and Mick Bonde

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Megan Reinking

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Jeremy Ellison-Gladstone


Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Mick Bonde, Heath Calvert, and Jeremy Ellison-Gladstone

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Tally Sessions and Jonathan Rayson

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Jonathan Rayson, Tally Sessions, and Jeff Hiller
Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Jeff Hiller

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Tricia Rapier and Tally Sessions

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Jeff Hiller

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Jonathan Rayson, Tally Sessions and "The Children"


Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Jonathan Rayson and Heath Calvert

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Tally Sessions and Jonathan Rayson

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Jonathan Rayson 

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
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Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Hal Goldberg (Music) and Stan Richardson (Book/Lyrics) with Carlton J. Albright (Writer/Producer of the original movie, The Children)

Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Juliette Carrier Garrison (original movie cast) with Tricia Rapier, who plays her character in the musical

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Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children
Megan Reinking and Heath Calvert


Photo Coverage: NYMF's The Children

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.


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