Photo Flash: MTF's THE DISAPPEARING MAN by Jahn Sood Begins Tonight
The Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) presents a showcase production of THE DISAPPEARING MAN, a new folk opera with book, music, and lyrics by Jahn Sood. This production follows a sold-out concert at Joe's Pub and a standing-room-only development reading in the spring of 2013. THE DISAPPEARING MAN takes place backstage at a small-time travelling circus in 1936. When the headliner is offered another job, the motley troupe must decide whether to adapt to the change or fight to keep the family together. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
The production stars Mike Longo (Hair national tour) and Mary Kate Morrissey (Hair national tour), with Jason SweetTooth Williams (Bloodsong of Love), Jeremy Morse (Bloodsong of Love), Luke Wygodny (American Idiot national tour), Katie Melby, Andrew Lynch (Blue Man Group), Lizzie Hagstedt(Southern Comfort), and Jeremy Yaddaw.
THE DISAPPEARING MAN was originally conceived while Sood was on tour with the band Ezra Furman & the Harpoons and was subsequently workshopped in Cambridge, MA with a director and cast from the ART's Inst. for Adv. Theater Training. In 2013, Sood began a new phase of development with director Shakina Nayfack and music director Brian Cavanagh-Strong, the team behind this Musical Theatre Factory showcase.
Performances are tonight, January 17-19, 23-25 at 8pm, and January 20 & 21 at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and are available at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/544268). A limited number of industry tickets are available by emailing Musical Theatre Factory at MTFtickets@gmail.com.
Photo Credit: Nicki Ishmael (www.NickiIshamel.com)
Jahn Sood, Katie Melby
Andrew Lynch, Mike Longo