Anika Larsen, Darius Nichols, Enrico Rodriguez & More Set for ZANNA, DON'T! Reunion Concert at 54 Below Tonight
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Zanna, Don't! Class Reunion, a concert presentation of the 2003 Off-Broadway cult favorite benefiting the Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ Youth. Tim Acito's beloved musical fairy tale is set in a world where gay is the norm, the chess team is cool, and the football players are dorks. When the students put on an original musical about the hot-button issue of straights in the military (because if musical theater won't address important political issues, what will?), the opposite-sex leads realize their true feelings for each other and all hell breaks loose in the quiet town of Heartsville. It's up to magical matchmaker Zanna to put things right and bring love to all - including himself!
Original Off-Broadway company members Anika Larsen (Tony nominee and Drama Desk winner for this season's Beautiful, Xanadu, Avenue Q), Darius Nichols (Hair, The Book of Mormon), Amanda Ryan Paige, Enrico Rodriguez (Here Lies Love, Rent), Robb Sapp (Wicked, Shrek), Dana Steer, Shelley Thomas (Brooklyn, Triassic Parq), and Gregory Treco (who originated the role of Zanna Off-Off-Broadway, Taboo) all reprise their roles. Original Director/Choreographer Devanand Janki directs. Original production team members Adam Grosswirth and Jonathan Tessero are producing the evening.
Zanna, Don't!, with book, music and lyrics by Tim Acito and additional book and lyrics by Alexander Dinelaris, premiered at the Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row, presented by Amas Musical Theatre: Rosetta LeNoire, Founder; Donna Trinkoff, Producing Director. The production moved to the John Houseman Theatre where it was produced by Jack M. Dalgleish in association with Stephanie A. Joel. Following the New York production, the show was licensed by Theatrical Rights Worldwide and has had many productions around the world, including in Korea and, currently, London. The original Off-Broadway cast recording is available from PS Classics.
Zanna, Don't! Class Reunion plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) tonight, June 30 at 7 and 9:30 pm. There is a $30-$55 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.