Photo Flash: First Look at NEUROSIS at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
After a passionate reception from critics and audiences, the world premiere of Neurosis: A New Musical has announced a one-week extension at the Merry-Go-Round Downtown, part of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. The show stars Broadway veterans Joseph Medeiros (Wicked, Grease, White Christmas) and Joanne Baum (Bells Are Ringing. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
"Friends" meets Woody Allen, all in a Broadway-style musical, Neurosis is a buddy comedy about two best friends - a man and his neurosis - and what happens when one of them meets the girl of his dreams. The show was discovered in 2012 during the Festival's PiTCH series, which features new musicals presented in their earliest stages of development.
In addition to Medeiros and Baum, the cast includes Patricia Noonan (Death Takes a Holiday), Danny Gardner (Jeff Calhoun and Noah Racey's Pulse), Alexandrea Tocco, Julie Cardia, John E. Elliott, Bob Frame, Scott Duell, and Christine Zavakos.
The show's writers are Allan Rice (book), Ben Green (music) and Greg Edwards (Lyrics). Rice has written for television shows including "The New Adventures of Old Christine" on CBS and "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" on FOX. Green is a veteran of Hasty Pudding Theatricals and a frequent orchestrator for Laurence O'Keefe. Edwards, a two-time finalist for the Fred Ebb Award, has collaborated with Marvin Hamlisch and Arthur Laurents.
Located in Auburn, N.Y., the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is the largest musical theatre producing organization in New York State, outside of New York City. Tickets are now available for Neurosis: A New Musical by calling the box office at (315) 255-1785 or by visiting www.neurosisthemusical.com.
Located in Auburn, N.Y., the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is the largest musical theatre producing organization in New York State, outside of New York City. With three stages running concurrently, the festival provides exciting and diverse professional musical theatre entertainment. The main stage at The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse has been in existence for more than 30 years and presents hit Broadway spectacles, such as Singin' in the Rain,Legally Blonde: The Musical, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, CATS and Hank Williams' Lost Highway. The MGR Downtown program at Auburn Public Theater presents newer and quirkier material such as The Great American Trailer Park Musical and the world premiere of Neurosis: A New Musical. The third space, Theater Mack, is a cabaret-style environment, which features a new musical in development each week in a new-works series, known as The PiTCH. The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival works to provide top-notch entertainment to more than 60,000 patrons each summer and maintain a high regard in the theatre community.
Larry (John E. Elliot), FrankÃs boss at the humane society, displays his fancy canine snow globe
Samantha (Julie Cardia) gives the boys the low down
eurosalina (Alexandrea Tocco) strikes a pose
Abby (Patricia Noonan) downs a corndog at the fair with her brand new boyfriend