Cast of New Musical A LITTLE MORE ALIVE Performs Acoustic Show at Rockwood Music Hall Tonight
The cast of Kansas City Repertory Theatre's new Nick Blaemire musical A Little More Alive is throwing a sold out secret acoustic show on Stage 3 of Rockwood Music Hall, 185 Orchard St., New York, NY, tonight, March 22, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The cast leaves on March 25 for rehearsals for the world premiere of A Little More Alive which runs April 11-May 11 at Kansas City Rep.
The one-hour performance will feature songs from the show, anecdotes about the process, and other songs written or arranged by cast members, which include Van Hughes, Lindsay Mendez, Michael Tacconi and Kayla Foster. Daniel Jenkins cannot be there due to his role in Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss at Playwrights Horizons. Blaemire will also play songs by his band, the Hustle.
A Little More Alive is directed by Tony Award-nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall, Mothers and Sons) and features book, music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire (Glory Days). The show is being produced by Kansas City Rep through special arrangement with Hunter Arnold and TBD Theatricals. The show begins previews on April 11th for a run through May 11th.
According to press notes, A Little More Alive is described as a "captivating new pop musical in which two estranged brothers reunite at their mother's funeral. An unexpected discovery upends every memory they have - and it becomes their mission to learn the truth about their family; but, along the way, Nate and Jeremy find that no one is exempt from the grey area between right and wrong."
The cast will feature Daniel Jenkins (Angels in America) as Gene Fuller; Van Hughes (American Idiot) as Nate Fuller; Michael Tacconi (Bare) as Jeremy Fuller; Lindsay Mendez (Dogfight) as Lizzie; Kayla Foster (Spring Awakening) as Molly; and in a separate cast who only appear in interstitial "home videos," Jenny Powers (Happiness) plays Maggie Fuller; Stephen Kunken (The Wolf of Wall Street) is Robert Hutchens; Christian Maldini is Young Nate; Patrick Gibbons is Young Jeremy, and Lukas Parrish is 4 Year Old Nate. Casting is by Telsey + Company.
The production will have musical supervision and orchestration by Jesse Vargas, musical direction by Cian McCarthy, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and Cory Pattak, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, scenic design by Wilson Chin, photography and projections by Josh Lehrer, and costume design by Alison Heryer. Eric Rosen is the Artistic Director of Kansas City Rep, Angela Gieras is the Executive Director and Jerry Genochio is the Producing Director.
A Little More Alive will also be posting frequent video and music from the cast and creative team on Twitter @littlemorealive, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alittlemorealive.
A Little More Alive runs April 11-May 11, 2014 at Kansas City Rep's Copaken Stage, located at 13th and Walnut streets in Kansas City, MO. Ticket prices range from $20 for students to $29-$59 for adults. For ticket and performance information, call the KC Rep Box Office at 816-235-2700 or visit www.KCRep.org. For group ticket sales, call 816-235-6122.
About Kansas City Repertory Theatre: Just shy of its 50th anniversary, Kansas City Repertory Theatre is one of the nation's oldest and most respected regional theaters. Lauded by The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, Variety and the Toronto Sun, the Rep produces mainstage plays and special events at Spencer Theatre, where it serves as the professional theatre in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and Copaken Stage located in downtown Kansas City. Kansas City Rep employs more than 250 professional artists, technicians and administrators, and serves more than 100,000 patrons and 12,000 school children annually. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is led by Artistic Director Eric Rosen, Executive Director Angela Lee Gieras and Producing Director Jerry Genochio.