Photo Flash: First Look at ANMT's MANSON'S GIRLS, Opening Tonight
'Manson's Girls' traces the storylines of a half-dozen of the young women who were involved with the Sharon Tate and LaBianca murders in August, 1969. During the course of the musical, Linda Kasabian joins the Manson Family and transforms from a wide-eyed young runaway from New Hampshire to one of Manson's Girls, capable of committing murder 35 days later.
Manson's Girls was developed by the Academy for New Musical Theatre in partnership with the Department of Drama at University of California Irvine, where it was featured at the 2012 Festival of New Musicals.
The musical will be presented in staged concert reading format for four evenings, featuring a mainly-UCIrvine cast. Manson will be played by professional actor Christopher Maikish.
The concert will feature a small rock combo, and a cast of ten, music directed by UCIrvine's Dr. Gary Busby, directed by Little Fish Theatre's Stephanie Coltrin.
The evening's hosting producer, the Academy of New Musical Theatre (ANMT) is a 501(c)3 "not-for-profit" global community of writers, composers, producers and actors who work together to create new musicals. In addition to staging entertaining and engaging musicals for public performance, ANMT also offers various workshops and classes to assist in all aspects with the creation and cultivation of new Musical Theatre Works for the stage.
The performance are Monday and Tuesday, July 30 and 31, August 6 and 8, at 8:30 PM. Ticket prices are $10. At The NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia, North Hollywood, CA 91601. For tickets, visit www.ANMT.org.
Photo Credit: Scott Guy
Christopher Maikish and Abbey Howe