Photo Coverage: 'Walmartopia' Celebrates CD & 100th Show

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On Tuesday, December 4, the cast Off-Broadway's Walmartopia celebrated the release of the new musical's cast recording and the show's 100th performance! Every audience member received a free copy of the show's CD, and an on-stage autograph party  immediately followed.

Walmartopia, the irreverent political satire of big business and eternal smiley faces, is written by Catherine Capellaro (Book) and Andrew Rohn (Music and Lyrics).  Mr. Rohn's tuneful and eclectic score incorporates pop, rhumba, marches, anthems and power ballads, set against a book that is campy and caustic and, well, as timely as today's headlines (especially the part about unions and strikes).

Currently playing at The Minetta Lane Theatre, Walmartopia will end its run after the evening performance on Sunday, December 30.  The show began preview performances on August 23rd and officially opened, appropriate enough, on Labor Day, September 3. The cast of 11 – portraying blue-vested singing-and-dancing Wal-Mart employees – will have performed a total of 10 previews and 136 regular performances.

Walmartopia is directed by Daniel Goldstein with choreography by Wendy Seyb and music direction by August Eriksmoen (who produced the cast recording).  The cast features Cheryl Freeman and Nikki M. James, Sarah Bolt, Charl Brown, Bradley Dean, Stephen DeRosa, John Jellison, DeMond Nason, Pearl Sun, Scotty Watson, and Heléne Yorke.

Walmartopia plays the following performance schedule: Tuesdays through Saturdays 8PM, Sundays 7PM, with matinees on Saturdays & Sundays at 3PM.  Tickets are priced at $65 & $45, and may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (212) 307-4100. www.walmartopia.com

Photos by Linda Lenzi


Walmartopia Celebrates 100 Performances!


The cast of Walmartopia celebrates with a cake






Tenesha Gary, Neal Mayer and Jessica Cope


Demond Nason, Charl Brown and Tanesha Gary


Stephen DeRosa and Pearl Sun


Cheryl Freeman and Nikki M. James


Scotty Watson and John Jellison


Helene Yorke and Bradley Dean


Sarah Bolt and Helene Yorke


Tenesha Gary, Neal Mayer and Jessica Cope


Demond Nason and Charl Brown


Cheryl Freeman and Nikki M. James


Stephen DeRosa and Pearl Sun


Stephen DeRosa and Pearl Sun


Scotty Watson and John Jellison


Sarah Bolt, Helene Yorke and Bradley Dean


Patrick Clement and Anthony Methvin


Howard Grossberg and Peter Barsalona


Musical Director August Eriksmoen (far right) with the cast of Walmartopia


August Eriksmoen (far right) with the cast of Walmartopia

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