Experimental Theatre Presents a Reading of the New Musical WE FOXES, 5/5
A reading of WE FOXES, a new musical by Ryan Scott Oliver - whose, JASPER IN DEADLAND recently concluded a sold-out Off-Broadway run - will be held on Monday, May 5th at the Experimental Theatre on the San Diego State University campus at 7:30pm.
The MFA Musical Theatre Program invited Oliver to be a composer-in-residence April 28th - May 7th. He has worked with staff from the Old Globe and the current MFA Musical Theatre students as well as selected other professionals and alumni for the upcoming reading.
WE FOXES features direction by Paula Kalustian and music direction by Robert Meffe. The cast includes Ashlee Espinosa, Roxana Carrasco, Brandon Joel Maier, Cody Walker, Sasha Weiss, Kimberly Doreen Burns, Jill Gorrie, Tim Espinosa, Sharon Wheatley, Debra Wanger, Valerie Walker, Marina Inserra, Jon Meader, & Shaun Tuazon.
Set in 1945 Missouri, the Southern Gothic musical tells the story of Willa, a tough, unmannered orphan adopted by the wife of the Sheriff and the bloody domestic war that ensues between them when Willa uncovers the secrets lurking beneath the floorboards. It is the story of intense human struggle, deliverance, and salvation that can only be found from within.
Ryan Scott Oliver is a 2011 Lucille Lortel Award Nominee, a 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient and wrote the music and lyrics for 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, Mrs. Sharp (2008 Richard Rodgers Award Winner, at Playwrights Horizons starring Jane Krakowski, dir. by Michael Greif), Darling (featured on the "Bound for Broadway" episode of NBC's The Apprentice), the song cycle Out of My Head, Quit India (commissioned by UCLA), the music for Angus Oblong's The Debbies, a commission for Disney Theatricals, The Frog Prince Continued (commissioned by Chicago's Emerald City Theatre) and Jasper in Deadland (commissioned by the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program). Jasper in Deadland recently opened Off-Broadway to a rave review in The NY Times.
Admission to the reading is free, but seats are limited, and reservations are required. To reserve, call (619) 594-8262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.