Weston Playhouse Premieres PREGNANCY PACT, 8/30
"A story ripped from the headlines, a vibrant score, a thrilling new work for the musical stage" – that's Pregnancy Pact, the final work in the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's 2012 season, and the winner of Weston's 2011 New Musical Award.
Loosely based on the real-life story of a group of teenage girls who decide to become single mothers together, Pregnancy Pact is about some truly unforgettable young women seeking love, growing up and discovering a sense of self in today's often-confusing world. Their tale is set to the beat of a hard-hitting pop-rock score. And true to Weston's mission to create new exciting works, Pregnancy Pact is a musical for the 21st century.
With book and lyrics by Gordon Leary and music by Julia Meinwald, Weston is honored to produce its world premiere production. It appears on the company's MainStage, running from August 30 through September 8.
The production is directed by Joe Calarco, who is best known for his adaptation/direction of Shakespeare's R&J which ran for a year Off- Broadway – becoming the longest running version of Romeo and Juliet in New York history – and earned him a Lucille Lortel Award. The cast features a great deal of young Broadway talent, including Krystina Alabado, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Caitlin Kinnunen, Lauren Marcus, Jed Resnick, Margo Seibert, and Dana Steingold. The creative team is comprised of Music Director Rich Silverstein, Orchestrator (and Composer) Julia Meinwald, Scenic Designer Tim Mackabee, Lighting Designer Joel Shier, Costume Designer Jen Caprio, Sound Designer Ed Chapman, and Production Stage Manager Jess Johnston. The production will also feature a dynamic corps of musicians, with Anthony Rubbo on guitar, Lorenzo Wolff on bass, Sean Hagerty on violin, Ro Rowan on cello, and Jeremy Yaddaw on drums.