A Class Act NY Will Stage Concert Performance of Bobby Cronin's PSYKIDZ: A New Musical
A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, will produce a concert presentation of PSYKIDZ: A New Musical by award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin on Sunday, January 20th at the historic Triad Theatre in Manhattan. The creative team includes producers Jessica R. Grosman and Jonathan Grosman, director Lauren Cohn, and music director Sean Mayes.
The concert will star Broadway veterans Stacia Fernandez (The Drowsy Chaperone, Mamma Mia!) and Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), alongside A Class Act NY students Natalie Schroeder, Hannah Jane Peterson, Vanessa Antoinette Danese, Heather Batezel, Meilani Rea, Michael Kaplan-Nolan, Samantha Deutsch, Catherine Ashmore Bradley, William Tom, James Borrelli, Judith Ann DiMinni, Lee Rosenthal, Zoë Latanision, Maya Maloskey, Timothy Foley, Kylie Wu, Grace Wolfe, Xander Matik, and Reese Bruning.
A Class Act NY previously staged a reading of PSYKIDZ: A New Musical in August 2018. Upon its success, writer Bobby Cronin and producers Jessica R. Grosman and Jonathan Grosman sought out larger venues to bring Cronin's story to a wider audience. After this concert, they hope to sponsor a full-scale production that will resonate with audiences of all ages.
Adults and children alike will find something to love in PSYKIDZ. The score utilizes Cronin's signature contemporary musical theatre style, which has established itself as the current industry trend. But as far as the plot goes, Cronin has drawn from tropes that defined the 1980s. Anyone who grew up in the age of E.T. and The Goonies may find themselves familiar with the timeless story of children empowering themselves.
Magnolia Donovan is a pre-teen who "sees things" in her room, much to the dismay of her father, Leo, who believes she is seeking attention due to the recent break-up of her parents' marriage. Along with Leo's mother, "Nana," the family heads to an old inn in Vermont for a getaway where they encounter two families who have been chosen by world-renowned psychic-medium Skylar Quinn (Nana's favorite TV star) to get specialized on-site psychic training. After Nana convinces Skylar to let Magnolia join, the psychic kids develop their skills while helping a ghost family separated in the afterlife. Facing her demons head-on, Magnolia stands up for herself to exorcise the Shadow Man haunting her and the inn. Their success subsequently heals the conflicted relationships within their own families as the psychic kids each become more confident and accepting of their special abilities.
Bobby Cronin is an award-winning composer and writer. His projects include Mary & Max (based on the claymation film of the same name), which was produced in Canada in October 2018, with book writer Crystal Skillman and director Stafford Arima. Other notable works include: The Cover, Till Soon, Anne, Welcome To My Life (W2ML), Alone in the U.S., The Concrete Jungle, Daybreak, and My Boyfriend Is An Alien. He's a Yale graduate, where he won the Michael P. Manzella Award for excellence in Arts, Scholastics, and Character. He is also a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.
Tickets are available now at http://bit.ly/PyskidzTix.
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