Robert Cuccioli and More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's DISTANT THUNDER Readings, 2/28-3/1

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present three FREE staged readings of Distant Thunder, a new musical with music and lyrics by Chris Wiseman and Shaun Taylor-Corbett, book by Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Shaun Taylor-Corbett, additional music and lyrics by Robert Nassif Lindsey, directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. The readings will take place on Thursday, February 28th at 4:00pm, and Friday, March 1st at 1:00pm and 4:00pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street. Tickets are free and are available online at, via email at, and by calling 212-563-2565.

Distant Thunder tells the present-day story of attorney Darrell Walters, a young half-Blackfeet-half-white outsider raised in Chicago, as he returns to his tribe seeking reconciliation with his father and unwittingly sets off a firestorm of crisis.

Distant Thunder is a wonderful and important opportunity to explore some of the consequences today of the near eradication of Native American nations and cultures, says Amas Artistic Producer Donna Trinkoff. And this is doubly important for Amas because Distant Thunder is the very first new musical with a Native American focus in our 45 years exploring and celebrating minority perspectives.

The cast is led by Robert Cuccioli (currently appearing as the Green Goblin in Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Tony nominated for Jekyll & Hyde), and includes Leslie Alexander (The Boy From Oz, Mamma Mia), Spencer Batiste, Danny Bernardy (Cougar the Musical), Ryan Duncan, Christine LaDuca (A Chorus Line, Cats national tour), Shayna Jackson, Michael Murnoch (Magpie, Amas), Marissa Quinn (film--Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2), Paul Ponterelli, Courtney Reed (In the Heights, Mamma Mia) and Johann Robert. Also in the cast is renown Grammy-nominated Native-American flutist Joseph Firecrow.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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