Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Academy to Stage URINETOWN in May
Amas Musical Theatre's (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will presentUrinetown: The Musical, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book Greg Kotis about a dystopian future where water is worth its weight in gold. Winner of three Tony Awards, it is a side-splitting satire of greed, love and revolution...and musicals! Directed by Christopher Scott, with choreography by Monica Johnson and musical direction by Evan Alparone, the production will feature 24 members of "The Teen Academy." Performances will begin on Friday, May 6, 2016 (and continue through May 15) at The Theatre at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14thStreet - between 1st & 2nd Aves). Tickets are $20 (adults) and $17 (students & seniors) and can be purchased by calling (646) 395-4310 or by visiting http://www.14streety.org/amasurinetown. For more information please call (212) 563-2565 or visit amasmusical.org.
The cast of 24 includes Teen Academy members: Cassie Barckett, Daniella Berman, Elizabeth deforest, Lauryn Donofrio, Soli Garzon, Celia Gooding, Rose Goodman, Wayne Hampton, Chetina Harris, Merrill Joseffer, Nicole Klokiw, Emily Lang, Benjamin Miller, Sheika Murray,Crystal Phitts, Josephine Strong, Isabella Rivera, Quincy Rodriguez, Cindy Simon, Infinity Stewart, Mercedes Stewart, Nicole Suazo, Amy Tolentino, Emily Viega, Molly Viega, and Benjamin White.
The performance schedule for Urinetown: The Musical is: Friday May 6 & 13 @ 7:30pm; Saturday May 7 & 14 @ 3pm & 7:30pm; Sunday May 8 & 15 @ 3:00pm.
The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy (formerly the "Eubie Blake Youth Theatre"), named after the famed actress Rosetta LeNoire, has been in continuous operation since the 1970s. Students from all over the Metropolitan area receive training in the performing arts from established theatre professionals. Classes include acting technique, dance and movement, and music, including theory, training and vocal technique.
The Academy has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, and on NY1. Theatre critic and former Drama Desk Committee Chair Peter Filichia called The Academy's production of Hello Dolly! the "Best Musical Revival of the New Season." The New York Times hailed "the Academy production of "Virtual Families" as a "spirited revival...that displayed the triple-threat talents of a teenaged multicultural ensemble..."
The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Ampacet Corporation, the Jean and Bill Cantor Scholarship Fund, the the Alexander H> Gordon M.D. Memorial Fund, PMPediatrics, and through the generous support of many individuals.