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BWW TV Exclusive: Sink Your Teeth Into Highlights from TWILIGHT, THE MUSICAL at New World Stages!

A one-night only concert reading presentation of the parody Twilight: The Musical was presented by Ulmer Theatricals, Moxyrah Productions, and Dreamcatcher Entertainment, January 16th, 2012 at 8pm to benefit the national charity organization Blessings in a Backpack. Check out exclusive video highlights from the reading below!

Twilight: The Musical, a parody of the Twilight book and movie saga, examines our culture of obsession through the story of teenage outsider Bella Swan who risks everything when she embarks on a star-crossed romance with Vampire Edward Cullen. Song titles include: "Life Sucks When Your Boyfriend Is A Vampire", "Death Never Sounded So Good", and "I Imprinted on an Infant."

The concert was directed by Gabriel Barre (Lippa's The Wild Party, Pippin at Goodspeed), choreographed by Matthew Neff and presented at New World Stages. In the cast were Colin Hanlon and Jared Zirilli who played Edward and Jacob respectively, while Meghann Fahy led the reading as Bella. Also featured were: Jenna Leigh Green, Jason Michael Snow, Olli Haaskivi, Eddie Gutierrez, Lauren Lopez, Lindsay Dunn, Michael McArthur, Kaitlin Mesh, and Clifton Samuels.

The performers were backed by Martin Landry (Piano/Asst. Musical Direction), Evan Jay Newman (Keyboard/pads), Madeline Craw Corliss (Cello), Nathan Siler (Guitar), and Tim Lykins (Drums), with Musical Direction by David John Madore.

Twilight: The Musical was created by Ashley Griffin, and features a book by Ashley Griffin, with music and lyrics by Jeremy Ezell, Ashley Griffin, Sean Mahoney, David Mallamud, and Michael Sutherland. The show had its first workshop in NYC in 2010 at the LABA theater, and is currently in development in NYC.

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