Beth Leavel, Andy Karl, Amy Spanger, et al. Set for GARAGE BAND Reading, 3/2


On Friday, March 2, 2012, producer Ken Davenport (Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna, You're Welcome America...) will present a private industry reading of the new musical "GARAGE BAND" at a private location in midtown Manhattan. "GARAGE BAND" features music by Mark Allen and book by The Grundleshotz.

Directed by Davenport, the cast of the March 2 reading of "GARAGE BAND" includes Micky Dolenz ("The Monkees," Grease!), Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Alex Gemignani (Sunday in the Park...), Andy Karl (Wicked), Manu Narayan (Bombay Dreams), Al Calderon (13), Amy Spanger (Chicago), Kelsey Fowler (Bonnie & Clyde), Jay Klaitz, J. Elaine Marcos (Priscilla...), Brandon Williams, Fred Berman (The Lion King), Emily McNamara, Kathy Searle, Jennifer Frankel (Catch Me If You Can), Erica Dorfler (Memphis), Ryan Duncan and Donnie Kehr (Billy Elliot).

When Mitch Shapiro gets fired from his Wall Street job on his 40th Birthday, he has no choice but to move back in with his mom... in New Jersey.

On his first day back, his best friend from high school suggests that they "put the band back together!" Mitch thinks his buddy is crazy. But when Tygen Billows, a local real estate mogul and the town douchebag threatens to foreclose on Mitch's mom unless Mitch agrees to a re-match of their infamous battle of the bands, Mitch realizes he may have no choice.

The Grundleshotz is a group of performers and writers comprised of Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Berman, Michael Hirstreet, Jenna Coker Jones, Craig Jzorack, Nathan Kaufman, Jay Klaitz, Emily McNamara, Jennifer Miller, Bhavesh Patel, Sarah Saltzberg and Fletcher Young, who helped develop "GARAGE BAND" through a series of improvisational rehearsals.

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