Family Musical THE NOSE to Premiere This Summer as Part of MITF
Petty bureaucrat Kovalyov has always prided himself on his good looks and ridiculed the appearance of others. But his tune changes when his own nose up and runs away! Disguising itself as a higher ranking bureaucrat with fancy uniform and plumed hat, his nose sets out on a mad dash through Petersburg, and Kovalyov tries to track him down and get his nose back onto his face. Set in 1830s Russia, this is a musical for young and family audiences based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol.
THE NOSE is written and composed by Juilliard/BMI Musical Theater Workshop trained, award-winning composer Kit Goldstein Grant. Ms. Goldstein Grant spent eight years writing musicals for the The Schenectady Theater for Children. Her musicals have been lauded for not writing down to children, instead being kid-friendly shows that are also fun for adults.
Director Lacy Reily and music director Matthew Bennis helm this production, which features performers Scott Caron, Loulu Luzi, Christopher Michaels, Ron Orlovsky, Adrian Rifat, and Jo Walker alongside costumes designed by Courtney Butt. Members of this cast and creative team have worked across Broadway and off-Broadway, including shows such as School of Rock, An American in Paris, and The Christians.
THE NOSE won second prize in the Jackie White Memorial National Children's Playwriting contest and was a finalist in the Helen-Jean Play Contest. Last fall THE NOSE was presented in a successful staged reading at the National Opera Center, a developmental reading at The Playground Experiment, and was workshopped at Theater Resources Unlimited.
While the skyline currently glitters with theatre festivals, there was a time when the Midtown International Theatre Festival was one of only two! John Chatterton has helped set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in New York. This year - with a booming variety section, a prominently-placed Short Play Lab, a burgeoning Short Film Lab, nearly 60 productions - with a record number of musical presentations (including an opera) - as well as an astounding number of international works, the 17th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July!
IF YOU GO:
The Nose: A New Family Musical
The WORKSHOP'S MAIN STAGE THEATER