Is There Life After High School? Runs at Musicals in Mufti, Nov. 4-6

Is There Life After High School? will be the latest musical to be presented in a stripped-down concert version as part of the York Theatre's (619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of 54th Street) Musicals in Mufti series. The show will be presented on November 4th at 8 PM, November 5th at 2:30 PM and 8 PM, and Nov. 6th at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

Stephanie Bast, Jed Cohen, Jeffrey Doornbos, Chris Fuller, Stacie Morgain Lewis, Garret Long, Julie Reiber, Greg Roderick and Ceasar Samayoa will headline the musical, which as press notes stage, is "a funny yet bittersweet musical about the love/hate relationship that most adults have with their memories of high school. Were you the captain of the football team or head cheerleader? President of the Chess Club? The only kid who didn't have a prom date? Remember winning or losing the class election, spending the lunch hour alone in the cafeteria, or catching the touchdown pass?"

With a score by Craig Carnelia (Working, Sweet Smell of Success) and a book by Jeffrey Kindley, Is There Life After High School? opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on May 7th, 1982 and ran for 12 performances (as well as 48 previews). Harry Groener, Alma Cuervo, Sandy Faison and others were featured in its cast. The show features such songs as "Nothing Really Happened," "Diary of a Homecoming Queen," "Thousands of Trumpets" and "Fran and Janie."


Carnelia will direct Is There Life After High School? at the York Theatre, while Bryan Perri will provide the musical direction.

"Musicals in Mufti is The York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances. Mufti (pronounced MUFF tee) means in street clothes; without the usual trappings," state press notes. Harold Rome's I Can Get it For You Wholesale was recently presented, and the "Musicals in Mufti" season will also feature performances of Jeff Hochhauser and Bob Johnston's Theda Bara and the Frontier Rabbi and Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt and Elizabeth Diggs' Mirette (in its New York premiere).

Tickets for the show $40 and are available at (212) 868-4444 or online at www.smarttix.com. For more information, visit www.yorktheatre.org.


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