Jeff Whiting to Direct SINGLE WIDE at NYMF, 7/17-25
Director/Choreographer Jeff Whiting (Bullets Over Broadway, The Scottsboro Boys) helms award winning new musical SINGLE WIDE, an uplifting and inspiring musical about one woman's determination to escape her tiny trailer park for a larger life, will run at The New York Musical Theatre Festival July 17 - July 25, 2015. The production, with book and lyrics by George D. Nelson, and music and lyrics by Jordan Kamalu, will play five performances at the New York Musical Theater Festival. Performances begin on Friday, July 17 at 8pm at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. http://www.singlewidemusical.com/About-The-Show.html or www.nymf.org/singlewide
In SINGLE WIDE, Katy may live in a tiny trailer park, but that doesn't stop her from having enormous dreams. As a single mother, living with her own single mother, she does all she can to get her son out of their "single wide" situation. This includes avoiding all men, especially the type who left her there in the first place. But when her son befriends the reclusive new move-in two trailers down she sees something different in him that makes her take a second look. This year SINGLE WIDE was awarded the Blanche and Irving Laurie Musical Theatre Award from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
"This musical really hits the heart in a unique way," says Whiting. "This inspirational journey of determination is tied together so beautifully with the perfect blend of heartfelt musical theatre and boot-stomping country music that will inspire anyone to overcome what might seem impossible."
The cast of SINGLE WIDE features Stacia Fernandez (Mamma Mia!), Emma Stratton (Anything Goes), Derek Carley (Flashdance, Gay Bride of Frankenstein), Jacqueline Petroccia (Sweeney Todd, Carousel), Matthew Miner, Maclain Nelson (Saratov Apporach), Maya Landau, and Alex Lanning.
The production team features Jeff Whiting (director/choreographer), Jason Ardizzone-West (Scenic Design), John Demous (Lighting Design), Sarah Cubbage (Costume Design), Harry Platt (Sound Design), Dedalus Wainwright (Props Design), Alan Schmuckler (Music Director), Colyn Fiendel (Production Stage Manager).
Performances of SINGLE WIDE are as follows; Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8:00pm; Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:00pm; Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 5:00pm; Friday, July 24, 2015 at 9:00pm; Saturday and July 25, 2015 at 1:00pm.
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