LOVEVILLE HIGH, A MUSICAL PODCAST Playing Near You In January
LOVEVILLE HIGH: A PROM IN NINE MUSICAL PODCASTS will be launching on January 7, 2019 downloadable on iTunes, Spotify, and all music sharing sites. With book and lyrics by David Zellnik (Drama Desk nominated Yank!) and music by Eric Svejcar (Disney's Peter Pan Jr. with Zellnik)
LOVEVILLE HIGH takes place on prom night in the fictional town of Loveville, Ohio. Each ten-minute episode tells a love story - new love, old love, romantic love, friend love, gay and straight, cis and genderqueer; each is a self-contained musical while also connecting with the other episodes to form a glimpse into the biggest night in the lives of one high school class. After the launch of the first three episodes, subsequent chapters will be released on a twice-per-month schedule culminating in the "Loveville Prom" finale release party on April 8, 2019. https://www.lovevillehigh.com/
According to Zellnik and Svejcar, LOVEVILLE HIGH was created "because we wanted to celebrate the moment of risk, heartbreak, and joy when the wild strangeness of love comes into clearer view - usually when you're young, always in the moments you least expect it.
We wrote it as a podcast musical because we love to listen, really listen, to the small choices people make as they navigate this treacherous and often comic terrain. We wanted each episode to be self-contained - because each love story has its own universe - yet when consumed together would form an interconnected portrait of a school, because love is also about creating community. We especially wanted to show a group of kids whose inner lives are not always represented on stage, and a variety of kinds of love: romantic love, friend love, sibling love, even self love."
The podcast stars Kathryn Allison (Disney's Aladdin) as Madison, Harrison Chad (Caroline, or Change (OBC), Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan) as Noah, Troy Iwata (Be More Chill) as Kyle, Gizel Jiménez (Drama Desk Nominated Outstanding Actress in a Musical for The Public's Miss You Like Hell) as Wanda, Jay Armstrong Johnson (Phantom of the Opera, On The Town, Hands On A Hardbody, Catch Me If You Can, Hair) as Zeke, Hailey Kilgore (Once on This Island) as Jane, Mason Alexander Park (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, First National Broadway Tour) as Jendrix, Isaac Powell (Once on This Island) as Cory, Ryann Redmond (Escape to Margaritaville, If/Then, Bring It On) as Chass, Conor Ryan (Desperate Measures, New World Stages) as Johnny, and Ali Stroker (Oklahoma! @St Ann's, Deaf West Theatre's Spring Awakening) as Amanda.
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