Opera Professional Debra Cook's New Musical A Featured Event Of The New York New Works Theatre Festival
A young & divorced Mormon mom fights against culture and security when she meets a destitute Scientologist actor/director who joyfully takes risks to live his dreams with the woman he knows is his soul-mate.
JILTED TO PERFECTION: A MORMOM'S LOVE
A SHORT MUSICAL ROMANCE WRITTEN BY AND FEATURING DEBRA COOK
The New York New Works Theatre Festival
The Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
Friday, September 7 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 15 @ 2 p.m.
Debra, a shamed and divorced Mormon mother, recounts the first sight of a strange and older man, Fred, who seems to know her already. Both working as extras in an opera, Fred claims that Debra is his "true wife," and pursues her despite her fears, her missed dates, and her protestations. He steals a kiss that is like no other, and Debra's passion fights with practicality.
Acclaimed opera singer Debra Cook's musical love letter to her departed husband is a featured event of the NYNW Theatre Festival.
Ms. Cook is the Managing Director of Utah Conservatory and Head of Voice Department and member of piano faculty. She served for more than a decade as Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Utah's Actor Training Program, also developing the Department of Theatre's Musical Theatre studio courses, as well as a year for the U's Music Department.
She is also a founding Board Member of Opera West. A winner of the American Opera Auditions, U.S.A. World Showcase, and a regional finalist for the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, Cook has done opera and concert work throughout the United States, including solo performances with the National Choral Society at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, Utah Symphony, and several seasons in repertory with Utah Opera Company. She performed off-Broadway and was featured as Roxanne in Stuart Crane's cast recording of Cyrano.