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The Big Voice: God or Merman Performed at Dodger Stages September 19-20

Two special performances of The Big Voice: God or Merman? the award-winning new musical from Jim Brochu and Steve Schalchlin, the creative team of the Off Broadway hit The Last Session, will be performed at Dodger Stages on Monday, September 19 at 4:30 pm and Tuesday, September 20 at 6 pm. The public is invited to attend.

The show, directed by Anthony Barnao and produced by Wetrock Entertainment (Paul Kreppel and Murphy Cross) was one of last year's stand out shows at the first New York Musical Festival (NYMF) where it played to six sold out houses at the Belt Theatre.

Making stops in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Houston, Rochester and Omaha in its year-long tour, the show was nominated for the L.A. Ovation Award as Best Musical and won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Score. It also received two GLAAD Media Award nominations as Best Theatre Production both in New York and Los Angeles. This June, Frontiers Magazine called The Big Voice “A Milestone In Gay Theatre.”

Starring the authors, faith meets show biz in this hysterically funny "solo for two" about two gay men--a Catholic from Brooklyn (Brochu) and a Baptist from Texas (Schalchlin) who pursue religion, discover theatre, fall in love, fall apart, put their lives back together and sing all about it! Brochu believed he was destined to be the first Brooklyn born pope until at age 13, his father introduced him to his friend Ethel Merman and his life changed forever. Church for some is the temple of Musical Theatre.

According to one critic, “This autobiographical work is tweaked with high camp, big laughs and astonishing original music that ranges from heartrending ballads to slick musical theatre, from gospel-infused to rock, as these two remarkable, committed and talented men take us along on a stellar ride through the journey of their meeting on a cruise ship, domestic highs and lows, familial relationships, near death experiences, theatrical triumphs…and, more importantly, their personal triumphs! And to top it all off, they have been declared “fashion perfect” by Mr. Blackwell.”

An Off Broadway run is planned for the Spring. General Managers are Martian Entertainment, LLC. Complimentary tickets are available by calling (212) 302-4848 Ext 17.

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