Kathryn Gallagher, Garth Taylor and Sydney Torin Shepherd Join HALF BAKED Concert in Brooklyn

Kathryn Gallagher (Dust Can't Kill Me , Spring Awakening), Garth Taylor (The Rooks), and Sydney Torin Shepherd (First Date) join the company of HALF BAKED, a new theatrical concert experience showcasing three new works in progress by songwriter, Elliah Heifetz ( Dust Can't Kill Me), and director, Srda Vasiljevic (Dust Can't Kill Me, Spring Awakening).

The concert will be held at 8:00PM on April 20, 2017 at Cape House in Brooklyn.

Taylor, Gallagher, and Shepherd will be joined by Heifetz, Bandits on the Run's Regina Strayhorn and Adrian Blake Enscoe, who received NYMF honors for his performance in Dust Can't Kill Me. The talented cast of actors-turned-band is joined by the evening's orchestrator and music director, Max Gordon (Dust Can't Kill Me, The Skin of Our Teeth). Choreography for the evening by Jennifer Jancuska and her company, The BringAbout.

The concert will feature hit songs from the award-winning NYMF production of Dust Can't Kill Me, a bold new folk musical about five wayward souls cast into a dust storm with the promise of paradise. Additionally, the concert will premiere songs from two new collaborations; We Are Pilgrims, a millennial reimagining of The Canterbury Tales as a road trip to a modern Woodstock developed with Jennifer Jancuska and The BringAbout, and Louis Sachar's Holes, a new high-spirited adaptation of the beloved children's novel. Heifetz and Vasiljevic reunite after their award winning work on Dust Can't Kill Me at NYMF and (Le) Poission Rouge.

HALF BAKED will be one of the first events to open up Cape House's new downstairs performance venue in Brooklyn, and the concert will take full advantage of its high-holiday date (April 20) to give audiences the perfect atmosphere to take in a dope new collection of joint collaborations.


Half Baked
April 20th, 2017 at Cape House
( 2 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237)
Music + lyrics by: Elliah Heifetz

Direction by: Srda Vasiljevic

Performances by: Kathryn Gallagher, Garth Taylor, Sydney Torin Shepherd, Regina Strayhorn, Adrian Blake Enscoe

Music direction + arrangements by: Max Gordon

Additional music arrangements by: DJ Stanfill

Lighting Design by: Aaron Porter

Dust Can't Kill Me features a book by: Abigail Carney

Produced by: Corey Ruzicano

More Info: www.half-baked.strikingly.com

Elliah Heifetz is a composer, lyricist, and pop songwriter from Philadelphia whose works have appeared on major label releases and New York stages. His first musical, Dust Can't Kill Me , won the NYMF Award for Best Music in 2016 and the Fringe NYC Award for Best Music & Lyrics in 2014, and has been performed in concert form at (Le) Poisson Rouge (to be recorded for The Score Podcast). Other works include We Are Pilgrims , in development with Srda Vasiljevic and Jennifer Jancuska (2016 ASTIR Lab Series & BringAbout Salon). His pop writing is published by The Brain Music. A recent graduate of Yale, Elliah has studied with Jeanine Tesori and Michael Korie.

Srda Vasiljevic is a Bosnian-American director living and working in New York City. His work has been seen at La MaMa, Theatre for One, 24 Hour Plays and Dixon Place. Srda's has worked on the directorial teams of Mothers and Sons on Broadway, The Laramie Project Cycle at BAM, Deaf West's Spring Awakening and the New York Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. His work draws inspiration from the millennial era, queer culture, and refugee storytelling techniques. Recent projects include gay-party-play, When I Started Dating Men and the award-winning new folk musical, Dust Can't Kill Me. Upcoming projects include the emo-rock opera, The White Rose , and AnDrew Barret Cox's immersive club-musical, CLUBLAND. Srda is a member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab.

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