Alyse Alan Louis to Star in TEETH in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Gird your loins and join us at Feinstein's/54 Below for the new musical TEETH in concert! Adapted from writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein's 2007 horror comedy film of the same name, TEETH tells the darkly comedic story of Dawn O'Keefe, a 16 year old leader of teen abstinence group Promise Keeper Girls as she discovers she has a powerful secret and weapon - vagina dentata.
The show features a tuneful and eclectic score by Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop) and Anna K. Jacobs (POP!). Starring Alyse Alan Louis (Amelie, Pretty Filthy, Disaster), Dave Thomas Brown (American Psycho, Heathers), Gilbert L. Bailey II (A Bronx Tale, The Book of Mormon), Aaron Serotsky (August:Osage County, Finks, Homeland), Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots, Gigantic, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater), Kay Trinidad (The Little Mermaid, bare: A Pop Opera, Children of Eden at The Kennedy Center), Samantha Parrish (Regional: Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Melody Lee Madarasz (Mad Libs Live at New World Stages, TEETH at Playwrights Horizons, Peter, Darling), Roe Hartrampf (Nobody Loves You, Unnatural Acts), Britney Coleman (Sunset Boulevard, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in the First Nat'l,Camelot), Christiani Pitts (A Bronx Tale). Artwork by Michelle Dimuzio. Produced by Kate Garst. Directed by Marlo Hunter (Unlock'd). Music Direction by Meg Zervoulis.
TEETH was previous produced in 2016 at Sundance Institute's Theater program, as part of Musical Theatre Factory at Playwrights Horizons (dir. Marlo Hunter) and in 2014 at Ars Nova (dir. Ed Iskandar). TEETH was first developed through the Ars Nova Uncharted program and was a finalist for the 2015 B-Side Productions New American Musical Award.
TEETH plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Sunday, September 17 at 9:30pm. There is a $25-$35 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00pm are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Michael R. Jackson holds a BFA and MFA in playwriting and Musical Theatre Writing from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to writing lyrics and co-writing book for Teeth, Michael wrote book and lyrics for Only Children with composer Rachel Peters, book, music, lyrics for the musical A Strange Loop, and is currently working on book, music, and lyrics for White Girl In Danger. He is a 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient, 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award winner and 2016-2017 Dramatist Guild Fellow and the 2017 Williamstown Theatre Festival Playwright-In-Residence.
Anna K. Jacobs was recently recognized for her work as a composer/lyricist with the prestigious Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award. Her shows include POP! (Yale Rep, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Studio Theatre, etc.; w/ Maggie-Kate Coleman), Harmony, Kansas (Diversionary Theatre; w/ Bill Nelson), Stella and the Moon Man (STC/Theatre of Image; w/ Richard Tulloch & AdrIan Kelly), Teeth (Sundance Institute; w/ Michael R. Jackson), Echo (The Gallery Players), and the short musicals Cage Match and Magic 8 Ball (Prospect Theatre Company; w/ Sam Salmond & Michael R. Jackson). She is currently writing music and lyrics for a new musical about the nation's opioid crisis (commissioned by George Street Playhouse) and a short movie musical directed by Paul Warner (commissioned by NYFA). www.annakjacobs.com
Marlo Hunter As Director/Choreographer: Unlock'd (The Duke - Prospect; Callaway Award), My Life Is a Musical (Bay Street), Date of a Lifetime (NJ Rep), Island Song (also Story co-creator) (Adirondack Theatre Festival). Director, Co-Conceiver - The Theatrical Culinary Project, written by Jeff Augustin, Martyna Majok, Daniel Pearle, Harrison David Rivers & Julian Sheppard in collaboration with Chef Carla Hall. In development (as director): Teeth by Anna K. Jacobs & Michael R. Jackson (workshop - Sundance Theatre Institute at MASS MoCA), Costs of Living by Timothy Huang (readings - Playwrights Horizons, Village Theater), among others. Marlo has directed, choreographed and developed new work at Second Stage, Long Wharf, Williamstown, Encores!, Roundabout, The Atlantic, EST, among others. Associate Director, Clueless (Kristin Hanggi, Director). UPCOMING: Director & Choreographer, Up and Away at Pittsburgh CLO (World Premiere). Princeton University. www.MarloHunter.com
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$105.