BC/EF Hosts 'Unsung: 'Tis the Season to be Naughty' Dec.10
The third annual production of "Unsung: A Night of Original Songs by New and Established Composers" is back at Lucille Lortel Theater this December with a stellar cast of fifteen young performers and five special guests, including Spring Awakening's Wendla (Lea Michele) and Xanadu's Marty Thomas.
UNSUNG 2007: 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE NAUGHTY is a one night only, special event. The performance is Monday, December 10, 2007 at 8PM. Tickets are available at the door for $20 at the Lucille Lortel Theater the night of the performance. For more information, please visit www.bcefa.org or www.fantasticfeats.net.
This year's edition, 'Tis the Season to Be Naughty will once again be directed by Phillip George (Shout! A Mod Musical, Forbidden Broadway), with musical direction by Tracy Stark and Michael Rider. UNSUNG 2007 will feature the choreography of Tralen Doler, who recently received an ariZoni award for his work on La Cage Aux Folles. The festival is produced by Todd Adamson and Stephanie Safko and their company Fantastic Feats Productions, alongside Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, who will benefit from the staged concert.
UNSUNG 2007: 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE NAUGHTY will be hosted at the historical Lucille Lortel Theater on Christopher Street, which has been home to many wonderful shows. The cast consists of 6 men, Justin Buchs, Nick Dalton, Tim Dolan, Jonathan Reid Gealt, Timothy John Mandala and Matthew Naclerio, and seven women, Debora Avila, Amanda Brasher, Lea Cabrera, Bridie Carroll, Dana Musgrove, April Nixon and Darcy Wright. As in past productions, the show's young, ambitious producers, Todd Adamson and Stephanie Safko, will also be featured in the concert.
The music of UNSUNG 2007 is a saucy mix of holiday themed tunes and an entertaining assortment of works from such composers as Andrew Lippa, Laurence O'Keefe, John Mercurio, Steven Lutvak, Bobby Cronin, Eli Bolin, Jonathan Reid Gealt, Barbara Anselmi, Doug Cohen, and the team of Joe Miloscia and Ken Kacmar. In addition, this year's benefit will feature three more special guests who are thrilled to help out BC/EFA. Brian Charles Rooney (The Three Penny Opera), Miguel Cervantes (Batboy-Boston Premiere), and The Broadway Boys will contribute their time and talent to this year's concert. Last year's UNSUNG concert raised nearly $10,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. UNSUNG 2007 will incorporate a raffle of Broadway memorabilia during the performance that will be hosted by Marty Thomas, for which all proceeds will benefit BC/EFA.