LYRA: A DARK FAIRY TALE Concert Set for Feinstein's/54 Below, 12/16
Featuring book and lyrics by Ashley Griffin (pop culture phenomenon Forever Deadward,) and music by Evan Jay Newman (Les Miserables (Broadway) American Idiot (National Tour)) Lyra is a cross between traditional musical theater and a European circus aesthetic. Created in conjunction with Cirque du Soleil artists, Lyra uses circus arts, not as spectacle, but along with music and dance, to advance the story. A beautiful, innocent young girl, a tragic clown, and an omnipotent illusionist set the stage for a tale of love, sacrifice, dreams, and escape.
Directed by Madeline O'Hara (Blogologues), with Music Direction by Andrew Wheeler (Naked Boys Singing.) The show features Eddie Egan (Miss Saigon National Tour) Ashley Griffin (Forever Deadward), Shereen Hickman (Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil), Ryan Hunt (Mamma Mia! National Tour), Bonne Kramer (Mamma Mia! National Tour), Aspen Vincent (American Idiot), Ian Way (I Hate Tom Petty,) Ryan Williams (Evil Dead: The Musical) and Michael Yeshion (Imaginocean). For more information check out: www.lyrathemusical.com.