Photo Flash: Lifeline Theatre's SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE World Premiere Opens Tonight
Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere musical adaptation of Austin Grossman's 2007 novel, Soon I Will Be Invincible, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: New Adaptation, A Tale of Two Cities, Lifeline Theatre), with music and lyrics by Christopher Kriz (Jeff Award and Non-Equity Jeff Award-winner for Sound Design; three-time Non-Equity Jeff Award nominee for Original Incidental Music), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Best Production-Play, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Lifeline Theatre; Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Musical, The Robber Bridegroom, Griffin Theatre). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
The devious Doctor Impossible has escaped from prison and legendary superhero CoreFire has vanished without a trace. With the fate of the world in their hands, the New Champions have mere hours to recover their fallen comrade and stop their arch-nemesis before his doomsday device is complete. Joined by Fatale, a cyborg with an arsenal of deadly hardware and a host of self-esteem issues, the mighty super-team must face their darkest hour -- and the truths buried in their deeply troubled pasts. A thrilling new musical about power and identity set in a vibrant world of heroes and villains, in a world premiere adaptation. The production runs approximately two and a half hours with one intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby.
The cast: Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Phil Timberlake (Dr. Impossible); with guest artists Christina Hall (Fatale), Frederick Harris (Mr. Mystic, Baron Ether), Jason Kellerman (CoreFire, Nick Napalm), Tommy Malouf (Blackwolf), Corrbette Pasko (Damsel), Sarah Scanlon (Elphin), Justine C. Turner (Lily), and Taryn Wood (Rainbow Triumph). With understudies Anthony Kayer, Kate McDermott, Maureen Mizener, Flavia Pallozzi, and Robert Quintanilla.
The crew: Lifeline Theatre ensemble members Aly Renee Amidei (Costume Designer), Heather Currie (Assistant Director), Alan Donahue (Scenic & Properties Designer), Paul S. Holmquist (Director), and Christopher M. Walsh (Adaptor); with guest artists Becky Bishop (Stage Manager), Benjamin W. Dawson (Production Manager), Jason A. Fleece (Dramaturg), Matt Hawkins (Fight Choreographer), Becca Jeffords (Lighting Designer), John Kelly (Master Electrician), Christopher Kriz (Composer, Lyricist, Sound Designer), Laura McKenzie (Musical Director), and Joe Schermoly (Technical Director).
Soon I Will Be Invincible runs now through July 19, at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. (free parking and shuttle; see below). Opening night is tonight, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 for regular single tickets, $30 for seniors, $20 for students (with I.D.), $20 for rush tickets (available half hour before show time, subject to availability), and $20 for previews. Tickets may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com.
Photo Credit: Suzanne Plunkett
(clockwise From left) Corrbette Pasko as Damsel, Phil Timberlake as Dr. Impossible, Sarah Scanlon as Elphin, Frederick Harris as Mr. Mystic, Christina Hall As Fatale, Tommy Malouf as Blackwolf, and Taryn Wood as Rainbow Triumph
Tommy Malouf as Blackwolf