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THE FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL Casting Complete, Plays 6/15-16 At LA Fest Of Musicals

Casting has been finished for The First Nudie Musical a new musical based on the hit cult film from the 1970s comes to the stage in a two-night only staged reading as part of the LA Festival of New Musicals.

Ted Detwiler (of TV's Sordid Lives)

Niki Scalera (B'way's Hairspray, Tarzan)
Michael Irish (The Brain From Planet X - Chance Theater)
Alet Taylor (The Producers, The Brain From Planet X)
Sharon McNight (Starmites, and lots of others)
Barry Pearl (Happy Days, The Musical, Grease, The Movie)
Marlene Martinez
Jenna Romano
Dimas Diaz


Chris Fore, Darrin Glesser, Joe Keane, Jimmy Lambert, Rayne Marcus, Heather Lynn Morris, Yvette Tucker, and Lisaun Whittingham.

Make your reservations now at or call 323 599-7343. Show time is at 7:30, tickets are free, and it's all part of the LA Festival of New Musicals.

The First Nudie Musical, the film, came out in 1976 to much critical acclaim. It became an instant cult film and it was one of the first films to hit cable TV, where it was hugely successful for many years. Unlike most of the recent film to stage adaptations, Nudie started life as a film musical, so adapting it for the stage seemed to be a natural.

The First Nudie Musical has a book by Bruce Kimmel and David Wechter, and music and lyrics by Bruce Kimmel (Kimmel wrote, co-directed, and starred in the film, along with Cindy Williams, Stephen Nathan, and Diana Canova). In addition to the songs from the film, there are eleven new numbers.

The staged reading will be directed by Bruce Kimmel, with choreography by Adam Cates. Cason Murphy is producing. Casting will be announced shortly. This free two-night only event will take place on June 15 and 16 at 7:30 at the NoHo Arts Center.

Early reservations are advised (seating is limited) and can be made by e-mailing or calling 323 599-7343.

For more information on the LA Festival of New American Musicals please visit

The NoHo Arts Center is at 11136 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601


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