12 STEPS: THE MUSICAL by Elise Maurine Milner
The funny thing about ADDICTION is, everyone has one! This comedic and heart warming story follows Graham Chili, a country boy from Texas who has just moved to New York City to follow his dreams as a wall street stock broker by day and a cabaret singer by night. Looking to make friends and connect with his new surroundings in the spirit of his hometown "mega church capital," and fresh off the bus in Timesquare, he enters a Manhattan Mega church in search of the "choir practice" room. Instead he erroneously stumbles upon four different 12 step addiction meetings going on in the church basement that divert his attention, inspire his love life, and creates new friends and life realizations! "12 Steps" both entertains and educates also with light parody, both using the popularity and the mystery of the infamous self help program without mockery, but with clever direction and understanding using humor, gentleness, and ingenuity. Come get your "Higher Power" on!
Script, lyrics, and songs by: Elise Maurine Milner and Dillon M. DeRosa
Directed by: Elise Maurine Milner
Assistant director/stage manager: Dahlia Barakat
Choreography by: Vanessa Long
Musical directors: Emily Goggin and Taylor Hopkins
Music Co-composed, Arranged, Orchestrated, and Mixed by: Dillon M. DeRosa
Light and sound tech: Jorge Olivo
This brand new musical by playwright/director/producer Elise Milner is just one of many. She has produced over 200 Off Off Broadway shows in the tri state area since 2002. Elise Milner (playwright) has been called "the new Neil LaBute" and compared to a modern Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart.) She writes with heart, depth, soul, all of her characters have a strong sense of humanity and her productions plenty of sexy drama, comedy, and coherence. Come and enjoy what many audiences love so much about a Hanging Cow Production show... thoroughly diverse and entertaining, comedic, and thought provoking.
On OFF BROADWAY September 19th-25th, 2016 (Mon-Fri 8pm curtain and Sat/Sun 2p and 7pm)
$20 online, $25 at the door - get tickets/information at www.12stepsmusical.com
At The American Theatre for Actors, 314 West 54th Street, 2nd Floor John Cullum Theatre, NY, NY