Cast Announced For MAGIC THE PLAY at Theatre Row
Magic and politics collide in a new all-rhyming, underscored play at Theatre Row this February.
Magic the Play is written and produced by Yaakov Bressler and Christopher Erlendson, with incidental music by co-producer and Music Director Kelly Catlin. The trio credit their success to the support of Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), an organization which helps producers navigate the business of theater.
Directed by Christopher Erlendson, Magic the Play will be presented as a showcase performance, for 7 performances, running Tuesday, February 20, 2018 through Sunday, February 25, 2018 in the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 W 42 St.
The cast of Magic the Play features: Chelsea Davis (Regional: Rent) as Prime Minister, Isabel Kruse (Off Broadway: Frankenstein) as Thornely, Jennifer Paldino (Porch Light Productions: Bonnie & Clyde) as Isidora, Brian Knoebel (Off Broadway: Whoopie) as Professor Schwartz, Anthony Lofaso (Cabrillo Music Theatre: Damn Yankees) as Bartley Woods and Ensemble, Justine Magnusson (National Tour: Whistle Down the Wind) as Ensemble, Lukas Max (Univ. of Chicago Lab Schools: Once in a Lifetime) as Ensemble, Emily Samuelson (Regional: Oklahoma) as Ensemble.
Magic the Play also features set designs by TzuChing Cheng (UMKC Theatre: Rodelinda), costumes by Antonio Consuegra (Off Broadway: All Aboard), lighting by Chris Thielking (National Tour: PJ Masks Time To Be A Hero LIVE), projection design by Lisa Renkel (Broadway:Junk) and props by Girshel Topuria (Brooklyn College: Polaroid Stories). Stage Managed by Jane Silverstein. Rehearsals are to take place at The Artist Co-Op.
Set to delightful incidental music composed by Kelly Catlin (Manhattan School of Music, MM '18), Magic the Play takes you into a magical world where people rely on potions and spells and brooms that can fly, chaos ensues when sorcerers lose their magical powers in a few days or hours. To conceal its shame, the government's blame is placed on two scapegoats in a scandalous hoax who, fearing to flee, or to cop a plea, must expose their tormentor's dishonesty.
Magic the Play will play the following performance schedule: Tuesday February 20 at 7:30PM. Wednesday February 21 at 7:30PM, Thursday February 22 at 7:30PM, Friday February 23 at 7:30PM, Saturday February 24 at 2:00PM, Saturday February 24 at 7:30PM, Sunday February 25 at 2:00PM in the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 42nd ST).
Run time is 95 minutes with no intermission.