Donna Vivino Withdraws from EEK: A MOUSICAL

BroadwayWorld has learned that Donna Vivino has withdrawn from the upcoming production od EEK, A MOUSICAL. New casting has not yet been announced.

FACT Theatre Company and Joria Productions presents EEK, A MOUSICAL - a 21st century update based on the Aesop fable "The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse" at Joria Mainstage from January 27th through February 5th. The new musical was written by FACT Artistic Director Jack DyvilleDonna Vivino was set to play Clarissa, the country mom. Vivino was the original Cossette in Les Misérables and also was on Broadway in Hairspray and Martin Short Fame Become Me and played Elphaba in the National Company of Wicked for three years.

EEK takes the classic Aesop Fable and makes it contemporary. A City Mom wants a little peace and quiet at the dinner table away from the screeching traffic, cell phones and texting. She accepts an invitation for her family to visit her sister in the country where they have to go through a cultural adjustment. The city mice are not keen on sewing circles, crawdad fishing and Hard Red Spring Wheat Pageants and each family gets to learn a bit about how the other group lives. This is all done through high spirited songs, dance and quick paced dialogue. Critics have called the score "jubilant and joyful" during the shows debut in regional theatre last year.

This production of EEK additionally features Michael Sazonov as Charles, The Country Dad Marcia Sofley as Caroline, The Country Daughter, Toni Stanton who was featured in Angela Lansbury: A Celebration, Christmas Rappings as Bara, The City Mom, Marcus Conerly as Brad, The City Dad, Melissa Robinette as Brianna, The CityDaughter, and Emily Coffin as Ben, The City Son. The production is directed by John DeBlass and choreographed by Maria Zannieri, codirectors of Joria Production and owners of West Side Dance Studio. Musical Director is Danielle Erin Rhodes.

Writer and composer Mr. Dyville has been represented twice as a playwrite at the NY International Fringe Festival as well as NY's Duplex and Strawberry Festival, In A NY Minute, Words & Wine Reading Series, Playwrights Horizons Invitational Forum, The Short Play Lab, Queens Players-Secret Theatre etc. He is published with I.E. Clark, Aspire Publications and E-Tens on line.

FACT (Friends Always Creating Theatre) is a group of Playwrights - Actors - Directors who have joined together to create New Theatre! They are Celebrating their 2nd Year as one of most prolific new Off Off Broadway Companies in New York City Founded by Jack Dyville and David Gillam Fuller in 2009, they are a membership company that has already attracted more than 70 Actors, 10 Directors and 20+ Playwrights.

EEK, The Mousical previews Jan 27 @ 7:30pm (donation) and plays Jan 28-29, Feb 3-4-5 at 7:30pm with matinees on Jan 29-30, Feb 5 at 3:00pm presented at Joria Productions Mainstage, 260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018. Tickets are $18 Adults, $9 Children Discounts TDF $9 All Ages Buy Tickets Online at TDF or FACT website or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

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