Photo Flash: First Look At HOW THE WESTONS WON at Jefferson Market Library
In association with off-Broadway's Out of the Box Theatrics (OOTB) an immersive production of the musical, How the Westons Won, will be presented December 14-23, at the Jefferson Market Library, an historic Victorian Gothic building in Greenwich Village.
Directed by Joe Barros (Bastard Jones, Gigi, Cagney), How The Westons Won is set for a full production following workshop presentations in February at the New York Film Academy and in March 2017 at the cell theatre.
The creative team also features Assistant Director Luis Villabon and Music Director William Cody Dry. Orchestations are by Tom Kochan. Assistant Orchestrator is Alexander Tom. Featured in the cast is Sydney Shuck Brian Charles Rooney, Jonathan David Steffins, Jen Olivares, Danny Bevins, John E. Elliott, Heather Jane Rolff, James Robers, Genesis Collado, Andres Gallardo Bustillo, Nathan Richardson, Melody Allegra Berger, Ry Armstrong, Bethany Jeffery and Timothy Yang. Casting is by Daryl Eisenberg and Ally Beans.
Set to a contemporary rock score with odes to Western musicals, the musical portrays children dealing with a mom's opioid addiction. Two teenagers, left on a lonely Tucson ranch, accidentally bring to life a toy diorama with Buffalo Bill, George Custer, Geronimo, Calamity Jane and a young Native American girl. Through interacting with the mythical characters, the family learns to deal with their dysfunction and move forward. For more information, visit the show's website at www.HowtheWestonsWon.com.
How The Westons Won features book and lyrics by R.C. Staab and music by Aaron Latina. Staab's musicals and plays include Dumb Luck (winner: TRU Voices New Musical Series 2017, Music Theatre of Madison's 2017 Festival of New Musicals), and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (recently featured in an industry reading). Missouri-based Aaron Latina is a professional composer, orchestrator and music director of film, musicals, commercial projects and movie trailers. Out of the Box Theatrics, led by Founder and Producing Artistic Director Elizabeth Flemming, Associate Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and Company Manager, Frank Hartley is a New York-based, nonprofit Actors' Equity producing Off-Broadway organization, dedicated to producing new and classic works while challenging audiences to experience work outside of their expectations. Committed to hiring a diverse company of actors, regardless of gender, race, creed, ethnicity, or physical handicap, Out of The Box Theatrics allows audiences to experience work from a fresh perspective in site-specific locations. For more information, visit www.ootbtheatrics.com
Photo Credit: Jazelle's Artistry/Jazelle Foster
Jonathan David Steffans
Jen Olivares, Danny Bevins, Melody Allegra Berger