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Photo Flash: First Look At OVERTURE THE MUSICAL At NYMF

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Sharp Women, LLC present Overture the Musical, a new story celebrating the extraordinary grass-roots efforts to save the Kansas City Philharmonic, with music and lyrics by Krista Eyler, book by Krista Eyler and Barbara Nichols. Ms. Nichols directs a cast of twelve, including Krista Eyler, Joel Morrison, Kay Noonan and Kipp Simmons with Whitney Armstrong, Erica Baruth, Jennifer Cannady, Stasha Case, JC Dresslaer, John Edmonds, Mark Murphy, and Rob Reeder. Five performances will be staged at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street in New York City, from July 24-28, 2019.

It's 1953, and the symphonic sounds of the Kansas City Philharmonic are dimming as the iconic cultural institution fights for its existence. Amid this existential battle led by the grass-roots efforts of the determined Philharmonic staff, their own personal struggles ignite a crescendo of passions which has each of them fighting for their own survival. A poignant love story about saving something extraordinary and building something beautiful, this real-life story plucks at our heart-strings through legit voices and contemporary musical sounds.

Overture the Musical has been awarded the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant to encourage performing artists: http://annasosenkotrust.org/about-the-trust/

Overture the Musical originated at the July 2018 Kansas City Fringe Festival as one of the festival's highest attended among its 80 productions. Overture had its first full production with an orchestra at The Arts Asylum (Kansas City, MO) in September 2018.

Overture the Musical is presented by the New York Musical Festival. Producer: Sharp Women, LLC; Choreographer: Valerie Martin; Music Director: Kevin Bogan; Costume Designer: Joanna Windler; Stage Manager: MacKenzie Sammons; General Manager: SL Theatricals; Public Relations: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

Tickets are: $29.50. For more information, visit NYMF.ORG.

Photos by: Steven Rosen

Photo Flash: First Look At OVERTURE THE MUSICAL At NYMF
Krista Eyler is Lilly Brooks in Overture the Musical

 

Photo Flash: First Look At OVERTURE THE MUSICAL At NYMF
Joel Morrison & Krista Eyler

 

Photo Flash: First Look At OVERTURE THE MUSICAL At NYMF
The Women''s Committee! Krista Eyler, Kay Noonan, Stasha Case, Erica Baruth, Jennifer Cannady, JC Dresslaer, Whitney Armstrong (in back)

 

Photo Flash: First Look At OVERTURE THE MUSICAL At NYMF
The Cast of Overture the Musical

 

 



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