NOFX's Fat Mike to Present New Rock Musical, HOME STREET HOME, 2/20

NOFX's Fat Mike to Present New Rock Musical, HOME STREET HOME, 2/20

Home Street Home, a new musical, will play an 11-performance run between February 20 - March 7, 2015 at Z Space, located in the Mission District in San Francisco, the producers announced today. Home Street Home features music by punk legend Fat Mike (NOFX), lyrics by Fat Mike, Jeff Marx (Tony Award® winner, Avenue Q) & Goddess Soma (AVN Award winning writer/director), and book by Goddess Soma & Fat Mike. Richard Israel (LA Drama Critics Circle Career Achievement Award winner) will direct. www.HomeStreetHomeOnStage.com.

The Z Space engagement will be the first fully-staged production of the new musical. The writers will be adding new material and making changes throughout the run. The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Connecticut hosted a series of staged readings last month. The Home Street Home concept album, which features over a dozen songs from the musical's score, will be released on February 10 through Fat Wreck Chords (www.FatWreck.com).

Home Street Home is an original rock musical about survival and love among runaway teenagers living on the street. Based on true stories of the authors' experiences of homelessness and punk culture, the story revolves around Sue, a 16-year old runaway who plunges headfirst into the deviant subculture and alternative lifestyle of the streets. After being adopted into a colorful tribe of homeless teens, Sue finds empowerment, self-realization and acceptance from her new chosen family.

The cast of Home Street Home features Shaleah Adkisson (Hair on Broadway), Brandon Curry (Ghost The Musical 1st Nat'l Tour), Alex Emanuel ("House of Cards," "Rescue Me"), Sam Given (RENT at the Hollywood Bowl), Kevin Hegmann (Rock of Ages in Las Vegas), Alex Robert Holmes ("1000 Ways to Die"), Jamey Hood (The Shaggs at Playwrights Horizons), Justine Magnusson (Whistle Down the Wind Nat'l Tour), Matt Magnusson, Zach Martens (Sleep No More), Ryan O'Connor (School of Rock), Lauren Patten ("Arrested Development"), and Kristin Piacentile (Sweet Charity).

Home Street Home features scenic design by Caite Hevner Kemp, lighting design by Tom Ontiveros, costume design by Goddess Soma, sound design by David Crawford, and musical direction by David O. Home Street Home is produced by Jeff Marx and Keith Sherman.

Said Fat Mike, "Home Street Home is a theatrical version of my life, Soma's life and the outlandish but true stories of our friends' lives. When you wanna write something authentic, you write about what you know. Drug use, living on the street, self abuse, shoplifting, stumbling, prostitution, bondage, flogging, running from cops, playing guitar, and passing out is what we know. Welcome to our Home Street Home." Said Preston Whiteway, Executive Director of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, "Home Street Home excites, inspires, and pushes the American musical boldly forward. We are in good hands with Fat Mike, Goddess Soma and Jeff Marx."

Home Street Home plays a limited 11-performance run at Z Space (450 Florida St., San Francisco, CA 94110) February 20 - March 7, 2015. Tickets for Home Street Home at Z Space are $50 for regular seating and $75 for premium seating ($75 tickets include a CD). A limited number of $25 student rush tickets are available day-of for each performance. Performances are 2/20, 2/21, 2/27, 2/28, 3/6 & 3/7 at 9PM; 2/26 & 3/5 at 8PM; 2/22 & 3/1 at 7PM; 3/7 at 2PM.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.HomeStreetHomeOnStage.com or over the phone by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111.

The studio album features performances by Fat Mike and NOFX, and sees the play's characters inhabited by a wide roster of vocalists including Frank Turner, Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba, Tony Award winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Bad Cop/Bad Cop's Stacey Dee, the late Tony Sly of No Use For A Name, and Dance Hall Crashers' Karina Denike. Members of Descendents, Lagwagon, Old Man Markley, Mad Caddies, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Aggrolites, The Living End, The Real McKenzies, and RKL also play on many of the tracks. The Home Street Home concept album includes a portion of the songs that will ultimately comprise the full score of the new musical.

MICHAEL JOHN BURKETT AKA FAT MIKE is a musician, songwriter, producer, record label president, political activist, and champion bowler! Best known as the lead vocalist, bassist and songwriter for long-running punk rock band NOFX, Fat Mike is also bassist and arranger for supergroup cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. NOFX formed in Los Angeles in 1983, signed to Epitaph Records in 1989 and went on to sell over 6 million records worldwide including two records that went gold in the US and Canada. In 2004, he founded Punkvoter.com in an effort to mobilize the punk community to vote, and in turn raised over a million dollars for the Kerry Campaign with the Rock Against Bush compilations. Fat Mike is also the co-owner of the Fat Wreck Chords record label in San Francisco, the restaurant Thistle Hill Tavern in Brooklyn, and the infamous Dungeon Snakeoil in Los Angeles.

GODDESS SOMA AKA SOMA SNAKEOIL is a writer, director, professional Dominant, fetish movie star, BDSM educator and live performer. She recently became the Publisher and Editor of DDI Magazine, the 30 year running International FemDomme publication. Defining herself as a professional pervert, she has lectured widely on the psychology of domination/submission, gender roles and the origins of BDSM. Her work appears in books, magazines, the Internet and over 40 full-length fetish films. She's been featured in Taboo Magazine, Inked Magazine and Playboy TV. In 2013, she added to her accomplishments, by winning three AVN Awards, including Best BDSM Feature, and the Canadian Feminist Porn Award for her independent silent comedy fetish feature, Rubber Bordello as writer/director/actor. Her best selling writer parents were also Christian missionaries, whose main focus in the 80's was smuggling Christian films and literature into East Block countries. Soma spent her late teenage years living on the street, hitchhiking around the country and dumpster fine dining. She is the loving matriarch of a blended family consisting of her partner Fat Mike, 15 year old daughter, 10 year old step daughter, and 23 year old transgender submissive named Boi.

JEFF MARX co-created and co-wrote all the songs for the hit Broadway musical AVENUE Q, which won 3 Tony Awards in 2004 (Best Score, Best Book, and Best Musical) and is still running in NYC (now in its 13th year!) and around the world. He co-wrote songs for the Emmy-nominated musical episode of SCRUBS, and the theme song for the TV series RICK & STEVE. His song "You Have More Friends Than You Know" (co-written with Mervyn Warren) was featured on GLEE last year. His journey with AVENUE Q and the Tony Awards is captured in the documentary film "Show Business: The Road to Broadway."

RICHARD ISRAEL has been a part of the Los Angeles theatre community for over 15 years. He is the recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Milton Katselas Award for Career Achievement in Directing, as well as the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for directing. He has directed for The Laguna Playhouse, La Mirada Theatre, Cabrillo Music Theatre, International City Theatre, Musical Theatre West, The Colony Theatre, The Norris Theatre, DOMA Theatre Company, Musical Theatre Guild, The Third Street Theatre, Interact Theatre Company, The Actors Co-op and West Coast Ensemble Theatre.

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