VIDEO: First Look At The 5th Avenue Theatre's World Premiere Of AFTERWORDS

Afterwords plays April 29 to May 21, 2022 at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

By: May. 17, 2022
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BroadwayWorld has a first look at The 5th Avenue Theatre's world premiere production of the captivating new musical Afterwords, is now on stage through May 21.

The 5th welcomes back to its stage for Afterwords Andi Alhadeff (The 5th: Ragtime, RENT) as Kali, Mari Nelson (Broadway: Guys and Dolls; The 5th/ACT: Urinetown) as Lydia, Brandon O'Neill (Broadway: Disney's Aladdin, The 5th: Rock of Ages) as Jimmy, Saxton Jay Walker (The 5th: Grease) as Franklin, and Kirsten Delohr Helland (The 5th: The Sound of Music; Seattle Rep: Lizard Boy) as Kali's Voice 1.

Making their 5th Avenue Theatre debuts are Broadway's Kerstin Anderson (My Fair Lady) as Simone and Anastacia McCleskey (Waitress) as Jo, Timothy Michael Keller (Village Theatre: Jesus Chris Superstar) as Kali's Voice 2, and nationally recognized dancers and movement artists Ashley Menestrina and Cara Diaz as The Process.

Afterwords is the 24th new musical produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre and features music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak and a book by Emily Kazmarek, with direction by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, choreography by Ebony Williams, and music supervision by Matt Perri.

The cast also features Eliza Palasz (Understudy for Kali and Simone), Kataka "Kat" Corn (Understory for Jo and Kali's Voice), Cheyenne Casebier (Understudy for Lydia), Eric Polani Jensen (Understudy for Jimmy), Andre Brown (Understudy for Franklin), and Lisa Kwak (Understudy for The Process).

Afterwords was produced as a musical radio play as part of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2020/21 Digital Season and was workshopped in 2019, following workshops in 2017 and 2018 at Village Theatre.

A breathtaking story about the power of art to heal, Afterwords is a captivating new musical fusing pop, rock, and modern indie-folk to create a revelatory and soulful new score. Notes scribbled on paper, the stroke of a paintbrush against a canvas, a growing melody played on the piano... Afterwords is the story of the art we make from the love that shapes us. Following the sudden loss of their mother, sisters Kali and Simone find themselves once again living in their childhood home together. When they decide to rent out the attic, into their lives walks Jo, a war reporter lost in her own grief. As the women share their stories they discover unexpected truths, helping each other pass through their struggles and a dazzling mosaic of intersecting lives reveals itself.