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Gordon Greenberg Will Direct BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER At MTFestUK


Gordon Greenberg set to direct "BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER: THE MUSICAL," as part of the inaugural MTFestUK, taking place February 18-20. Casting announced.

But I'm a Cheerleader: The Musical, with book and lyrics by Bill Augustin and music by Andrew Abrams, based on the 2000 Lionsgate cult motion picture, will be part of the "Taster Menu" of new musicals in the inaugural MTFestUK, created and produced by Paul Taylor-Mills at The Other Palace theatre in London February 11-23. Gordon Greenberg to direct.

The cast includes Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers), Bronté Barbé (Beautiful - National Tour) Olivier Award-winner Matt Henry (Kinky Boots), Jodie Jacobs (Unexpected Joy), Jamie Muscato (Heathers), Stephen Hogan (Merrily We Roll Along), Ben Forster ("Superstar," Rocky Horror Show) and Luke Bayer (Everybody's Talking About Jamie)

But I'm A Cheerleader: The Musical is the story of Megan, an all?American high school cheerleader who has the perfect life. That is, until she finds out her friends and family suspect her of being a lesbian and send her packing to 'True Directions,' a rehabilitation camp to set her straight. It is at this camp, under the strict tutelage of headmistress Mary Brown that Megan meets Graham, a sexy tomboy who shows her exactly what her 'true direction' is. Hilarious, irreverent and full of heart, But I'm A Cheerleader: The Musical is a quirky coming?of?age comedy about sexual awakening and self?realization.

The 2000 Lionsgate motion picture had a story by Jamie Babbit, a screenplay by Brian Wayne Peterson and was directed by Jamie Babbit. The cast featured RuPaul Charles, Clea Duvall, Natasha Lyonne, Cathy Moriarty, and Michele Williams.

But I'm A Cheerleader: The Musical has a book and lyrics by Bill Augustin, music by Andrew Abrams and is produced by Paul Taylor-Mills and Adam Bialow by special arrangement with Lionsgate. Musical Direction is by Michael Bradley. Casting is by Will Burton.

Bialow said today "We're thrilled that Paul Taylor-Mills invited Cheerleader to participate in the inaugural MTFestUK. The writers have done a wonderful job with their book and score by further developing the characters from the original motion picture, making them more accessible to a wider audience without detracting from their true essence in a way that is both entertaining and transformative in the process." Bialow added "Additionally, in light of the subject matter-conversion therapy-being debated in both the United Kingdom and United States, I believe that the piece is more necessary and unfortunately more relevant than ever."

MT Fest UK is a two-week festival of new musical theatre at The Other Palace from Monday 11 to Saturday 23 February 2019. The festival will present new work by both emerging and established writers, as well as programming talks and concerts from some of the most celebrated performers, writers and producers currently working in musical theatre. All tickets to events and performances are between £10-15.

Tickets for all MT Fest UK events are on sale now. For further information on the full program, visit

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