Current Reading in Development
Nothing to See Here
In the summer of 1925, the struggling town of Dayton, Tennessee hosted a trial that claimed national headlines and divided the country — the Scopes Monkey Trial, the first major anti-Evolution court case. Nothing to See Here is the story of Frank Robinson, the man who built the trial as a publicity stunt to save his town, and May Robinson, his wife who longs to save her family and her
father’s church from falling apart in a seemingly Godless world. Of course, notorious reporter H.L. Mencken is there to spin their story — and to uncover what the truth behind the trial really is.
Book & Music by Brian Blaskie
Book & Lyrics by Laurie Hochman
Direction by Lana Sugarman
Music Direction by Butch Marshall
Performances on August 20-21 @7:30pm.
After years of life beating her down, and at the tail end of a bad marriage, Tallie is desperate for a new start. She picks a small town on a map at random and moves there, finding a job at an antique shop. But if Tallie thought she was at rock bottom before, she’s about to start digging. When she unwittingly unleashes an evil genie, she learns the hard way how much worse things can get. Because this genie wants freedom, and she wants Tallie to take her place. If this kind of evil gets loose, Tallie won’t be the only one who suffers. Friendly genies are just for kid’s movies, folks. Be careful what you wish for.
Book, Music & Lyrics by Jamie Elizabeth Maletz
Direction by Jailyn Harris
Music Direction by Anney Jeandrevin
Orchestrations by Elspeth Collard
Performances on August 27-28 @7:30pm
Pre-sale tickets available for $5.00. Seating is limited.
No tickets will be sold at the door - all walk-ups will be pay-what-you-can (suggested donation of $5.00).
Cast for Nothing to See Here
Robinson: Michael Glavan*
May Robinson: Olivia King
Clarence Darrow: Marc Moritz*
William Jennings Bryan: Mike Burke
Mencken: Jason Eno*
Scopes: Matt Gittins
Female Ensemble: Rosie Bresson
Male Ensemble/Man in the Monkey Suit/Howard Morgan: Logan Bailey
Male Ensemble/Judge Raulston/Pastor James: Stephen Bundy
Previous New Musical Works
The Anxiety Project - Workshop
On The Line - Reading, Workshop, and Concert
Cast for Wishful Thinking
TALLIE: Rosie Bresson
HARPER: Ally Massey
EVAN: Michael Glavan*
MARI: Emma Victoria Clark+
ONINA the Djinn: Caroline Turner
DEPRESSION PERSONIFIED/WALLA the Witch Doctor: Jason Eno*
ANXIETY PERSONIFIED/Ensemble: Xaverie Baker
BIGFOOT/Ensmble: Stephen Bundy
Ensemble: Matt Gittins+