NAMT 29TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE NEW MUSICALS


Persephone

2017 FESTIVAL

Book and Lyrics: Marcus Stevens

Music: Oran Eldor

Number of Acts: 1

Number of Principals (Male): 2

Number of Principals (Female): 3

Number of Chorus (Male): 4

Number of Chorus (Female): 3

Orchestra Breakdown:

Keyboard-Conductor, Keyboard 2, Drums, 2 Guitars, Electric Bass (optional Keyboard 3, optional additional percussion)

Casting Needs:

The ensemble doubles as many supporting roles, including Charon, Ascalaphus, Dionysus and others.

Synopsis

In Persephone, a myth is raised from the dead, the gods are celebrities hounded by the paparazzi, and their saga is set to a pop/rock score. Teenage Persephone longs for independence from her mother Demeter, but her wish gets distorted when she finds herself trapped in the Underworld by Greece’s perennial bad boy, Hades. What follows is an off-beat, emotionally-charged coming-of-age story for ancient and modern times.

Development History

In September of 2014, Persephone received a three-week workshop produced by The University of the Arts and 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Persephone was presented in the 2015 ASCAP Workshop for New Musicals, held at the Lied Performing Arts Center in Lincoln Nebraska. And in 2016, Persephone received a music workshop and an industry reading in New York City, both produced by Jane Bergere Productions, Inc.

PRESS LINKS...

Variety

https://www.google.com/amp/variety.com/2017/legit/news/namt-festival-2017-shows-1202481203/amp/

American Theatre

http://www.americantheatre.org/2017/06/28/namt-announces-2017-festival-of-new-musicals-lineup/

Talking Broadway

http://www.talkinbroadway.com/allthatchat_new/d.php?id=2384668

Theatre Mania

http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/national-alliance-for-musical-theatre-festival_81590.html

Broadway World

https://www.google.com/amp/www.broadwayworld.com/amp/c.php%3Furl%3DLineup-Announced-for-NAMTs-2017-FESTIVAL-OF-NEW-MUSICALS-20170628

WS Buzz

http://wsbuzz.com/music/namt-festival-2017-eight-new-musicals-set-showcase/


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