Once in a while a great musical comes along that captivates and uplifts its audiences. Count To Ten is one of those rare musicals in which a sharply etched script leaves you with characters who loom larger than life and a story that rings true. Count To Ten is a timeless tale of friendship, romance and growth told through dance, song and scene.
From the pen of 'Victor Chase' comes an unfinished script with an unfinished love song that only a change of heart will allow him to write. Desperate to produce his show, Victor finds himself entangled with the ballet dancing heiress of 'Starwood Performing Arts Camp' and a tough talking teenager who's irresistable charm makes him perfect for the lead in Victor's new show. But just like his pen Victor is unsteady and won't commit or could he return to New York with something more precious than a completed script in this musical story of friendship and dance? Count on a fun-filled musical comedy treat that's sure to entertain everyone!
About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC
The Group Theatre Too was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director, Michael Blevins and Executive Producer, Justin Boccitto. Some of GTT's past productions have included: the New York revival of Seesaw, Count To Ten, an official selection of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and winner of the 2008 National Youth Theatre Award for Best New Musical, Stephen Belber's Tape, Quick Curtains, Jack Heifner's Vanities, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Love Letters, Provincetown 2012, The Boyfriend, The Subject Was Roses, David Rimmer’s Album and the annual Choreographer’s Canvas. GTT also produced MAC Award Winner, Alisa Schiff, in Mama Said...The Songs of Cass Elliott.
Generation Tap, GTT’s tap company, has appeared at Tap City, Tap Extravaganza, The United Nations, Circle in the Square and was featured in Dancer Magazine. Seen by over 5,000 school students, GTT’s social awareness play, Aftermath is now available for performance through Heuer Publishing. GTT also runs after-school arts programming and retains a fiscal sponsorship through The Field, a 501 (c)(3) organization in Manhattan. GTT's Artistic Advisory Board includes Mercedes Ellington, Nicole Fosse, Mallory Graham, Maurice Hines, John Kander, Bernard Kaplan, Theodore Mann*, Bettye Morrow, David Rimmer, Chita Rivera and Sue Samuels. The company is represented by entertainment lawyer, Donald Farber.
The Group Theatre Too hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives.
Theater: Connelly Theater
Address: 220 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10009
Cost:$20.00 at the door, $17 on theatermania.com, $25 Benefit Performance
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