From the writing team that brought you last year’s smash FAT ASSES: THE MUSICAL comes the revamped musical/comedy sensation PARKER & DIZZY’S FABULOUS JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE RAINBOW. After a successful run at the New York International Fringe Festival and Encores Series in 2011, this hilariously campy, sci-fi-action-adventure is described as a saucy foursome between The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Thelma & Louise and a “gay” Da Vinci Code…but instead of revolving around Jesus, it’s JUDY! With book & lyrics by actor-director-playwright Peter Zachari and lyrics/music composed by singer-songwriter Damon Maida, this revamped version premieres six brand new songs.
Take an adventurous ride on a disco schtick of mystery, music and amusement in a journey to connect-the-dots between pop icons, from Liza Minnelli and Joan Crawford to recent pop idols. PARKER & DIZZY’S FABULOUS JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE RAINBOW follows an unlikely daring duo; Parker, a curious assistant to the stars, and the adorably spunky choreographer, Dizzy. When their boss, famed drag-songstress Victoria Luster, winds up mysteriously murdered in her dressing room, the twosome are not only shocked, but are actually questioned as suspects! Their only hope is a cryptic message uttered by the dying diva. Unbeknownst to them, they are about to embark on a mind-altering, secret-unveiling journey, encountering drag queens, clones, dead bodies and a menacing villainess, questioning not only their own reality, but also their friendship, culture and life purpose! Songs will include “GPeniS,” “Hail the Queens,” “Don’t Even Think About It,” “Hero of This Dream,” “The Troll Song,” “What Makes a Friend” and more.
Returning cast members Peter Zachari (Parker), Joey Mirabile (Dizzy) and Sam Given (aka Millie Grams) are joined by NYC comedian and drag personality Marti Gould Cummings, Eric Byrer, Kasidy Devlin, Solomon Kee, Scott Salame and Jacob Storms.
Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Exec Director
155 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003
January 9-26, 2014 – Tickets: $15 general / $10 students and seniors
For tickets, visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net or call (212) 254-1109
Book by Peter Zachari
Music and Lyrics by Damon Maida and Peter Zachari
Directed by Peter Zachari
Musical Direction by Douglas Maxwell
Chorography by Joey Mirabile
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About the Company: Theater For The New City
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Ma-Yi Theater Company, which won an OBIE Award for its 1996 TNC production, FLIPZOIDS. TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 40 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor's Stop The Violence award.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm
Theater: Theater For The New City
Address: 155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009
Cost:Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors/students TDF vouchers accepted
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