The season begins on February 3 and will run through February 28, 2016 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 West 46th Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at ResonanceEnsemble.org.
A concert of songs from the new musical that charts the individual stories of six New Yorkers lives over the course of six years. Throughout the show, the characters come together one by one and influence each other in profound and very unexpected ways. 6 explores how people affect the courses of each others lives - without knowing it - and often, without ever having met. Featuring an eclectic score blending elements of rock, pop, gospel, and contemporary theatre sounds, 6 tells each story through unique and compelling musical languages. In a city of strangers, we're all just 6 degrees away.
The production stars Andrew Kober (Hair) as Harvey, Hannah Elless (Godspell) as Tess, Wallace Smith (Godspell, American Idiot) as Tom, Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening, Rent-OBR) as Emma, Alysha Umphress (On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, American Idiot) as April and Alex Brightman (Glory Days, Wicked) as Shawn.
The Big Bank of Brooklyn has an insatiable appetite for foreclosure. This is the bank that revels in taking away people's homes and dreams. Stuart Stevens, a long time employee, has lost his passion for repossession and finds himself falling in love with Iris, the owner of a flower shop he's been ordered to foreclose on. Meanwhile, a radical environmentalist and his precocious 11-year old daughter, Parsley, plot their revenge on The Big Bank. Will the bank go bust? Or BOOM!? A wacky wonderful musical for our time.
The cast includes: Klea Blackhurst (Stage: Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, Bingo, By Jupiter.TV: “Sesame Street,” “Law and Order: SVU”), Piper Goodeve (Anne of Green Gables, The Pursuit of Persephone. Showtime’s “Bereft”), Stacey Todd Holt(Broadway: Elf, Cry Baby, The Producers), Carly Rose Sonenclar (Broadway: Wonderland, Les Mis. Film: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, The Nanny Diaries. TV: “The Electric Company”), Con O’Shea-Creal (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), James Patterson (Broadway/Tours: Drowsy Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast, State Fair, Cats.), Alex Puette (National Tour: Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde).
The Great Unknownis a jubilant Americana musical about big dreams and even bigger risks.
Hoping to inspire and revive a fractured nation, one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell leads a daring expedition of veterans down the Colorado River to the Grand Canyon, in the spring of 1869. Aware of the physical dangers, Major Powell barely anticipates the emotional and spiritual challenges of the trip, leading back to the War.
The guide of the expedition is Somers, who escaped from slavery and embraced the new world of the West. Major Powell’s wife Emma Dean, a noted environmentalist of the day, is present in the minds and hearts of both Major Powell and his brother Walter, a survivor of Andersonville prison; as they are in hers.
With a contemporary folk/musical theatre score enhanced by environmental elements, The Great Unknownis an American musical adventure.
The production stars Tom Hewitt (Broadway: title role in Dracula, The Musical; Frank ‘N’ Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), The Boys From Syracuse, Scar in The Lion King, The Sisters Rosenzweig) as Powell, Dan Amboyer (Play About the Naked Guy) as his brother Walter, Kristin Maloney (NYMF Alum War Brides and Liberty Smith) as his wife Emma and Bobby Daye (Broadway: Shrek, The Color Purple, The Lion King, and Smokey Joe’s Café) asSomers.
The production features scenic/props design by Edward K. Ross, costume design by Martin T. Lopez, and lighting design by Christopher E. Edwards. The sound designer is Daryl Bornstein.
Ritt Henn(Associate Music Director) will lead an onstage band of musicians composed of Liz Queler, Spiff Wiegand and Robin Daniels.
The Great Unknownplays the following schedule:
Tuesday, Oct 5th, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Oct 6th, 2010 at 1:00 pm
Sunday, Oct 10th, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Wednesday, Oct 13th, 2010 at 5:00 pm
Friday, Oct 15th, 2010 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 16th, 2010 at 1:00 pm
Tickets are $20 and are available online at http://www.nymf.org/show-1393.html
Running Time: 95 minutes