INDIE-ROCK MUSICAL TO PREMIERE AT COURTHOUSE SQUARE

DAYTON, OH- Encore Theater Co. will present the premiere performance of the daring new indie-rock musical THE CONSEQUENCES at 10:00 pm on Thursday, August 4th and Saturday, August 6th. The performances will take place in the lower level outdoor patio space adjacent to downtown Dayton’s Courthouse Square.

THE CONSEQUENCES is a bittersweet love story about high school friends who meet again ten years later – and begin to examine the way their lives have changed through each other’s eyes. The three person musical composed by the creative team of Kyle Jarrow (book, music & lyrics) and Nathan Leigh (music & lyrics). Jarrow and Leigh are members of the very popular Brooklyn-based indie-pop band Super Mirage. THE CONSEQUENCES is not the writers’ first foray into the theatre world. As a team they have also composed the musical Big Money. Jarrow is probably best known for his popular shows A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant, and his recent collaboration with Tony-Award winning Duncan Sheik on the hauntingly beautiful Whisper House.

THE CONSEQUENCES was featured on Encore’s Litehouse New Musical Reading Series in November 2010. It was previously performed in developmental workshops at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, and the New York Theatre Workshop.

The cast of THE CONSEQUENCES features ETC Company Member JJ Parkey, Chicago-based actress Amy Geist and DayTony winner Alex Carmichal in his first musical theatre performance. The show is directed by Shawn Hooks with music direction by Lindsay Sherman. Sound design is by Mark Iiames with lighting design by Brian Cox of BLC Entertainment. Ally Wetz serves as stage manager and assistant producer.

Performances will be held at the KeyBank Building’s lower level patio, accessed via Courthouse Square on Thursday, August 4th and Saturday, August 6th at 10PM each night. Tickets cost $10, available at the door. For more information about Encore Theater Company and its programs promoting the art of new musical theatre in the Miami Valley region can be found at: www.EncoreTheaterCompany.com.

THE CONSEQUENCES is just one part of the 2011 Festival of New Musicals, a collaboration between The Human Race Theatre Company and ETC taking place August 4-7. Additional offerings include workshop presentations of PLAY IT COOL (Human Race), LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ‘ROUND (Human Race) and PUMP UP THE VOLUME (Encore). These mainstage presentations take place in The Loft Theatre, 126 North Main Street on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A full schedule of festival events as well as ticket information can be found on www.HumanRaceTheatre.org

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