Odyssey - The Epic Musical at Barrow Street Theatre
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Odyssey Theatrical, LLC is pleased to announce the cast of Odyssey – The Epic Musical, a thrilling new musical adventure that follows Odysseus’ epic journey home after the Trojan War, written by Matt Britten and Dimitri Landrain. Matt Britten directs a cast of twenty-seven, including Josh A. Davis*, Emma Zaks* (Hair, Legally Blond: The Search for Elle Woods), Janine DiVita* (Grease), Eddie Korbich* (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone), Colleen Zenk* (As The World Turns), Colleen Ballinger (YouTube’s Miranda Sings), Johnnie Moore, Tramaine Montell Ford, Otto Walberg, Lena Cigleris, Christian Leadley, Benjamin Slater, Jonathan Grunert, Henry Kaiser, Alex Krasser, Curry Whitmire, Isaac Elkiss, Jeff Smith, Ariana Scoggins, Emily Wilk, Erica Lustig, Lauren Luciano, Jay Paranada, Drew Moerlein, as well as aerialists Kristine Petrucione, Elizabeth Munn and Kimmy Suzuki. Performances will be held at the American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street from Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 30th. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase. Odysseus dreams of the dawn of a new era, in which mortals have control over their own destinies. But when the evil lord Poseidon turns Odysseus’ dream into a nightmare, it will take every last ounce of a hero’s strength, courage, and wisdom to restore order to Ithaca. Based on the classic poem by Homer, Odyssey is a thrilling musical adventure that follows Odysseus’ epic journey home after the Trojan War. Join Odysseus as he encounters the lotus-eaters, outwits the Cyclops, resists the Sirens and battles the gods in a quest to return home to his wife and son. With an exciting original score and dazzling visual design, including an array of aerialists, this breakthrough production presents “the best story ever written” as it has never been told before.
Matt Britten (Book / Lyrics / Director) is an entertainer and entrepreneur. He was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Syracuse University. He recently produced and directed BJ: A Musical Romp, which won Best Musical in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in NYC. Matt has worked in Los Angeles and London, and currently resides in New York City. His birthday is January 3.
Dimitri Landrain (Music) is from Paris, France. After studying musicology at the Sorbonne University, he moved to the U.S. to study jazz piano at the Berklee College of Music. Dimitri then performed as a sideman and leader in jazz, pop and salsa bands and worked for five years as Music Director for various cruise lines. Mr. Landrain has been a songwriter for French pop singer Liane Foly (France Top 50). In 2008, he received his Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the College Conservatory of Music (CCM/University of Cincinnati) and last May, a Master of Fine Arts from NYU in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
Tickets for Odyssey are $18 and can be purchased 24/7 online at
http://www.odysseythemusical.com/. Odyssey-The Epic Musical runs Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 30st (11 performances) on the following schedule: Previews: Friday, October 21, 2011 (8pm) and Saturday, October 22, 2011 (2pm & 8pm); Opening Night: Sunday, October 23, 2011 (6pm); Tuesday, October 25, 2011 (8pm); Wednesday, October 26, 2011 (8pm); Thursday, October 27, 2011 (8pm); Friday, October 28, 2011 (8pm); Saturday, October 29, 2011 (2pm); Saturday, October 29, 2011 (8pm); Sunday, October, 30, 2011 (2pm).
Odyssey-The Epic Musical is produced by Odyssey Theatrical, LLC and Peter Dagger. Choreographer: Joe Barros; Music Director: Daniel Sefik; Set Designer: Marianne Ward; Costume Designer: Megan Moriarty; Lighting Designer; Evan Gannon; Sound Designer: Zac Duax; Puppet Designer: T.V. Alexander; Props Designer: M.O. Geiger; Aerial Designer: Joshua Dean; Technical Director: Beth Bloomfield; Assistant Director: Amy Newall; Production Manager: Dana Li; Stage Manager: Katie Kavett; Casting Director: Daryl Eisenberg Casting; General Manager: Eddie Williams; Company Manager: Danny Gordon; Marketing Director: Megan Sass; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.
The Araca Project is a partnership between The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked, Rock of Ages) and Syracuse University. The objective of The Araca Project is to foster the emerging artist’s entrepreneurial spirit by giving them an opportunity to produce their work.
To donate to ODYSSEY and have your name etched in the history of this new production, visit www.odysseythemusical.com/heroes. The run time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.