The not-for-profit musical theater development group Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab (formerly Musical Mondays Theatre Lab) announces the third presentation of their 2013-2014 season The new musical, Water from the Moon, is written by MAC Award Winning Cabaret Performer Rosemary Loar (photo) and her husband Robert W. Atwood. In 2011, MMTL presented the Loar/Atwood musical Spoolie Girl, which was subsequently nominated for 11 “Best of the Fest” awards at the 2012 Midtown International Theatre Festival, including winning the award for “Outstanding Music and lyrics” and for “Best Production of a Musical.”
The new musical with a nod to rock, tells the story of the ultimate reconciliation between an Irish daughter and her hard-headed father. Almost heartbreaking, but told with the emphasis on the absurd humor created by the father-daughter acrimony.
The cast, under the direction of Lisa Milinazzo (Slain In the Spirit), includes Ms. Loar (Sunset Boulevard), Rich Hebert (Billy Elliot), Alicia Irving (Les Miserables), and Emily Mikesell (Lone Star Love). The director is Lisa Milinazzo (Slain in the Spirit). Musicians (who double as cast members) include John DiPinto on piano and Shannon Ford on drums. Cabaret performer Raissa Katona Bennett (Phantom of the Opera) is the narrator.
The presentation will be on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 PM at The Snapple Theatre Center at Broadway and 50th Street. 4th Floor, Anne L. Bernstein Theatre. Reservations at 212-989-6706 or MusicalMondays@aol.com. Regular Admission: $18. Students/Seniors $13.
Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, which was founded by the late Bick Goss in 1999, develops new works for the musical theater through a multstep reading program. Works vary in style and are selected from professional recommendations as well as formal and informal associations with organizations such as the National Alliance of Musical Theaters and The BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.