Thursday, June 16, 2016

Gather Round My Country Folk For Common Man Musicals At Roosevelt Island Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance Friday June 17 Thru Monday June 20 - Buy Tickets And Encourage More Theater For Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island's Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance (MST&DA) is hosting a collection of new one act Common Man Musicals Friday June 17 - Monday June 20 at the Roosevelt Island Cultural Center (548 Main Street).

According to Kimbirdlee Fadner:

Gather Round, My Country Folk!

Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance is in cahoots with Common Man Musicals to initiate an ongoing project with the intention of gathering the community together in a positive, educational and inspiring atmosphere of live music and theater.

Jonathan Fadner and I created Common Man Musicals to produce new works of musical theatre that are relevant, relatable and affordable. Common Man Musicals launches this June with four original short musicals, presented Friday, June 17 through Monday, June 20 at 7:00pm at the Main Street Theatre &Dance Alliance on Roosevelt Island.

Each evening begins at 6:30pm with a party in the lobby before the eighty-minute presentation.

The line-up:

Droning On (Book and lyrics by Emily Roller, music by Jonathan Fadner)

An enraged mother seeks justice after her very special but otherwise ordinary son is shot down by a drone.

How Love Feels (Book and lyrics by Marella Martin Koch, music by Jonathan Fadner)

The man on the moon falls in love with Helen… who is engaged to Stan.

Make Your Mark (Book by Marella Martin Koch, lyrics by John Blaylock, music by Jonathan Fadner)

Why would a straight-A student obsessed with following the rules draw a penis on the board and then just leave? Felicia's friends are asking themselves the same question.

Silver Water Avenue Book Club (Book and lyrics by Sarah Fiete, music by Jonathan Fadner)

"Future on Fire", the latest book in a popular dystopian series, has just come out - and the Silver Water Ave Book Club could NOT be more excited. But when Impogene brings her brother Tristan to a meeting, the book club must face a villain of their own.
MST&DA Executive Director Kristi Towey adds:
Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance is thrilled to host Common Man Musicals at the Howe Theatre in the Roosevelt Island Cultural Center. When our youth music director Jonathan Fadner proposed this collaboration, we were excited at the opportunity to bring in original, new works to be performed in our community. We can't wait to see this talented young group take the stage!"
Tickets are $15 and $10 for students. Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 7 PM.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Hosting more theater productions is a great idea for MST&DA. Consider buying a ticket or two to encourage more live theater productions for Roosevelt Island.