IndieWorks Theatre Firm will current MTA: The Musical, the seventh audio drama featured on Chew-Sized Broadway. Peter Saxe, a New York Metropolis-based composer, lyricist, pianist, arranger, and vocal coach, wrote the e-book, music, and lyrics for this mini-musical with further e-book work for this adaptation written by Christopher Michaels. Saxe is an award-winning author and composer, and MTA: The Musical was beforehand a finalist within the Davenport Ten-Minute Play Contest.
Starring Gabrielle Ruiz (Loopy Ex-Girlfriend, “What Are Associates For” podcast), T.J. Newton (Spamilton), Brandon J. Ellis (Bandstand, As soon as), and Yvette Monique Clark (The Large Hoax, Gun & Powder), MTA: The Musical begins streaming Monday, April fifth, on Spotify, Apple, and different favourite podcasting platforms.
On a sweltering summer time morning on a crowded subway platform, three strangers, every very completely different from the others, look forward to a practice that’s operating on main delay after main delay. The longer they wait, the warmer they get. The warmer they get, the extra irritated they turn out to be. In a humorous and at occasions touching mini-musical, these strangers go on a rollercoaster trip as subway frustrations result in sexual frustrations whereas navigating their love/hate relationship with the MTA.
Director Christopher Michaels stated that this episode was one instance the place distant recording labored in his favor. “In the beginning of this season, the pandemic compelled us to fully rethink our course of. Distant recording was new for everybody on our group and required in depth analysis and session.” he recollects. “Nevertheless, we had the good thing about with the ability to rent actors who would possibly in any other case have been unavailable or are positioned outdoors of town like Gabrielle who recorded by way of live-stream from throughout the nation.” Gabrielle Ruiz, one of many three stars of this episode, is simply one of many many Chew-Sized Broadway solid members who shouldn’t be New York Metropolis-based. “We had been fortunate to have her on board and she or he gave a dynamite efficiency whatever the distance and the unconventional recording course of.
MTA: The Musical is directed by Christopher Michaels with music route by Jonathon Lynch, orchestrations and sound design by Andrew Fox, normal administration by Jeremy Terry, and produced by Judith Manocherian.
Chew-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast is introduced by IndieWorks Theatre Firm and is at present in its first season. Every episode contains a new totally produced and orchestrated 10-20 minute audio play. These mini-musicals are adopted by an in-depth dialogue with the writers the place they’ve the chance to discuss their course of, careers, and upcoming initiatives, giving them a voice that extends past theater partitions and reaching new audiences.
Chew-Sized Broadway is on the market to stream on all main podcast listening websites, in addition to at bitesizedbroadway.indieworkstheatre.com. For extra info on the podcast and on MTA: The Musical, go to www.indieworkstheatre.com/bitesizedbroadway.