Academy Member Musicals

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Bucket of Blood: The Original Beatnik Musical

Bucket of Blood: The Original Beatnik Musical

David Stidham (Producer)

Drawing on the twisted vision and macabre mind of Roger Corman, BUCKET OF BLOOD: THE ORIGINAL BEATNIK MUSICAL brings you back to a time when jazz was in the air, the counter-culture was in full swing, and the beatnik art scene was to just die for, daddy-o.

When he accidentally kills a cat and covers it in clay, Walter Paisley, an unlucky and impressionable busboy, rises straight to the top. But how long can he stay there? 

With a hilariously insane story and catchy tunes, get ready to laugh, recoil in terror, and totally flip your lid for BUCKET OF BLOOD: THE ORIGINAL BEATNIK MUSICAL!

www.bucketofblood.net

Give It All Away - A One Woman Musical

Give It All Away - A One Woman Musical

Linda Bonadies

“Give It All Away” is an autobiographical musical about a woman’s journey to reclaim her essence, her self-love, and her passion for music in the whirlwind of life, marriage and motherhood. Continually caught between dueling forces, Linda must find her way through a journey of joy, loss, struggle and hope. Funny, deep and inspirational, “Give It All Away” is a powerful story about reclaiming power, forgiveness and ultimately…love.

LindaBonadies.com/show

CASTLE HAPPY

CASTLE HAPPY

Jeff Dunn

It’s 1938, in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Arthur Lake, an unemployed actor working in a riding stable, gets a lucky invitation to a lavish Halloween party. It’s hosted by Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst at their famous San Simeon castle. Stars Errol Flynn and Bette Davis have also been invited. No one is happy when Davies’ teenaged niece Patrica is discovered in Flynn’s bedroom. To avoid a scandal, Hearst and Davies try to persuade Patricia to marry the nearest decent bachelor at hand–namely Arthur Lake. Can they bend Patricia and Arthur to their wills?

www.CastleHappy.com

Fifteen Years Later

Fifteen Years Later

David Schapiro

After 15 years living as the guy who didn’t get the girl, JOEL RIDGEWAY has gotten a love letter from his high school crush. Now, as he chaperones his students on their senior trip, he enlists their help to undo decades of self-doubt by conquering a list of the risks he regrets not taking before he reunites with his love. It’s a musical comedy road trip romance, where they’ll learn the most important lesson about revisiting the past. As Joel says, “We may not be able to go back and change the beginning, but we can start where we are and change how it ends”

www.fifteenyearslater.com

Savage The Musical

Savage The Musical

Nicolette Blount

SAVAGE is a dramatic musical inspired by the true story of 1920s Chickasaw Native American sharpshooting silent film actress, Wanda Savage, as told through jazz and blues influenced pop music. This story is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago – a divorced single mother who fought racism, sexism and abuse to make a name for herself. Wanda was a renegade performer who shot her way through circuses, Vaudeville and Hollywood before landing in a Wyoming brothel. Her thirst for fame came at a heavy price, losing the one she loved most. Savage holds up a mirror to our society to see our far we have come…or not.
Savage is based on creator, cowriter, co-composer, and Lyricist, Nicolette Blount’s Great Grandmother.

www.savagethemusical.com

Oh Dear, Camille

Oh Dear, Camille

Rhonda Lageyre

If not a mother, who am I now? OH DEAR, CAMILLE searches for this truth in a riveting multi-generational tale of love, loss, isolation and coming together again, all during the time of Covid. But it’s not about Covid. It’s about answering the universal ‘what’s left of me?’ that all mothers face when their adult child is ready to fly. The show has a Next To Normal quality as Camille comes to terms with the emotionally ingenuine hold her own mother still has over her – through money. The musical scope runs from contemporary to traditional Broadway, and even offers a bit of both rap and Latin flavors as we’re transported to far corners of the world.

Madame Curie

Madame Curie

David Kurkowski

Witness not only her brilliant career, but discover Marie Curie the woman: her decision to leave occupied Poland for France, the obstacles she faced as both an immigrant and a woman, the tragedy of her husband’s death, her persecution by a hostile press, and her struggle as a single mother. Despite the odds, she triumphs and wins two Nobel Prizes. Ending with her service at the battlefront of WWI, we then are taken to the true depths of her legacy as it is passed to other female Nobel Prize winners and ultimately to modern school-age girls aspiring to follow in her footsteps.

www.curiethemusical.com

Ocean in a Teacup

Ocean in a Teacup

Joel Krantz

World War Two may be over, but Red Cross medic Ray Hauserman can’t bring himself to return home from India to the woman he loves. The shame of having broken his pacifist vow “never to kill” draws him into the turbulent world of a charismatic Indian doctor and spiritual teacher. This inspiring man offers Ray a unique path to redemption through service to the poor and helpless of 1946 Calcutta, the time of the bloody Muslim/Hindu riots that quickened the partition of India. But to follow that path, Ray will have to give up everything he knows and loves. When his fiancée arrives to try to bring him back to The States, they are both challenged to learn the ultimate lessons of love and sacrifice.

www.oceaninateacup.com

TRUE NORTH: A Magical New Holiday Musical

TRUE NORTH: A Magical New Holiday Musical

Holly Reed

TRUE NORTH: A Magical New Holiday Musical tells the story of young Benjamin Patterson, who finds the holiday season both joyful and challenging. When his widowed father is deployed on a top-secret mission just weeks before Christmas, Ben and his sister Kami’s already turbulent lives are shaken again. With a wish, a letter, and some unique seasonal help, the Patterson family discovers what just an ounce of belief can do. Told through the lens of a child on the spectrum, TRUE NORTH is a magical and insightful story about being authentic, accepting change, and holding an unwavering hope in the magic of Christmas.

www.TrueNorthMusical.com

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