EDDIE AND THE PALACEADES Set for MITF, 7/15-8/3
The 15th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presents Eddie and the Palaceades, a new rock and roll musical with book and lyrics by Roy O'Neil and music by Stephen Feigenbaum. Jamibeth Margolis directs a cast of 12, including Bill Dietrich* (Bway: Jekyll and Hyde), Robert Dyckman*, Annie Edgerton* (Bway & Nat. Tour: Mamma Mia), Sheila Egan*, Luke Hobeck*, Michael Indeglio (Nat. Tours: Mame, Titanic, Forever Plaid), Christopher Karl* (Off Bway: Lies My Father Told Me), Marilyn Matarrese* (Off Bway: Tony 'N' Tina's Wedding), Joseph Peterson*, Mandy Leigh Thompson*, Tony Triano*, and Shelley Valfer. Eddie and the Palaceades is being staged at The June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street in NYC for six performances from Tuesday, July 15-Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
Eddie and The Palaceades opened for the Beatles then dropped like a rock back into obscurity. Twenty-five years later, the Palace Theater where they got their start is threatened with demolition. Eddie runs for mayor to save the theatre, but his decision tears his family apart. Eddie and The Palaceades is an all original blend of rock 'n' roll and musical theater, an exuberant and emotional roller-coaster ride about family and friendship, standing up against corruption, and the universal need for love and respect.
Eddie and the Palaceades is presented by Pine Hill Production Company LLC and The 15th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival. Consulting Producer: The Show Goes On Productions; Director: Jamibeth Margolis; Music Director: Ben Krauss; Choreographer: Merete Meunter; Set and Lighting Designer: Duane Pagano; Costume Designer: Heather Milam; Asst. Costume Designer: Tony Johnson; Casting: JBM Casting LLC; Assistant Director: John Alden Hooper; Production Assistant/ASM: Brian Piehl; Graphics: Alyssa Renzi; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.
Eddie and the Palaceades plays for six performances on the following schedule: Tuesday, July 15th at 6:00 pm; Monday, July 21st at 8:00 pm; Saturday, July 26th at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, July 30th at 8:00pm; Saturday, Aug. 2nd at 3:00 pm; Sunday, Aug. 3rd at 3:30 pm.
Jamibeth Margolis (director) NYC directing credits include assistant director to Jerry Zaks on the Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial and also on A Bad Friend by Jules Feiffer at Lincoln Center Theater. Jamibeth directed Plane Crazy and Far From The Madding Crowd at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, as well as developmental productions and readings of Owl Creek: A New Musical, Warsaw, Dreamweavers, Berlin, Great Googley Moo, Family Dinner, Don't Blame Me...I Voted For Helen Gahagan Douglas, 1812, and more at prominent NYC venues. Director of the new musical Warsaw -- readings and productions at Safra Hall, the New York Musical Theater Festival, Boheme Opera, Queens College and Stockton College and most recently in Naples, FL and a reading in NYC.
Recent regional credits include directing Tosca and Pirates Of Penzance for Boheme Opera and Do I Hear A Waltz? And Jekyll and Hyde at the Arvada Center Theater in Denver. Jamibeth is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and specializes in the development of new plays and musicals. She has a B.A. in Drama/Directing from Ithaca College and is a member of the SDC. Jamibeth also cast some of the longest running shows in Broadway history including Les Miserables, Cats, Miss Saigon, and The Phantom Of The Opera.
Roy O'Neil (book and lyrics) is a member and past director of the Connecticut Songwriters Association and an ASCAP affiliate. He has been recognized with song awards from Billboard Magazine, American Songwriters Magazine, Great American Song Contest and Songs Inspired by Literature. His song "Yesterday's Backstreet Café" was recorded by Nashville artist Tracey K. Houston and released on her Songbird label. He wrote his first musical, "American Brass" which was performed in 2002 as part of a local community theater production "Broadway on the Green." In May, 2008, his 10-minute play "Places Rated" was published in the Waterbury Observer. His new musical "Eddie and The Palaceades" was selected as a participant in the 2013 First Act Feedback Festival sponsored by Theater Resources Unlimited and Musicalwriters.com. It was also selected as one of four shows included in Manhattan Theater Mission's 2nd Annual New Musicals Showcase, December, 2013 and won an Audience Favorite award, plus awards for Catchiest Song and Best Comedic Couple. He has audited several ASCAP Musical Theater Workshops directed by Stephen Schwartz in New York City and completed a playwright's workshop presented by the Warner Theater Center for Arts Education. He is a Dramatist Guild member and a member of Theater Resources Unlimited where he has been a participant in their seminars and workshops on new musical development.
Stephen Feigenbaum (music) Stephen received undergraduate and graduate degrees in music from Yale University (Yale '11. BA Music. Yale '13 MM. Music.) He is an award-winning composer of music for the concert hall and the theater. His work has been performed and recorded by ensembles including the Cincinnati Pops with Erich Kunzel. He was the composer for Independents, at the SoHo Playhouse in 2012 which was a New York Times Critic's Pick and one of Huffington Post's top 10 shows of 2012. He has also composed music for ABYSS a theatrical performance of classical music, currently in development and served as Music Director for "A Winter's Tale" at The Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C. Stephen received a 2013 Music Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Stephen is a past winner of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer award and the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble competition. He won the Albany Symphony Orchestra's Composer to Center Stage competition, which resulted in a reading of his work and mentoring by John Corigliano. The National Public Radio show From the Top has featured Stephen as a composer, and To Yale Alone (lyrics by Elisa Gonzalez, Yale '11) won the annual Fenno Heath Award of the Yale Glee Club in 2010. Stephen's music has been heard at Lincoln Center and Le Poisson Rouge in New York, Jordan Hall and the Hatch Shell in Boston, the Green Room in San Francisco, and in several international venues. It has received performances by musicians including the JACK Quartet, TwoSense (Lisa Moore and Ashley Bathgate), and Grammy-nominee violinist Caroline Goulding. Stephen was the 2010 ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Fellow at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and is a past fellow at the Norfolk (Connecticut) Chamber Music Festival.
The Show Goes On Productions (consulting producer) produces theatrical concerts and events that embrace emerging trends in entertainment. In-house works merge music and theatre in innovative and immersive environments. This new business model is defining TSGO as a leader in alternative producing and indie music. Committed to the production of story-telling through music, TSGO also provides personal management for cross-over artists in music, theatre, and film.
Eddie and the Palaceades plays for six performances from July 15- August 3, 2014 on the following schedule: Tuesday, July 15th at 6:00 pm; Monday, July 21st at 8:00 pm; Saturday, July 26th at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, July 30th at 8:00pm; Saturday, Aug. 2nd at 3:00 pm; and Sunday, Aug. 3rd at 3:30 pm.
Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at midtownfestival.org or by calling 212-352-3101.
The runtime for Eddie and the Palaceades is 2 Hours, which includes one intermission.