ON THE EVE
an epic rock instAllation
ERUPTING FROM ITS BREAKOUT NYC DEBUT AT NAMT'S FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, ON THE EVE IS A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE THAT PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE SPIRIT OF CREATIVITY AND INDIVIDUALITY IN HUMANITY'S DARKEST HOURS -- A POST-MODERN WANDERLUST ROCK EVENT OF APOCALYPTIC PROPORTIONS.
In the full show, an acting troupe defies an impending armageddon by performing a sci-fi musical about Marie Antoinette's journey on a time-traveling hot-air balloon. The pugilistic director hijacks the performance, and the company fights back, struggling for survival and hope, as the real forces of tyranny bang on the doors of the space. Think of the show as The Threepenny Opera and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure spending a questionable night together.
On October 19, 2016, we presented a condensed concert presentation at Joe's Pub as a benefit to Theatre C. The event brought to life the piece's classically influenced indie-folk rock score in which band members and actors play for their lives, with the vibration of step-dancing as the sound of revolution.
Take a gander at a feature article about the history of the show and how we are bringing it to New York for a full production.
"You say you want a revolution? This one is worth watching."
The Dallas Morning News
"the only thing louder than the bombs [in the show] is the applause..."
"Beyond any easy definition of traditional American musical theater. And bully for that."
The Dallas Observer
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OUR JOE'S PUB CONCERT PRESENTATION
OCTOBER 19, 2016
Created by Michael Federico, Shawn Magill, and Seth Magill
Music by Shawn Magill and Seth Magill
Lyrics by Seth Magill
Book by Michael Federico
Featuring Tony Nominee Sarah Stiles (Hand to God), Will Connolly (Once), Wade McCollum (Wicked), Eddie Cooper (Little Shop of Horrors), Katie Lee Hill (The Wildness), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Seth Magill (On the Eve, Dallas), and Michael Linden (Spring Awakening).
Directed by Sam Buntrock
Music Direction by Kimberly Grigsby
Produced by Carlos Armesto and Alecia Brooks