Concert Performance of Act 1
Presented with the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
Monday, August 19 | 7 PM | $20 ($15 for Friends of SAC)
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Music by Dan Mertzlufft
Lyrics by Kate Leonard
Based on the novel by Jodi Picoult
Concert to be followed by a panel discussion with Jodi Picoult, Dan Mertzlufft and Kate Leonard. Moderated by Timothy Allen McDonald.
HOUSE RULES is the story of Jacob Hunt, a forensics-obsessed teenager with high-functioning autism whose life turns upside down when he is accused of murder. Adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name by Jodi Picoult, this musical explores a family’s fight for justice in a court system that fails to meet their needs. A fresh pop score drives this modern mystery that will keep you guessing until the end.
Theatre & Opera Mondays offer the audience a rare peek into the process behind creating a new musical or opera before full staging. Every Monday in August will present a glimpse into the world of New York theatre rarely seen by the general public.
Jacob Hunt – Peter LaPrade
Theo Hunt – Adam Muñoz
Emma Hunt – Jalynn Steele
Jess Oglivy – Jiana Odland
Oliver Bond & Others – Sam Balzac
Mr. McDonald & Others – Rick Rea
Zelda Gates & Others – Melissa Weisbach
Sister & Others – Cori Jaskier
Piano – Daniel Mertzlufft
Bass – Elmo Zapp
Guitar – Nicholas Ujhazy
Drums – Joshua Roberts
Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.
Come experience and enjoy a soothing, deeply relaxing, immersive Sound Meditation with Daniel Lauter, using hand selected exquisite crystal bowls and gongs, Tibetan and Himalayan bells, rain sticks, and more. Wellness @SAC has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Michael and Annie Falk Foundation.