Hear the rest of the story! The show that won Best of Venue at the Unicorn Levin Stage and played to three sold out performances at the 2016 KC Fringe Festival is back as a complete, two act script for a free staged reading!
Runs Aug 19th to Aug 20th
Sat Aug 19th @ 07:30 PM Sun Aug 20th @ 03:00 PM
19th Aug20th Aug
Performance Duration Approximately 2 hours Hours
Hear the rest of the story! The show that won Best of Venue at the Unicorn Levin Stage and played to three sold out performances at the 2016 KC Fringe Festival is back (with most of the original cast) as a complete, two act script. Be among the first to see a free script-in-hand workshop staged reading of this original musical about the invention of the Ezekiel Airship, an airplane designed and built by Burrell Cannon that flew one year before the Wright Brothers' historic flight. Set in Pittsburg, Texas in 1902, the musical captures the spirit of the era with rollicking melodies, social consciousness, and heart. Was Cannon a revolutionary inventor, a visionary prophet, or a misguided dreamer? This is the question that newspaper reporter Elmer Baker hopes to answer in writing the “Story of the Century”.
CAST Steven Ansel - Elmer Baker Heather Lawler - Ivey Compton Matthew Henrickson - Rev. Burrell Cannon Valerie Bracken Dykes - Amanda Cannon DeMarcus Howell - Oliver Perry Ashley Jones - June Perry Joshua Gleeson - Paul Thorsell Maureen Hill - Lucy Thorsell Connor Eastman - Dean Culpepper Michael Scahill - Louie Brannon Doug Jones - Mr. Lockhart Halley Sageng Hale - Ida Compton Laura Schwartz - Daisy Flowers Courtney Koval - Nell Brannon Carrie Lenahan - Belle Culpepper
CREATIVE/PRODUCTION TEAM Chris McCoy - Director Brant Challacombe - Music Director/Accompanist David O. Hill - Original Book, Music, and Lyrics Sarah Hill - Additional Music, Arrangements, and Lyrics Marybeth Sorrell - Production Manager Erin Hill - Production Assistant and Graphic Design
FREE ADMISSION However, please consider "investing in the airship" at our Indiegogo campaign page to cover costs for this workshop and for further development of this script at:www.indiegogo.com/projects/story-of-the-century-musicalDonations of any size are welcome, consider it pay-what-you-can!