Reading of LIGHTNING MAN at Turtle Bay Music School

The musical Lightning Man, my collaboration with composer Jeffrey Dennis Smith and bookwriter Maggie-Kate Coleman, will have a public reading at the Turtle Bay Music School this Monday as part of Jeffrey Dennis Smith’s residency there. We are excited to present a new draft of the show with never-heard-before songs.

Logo by Elisa Schneider

Logo by Elisa Schneider

Monday, June 27, 2016 7:00 pm

Turtle Bay Music School
244 E 52nd St New York, NY, 10022
Free. RSVP.

Inspired by actual experiences, the musical LIGHTNING MAN tells the story of National Park Ranger and seven-time lightning strike survivor Roy Sullivan. Roy is relentlessly pursued, seduced, toyed with, adored, tortured and repeatedly struck by Lightning, appearing to him in the form of four very different but equally dangerous women, who may or may not also be his wives and ex-wives. As Roy struggles to regain control of his life in the aftermath of the strikes, he attempts to strike back against a force of nature.

Book by Maggie-Kate Coleman
Lyrics by Shoshana Greenberg
Music by Jeffrey Dennis Smith

Director: Jessica Beck
Music Director: Julianne Merrill

Sean Doherty
Courtney Bassett
Kate Ferber
Leah Fox
Lorinne Lampert

Mike Rosengarten, banjo
Tom Monkell, guitar
Marc Schmied, bass
Paul Davis, drums
Julianne Merrill, piano

This public program is in part of Jeffrey Dennis Smith’s residency at Turtle Bay Music School apart of the EtMCon Edison Composer Residency Program.

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