But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical, with Book and Lyrics by Bill Augustin and Music by Andrew Abrams, concluded its second run at the The Turbine Theatre November 27th, 2022.
Based on the hit film and with a book and lyrics by Bill Augustin and music by Andrew Abrams, the piece was directed by Tania Azevedo and choreographed by Alexzandra Sarmiento with lighting by Martha Godfrey. The 1999 satirical teen comedy follows a young girl whose malicious parents send her to conversion therapy camp for her lesbianism. It has gathered a cult following, and this stage iteration was first seen as a workshop production as part of MTFestUK in 2019.
Photo Credit: Mark Senior
Check out photos from the rehearsal process: https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/Photos-Go-Inside-Rehearsals-for-the-World-Premiere-of-BUT-IM-A-CHEERLEADER
Copyright by: Mark Senior
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RAVE REVIEWS FOR SHINING IN MISERY
“Aided and abetted by Mark Eugene-Garcia’s lyrics, Andrew Abrams’ expansive and sophisticated score channels musicals galore, in a gleeful pastiche that simultaneously tilts toward the operatic, while also suggesting a Wagnerian orgy of folklore and myth, replete with horror-laden leitmotifs and ghoulish grace notes.”
- Mike Fischer, WPW Festival Reporter
“The songs are spirited, the overall impression of the show is a tour-de-force of writing, with performers and technical resources more than up to the challenge. It's a load of fun.”
“From "Carrie" to "The Bazaar of Bad Dreams", Shining in Misery a King Sized Parody, covers it all. People from Castle Rock, Derry, and even as far away as Jerusalem's Lot, are raving about this amazing show! Sponsored in part by World Premier Wisconsin, Capital City Theatre has really embraced their desire to give voice to new works”
"Capital City Theatre's SHINING IN MISERY " floats by for two hours on a wave of cheerful and catchy songs, a talented, high-energy cast of Equity actors, and a barrage of jokes both silly and sublime. You’ll float too."
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Some of Capital City Theatre's Past Productions
"I’ve only been back to a show for a second time, once. That’s today. Capital City Theatre’s “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame” is a spectacular production. Yes, the NY actors were incredible, but the Madison talent featured in the choir, featured ensemble, orchestra, and production team is INSANE!
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But I’m a Cheerleader, The Musical
Jerry Mitchell called it "an important, fun and infectious new musical".
But I’m a Cheerleader, the Musical (Book and Lyrics by Bill Augustin and Music by Andrew Abrams) had a reading at the Hospital Club in London directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and starring West End celebrity Hannah Waddingham. This reading was produced by Crow and Elk Productions and the hope is that they will find the necessary support to move the show to the next stage of development.
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