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"Madison's Andrew Abrams, Capital City Theatre's Artistic Director, travels to London to workshop BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER: THE MUSICAL, for which he wrote the music."

The stage adaptation of the 2000 coming-of-age film But I’m a Cheerleader will be showcased along with seven other musicals in development as part of the inaugural MTFestUK, running February 11–23 at The Other Palace theatre! But I’m a Cheerleader has book and lyrics by Bill Augustin, and music by Andrew Abrams. Paul Taylor-Mills and Adam Bialow produce in special arrangement with Lionsgate.

Carrie Hope Fletcher, who starred in the London premiere of the musical Heathers—also at the Other Palace—will lead a cast that includes Jodie Jacobs (Unexpected Joy), Jamie Muscato (Heathers), Stephen Hogan (Merrily We Roll Along), Ben Forster (Rocky Horror Show), and Luke Bayer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie). Musical direction is by Michael Bradley. Casting is by Will Burton.


Check out all the details for the sold out run!

Capital City Theatre

On the Town
May 30th-June 2nd 2019

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Carrie, The Musical
August 9th-11th, 2019

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What a powerhouse of talent in that group! Great production!


— Linda, Audience Member

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Rave Reviews for Capital City Theatre's: 

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame!"

"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!  

~ Leslie, Audience Member

"Julian Decker's physicality of Quasimodo, while being outstanding, was more importantly honest and real. He truly embodied the pain, loneliness, and turmoil of the character. Witnessing his emotional transformations as he sneaks away from his sanctuary, and all that transpires because of this is heart wrenching. It is a beautiful performance."

~Broadway World

". . .hypnotizing lookers-on with her spins and lunges, (Syndee) Winters presents a woman who is as independent as she is alluring. With a breathy, strong soprano she moves from Quasimodo’s compassionate friend to a knife wielding defender of her gypsy brethren in an instant. In “Someday,” her heartbreaking duet with the chiseled but war weary soldier Phoebus (an outstanding Travis Leland ), Winters sings of a future world where “change will come. . ."


~Gwendolyn Rice


"As the frustrated and bitter cleric Frollo, Ryan Knowles entranced the audience from the first note he sang. His impossibly rich, expressive bass cut through the packed Capitol Theater and left no doubt that he was the villain of the piece. . . .Knowles’s Frollo was irredeemable, but incredibly entertaining to watch."

~Gwendolyn Rice

Find Your Light Program 

Find Your Light is a musical theatre intensive program designed to make the student a well-rounded performer. College, University, and Conservatory students should take advantage of this unique, spot on, targeted course. This program prepares you to audition for productions around the country and helps you build a career in musical theatre. Some topics covered in the workshops are:

  • Audition techniques and etiquette

  • Musical theatre history

  • Repertoire – finding that PERFECT song

  • Acting through song work

  • Specialized workshops with industry professionals

  • Determining “type” and finding the unique qualities about oneself that gets one noticed and cast

  • Creating a regiment for living and sustaining a career as a working actor


PERFORMANCES: All courses will culminate in a review-style public performance that will highlight material that the student has worked on over the program.

For more information, please check out: for even more details and registration!

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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