Opening June 9 (2018)
SHOUT! The Mod Musical is an Off-Broadway musical by Phillip George and David Lowenstein featuring songs from the swinging sixties. The musical features five female singers who are called, Orange, Blue, Green, Yellow and Red.
Directed by: Jonathan Pennington
Music Direction: Tom Masinter
Choreography by: Angelique Gabrielle Paccione
They say that if you can remember the ’60s, then you weren’t really there. Fortunately, there’s “Shout!”, a nostalgic musical revue, to help us remember. It tracks five groovy gals coming of age during the liberating days when London was swingin’ and songbirds like Lulu, Petula Clark and Dusty Springfield topped the charts. “Shout!” uses letters to an advice columnist, true confessions, quizzes and advertisements as its framework, with new arrangements of such chart-topping hits as “To Sir With Love,” “Downtown,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Goldfinger.” It’s a fun-filled blend of hip-swiveling hits, colorful fashions and psychedelic dances that inspired “The New York Times” to call it “a bright vinyl time capsule.” Rekindle the fab decade when this Maplewood Playhouse Production of “Shout!” swings into The Kelsey Theater in Lake Park.
Phillip George has directed 14 editions of Forbidden Broadway, Howard Crabtree’s Whoop-Dee Doo! ((Drama Desk Award, Best Musical Revue), and was Associate Director on When Pigs Fly. Peter Charles Morris and PhillipGeorge have collaborated for 15 years on projects in New York and in London including Whoop-Dee Doo!
MEET THE CAST:
Blue Girl: A blue-blooded fashion model. Sophisticated, poised, and cool. She is vain and not particularly friendly.
Female, 20-30 yrs old
Green Girl: A good-time girl. Blousy, middle-class, and zany. She is a bit frayed at the edges, and hopelessly single. A comedian of sorts.
Female, 30-40 yrs old
Orange Girl: The ”mother” of the group. Domestic and maternal, she is wise, soulful, and mature. Slowly asserting her new-found independence.
Female, 35-45 yrs old
Red Girl: The ”baby” of the group, she is an exciting blend of youthful contradictions. Quirky, enthusiastic, and naïve. A hopeless romantic who is insecure about her looks.
Female, 18-25 yrs old
Angelique Gabrielle Paccione
Yellow Girl: A loud, uninhibited American girl driven by her emotions. She is a ray of sunshine with a surprising vulnerability. Possesses a big, rock diva belt.
Female, 25-35 yrs old