On Tuesday, December 4, the cast Off-Broadway's Walmartopia celebrated the release of the new musical's cast recording and the show's 100th performance! Every audience member received a free copy of the show's CD, and an on-stage autograph party
irreverent political satire of big business and eternal smiley faces, is
written by Catherine Capellaro (Book) and Andrew Rohn (Music and Lyrics). Mr. Rohn's tuneful and eclectic score
incorporates pop, rhumba, marches, anthems and power ballads, set against a
book that is campy and caustic and, well, as timely as today's headlines
(especially the part about unions and strikes).
Currently playing at The Minetta Lane Theatre, Walmartopia will end its run after the
evening performance on Sunday, December 30.
The show began preview performances on August 23rd and officially
opened, appropriate enough, on Labor Day, September 3. The cast of 11 – portraying
blue-vested singing-and-dancing Wal-Mart employees – will have performed a
total of 10 previews and 136 regular performances.
directed by Daniel Goldstein with choreography by Wendy Seyb and music
direction by August Eriksmoen (who produced the cast recording). The cast features Cheryl Freeman and Nikki M.
James, Sarah Bolt, Charl Brown, Bradley Dean, Stephen DeRosa, John Jellison,
DeMond Nason, Pearl
Sun, Scotty Watson, and Heléne Yorke.
the following performance schedule: Tuesdays through Saturdays 8PM,
Sundays 7PM, with matinees on Saturdays & Sundays at 3PM. Tickets are priced at $65 & $45, and may
be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (212) 307-4100. www.walmartopia.com
Photos by Linda Lenzi