La MaMa Experimental Theater Club is proud to announce the January 26th opening of CAMP WANATACHI, a hilariously provocative new electro-musical that explores two girls' journey of sexual discovery within the unlikely setting of an all-female Christian summer camp. Spirit-soaked and hormone-charged, this thrilling piece of theater challenges our preconceptions about the relationship between sex and religion, and in doing so imparts to us an essential truth: "There is no fear in love."
CAST AND PRODUCERS:
Marissa O'Donnell (Jana) was last seen as Teen Fiona in Broadway's Shrek the Musical, and is featured on the show's Original Broadway Cast Recording. This summer Marissa will appear in the feature film Peace, Love & Misunderstanding.
Krystina Alabado (Titi) most recently performed in the first national tour of the Tony Award®-Winning musical Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Mayer, which visited 45 U.S. cities over the course of two years.
Natalie Elizabeth Weiss (Corky), who created CAMP WANATACHI, has performed with her band Unicornicopia at venues such as Joe's Pub and MoMA's PS1, has DJed alongside the likes of Steve Martin and Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), and can be heard singing on the new Fischerspooner record, as well as the "Break Up Episode" of This American Life with Phil Collins.
Alyse Alan Louis (Daisy) joins CAMP WANATACHI following roles in the acclaimed City Center Encores production of Bells Are Ringing, and in Mamma Mia on Broadway, one of the Great White Way's most successful musicals of all time.
Keaton Whittaker (Lauren) - Currently doing double duty, Keaton is rehearsing with CAMP WANATACHI by day, and by night is starring in the acclaimed Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, opposite legendary stage performers Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch.
Thom Miller (Joel) is making his La MaMa debut after a series of starring roles at some of the most acclaimed regional theaters in the U.S. - most recently as Kent in Reasons to Be Pretty at The Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., and as Jaime in The Last Five Years at The Denver Center.
Liz Byrne (Ensemble) has played numerous choice roles in regional productions of High School Musical, Grease, and All Shook Up. Most recently, Liz starred in the New York City workshop reading of Bare.
Hannah DelMonte (Ensemble) was seen in the most recent Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof , as well as in numerous U.S. touring and regional productions including 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and West Side Story.
From the Production team of Ian Pai (co-founder of Blue Man Group, music director of Fischerspooner) Bridget Regan (star of Disney-ABC's Legend of the Seeker) and Lydia Cheuk
Written and composed by Natalie Elizabeth Weiss (of Unicornicopia)
Book co-written by Natalie Weiss and Bekah Brunstetter (OORAH!, Atlantic Theater Company)
Directed by Matt Cowart (Sondheim: the birthday concert with the New York Philharmonic.)
Featuring electronic music by glitch-hop pioneer Travis Stewart, aka Machinedrum.
Casting by Megan Larche
For more info, and to buy tickets, visit www.campwanatachi.com!
All performances will be held at La Mama E.T.C. ,located at 74A East 4th Street, between Bowery and 2nd Avenue.
Fri, Jan 21, 7:30pm
Sat, Jan 22, 7:30pm
Sun, Jan 23, 2:30pm
Weds, Jan 26, 7:30pm
Thurs, Jan 27, 7:30pm
Fri, Jan 28, 7:30pm
Sat, Jan 29, 2:30pm
Sat, Jan 29, 7:30pm
Sun, Jan 30, 2:30pm
Weds, Feb 2, 7:30pm
Thurs, Feb 3, 7:30pm
Fri, Feb 4, 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 5, 2:30pm
Sat, Feb 5, 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 6, 2:30pm
CAMP WANATACHI follows the story of 14 year-old Jana-an impetuous, pubescent, born-again Christian. This summer, Jana's world is turned upside down when her friendship with Titi O'Malley-a promiscuous, bulimic beauty- challenges her faith and forces her to wrestle with desires she'd rather leave under the covers. Under an idyllic sky and fueled by roasted marshmallows, a cast of eccentric campers and counselors struggle to understand what love truly means.
Experience the music and the magic at www.CAMPWANATACHI.com.
Quotes About CAMP WATANACHI "Defies all expectations of both coming-of-age tales and musicals. The result is refreshing and uplifting."
- Time Out New York "A hilariously subversive piece of theater."
- New York Magazine "Very catchy....It's a sound we haven't heard that much from new musicals, and I for one would love more."
- New York Post
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