Staged Reading Performance at 6:00PM
Nerinx Hall High School
530 E. Lockwood Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Seating is limited. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!
ABOUT THE SHOW
Greenwood is an original musical comedy about recapturing the vitality of lost youth. It tells the story of its characters by following their journey in two time frames: during their young teens, and a quarter-century later, in the present day. The title comes from the name of the summer camp where the protagonists first met—a very special place whose magic is not of the supernatural variety, but, rather, comes from the power of acceptance, creative freedom, and love. The extraordinary experiences they shared at that camp left an indelible impression: it showed them who they really were. The paths of their lives since that time led them not only far from each other, but also far from those true selves discovered at Greenwood. Now, the modern social networking phenomenon and the milestone anniversary of a special summer combine to bring them back together so that they may reclaim their pasts and become the people they were meant to be.
The score of Greenwood draws on pop, rock, and R&B styles inflected by jazz and contemporary Broadway influences to create a fun, high-energy, upbeat soundscape that allows the full emotional range of the characters' human experiences to be expressed—from youthful passions to the complex yearnings of adulthood. Most recently, Greenwood enjoyed an 8 performance run at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2011. Now, the creative team is ecstatic to work with the young actors at GCPA to move Greenwood into its next phase!
Actors cast in Greenwood will work directly with Tor Hyams, Adam LeBow and other Greenwood team members to develop the story towards a staged reading to be held at in the Emerson Theatre at Harris Stowe State University on Sunday, September 25th, 2016.*
GCPA will also hold master classes with the Greenwood Team that will be open for enrollment to young artists that are not participating in the Greenwood workshop. CLICK HERE for details. Registration for these classes are now closed.
THE GREENWOOD TEAM
Tor Hyams (Book/Music/Lyrics)
Tor Hyams is a Grammy®-nominated producer and songwriter with over 20 years of experience in the music industry—from writing and performing his own material to producing world-class recording artists ( Lou Rawls, Isaac Hayes, Debbie Harry, Perry Farrell, Adam Pascal, Joan Osborne, Rachel York, Vivian Campbell and Edwin McCain) and composing dozens of scores for both film and television. Though his roots are in musical theater, his professional debut came with the premiere of Greenwood at the 2011 New York Musical Theater Festival, which he co-authored and produced. For his second effort, Tor composed the music and co-authored Stealing Time with Lisa Rothauser and produced its debut at NYMF 2012 and was subsequently featured at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festical. He is a writer member at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and was selected as a composer/lyricist for the prestigious Johnny Mercer Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed Opera House. Tor is currently developing new musicals with John Cariani and Marc Palmieri and is developing a new musical for young audiences with Backstreet Boy, Howie D. His live show, LIFE. Who Knew? starring Broadway singer Lisa Rothauser, has played to sold-out audiences across the country. Additionally, Tor co-founded Kidzapalooza, the musical festival for children with Lollapaloozaand has also written and produced several television shows, including productions for Endemol USA, FOX and Warner.
Adam LeBow (book/music/lyrics)
Adam LeBow is a writer, director, and performer. He studied at institutes including HB Studios, The American Academy, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. He received his BA in Theater & Film from Yale, and then embarked on a career that took him from New York to San Francisco, Michigan, Kyoto, Seattle, Edinburgh and Los Angeles. His theatrical endeavors have ranged from the commercial (Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding) to the avant-garde (his own The Mesozoans: God•••Tracks in Seattle, WA and Cosmic Itch in Kyoto, Japan), and from the sublime (Sweeney Todd) to the ridiculous (Star Drek: The Musical). He currently resides in Atlanta, GA where he recently worked with Fabrefaction Theatre Conservatory, whose mission—much like GPCA's—is to "train the next generation of artists and arts advocates by enabling an elite body of student actors to work with and alongside premier professionals." Greenwood is Adam's first full-length original musical.
Thank you to everyone who auditioned for this exciting opportunity. We are excited to develop these characters and their stories with you!
Kendall Allen Tyler Turner
Alaina Baumohl Natalie Davis
Cassie Gant Moira Healy
Hazel Herman Samantha Iken
Caleb Miofsky Jack Ryan Petee
Scotty Villhard Olivia Limbaugh
McKay Marshall Aislynn Pasierb
Payton Woodruff Reece Woodruff
Lucas Lowry Delaney Jones
Skylar Droege Becket Clark
Jenna Librach Ellie Schwartz
Beth Snitzer Sean Harvey
Jack Villhard Shania Keel