New Musical: The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, by Eli Bolin & Mike Pettry
November 30, 2016
Eddie Scourge is a real bastard. He hasn’t had a hit since his best friend and songwriting partner Jeff Morley O.D.ed 15 years ago. Notorious for his bad attitude and the horrible way he treats everyone around him, Eddie only emerges from his self-imposed exile once a year to put on a corporate-sponsored televised Christmas special. This year, he’s faced with an ultimatum: update his dusty show with a new hit song, or be cancelled. In this new musical by Eli Bolin (Found) and Mike Pettry (The Pirate Princess), a late night of songwriting brings out all the ghosts of Eddie’s rock ‘n’ roll past, present, and future.
Eddie Cooper (Little Shop of Horrors)
Max Crumm (Disaster!, Grease)
L.R. Davidson (Death for Five Voices)
Greg Hildreth (The Robber Bridegroom, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella)
Charlie Pollock (Violet, Lazarus)
Allison Posner (Volleygirls)
Jed Resnick (Avenue Q)
Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers: The Musical, Found)
Additional casting to be announced soon!
The Last Song of Eddie Scourge features music direction by Mike Pettry and direction by Michael Perlman.
The evening is produced by Erica Rotstein and Dana M. Lerner.
ELI BOLIN (book, music and lyrics) is a composer, lyricist and actor whose off-Broadway musical FOUND is at Philadelphia Theatre Company this fall. Other scores include VOLLEYGIRLS (NYMF’s 2013 ‘Best of Fest’), the Lucille Lortel-nominated SKIPPYJONES JONES and sequel SKIPPYJONES JONES SNOW WHAT (Theatreworks/USA), ROLLER DISCO (A.R.T.), SCHMOOZY TOGETHERNESS (Williamstown), and I SING! (York). For television, Bolin has composed for “Sesame Street”, “Difficult People”, “Billy On The Street”, Kristen Schaal’s Comedy Central specials and appeared on “30 Rock” as a member of the Woggels. He is music director and a co-founder of Story Pirates, which adapts and performs the writing of children from all over the country. http://elibolin.net
MIKE PETTRY (book, music and lyrics) is an ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Lyric Award winner and a Jonathan Larson Award winner. Musicals includeThe Pirate Princess (A.R.T.), The Light Princess (A.R.T., New Vic), Hardcore West Virginia (2012 workshop with Stephen Schwartz), and The Time Travelers Convention. Mike has orchestrated several works for Kooman and Dimond, and has written and produced several video game soundtracks. Mike has played on Broadway in Finding Neverland and Godspell. Other NYC performances include Faustwith Randy Newman, Found, Rooms, Clinton, and Things To Ruin. MFA in musical theatre writing from NYU/Tisch. www.mikepettry.com