New Musical! The Picher Project
October 23, 2019
Join us at Feinstein’s/54 Below for an evening of music from The Picher Project, a new musical which explores the rise, boom, destruction, and fall of the abandoned mining town of Picher, Oklahoma.
Once the world’s largest producer of lead and zinc, Picher and the surrounding area was one of the first places on the EPA’s Superfund Site list, once deemed “The most Toxic Town in America”. The music is co-written by New York based musicians and composers, Lauren Pelaia and Alex Knezevic, with bookwriter and director Quentin Madia assisting the two with lyrics, creating a contemporary score with a bluegrass and folk twist that explores Picher’s town politics, involvement with the native Quapaw tribe, disease and illness, natural disasters, and the earth literally falling apart underneath them.
Jack Boyd (The Music Man, Disaster!) – Hoppy Ray
Camryn Burinston (Newsies, Pippin) – Young Mason/Young Cayden
Mili Diaz (Big Fish, In The Heights) – Rita Ray
Brett Parker Dixon (Hands on a Hardbody, Rent) – Dusty/Older Man/Boomerang
Megan Dwinell (Spring Awakening, Seussical) – Wilma Stone
James Anthony Hunsaker (The Picher Project) – The Man
Joe Fiordaliso-Riahi (The Picher Project) – Older Cayden/Football Player
Madelyn Monaghan (Hamlet, Beauty and the Beast) – Lenna Sanders
Cat Patterson (The Picher Project, Spring Awakening) – Susanna/90-Pound-Joe
Ryan Victor “Little Eagle” Pierce (Uncle Abram – A Reconstructed Uncle Vanya) – Vick Charles
Mae Roney (The Picher Project)
Michael Shofi (Amelie) – David Miller/Chip
Quentin Madia (Two Star Motel, Bonnie and Clyde) – Conceiver/Director, Book & Lyrics
Lauren Pelaia (Little Shop of Horrors, Grease) – Rebecca Jim/Music & Lyrics
Alex Knezevic (Newsies, Two Star Motel) – Grizzly Jr./Music & Lyrics
Jake Sinksy (Keys)
Caty Butler (Cello)
Meg Doyle (Bass)
Joe Scardino (Drums)
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.