New Writers at 54! Josh Stackhouse
July 1, 2020
Considering a move to Canada? Depending on how November goes, we all might be, eh? For those of you who want to gain a little insight into your potential new home country, you’re in luck! Feinstein’s/54 Below has you covered as it welcomes back composer-lyricist Joshua Stackhouse to celebrate Canada Day! (Yes, it’s a real thing.)
Josh is a Canadian-American musical theatre songwriter who has appeared at Birdland, Don’t Tell Mama, and, of course, here at Feinstein’s/54 Below. His music has been performed around the world—from Italy to Japan to Australia—while he’s honed his craft under the guidance of Michael John LaChiusa, Andrew Lippa, and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
I know what you’re thinking: “Sure, that looks great on paper, but what does his music actually sound like!?” Think Justin Bieber meets Nickelback with some subtle Drake influences…TOTALLY kidding! You should see your face right now! But seriously, if you want a taste, maybe check out that patriotic ditty we’ve posted below. Still not convinced? Well, BroadwayWorld had this to say about last year’s show:
“The clever comic dialogue between songs and playful thematic characters (even a Canadian Trivia game) elevated this evening beyond basic song revue and into a loving and fun way to celebrate Canada’s 152nd Anniversary and talented Josh Stackhouse’s music.”
So, come celebrate the country that’s been in the back of everyone’s mind lately! Come support a fresh face in the musical theatre scene! But most importantly: come eat, drink, and be merry at what promises to be a pretty darn good show, eh?
New Writers At 54! is an ongoing series at Feinstein’s/54 Below showcasing exciting work by today’s hottest emerging voices, curated by Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Tepper and Assistant Programming Director Alexa Spiegel.
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.
His music is always cleverly worded and backed by a catchy musical theater meets pop meets rockabilly beat – expertly played by his bi-national Canadian/American Band.