August 7, 2016
Get ready to grab life by the pokéballs. After spreading the craze in Cleveland and Los Angeles, writers Alex Syiek and Andrew Leslie Cooper are proud to bring The Pokémusical to Feinstein’s/54 Below. In this mile-a-minute (unofficial) Pokémon parody musical, see your favorite nostalgia-ridden characters from the cartoons and games take the stage like never before. The Pokémusical lovingly lampoons the famous franchise that is slowly taking over our lives. There’s battling animals (sorry PETA), songs about evolution (sorry creationists), and everyone’s favorite adorable yellow rat speaking in iambic pentameter (sorry Shakespeare). It’s a story about climbing to the top, and the importance of the friends you meet along the way, and, speaking of friends, join us (or we’ll cancel your PokémonGO account)!
The Pokémusical is directed and produced by Alex Syiek and will feature the talent of Ciara Renée (Big Fish; Pippin; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Anthony Sagaria (American Psycho; OITNB), Caitlin Houlahan (Bridges of Madison County National Tour; Peter Pan Live!), Kyra Kennedy (Theory of Relativity at Goodspeed), Kelly Autry, Chris Cowan, Peyton Crim, Brandyn Day, Ian Gregory Hill, and Nate Klingenberg. Musical direction is by Andy Roninson (Take a Ten Musicals).