Yes! it’s true!
Last year, the Theater was proud to host a workshop and filming of the original show Twilight: The Musical. That’s right- I am talking about those famous vampires and their various human and werewolf friends.
We had a lot of fun while they were here- some of our staff members even participated in the filming as “enthusiastic fans” cheering the vampires on.
We checked in with the creators of the show, and were thrilled to hear that its going on to Times Square this winter, in a benefit performing for Blessings in a Backpack, (http://www.blessingsinabackpack.org/), which helps feed hungry elementary school students when they are not at school.
See below for a video of highlights of the show, all filmed here at the Theater at the 14th Street Y.
“It was such a joy getting to workshop Twilight: The Musical (a parody) at The Theater at the 14th Street Y,” said show creator and star Ashley Griffin. “I tell everyone that The Theater is the best kept secret in NYC. Not only is it a beautiful facility, but the staff are so supportive. I’m so grateful to have started with this show in such a wonderful home, and having the support of The Theater was hugely instrumental in developing this piece to the point where it can move on, and hopefully have a successful life in NYC.”
Here is info on the show in January -hope to see you there!
Liz Ulmer, Moxyrah Productions, and Dreamcatcher Entertainment are aiming to present a one-night only concert reading presentation of the parody Twilight: The Musical January 16th, 2012 at 8pm to benefit national charity organization Blessings in a Backpack. The concert will be directed by Gabriel Barre, with music direction by David John Madore, and will presented at New World Stages in Times Square. Buy tickets here: http://www.telecharge.com/BehindTheCurtain.aspx?ProdID=8718 Twilight: The Musical is a parody of the Twilight saga in the vein of Urinetown and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Twilight: The Musical examines our culture of obsession through the story of outsider Bella Swan who risks everything when she embarks on a star-crossed romance with vampire Edward Cullen.
Becky Skoff is the Manager of LABA (National Labratory for New Jewish Culture) and the Theater of the 14th Street Y