Theater: Musicals

'Hitting the Ground'

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Matt Williams, co-bookwriter; Gregory Victor, co-bookwriter; Debra Barsha, musical dir.; Gordon Gano, lyricist.

Production Description

Casting the first reading of "Hitting the Ground," a new musical featuring the songs of the Violent Femmes. Producer states: "The Violent Femmes were one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the 1980s, selling over nine million albums by 2005. Their debut album became the first and only album in Billboard history to enter the charts as a platinum album, eight years after its release. 'Hitting the Ground' is about a group of ragtag strangers--a drug-addicted rocker, a beauty queen with a past, a comedian, a war-torn solder, and a Rolling Stone reporter about to get the story of his life--who set out on a USO tour together. Instead, they share an unexpected adventure and more than a few truths. Their itinerary changes drastically when they are forced to jump from their airplane to avoid a crash-landing, only to land in the remote Appalachian mountains. When they encounter an isolated community of devout mountain Shakers, no one is prepared for what happens next. The two cultures collide and combust. As the search planes circle, unforeseen love is discovered, sides are taken, guns are drawn, moonshine flows, and a flood of biblical proportions threatens to wash everything and everyone down the mountain."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses Jan. 7-19 (as needed); reading will take place Jan. 20 at 2 & 6 p.m. The readings and all rehearsals will take place in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

No pay. The producers are seeking both union and nonunion performers for this production, but no union contract is currently planned. Union performers should check with their union before accepting any work.


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