American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Young Conservatory Presents Show Choir! - The Musical
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Young Conservatory Director Craig Slaight has announced the West Coast premiere of Show Choir! - The Musical, described as a melodious musical about America's favorite teen pastime-with jazz hands! Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Mark McDaniels and Donald Garverick, Show Choir! - The Musical tells the story of what it takes to become the top show choir in the country, as told through the framework of a musical biography television show. Part mockumentary, part song-and-dance extravaganza, the show explores the hopes, dreams, and schemes of young singers determined to make it to the top. Show Choir! - The Musical plays May 26–June 9, 2012, at The Theater at Children's Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum Theater), located at 221 Fourth Street, San Francisco. Tickets are $20.50 and are available by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Says Slaight: "McDaniels and Garverick have crafted a side-splitting, rocking musical that allows every showbiz nerd to feel they belong, while recognizing the passion and intensity that makes us keep performing. Their clever mockumentary reveals a teen equivalent to Christopher Guest's astonishing film Waiting for Guffman. The best part for us, as a training program for young actors and singers, is that this piece challenges every aspect of the performer to get to the heart of the comedy. When I met McDaniels and Garverick, I knew this show was for us!"