In a new joint effort to produce and foster new work, The Living Room, in association with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, presents a concert reading of Nathan Tysen and Joe’s Pet Project’s new rock theatre piece STILLWATER. This exciting new fusion of rock concert and musical theatre will feature two performances on Sunday night Oct. 20th at The Living Room.
Brooklyn’s Nathan Tysen, lyricist for the upcoming Broadway musicals Tuck Everlasting and Amelie, wrote the libretto for STILLWATER, with music written in collaboration with popular Midwest band Joe’s Pet Project. The evening will be directed by the Kansas City Rep’s Artistic Director Eric Rosen.
STILLWATER is a rock theatre fusion revolving around a modern-day, drug-fueled trailer park in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Rock, pop, and alt-country combine to tell the story of six unbridled twenty-somethings: a drug dealer, his recovering addict ex-girlfriend, and the neighbor who loves her; plus an indie musician on the brink of stardom, his unfaithful girlfriend, and her desperate one-night stand. As the concert unfolds, the two love-triangles cleverly and catastrophically intersect. STILLWATER is an angst-filled love letter to a generation rebounding from the highs and lows of middle America.
Rocking the Midwest for almost a decade, Joe’s Pet Project (JPP) is a free-wheelin’ musical experiment known for presenting euphoric live shows of diverse originals and eclectic covers. Members are Nathan Tysen (Vocals and Guitar), Ryan McCall (Piano and Vocals), John Hobson (Guitar), Jason Hammond (Bass) and Lance Gilchrist (Drums and Vocals). The Kansas City concert will also feature New York City-based Jessica Ryan, Chicago's Trista Smith, and KC actors Jake Walker and Matthew McAndrews.
**Door/Will Call & Bar open 30 minutes before showtime.
The Living Room
All performances are at The Living Room located at 1818 McGee in the Crossroads Arts District. Kansas City, MO 64108.
Street parking as well as a lot on the north side of the building are available.
*For more information, visit thelivingroomkc.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call TLR at (816) 533-5TLR (5857).
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