24 Hour Musicals are back live and in-person May 23 at Los Angeles's Bourbon Room, bringing together a group of artists from stage and screen. Rebecca Naomi Jones, Grammy winner Lisa Loeb, Mary Faber, and more will create four original musicals.
"After two years of creating monologues, plays, and musicals through both virtual and hybrid experiences, seeing this incredible group of artists gather in person the night before will be incredibly powerful," says artistic director Mark Armstrong. "The following night, actors, writers, composers, directors, and choreographers join with a live band for a one-time-only theatrical experience. We’re grateful to be back on stage and thrilled to partner with the Bourbon Room for this intimate event."
Performers include Faber and Jones, along with Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead), Kether Donohue (Pitch Perfect), Andrew Leeds (Barry, The Dropout), Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces), Erica Chamblee (House of Cards) Gracie Gillam (Teen Beach Movie), Mary Chieffo (Star Trek: Discovery), Mina Sundwall (Lost in Space), Rena Strober (Wicked), Shannon Purser (Stranger Things), Timm Sharp (Enlightened), Lily Brooks O'Briant (Matilda), Paravi, and John Arthur Hill (The Good Shepherd).
Featured among the participating writers and composers are Loeb, Lindsey Kraft, J. Holtham, Brad Silnutzer, Joey Orton, Steve Yockey, and Rachel Axler. Directors consist of Gordon Greenberg, Jaki Bradley, and Michael John Garcés. John Carrafa will choreograph with direction by Mark T. Evans, Dwight Rivera, Elizabeth Curtin, Jennifer Lucy Cook, and Angela Parrish. Additional talent and creative team will be announced soon.
The process begins the night before the performance when performers, composers, directors, choreographers, music directors, musicians, and production staff gather for a brief orientation before beginning to create their musicals at 11 PM. The following morning, actors receive their roles, and directors, choreographers and musicians begin rehearsing—and that evening, the musicals are performed in front of an audience.
For more information and tickets, visit 24HourPlays.com.