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THE PICHER PROJECT & MOONFAKER Two, 30 Minute Mini Musicals. Produced by Mike Griffiths

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April 26th, 2019 at 10pm
Dixon Place

Created by Quentin Madia, Alex Knezevic & Lauren Pelaia
Music Director: Lauren Pelaia
Director: Quentin Madia
Conductor: Alex Knezevic

The Picher Project, a new musical, explores the rise, boom, destruction and fall of the abandoned mining town of Picher, Oklahoma. The town that once was the largest producer of lead and zinc in the world became the EPA’s #1 Superfund site, deeming Picher the most toxic place in America. Town politics, involvement with the native Quapaw tribe, illness, natural disasters, and the earth literally falling apart under them, all led to Picher officially dissolving in 2013, making it a ghost town. The Picher Project, comprised of interviews and stories from people who used to live there, is a musical following the lives of individuals from different points in the town’s 100 year history. Picher, a town that meant the world to its citizen, was founded and destroyed by the mining industry, leaving its population with no way to return home.

MOONFAKER: A New Musical
Book by Sam French and Kyle Wilson
Music and Lyrics by Kyle Wilson
Musical Director, Supervisor, and Arranger: David Carl
Choreographed by Brandon Powers
Directed by Benjamin Viertel
Produced by John Albert Harris

It’s 1967 and the United States is in a desperate race with the Soviet Union to land a man on the moon. The US is confident that the American dream and the spirit of capitalism can get the job done, but they’ve decided to film a fake moon landing JUST IN CASE. Leading the project is straight-laced Dougie Whittlebarker, a CIA agent running from his tragic past. But when no one wants in on the mission, Dougie is forced to assemble a team of total misfits and outcasts to envision, execute, and fake one of the greatest moments in American history.

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