Cast Set for Industry Readings of New Musical On the Flip Side | Playbill

Related Articles
Industry News Cast Set for Industry Readings of New Musical On the Flip Side

Gary Apple's new musical about a cursed singer utilizes one-hit wonders from 1960 to 2010.

Joel Blum

The York Theatre Company will present industry readings of Gary Apple's new musical On the Flip Side September 11-12 at 7:30 PM in Manhattan.

Christopher Scott will direct a cast that includes Christopher Sutton, Lyn Philistine, Zak Risinger, Lance Roberts (The Music Man, Sunset Boulevard), Honey Davenport (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Tony nominee Joel Blum (Steel Pier, Show Boat), Iris Beaumier (The Little Prince), Kara Arena (Man of La Mancha), Jack Herholdt (The 39 Steps), and Shadia Fairuz (On Your Feet!).

Interpolating one-hit wonders from 1960 to 2010, complemented by two original songs by Paul Libman and Apple, the musical tells the story of Elijah, a self-centered singer who finds himself cursed with only one hit song. He’s compelled to sing it for 30 years at oldies festivals and shopping malls until a chance encounter with a fortune teller sets him out on a quest of redemption.

Songs include "Spirit in the Sky," "Venus," "Afternoon Delight," "Macarena," "The Windmills of Your Mind," and more.

Musical direction is by Logan Medland; Michael Vezo produces.

Industry professionals interested in attending the readings should email [email protected].

Today’s Most Popular News:

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting with your ad blocker.
Thank you!