Popular youth musical to be restaged in NYC

Composer Zachary Israel Nobile Kampler and the K.C.@Bat cast rehearse songs from the show which will premiere Nov. 11. — Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich photo

Composer Zachary Israel Nobile Kampler and the [email protected] cast rehearse songs from the show which will premiere Nov. 11.
— Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich photo

From the stages of Greenwich to the stages of New York, soon young actors at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) will be able to add a new experience to their resumes — off-Broadway.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich has commissioned composer Zachary Israel Nobile Kampler and librettist Rocco Natale to restage its hit spring musical for its theatre program as well as national affiliates.

The original BGCG musical, [email protected], re-imagines Ernest Thayer’s beloved 1888 poem about fictitious baseball legend Casey and the town of Mudville to the present day. The musical was developed as part of BGCG’s theatre program — a free initiative available to more than 2,000 members annually. Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich produced the original musical in the spring of 2013 to such success that they are restaging the production at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City on Nov. 11.

“We are very proud of the musical we have created for these students,” Mr. Natale, who wrote the script and lyrics, said. “We hope that children all over the world will have the chance to enjoy the power of this story.”

Mr. Kampler, the composer of the work, added, “When the opportunity to restage the musical off-broadway arose, we jumped at it. It’s rare to have so much enthusiasm for a new musical. Usually kids want to sing a song from Annie or Wicked.”

Club members will now work alongside professional actors in a collaborative production — learning new songs, dialogue and dances. According to Don Palmer, BGCG program director, this opportunity gives its members who aspire to be actors the chance to work one-on-one with seasoned professionals in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The story of [email protected] was created with the hope that other organizations, schools and National Boys & Girls Club affiliates would have an interest in producing the work. The theatre program at Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich is based on the belief that access to the arts is integral for the growth and human development of society.

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