TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series

Theater Resources Unlimited
Announces the 13th Annual
TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series
Free readings of Wild & Willful WomenBrindlebeast, and Popesical
Mondays, January 13, 20 and February 3, 2014 at The Baruch Performing Arts Center
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2014 Musical Reading Series on Monday, January 13, Monday, January 20, and February 3, 2014 at 7pm at the Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave, NYC.  Tickets are free and may be reserved by emailing or phoning the TRU message line at 212-714-7628.  For more information visit

Monday January 13th, 7pm: Kimberly Eaton and Alan Swanke present Wild and Willful Women, a tale of love, lust … and witchcraft. Book and lyrics by Bill Rogers, Music by Daniel Doss. When an intolerant Puritan minister suspects that women in his small New England village are becoming too free and independent, he launches an authoritarian campaign to make them behave. His strict religious reformation quickly runs into trouble. Three “wild and willful” women defy his authority by choosing for themselves who to love and how to live. The minister’s son is caught in the middle. His father is convinced that the girl he loves is a witch… Does Peter dare defy authority to follow his heart?

Monday January 20th, 7pm: Nathan Sheffield and Debbie von Ahrens/Fat Chance Productions present
Brindlebeast, a new musical in voice and American Sign Language about love, healing and the creative process. With book and lyrics by Anita Riggio, music by Sila Shaman. Brindlebeast blends spoken language and American Sign Language in a contemporary two act musical that braids together three strands: a love story between a hearing man who is a successful graphic novelist and a independent deaf single mother with a 14 year old girl; a story about confronting personal beasts; a chronicle of channelling that confrontation into the creative process of making a book. The stellar Broadway cast is led by Eric Kunze, Alexandria Wailes, and Emily Robinson.

Monday February 3rd, 7pm: Bailie Slevin presents Popesical, a papal musical comedy with book, lyrics & music by Adam Overett. The Pope is dead, and the Cardinals gather in the Sistine Chapel to choose a new Pope. No one has ever seen what happens — until now. The backbiting. The sacrilege. The song-and-dance. For whom will the white smoke rise? Overett was also in the 2012 TRU Voices series with My Life Is a Musical, which was optioned from the series and is currently in commercial development.


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