Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for West End-bound New Musical "SuperYou"
by Lourds Lane
May 26 – June 18, 2023
Milwaukee, Wis. (May 3, 2023) — Skylight Music Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere developmental presentation of SuperYou, running May 26 through June 18, 2023. Preview performances will take place May 26 through the matinee performance on May 31; with the press opening on Wednesday, May 31 at 7:30 PM. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third ward. Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional Equity music theatre company.
SuperYou is written and composed by visionary Filipino-American rock artist Lourds Lane, and tells the story of a comic book artist who learns to love herself when her own superheroine creations come to life. The thrilling, modern score runs the gamut from rock, pop, gospel, big band, country, hip hop, and soaring ballads. “Lourds is a force of nature and has created a work that speaks to everyone, young and old, with great empathy and humanity,” said Skylight Artistic Director Michael Unger. “I cannot wait to see the faces of our audiences as they witness this groundbreaking, brand new theatre piece.”
Cast features Broadway Performers, Off-Broadway, National Tour and Local Milwaukee Talent
The powerhouse cast seen on Broadway, off-Broadway, and National Tours includes Kennedy Caughell (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Paradise Square), Justin Sargent (Rock of Ages, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Jenna Rubaii (Jesus Christ Superstar, American Idiot), Wren Rivera (Jagged Little Pill, Between the Lines), B. Noel Thomas (The Toxic Avenger), Shelby Griswold (Six the Musical), Blake Zelesnikar (Mean Girls), Serena Parrish (Fun Home), and Chris Oram (Newsies), who will be joined by amazing Milwaukee talent – Melissa Anderson, Natasha Posey, Alexis Cimoch, Gabriel Manuel Burdette, King Hang, and Sarah Zapiain. Casting by Wojcik Casting Team and Skylight Music Theatre.
Women-Driven Broadway Creative Team
SuperYou features a women-driven creative team with a wealth of Broadway credits, including JoAnn M. Hunter (Director and Choreographer), Wendy Bobbitt Cavett (Music Supervision), Anna Louizos (Scenic Design), Cynthia Nordstrom (Costume Design), as well as Lindsey Hope Pearlman (Associate Director), Bryson Baumgartel (Music Director), Patrick Lord (Projection Design), Chad Parsley (Sound Designer), Jamie Roderick (Lightning Design), Greg Sim (Assistant Choreographer), Brian Staton (Assistant Projection Designer), Kel R. Cole, (Production Stage Manager), Jordan Angelo (Assistant Stage Manager), alongside producers Melissa M. Jones/All Awesome LLC and Skylight Music Theatre.
“We are delighted to work with powerhouse Broadway talents like Lourds, JoAnn, Anna, and Wendy on this presentation of SuperYou,” said Unger. “They have crafted SuperYou with such care and creativity and inspiration – it is an honor to bring this incredible wealth of talent to Skylight’s stage.”
The Viral SuperYou Fanbase
Since the pandemic, SuperYou has transformed from being a small show that "never got to open" in May 2020, to a show being featured across international media, Broadway on Demand, playing concerts on pick-up trucks during the pandemic, to garnering over 22 million views on TikTok, to selling out concerts at Carnegie Hall, to being the only new musical featured on the mainstage at the inaugural 2022 MusicalCon in London, to a 2024 planned opening in the West End. With a devoted fan base, SuperYou music has been sung and shared by thousands of fans around the world who have been featured weekly for the last 2 1/2 years on SuperYou’s Fan Cover Fridays.
"We have such a devoted fanbase that grew from the pandemic, but no one has seen a full show with this script yet, which includes new songs that I’m super excited about. Our whole team is grateful to partner with Skylight Music Theater to take this essential developmental step before we head to the West End, and eventually Broadway,” said SuperYou creator, Lourds Lane.
SuperYou replaces Skylight Music Theatre’s previously announced world premiere of The Song of Bernadette. It is Skylight’s entry into World Premiere Wisconsin, a first-of-its-kind festival celebrating nearly 50 new and diverse works on stages throughout the state of Wisconsin. For more information about World Premiere Wisconsin, visit www.worldpremierewisconsin.com.
Performances of SuperYou are Friday, May 26 through Sunday, June 18, 2023 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee.
Single tickets and subscriptions are on sale. Subscribers get the best seats at the best prices. Purchase at the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office. Call (414) 291-7800 or visit 158 N. Broadway, Monday – Saturday, from noon - 6 p.m. or email email@example.com.
- Please let the Box Office know if accessible seating is needed, or if patrons will have a wheelchair or walker.
- Box Office hours are Mon. – Sat. noon – 6 p.m. The Box Office window is also open two hours prior to performances.
- Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more by calling (414) 291-7800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have ADA needs, please contact the Box Office (414) 291-7800 or email@example.com.
- Skylight offers a risk-free guarantee to exchange, credit, or refund tickets for any canceled performances.
- For more information visit skylightmusictheatre.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Skylight Insights. In-depth discussions with directors and special guests take place one hour before Wednesday and Sunday performances.
ASL (American Sign Language) Performance. SuperYou will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets for this performance, email email@example.com or call Skylight Music Theatre's Box Office at (414) 291-7800. Mention ASL performance for seating in the appropriate section. Support for ASL performance provided by UPAF (United Performing Arts Fund) Connect.
For more information visit www.skylightmusictheatre.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Box Office at (414) 291-7800.
SKYLIGHT BAR & BISTRO
Skylight Bar & Bistro, operated by Noble Catering and located on the second floor of the Broadway Theatre Center, is open 90 minutes prior to curtain for light fare (see current menu here) and during intermission for beverages, including beer, wine, soda and bottled water, and snacks. Skylight Bar & Bistro is not open after the show.
Purchase $5 parking vouchers from the Broadway Theatre Center Box office for use in the Historic Third Ward parking garage at 212 N. Milwaukee Street (one block east and one block north). Vouchers are valid between 5 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. for evening performances. Matinee vouchers are valid 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Not valid for Wednesday matinees. Voucher sales stop 30 minutes before showtime. Advance purchase recommended so that vouchers can be mailed with tickets. No refunds.
Meter parking is available on the street (free after 6 p.m. and on Sundays).
HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Skylight Music Theatre has joined other Milwaukee performing arts organizations in lifting Covid-19 safety protocols. As of March 14, Skylight will not require proof of vaccination or negative Covid tests. As of March 28, masks will be optional. For up-to-date information, please visit www.skylightmusictheatre.org/health.
ABOUT SKYLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE
Founded in 1959, Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional Equity music theatre company and the largest employer of Wisconsin actors in the State. Skylight produces the full range of music theatre ranging from blockbuster Broadway musicals to reimagined operas, and from exciting world premieres to contemporary off-Broadway hits. Skylight’s mainstage home is the Cabot Theatre in the Broadway Theatre Center, which was built by Skylight in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward in 1992. Considered to be one of Milwaukee’s most beautiful theatres, the Cabot Theatre is based on the design of an 18thcentury French opera house. With just 350 seats it offers audiences great views of the action onstage. Skylight Music Theatre marks its 63rd season in 2022-2023.
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