Dates and Ticket information will be announced soon
About "Being Earnest"
Skylight Music Theatre's First Virtual Musical
Being Earnest based on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest
Available for Streaming Summer 2020
Book and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Music by Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska
Based on the play by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Michael Unger
Music Director Conor Keelan
Skylight Music Theatre will present its first online/virtual, full-length musical, Being Earnest by Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska, based on Oscar Wilde’s satirical comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest.
Being Earnest takes place in a mod, 1960’s, Austin Powers-era setting. All of the brilliant wit in Wilde’s most popular play remains intact in this effervescent musical. The score is a sparkling homage to 1960’s rock groups such as Herman’s Hermits, The Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, The Seekers, The Hollies, The Lovin’ Spoonful and more.
Being Earnest is being performed, recorded and presented in a way that assures social distancing for both cast and audience. Performers are rehearsing online through Zoom, in their own homes, and the final performance will be recorded and edited together like a film. Being Earnest will be available for streaming in July 2020.
Dates and ticket information will be announced soon.
Cast & Crew
BEING EARNEST CREATIVE TEAM
Director - Michael Unger
Music Director - Conor Keelan
Choreographer - Amanda Marquardt
Costume Coordinator - Shima Orans
Video Consultant - Tyler Milliron
Stage Manager - Samantha Pekelnicky
BEING EARNEST CAST
Algernon - Max Pink
Jack - Joey Chelius
Dr. Chasuble/Lane/Merriman - Tim Rebers
Gwendolyn - Stephanie Staszak
Cecily - Ashley Oviedo
Miss Prism - Karen Estrada
Lady Bracknell - Nathan Marinan
The cast and creative team of Being Earnest. (L. to R.) Top Row: Ashley Oviedo (Cecily), Michael Unger (Director), Stephanie Staszak (Gwendolyn), Max Pink (Algernon), Second Row: Samantha Pekelnicky (Stage Manager), Joey Chelius (Jack), Nathan Marinan (Lady Bracknell), Conor Keelan (Music Director), Third Row: Karen Estrada (Miss Prism), Paul Gordon (Book/Lyrics/Music), Amanda Marquardt (Choreographer), Emma Knott (Artistic Intern), Fourth Row: Tim Rebers (Dr. Chasuble/Lane/Merriman).