Current Projects

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD! THE MUSICAL! by Jordan Wolfe

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 Celebrate the Halloween season with this campy new adaptation of the classic George Romero zombie film, with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jordan Wolfe. Equal parts homage and parody – the show enjoyed a brief Off-Broadway run earlier this year. Our production will be directed by longtime MMT collaborator Ryan McGuire Grimes (“The Toxic Avenger,” “Eating Raoul”). 

MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT by Deborah Brevoort

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 ORLANDO SHAKESPEARE THEATER

When famed African-American singer Marian Anderson is refused lodging because of her ethnicity, she finds an unlikely friend in Albert Einstein. Quick-witted debates attempt to solve the nation’s problems over tea. Inspired by true events, this story explores the racial, religious, and gender-based struggles plaguing two of the most iconic entities of the 20th century. 

LIFESPAN OF A FACT by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

Fingal has a small job: to fact check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. Jim Fin

 Fingal has a small job: to fact check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. Jim Fingal’s boss has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author John D’Agata. And now, Jim Fingal has a huge problem: John made up the majority of his article. What starts professional quickly becomes profane as one question rises to the surface: Can Jim Fingal ever just shut the fact up? 

SHOOTING STAR Book & Concept by Florian Klein, Music by Thomas Zaufke, Lyrics by Erik Ransom

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A musical love story set in the world of gay porn, based on the semi-autobiographical tale of adult film performer Hans Berlin, who invites you to meet the real people behind the scenes of this taboo (and fascinating) industry!

Taylor, a young, struggling Hollywood actor, finds himself rocketed to stardom as porn performer Taylor “TNT” Trent. Through Taylor’s eyes, we are introduced to a family of lovable misfits whose profession is making our wildest fantasies come alive. As Taylor achieves the fame he long sought in a world where sex and love seem to be mutually exclusive, he discovers that the life you dream of may not always be the one you truly want.

SHOOTING STAR is about finding oneself, a family, and above all else - love.

ORLANDO at Vienna State Opera

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Music by Olga Neuwirth

Libretto by Catherine Filloux


 With Orlando, Olga Neuwirth crafts a modern classic especially for the Vienna State Opera, and it is based on one of the stunning works by Virginia Woolf, the standard bearer of English literary modernism – what more is there to guarantee an exquisite performance? Perhaps we should also mention that Orlando is the first ever grand opera that the Wiener Staatsoper commissions to a female composer and that the libretto is courtesy of French-American playwright Catherine Filloux. All the elements point towards a major celebration of musical theatre that you do not want to miss! 



 


THE SEANCE MACHINE by EllaRose Chary and Brandon James Gwinn

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Do you believe in time travel? Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe in... science?
What if you could listen to the voices of the past as easily as you listen to your favorite podcast? Join us for this unique theatrical demonstration - the unveiling of visionary scientist Dr. Carolyn Blau's Mechanical Wave Reassembly Hypercardioid Sequencing Module.

The Tank's World Premiere production of The Seance Machine is the brainchild of collaborators EllaRose Chary and Brandon James Gwinn, an award-winning musical theatre writing team specializing in stories that take a fresh look at the queer community with cutting-edge music. Together they also curate Tank-aret, a monthly cabaret series at The Tank featuring underrepresented artists.

Written by
EllaRose Chary and Brandon James Gwinn

Co-produced by
Kim Hyacinthe

Directed by
Julia Sears

Featuring
Jonathan Cruz
Ilana Gabrielle
Lisa Lamothe