Grand Misery

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Grand Misery

Do you hear the people sing? Singing the songs they’re making up?

An epic improvised tragic musical spectacular will be arriving at the Hideout Theatre on January 12. That musical, inspired by a very popular and very French musical, has never been seen before. And will never be seen again. Because it will be completely improvised.

See the stories of triumphant heroes, tragic waifs who belt out songs right before they die, wide-eyed rebels, seedy side characters, lovestruck ingenues, cold-hearted villains — and more — unfold before your eyes. Bear witness as 15 incredible musical improvisers create a Broadway-style show that should have a cast of 60, but doesn’t, because that would probably be a fire hazard.

“This show is an homage and love letter to musical theater,” says co-director Mallory Schlossberg. “It’s a celebration of the human spirit and our capacity to feel things at the extremes. The theme — of rising up to fight for what you believe in — has never been more prevalent.”

Grand Misery: The Epic Improvised Tragic Musical Spectacular.
Coming to the Hideout Theatre Saturdays January 12-March 2.

Directors: Margaret Hunsicker and Mallory Schlossberg
Musical Director: Tosin Awofeso
Acting Ensemble: Jaukeem Balcom, Kaci Beeler, Alan Buttars, Katie Dahm, Sarah Doering, Cat Drago, Margaret Hunsicker, Roy Janik, Casey Marie, Jordan T. Maxwell, Shay Millheiser, Joey Neugart, Frank Sanchez, Mallory Schlossberg, J.R. Zambrano
Lighting Design: Lindsey McGowen, Greg Blank and Katie Van Winkle
Set Design: Lindsey McGowen and Cindy Ward
Costume design: Cindy Ward, Lindsey Reeves and Katie Van Winkle
Stage Manager: AJ Davis
Dramaturg: Katie Van Winkle
Assistant Stage Manager: Lindsey Reeves
Graphic/Poster Design: Kaci Beeler
Poster Photography: Steve Rogers