The Right Note a new musical | Jerome Joseph Gentes book and lyrics |Rice Majors music and lyrics |directed by Laylah Muran de Assereto
Spare Stage will be producing a 6 performance concert workshop of this new musical reimagining Twelfth Night as if it were taking place within a modern day singing competition.
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is updated to our contemporary world, where the major characters compete in a singing reality TV show called The Right Note. At the start of the play, eliminations are down to eight contestants. The upcoming live TV episode will feature “Dynamic Duets,” during which the remaining contestants believe they will be able to pick their singing partners. One contestant has gone missing, though, and his twin sister takes his place during the dress rehearsal to keep him from being eliminated by default.
This new musical adaptation of Twelfth Night with a diverse cast of characters and terrific music deftly balances the whimsy inherent in this familiar mistaken-identity plot and inclusionary romance, with a nod to current popular culture — all of which is supported by well-crafted text and an engaging musical score.