A favorite of regional theaters, colleges and high schools, BAND GEEKS premiered at Goodspeed musicals and is now licensed by Music Theatre International. It features the hit audition song "Lost In The Brass", sung on the cast album by Lindsay Mendez.
With just nine members and dwindling funds, the Cuyahoga High Marching Beavers are close to extinction. When a troubled athlete is relegated to their ranks, Elliott, the tuba-playing band captain and Laura, his best friend, must find a way to unite the band, embrace their inner geek and save the Marching Beavers.
Written with Itamar Moses (THE BAND'S VISIT), this musical comedy premiered at The Old Globe in San Diego and Off-Broadway at Second Stage, where it was both a New York Times and Timeout New York Critics' Pick.
East Berlin, 1977. At a time when the East German government sought to control almost every aspect of its citizens' lives, a group of young rebels decide they can no longer be told what they can and cannot do. They devise an ingenious plan to hijack the radio airwaves in order to bring rock & roll and the sound of freedom to their totalitarian country - despite dire consequences if they are caught.
RADIO 930 is a commission by Charles Yurick and Nancy Paris, with a book by Josh Billig and directed by David Ruttera.
Alyse Alan Louis sings "How It Feels To Be Free" from Radio 930.
Video by Charles Yurick.