The Passing Show

An Annual Original Musical Revue


The Passing Show of 2019

A New Musical Revue
Special Benefit Concert

Monday, December 16 at 7pm
The Irene Diamond Stage
Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
New York, New York 10036

HOSTED BY
MICHAEL JOHN LaCHIUSA

CAST
RENEE ALBULARIO, NANCY ANDERSON, KELLY AUTRY, TRACI BAIR, RICHARD H. BLAKE, DANNY BOLERO, JANE BRUCE, AUDREY CARDWELL, JACK DOYLE, TIM FALTER, REBECCA FAULKENBERRY, ZACHARY INFANTE, BRENDAN MALAFRONTE, GRACE McLEAN, HAYLEY MOIR, CAITLIN MORRIS, EMILY NASH, CHEEYANG NG, JAY PARANADA, JAMES PATTERSON, AARON RAMEY, JONATHAN RAYSON, AWA SAL SECKA, BRIAN SEARS, MATT WALTON, KRISTEN BETH WILLIAMS, and TOM WOPAT

SKETCHES BY
JULIAN ROSENBLUM, LUKE SWEENEY

LYRICS AND MUSIC BY
JAMES BALLARD, LAUREN GUNDRUM, KHIYON HURSEY, BRANDON LAMBERT, EMMA LOCKWOOD, JESS NEWMAN, CHEEYANG NG, BILLY RECCE, JULIAN ROSENBLUM, ANGELA SCLAFANI, DANIEL SEFIK, KEVIN SHERWIN, EMILY ROSE SIMONS, NOAH SUNDAY-LEFKOWITZ

“THE PASSING SHOW” THEME SONG BY
PHOEBE KREUTZ & RICK HIP-FLORES

SPECIAL “DERAILED” MINI-MUSICAL BY
A. J. FREEMAN & JON HUGO UNGAR

MUSIC DIRECTION BY
EVAN ZAVADA

DIRECTED BY
SRĐA VASILJEVIĆ

WRITERS COUNCIL ADVISORS
JEFF BOWEN, ADAM GWON, ANNA K. JACOBS, KAIT KERRIGAN, GEORGIA STITT

ABOUT THE REVUE
Featuring spectacular sendups of Alexa, Netflix, Jeopardy James, Bill De Blasio, Jerry Falwell, Jr., and more, The Passing Show of 2019 is a new musical revue celebrating and satirizing the social and cultural events of the past year, with comedy sketches and songs written by emerging writers. The entertainment will also feature a new mini-musical spoofing Golden Age musical comedies, the well-traveled Twentieth Century railroad, and its eccentric patrons.

The Passing Show of 2019 is conceived, curated, and routined by UMC artistic director Ben West, and inspired by what is considered the first American revue of the same name in 1894.


WRITER SUBMISSIONS

The submission window for The Passing Show of 2019 is now closed. To be notified of future opportunities, please sign-up for the UMC newsletter or follow UMC on social media.

The 2019 Writers Council, which will serve as advisors, includes Jeff Bowen, Adam Gwon, Anna K. Jacobs, Kait Kerrigan, and Georgia Stitt.


The Passing Show of 2019 is a benefit concert for UnsungMusicalsCo., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.