THE COMMUTERS, or

A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOuT THE PORT aUTHORITY

The award-winning World Premiere of the first in a three-part, transit-themed trilogy

Book  |  Gil Varod

Music  |  Caleb Damschroder

Lyrics  |  Kit Goldstein Grant

CREATIVE TEAM

Director  |  Christopher Michaels

Music Director  |  Matthew Bennis

Choreographer  |  Christopher Michaels

Set Design  |  Jeremy Terry

Costume Designer  |  Jacob McIntyre

Lighting Designer  |  Conor Martin Mulligan

Sound Design  |  David Hart

Hair/Wig Design  |  Chester Doverspike

Production Photographer  |  Marc Santos

Produced by Calendar Boys Productions (now IndieWorks Theatre Company) as part of The Strawberry Theatre Festival

CAST

Terry  |  Anthony Castellano

Ernie  |  Adam Breaux

Carol  |  Jo Walker

George  |  Raul Andrés

Helen  |  Lizzy Miller

VENUE

The Theatre at St. Clements, NY​C

DATES

July 15th - 31st, 2016

 

SYNOPSIS

When an arrogant, recently-sacked MTA executive tries to find his bus to HoHoKus, New Jersey after midnight, his life becomes exactly the sort of horror story you'd expect to take place in the Port Authority Bus Terminal as the plaster "Commuters" statue comes to life to deliver a horrible warning... When it comes to New York City transit, you better behave, or better be brave!

The Commuters or A Cautionary Tale About The Port Authority is a good, old-fashioned, New York-minded, transit-obsessed musical comedy hit that played to uproarious laughter and high praise in it's first reading during Lincoln Center's "Across A Crowded Room" workshop in 2015.

NOMINATIONS & AWARDS

Nominated for five awards in The Riant Theatre's Strawberry Theatre Festival:

  • Best Musical

  • Best Director (Christopher Michaels)

  • Best Costume Design (Jacob McIntyre)

  • Best Actor (Adam Breaux)

  • Best Actress (Lizzy Miller)

and WON the awards for 

  • Best Director (Christopher Michaels)

  • Best Actress (Lizzy Miller)

The Commuters... was also voted "Audience Favorite" out of over 100 shows in the festival.