thE mendelssohn electric
This is gonna be my year...
The Mendelssohn Electric follows Fanny Mendelssohn; composer, musician, and older sister to acclaimed composer Felix Mendelssohn has big dreams of publishing her own compositions for the world to hear. However, a female composer in 19th Century Germany is something the world is not ready for although Fanny and Felix are in perfect equals in talent, composition, and criticism. Adolescent emotions scream out between these young talents and their friends like teenagers leaning out of car windows singing into the night. Styled in 1980s Synth Pop, Romantic Comedy aesthetics, The Mendelssohn Electric embodies the young dreamer in all of us and our ability to scream "Yes!" when the world is shouting, "No!"
The Mendelssohn Electric, commissioned and present by Park Avenue Armory and produced by Trusty Sidekick Theater Company, will premiere in December, 2018 at Park Avenue Armory in the historic Veterans Room for both education and public performances.
December, 2018 - Park Avenue Armory
NATALIE MACK - VOICE, UKULELE
RENATA MELILLO TOWNSEND - VOICE, CO- DIRECTION
GRACE GALU - VOICE, GUITAR
JOCELYN MACKENZIE - VOICE, PERCUSSION
NEIL TYRONE PRITCHARD - VOICE
JASON VANCE - VOICE, BASS
JAKE ROA - VOICE, GUITARS, SYNTH
PIP GENGENBACH - DIRECTION, DRAMATURGY
DREW PETERSEN - VOICE, DRUMS, GUITARS, SYNTHS, CO-DIRECTION
Danny Townsend, Patrick Breiner, Spencer Townley-Lott, Adam Chanler-Berat