Soap alum Kristen Alderson (“General Hospital,” “One Life to Live”) is heading to Las Vegas for a limited three-week engagement at the Majestic Repertory Theatre in “NEWSical The Musical,” the fifth longest-running musical in Off-Broadway history and the winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical.
Beginning Friday, April 1 and running through Sunday, April 24, Alderson will play opposite real-life boyfriend Taylor Crousore (“A Musical About Star Wars”), “NEWSical” original cast member Michael West (“Forbidden Broadway,” “Forbidden Vegas,” “When Pigs Fly”), and Carly Sakolove (“Mamma Mia,” “The Book of Merman”).
“NEWSical The Musical” is an up-to-the-minute musical mockery of all the news that’s fit to spoof while tackling everything from the highest office in the land to the lowest depths of internet conspiracies…including Britney Spears’ and Adele’s Vegas residencies. The show changes weekly as it lampoons current events, politics, entertainment, influencers, TikTok crazes and everything in between. Audiences can expect more than a few jabs at the headliners, politicians and local news stories from Sin City because what happens in Vegas, ends up on the “NEWSical” stage.
The 75-minute comedy show features original music, celebrity impressions, parodies, sketches and non-stop laughs. A key component to the success of the show has been its ability to intertwine the latest breaking news from the day into the production at the drop of a dime.
Tickets are $40. All performances begin at 8:00 p.m. PT. The show runs on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning April 1 through April 24.
“NEWSical The Musical” is produced by Tom D’Angora (“Naked Boys Singing”). Rick Crom is the creator and writer while Mark Waldrop (“When Pigs Fly,” “My Deah”) serves as the show’s director. Musical direction is by Ed Goldschneider.
The musical has been nominated for nine Drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical Revue and Best Lyrics), receiving Mayoral and Senate Proclamations and recognition by national press organizations for its unprecedented string of celebrity guest stars which have included the likes of LaToya Jackson, Perez Hilton, Carson Kressley, Jackée Harry (“Days of our Lives”), Cheri Oteri, Kandy Burruss, and more.
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