Political satire has long been a theatrical staple, and when there are politicians that invite such attention regularly it’s hardly surprising to find a new show on the subject is in the works.
Music City Theatre Company is now preparing the world premiere of Casey Stampfield: The Musical, featuring an original script, lyrics and music by Michael McFaden, Mark Beall and Bradley Moore. It’s based on a certain Vestal, New York native with a similar name now living in Knoxville and representing the state’s Seventh Senatorial District in the Tennessee General Assembly.
The show, like its always-in-the-headlines inspiration, has gotten plenty of press already; its cast includes Steve Mogck, Sarah Shepherd, Memory Strong, Daniel Vincent and Chad Webb in the title role. McFaden and Moore co-direct.
Casey Stampfield: The Musical is the company’s eighth production since Moore founded it in 2008. Its mission according to Moore is “to provide the Nashville community thought-provoking, socially relevant work with a strong vision.”
Here’s the performance schedule:
Friday, June 27: 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 28: 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 29: 2 PM
Thursday, July 3: 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 5: 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 6: 2 PM
Thursday, July 10: 7:30 PM
Friday, July 11: 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 12: 7:30 PM
***SPECIAL PERFORMANCE ***
Thursday, August 7: 7:30 PM
The musical will be performed at the Vibe Entertainment Complex (1713 Church St.) Tickets ($9.99) are available at the door or in advance by calling (615) 239-3565 or purchasing them online by clicking here. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime for all performances; full cash bar and snacks are available at every show.
*Photos by Bradley Moore of #1 – (L to R) Steve Mogck, Sarah Shepherd, Chad Webb, Memory Strong, Daniel Vincent; #2 – Chad Webb as Casey Stampfield; and #3 – Chad Webb as Casey Stampfield courtesy Music City Theatre Company.