WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced a special Cabaret evening of Homemade Fusion, a concert of songs by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond. Homemade Fusion will be presented at WaterTower Theatre Friday, August 12 and 19 following the performance of Little Shop of Horrors, in association with Greyman Theatre Company. The performances will take place in the Addison Theatre Centre's upper lobby performance space at 10:30 pm. Admission is free. A cash bar will be available for both performances.
This series of musical snapshots attempts to make sense of an increasingly senseless world. Featuring the Kooman & Dimond favorites "Random Black Girl," "Can't I Just Be," and "The Temp & the Receptionist," Homemade Fusion is a tale of love, loss, and candy bars.
The performances will feature the talents of Traci Lee (WaterTower Theatre's Little Shop of Horrors, Dallas Theater Center's Cabaret), Matt Tolbert (WaterTower Theatre's Spring Awakening, Lieutenant of Inishmore), Rachel Brown (Casa Mañana's Evita, Greyman's Dani Girl), Joshua Gonzales (WaterTower's Spring Awakening, Greyman's Dani Girl), Adam Garst (WaterTower Theatre's Spring Awakening, Baylor University's Urinetown), Sarah Smith (Baylor University's Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gypsy), Hannah Brake (Baylor University's Gypsy, Millie), and Andrew Dilday (Baylor University's Millie, Drowsy Chaperone). Musical Direction and accompaniment is by Mark Mullino.
Homemade Fusion is a Dallas release party/concert for the album Out of Our Heads: The Music of Kooman & Dimond, which is now available on iTunes.
Out of Our Heads is a compilation of self-contained songs that blur the lines between musical theater and pop. Featuring songs and characters that run the gamut from the absurd to the sublime, the album takes listeners on a journey that is equal parts hilarity and heartbreak. Michael Kooman (music) and Christopher Dimond (book and lyrics) are the authors of the musicals Dani Girl, which has been workshopped and developed at the Kennedy Center, American Conservatory Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Workshop, and WaterTower Theatre's Out of the Loop Fringe Festival; Golden Gate (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Homemade Fusion (London's Ambassadors Theater); and the family-friendly Christmas musical Junior Claus.
About Greyman Theatre Company
Greyman Theatre Company, named after the ghost that makes his home at Baylor University's theatrical venues, was created in 2010 by Baylor Theatre students and functions under the leadership of Artistic Director Matt Tolbert and Managing Director Joshua Gonzales. The mission of Greyman is to operate as a launching platform for theatrical artists, from writers to actors to directors to designers, to showcase their works. Contemporary works play a vital role in reflecting society's views and questions about the life of the time and Greyman serves to document and preserve that history.
About WaterTower Theatre
WaterTower Theatre has become a theatrical force of nature through its consistent excellence and sharp programming. Combining Broadway-quality productions with the beauty of an intimate playing space, WaterTower Theatre provides experiences that are powerful and insightful, intense and uplifting. WaterTower Theatre provides the community with an opportunity to examine man's conditions from all perspectives and promotes growth through humor and drama.
Now in its 16th season, WaterTower Theatre began life in 1996 with 136 brave subscribers. Today, with over 2000 subscribers and a budget of $1.1 million, it consistently earns rave reviews in The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer, and other local publications. With 104 Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Nominations and 28 wins to its credit, as well as 16 Dallas/Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum Awards, WaterTower Theatre is home to the finest local talent.
A committed and intrepid producer of new work, the theatre has presented 5 world premiere productions and 13 regional premiere productions to date. WaterTower Theatre's tradition of world premiere programming includes the musicals Song of Motherhood and Blind Lemon: Prince of Country Blues. Dramatic world premieres include Free Fall with Sandy Duncan, Baptized to the Bone by Dave Johnson (cut comma) (which is enjoying healthy post-WaterTower Theatre life) and A Country Life, Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin's southern adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Both Blind Lemon and A Country Life earned WaterTower Theatre a Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Award for Best New Work.