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On Matters of Casting – Part 2

Let’s talk about the cast of very excellent men in The Mapmaker’s Opera!


All the male roles in this show require quite starlingly different skill sets from each other.  It’s not the difference in their vocal attributes (they’re all exceptionally fine singers by the way) or the requisite movement skills or demanding acting chops needed; it is something about the nature of the inner person to be revealed through book, lyrics and music that have to be traversed in The Mapmaker’s Opera that makes these men exceptional.

The one thing about this show that most, if not all, people would concur is that it’s not easy.  The characters that these men play are uniformly complex, flawed, fragile, contrary, and ultimately complicit in the denouement that is the heart-rending climax of the story.  From the outset, I wasn’t entirely convinced that, with only a limited time available to cast The Mapmaker’s Opera in New York, we would uncover actor/singers up to this task – but I was wrong.  And we’re so grateful that we have them onboard.  They’re fabulous, so come along and, in tandem with our stellar cast of women (see previous post), see what they can do!

The Pearl Theatre Company space, 555 W42nd Street, New York:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

To book tickets, click here and then check out the location of the theatre


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The NYMF Production Poster & Casting Announcement Coming Soon!

Hi Folks.  This is just a short post to let everyone know that we will be announcing our stellar cast for The Mapmaker’s Opera at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival in the next few days, so come back soon for the big news!

Just so you know: the cast is totally awesome!

Here’s the final version of our beautiful production poster.  You can check out the names of all the creative team at the bottom.  You’ll be getting to know them quite well over the next two months!

Take care,

Kevin and Victor




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MMO Goes To The New York Musical Theatre Festival



( July 7 – 27 )

Finally, we can make the announcement that The Mapmaker’s Opera, adapted from the 2007 novel by Béa Gonzalez – published by HarperCollins (Canada) – has been selected as one of the 10 ‘Next Link’ projects into the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Continue Reading →

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