"Bigfoot & Other Lost Souls" (Update: 3rd video, Preview night)

Courtesy photo by Louis Keiner

Update January 26, 2012: The third video, Act II, has been released and the show previews tonight.

According to their Facebook page:

PREVIEW NIGHT tonight! There are still seats availabl for tonight. If you can't make it tonight, your next chance is the Sunday matinee, as Friday and Saturday performances have only ONE seat left each. Go online and get your reservations now!

Update January 24, 2012:

Act I, Scene 2 of the teaser video series has been released by Atlantic Stage. In addition, the Tony-award winning composer will be at CCU on Friday for a question and answer session.

The first report has more details about the show opening this week.

To promote the upcoming Atlantic Stage production of "Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls," Mark Hollmann, who composed the music and lyrics for the play, will be holding a question and answer session at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 in the Edwards Theatre located in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University.

The event is free and open to the public. Hollmann is the Tony Award-winning composer of the Broadway musical "Urinetown." A native of Illinois, Hollman is a former member of the Cardiff-Giant Theatre Company in Chicago. He played trombone for the Chicago art-rock band Maestro Subgum and the Whole, and he played piano for the Second City national touring company. He attended musical theatre writing workshops in Chicago and New York.

First Report

Atlantic Stage Theater, the only professional theater in the Myrtle Beach area, is kicking off "Bigfoot & Other Lost Souls" on January 27th. As usual, proceeds from opening night ticket sales will go to a local charity. 

Coastal Carolina University marketing interns developed the promotional video above. According to the video notes, the plan is to release a new video each day until the show opens.

191 "Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls," is a new musical comedy by Tony Award-winning composer Mark Hollmann and book writer Adrien Royce. The story centers on novice scriptwriter and shoe-size 11 narrow Bernie Bernstein, who broke and broken-hearted, accepts an assignment to write a documentary on Bigfoot.  While on her journey of discovery, she encounters a slew of tabloid-sized characters and the truth not only about The Big Guy but herself as well. 

All proceeds from opening night will benefit the Horry County Literacy Council. The Horry County Literacy Council's mission is to promote literacy throughout Horry County and provide the services necessary to the residents who wish to improve their basic literacy skills, learn to speak English, or overcome a learning difficulty such as dyslexia. 

Buy your tickets online here. Atlantic Stage recommends this show is for adults and children ages 12 and older. 

This is the mid-season show for Atlantic Stage. Read more about their 2012 schedule here.

ur thanks to the Grand Strand for turning out so strongly to help audience test a new work from our Tony Award-winning composer!