September 29, 2007
Minimum Wage opens in new Off-Broadway show
Forget actors who only play musical instruments, the cast of Off-Broadway's Minimum Wage create their own musical backdrop vocally.
Performances begin Sept. 28 for the new a cappella musical, directed by Guy Stroman and featuring the songs of Sean Altman and the LaGreca Brothers. Musical direction is by Will Bryan, and movement is by Scott Rinc.
The cast for Minimum Wage — who offer "dynamic harmonies, beatboxing and clockwork comic timing" — includes Jeff LaGreca, Charlie LaGreca, Tony Daussat, Elena M. Schloss and Bill Caleo. Previously, the award-winning group has performed on Nickelodeon, the Food Network, the Fox Network and Comedy Central.
Minimum Wage is described as "an a cappella musical in which five hapless staffers of a Big Brother-type fast food chain attempt to initiate new trainees (the audience) into the wonders of Hamburgerology. Working their way from the bottom all the way to the middle, these underachieving fast-food employees spend their days experiencing psychopathic French fry hallucinations and the occasional sci-fi spatula battle. [Song titles include] 'Kooky The Happy Burger Klown' (an upbeat hypochondriac circus tune), 'G-R-I Double-L' (a boy-meets-GRILL pop, serenade) and 'Balls' (a melodic motto about taking life by the…oh you know)."
The open-ended run at Theatres at 45 Bleecker Street (The Green Room) will officially open Oct. 20. Tickets are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com
Posted by acapnews at September 29, 2007 12:16 AM
This show is great. I saw it last week. The a cappella is very tight and features Billy Caleo of Hyannis Sound fame. If you get a chance you should see it!
Posted by: Joe at October 9, 2007 5:18 PM
This show is AMAZING! Great a capella music and hiliarious comedy. DROP EVERYTHING NOW, and go and see it. One of the best shows in New York.
Posted by: Forkflinger at October 23, 2007 11:42 AM