I’ll spend two weeks as a resident writer in a studio at CAP21 (Collaborative Artists Project), where I will work on my show MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL. Update: my agent Sarah Douglas wisely told me about this show that we needed to see a moment with the main character, Parker, where “his guts are on the floor.” In other words, an eleven o’clock number. So during the course of these two weeks, I wrote the song “Not Gonna Sing,” which duly went into the eleven o’clock numbers lot of Act 2, and was performed in the presentation at the SoHo Playhouse in February …
The long-awaited release of the CD No More Revivals, which contains songs selected from the BMI Workshop (including”My Sky” by me!), is celebrated at this release concert at the Snapple Theatre on 50th Street! FORBIDDEN BROADWAY star Natalie Charle Ellis sings “My Sky” (performed on the CD by Stephanie J. Block, with orchestration by Tony-winner Bruce Coughlin) … while I sing “Leaving St. Urbain Street” by Alan Menken & David Spencer, and “Women Leave” by Sara Wordsworth and Linda Dowdell.
New York Theatre Barn presents NYTB IN THE D-LOUNGE with music of Adam Overett and Peter Saxe!
Monday, Jan 31 – 7:30pm
Daryl Roth Theatre @ Union Square East (Park Ave. South)
101 East 15th Street
$10 cover, 2 drink min, no reservations required
My half of the concert is called “ALL OVERETT” ….
Meet the Double-Threat Trio: three unfortunate performers who can’t master their third skill to save their lives.
Meet a starry-eyed young girl who wants to be a clinically insane Scottish murderess when she grows up.
Meet the grandson from Dirty Dancing (you know, the one with “two hotels”) and find out what he REALLY wants to say to the Jennifer Grey character.
Meet other people too. Oh, you don’t know them? YOU SHOULD.
They’ll be played by the likes of Elena Shaddow (La Cage Aux Folles), Amy Justman (Company), Amanda Leigh Cobb (The Importance of Being Earnest), Michael Lluberes (Dirty Dancing), Aspen Vincent (American Idiot), Jaclyn Huberman (I Love You Because), Kristine Reese (Wicked), Craig Laurie (Jersey Boys), F. Michael Haynie (We The People) and Adam (The Light in the Piazza) himself.
Direction by Dev Janki (Zanna Don’t), musical direction by Andy Einhorn (Sondheim on Sondheim).
Get Overett. ALL OVERETT.
In this two-person musical, I play a detective, Joe Kinosian plays a dozen-plus suspects, and we both play the piano. Written by Joe Kinosian (music and book) and Kellen Blair (lyrics and book), it is 90 0f the funniest minutes you will ever spend in a theater!
We open at the Eureka Theatre, under the auspices of the 42nd Street Moon company.
Check out some reviews …
“Overett completely inhabits that character and pairs beautifully with Kinosian, never dropping the momentum or the spoofy, farcical tone of the piece.” – The SF Examiner
“A lovable foil … [Adam Overett] is a perfect straight man who is able to get his own share of laughs.” – The Troy Record
The Zachary Scott Theatre production of CALL IT COURAGE in Austin, TX, wins 5 B. Iden Payne Award nominations: Outstanding Production of Youth Theatre, Outstanding Original Script (Adam Overett), Outstanding Director of Youth Theatre (Adam Roberts), Outstanding Choreographer (Adam Roberts), and Outstanding Young Performer (Alina Vega as Mother at some performances). Congrats again to Adam Roberts, Zach Theatre, and the marvelous Showstoppers!