June 26th — June 28, 2020
Backyard Renaissance presents …
A STREAMING ENCORE PERFORMANCE of San Diego Critics Circle 2017 Best New Musical:
Actors Bryan Banville, Kay Marian McNellen, and Tom Zohar
Direction by Francis Gercke and Anthony Methvin
Music Direction by Steven Withers,
Stage Manager – Taylor Todd
Set Design by Kristen Flores
Lighting Design by Curtis Mueller
Choreography by Katie Whalley Banville
Costume Design by Jessica John,
Property Design by Bonnie Durben
Captured live on stage by Stand Up 8 Productions
Streaming On-Line: June 26th – 28th, 2020 with gratitude to the writer/composer/lyricist Adam Wachter and dedicated to the production’s Music Director Steven Withers who passed away recently and unexpectedly.
Backyard Renaissance offers theatre-lovers a chance to rediscover its 2017 San Diego Critic’s Circle Best New Musical production of Tarrytown. The World Premiere Musical originally presented in Backyard Renaissance’s second season, delighted audiences both for its modern musical interpretation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as well as its inspired performances within Diversionary’s tiny Black Box Theatre. Starring Tom Zohar, Bryan Banville and Kay McNellen, Tarrytown reimagines Ichabod Crane as a modern day gay music teacher running away from his past. Settling into an idyllic neighborhood in Tarrytown, Ichabod not only gets a fresh start with a new school, but secures a BFF in an optimistic but sheltered dreamer who is secretary there. When Ichabod meets his new friend’s husband the unlikely trio tests friendships, loyalties and jealousies in ways none of them expected.
Just this month, Adam Wachter completed the professional cast recording of Tarrytown and has dedicated all proceeds on purchase of the recording to The Actors Fund to support their work helping the creative community during the COVID-19 pandemic. A link will be available to purchase this recording when viewing Backyard Renaissance’s 2017 production of the musical.