Milford’s own Christy Carlson Romano will take part in a reading of Scary Musical … The Musical! on March 8 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the York Theatre in New York City.
The show is billed as “Rocky Horror Show meets High School Musical and Glee.”
According to Playbill.com, the musical is directed by Daniel Goldstein and the readings will feature the talents not only of Romano but those of Jennifer Simard, Rashidra Scott, Blake Hammond, Jacob Hoffman, and Dana Steingold.
Playbill describes Scary Musical … The Musical! as “a bloody and hilarious new musical adventure.”
“Set in the coastal village of Hidden Secrets, USA, the night before the opening of the Vera Miles High School production of Scary Musical, the local drama and prom queen, Drew Campbell, is slashed to death,” reads Playbill. “As the Thespian Society tries to regroup and recast their leading lady, one by one, the students and teachers are gruesomely killed off.”
Kevin Spirtas and Killer in the House Productions are producing the readings in association with the York Theatre.
The York Theatre is located at 619 Lexington Avenue. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To many, Romano is the teenager who won the hearts of girls across America as Ren in Disney’s sit-com Even Stevens and as the voice of young heroine Kim Possible in the animated series of the same name. At age 19, her popularity helped fill the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for months when she performed the female lead in Beauty and the Beast.
Since then she has added to her repertoire with movie roles and Broadway appearances, portraying Kate Monster and Lucy in Avenue Q, and off-Broadway performing in White’s Lies, the story of a happy bachelor who suddenly has to come up with a wife and family to honor his mother’s last wish.
In 2009, she was part of an “Ambassadors of Hollywood” tour that started in Doha, Qatar, and then traveled to five undisclosed bases in Afghanistan to meet with soldiers. A child star since age 6, Romano has often said her second love is politics.