"SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE" - A World Premiere Rock Musical

musicals and operas · marc francoeur · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America

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June 12, 2015

New Rock Musical, SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE Greeted by Standing Ovation by Preview Audience at Hollywood Fringe 2015 #skankyme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

New Rock Musical, SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE Greeted by Standing Ovation by Preview Audience at Hollywood Fringe 2015 #skankyme

Los Angeles, CA – June 12, 2015 – Showgirls, flaming batons, awkward teenage sex, and powerful rock music that imbeds itself into your soul… all in a heartfelt coming of age/coming out original rock musical. SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE, a world premiere rock musical by Marc Francoeur, is setting the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015 on fire with its empowering and inspirational message of #betruetoyou.

“The reaction from our preview audience was a standing ovation and unbridled and exuberant support. I believe in my heart and soul that this is an important story that needs to be seen by many because it inspires, entertains, and shifts perspectives. No matter our backgrounds, wins, losses and differences, we are all essentially one,” say Marc Francoeur.

SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE plays at The Hudson Guild through July 11, 2015.

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May 27, 2015

New Rock Musical, SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe 2015 #skankyme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

New Rock Musical, SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe 2015 #skankyme

Los Angeles, CA – May 25, 2015 – Showgirls, flaming batons, wild sex and disco balls…. all in a heartfelt coming of age/coming out original rock musical. SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE, a world premiere rock musical by Marc Francoeur, will set the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015 on fire with its empowering and inspirational message of #betruetoyou.

Marc Francoeur began working on this autobiographical based sexual coming of age tale a decade ago. For years this theatrical piece was a one-man rock musical, and recently grew into the full ensemble piece that will be premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015.

“The growth of SKANKY ME could not be contained,” say Francoeur. “As soon as I expressed to my director and choreographer, Nancy Dobbs Owen, that maybe we should add 4 women as back up dancers and singers, it took off like wildfire. It was one of those moments w

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March 27, 2015

SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE Announces Hollywood Fringe 2015 Dates

03/27/14 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE, a world premiere rock musical by Marc Francoeur, will set the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015 on fire with its empowering and inspirational message of #embraceyourfreak.

Imagine BILLY ELLIOT meets LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE meets HEDWIG in the cornfields of the Midwest.

A tale of courage in the face of a disapproving world, SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE (skankyme.com) is the story of one boy’s passage to self-love and acceptance. Marc, who strives to escape his narrow-minded dead end little town, aches to live in a world where he can be free to be his true self! It is a humorous tale of navigating the perils on the path to one’s sexual identity, set against the backdrop of the Sexual Revolution. Fire Baton Twirling Football Hero, Good Son, Bad Boy, Clown, Bully…How many people have you been on the way to finding out who you are?

Major Themes: Sexual Discovery, Sexual Identification, Bullying, Self Love and Being True to Self.

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