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Ride or Die: The Hip-Hop Musical

musicals and operas · good shows · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 55 mins · United States of America

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The first ever ensemble show to have a majority cast of actors with cognitive disabilities at Fringe, RIDE OR DIE is a musical comedy with 12 original songs accompanied by live beatboxing.

Starring actors with Down syndrome: John Tucker (A&E’s Born This Way) & Caley Versfelt, actors with autism: Spencer Harte (Netflix’s Atypical), Coby Bird, & Domonique Brown (Netflix’s Atypical), and neurotypical actors: Alexa Russo, Brendan McCay, Callie Ott, & Stanson Chung.

Directed by Kelsey Goeres. Beatboxing by Shaun Fisher. Book, music, & lyrics by Conor Hanney, writer-lyricist-composer for Netflix’s PRINCE OF PEORIA, Netflix’s upcoming THE HEALING POWERS OF DUDE, and:

BEST BUDDIES: THE HIP-HOP MUSICAL
Won — THE ENCORE! – PRODUCERS’ AWARD, 2018
Won — BEST OF THE BROADWATER, 2018
Won — NO ROOM IN THE GREEN ROOM AWARD (sponsored by MB Stage Productions), 2018
Nominated — THE UNLEASHED AWARD (sponsored by Theatre Unleashed), 2018

&

DIVORCE: THE HIP-HOP MUSICAL
Won — THE ENCORE! – PRODUCERS’ AWARD, 2017
Nominated — THE UNLEASHED AWARD (sponsored by Theatre Unleashed), 2017
Nominated — THE RIPEST SHOW (sponsored by Cherry Poppins Productions), 2017
Nominated — SHOWORKS DON’T WAIT. CREATE! AWARD (sponsored by ShoWorks Entertainment), 2017
Nominated — THE SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE, NEVER IN A BOX AWARD (sponsored by Lumpy-Cramp© Productions), 2017

Press:
http://www.laweekly.com/arts/roll-into-the-rollicking-theater-experience-known-as-the-hollywood-fringe-festival-9542302
https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/stranger-things-musical/

Publicist: Phil Sokoloff.

Song List:
“Yin and Yang”
“The Game”
“Boom.”
“Boogie Boy”
“Introspective”
“Communication”
“Out the Clouds”
“Ride or Die”
“Dancin’ on the Grave”
“This I Pray”
“The Game (Reprise)”
“Leggo”

production team

conor hanney *
playwright/lyricist/composer
caley versfelt 
angel caley
alexa russo 
angel alexa
callie ott 
angel callie

* Fringe Veteran

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