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“A musical and lyrical masterpiece …”
Tony-Award Nominee Paul Gordon
“An inspirational musical-comedy for those of us who can get trapped in our minds.” Joan Davidson
STREAMING MUSICALS PRESENTS
THE GOLDEN CAGE
Elaborate Live Stage Video Recording of the Award-Winning New Musical Begins with FREE PREMIERE April 27 to May 1 at GoldenCageMusical.com with continued On-Demand Streaming
Book, Music and Lyrics by Grammy-Nominated Composer
Directed by R. Lee Kratzer
Music Direction by Nevada Lozano
Starring Christopher Isolano and Maddie Allen
April 27-May 1, 2023: FREE PREMIERE
May 2, 2023 – Onward Tickets are $19.99 for purchase; 4.99 for a 72 hour rental
Members of the media and Industry may request a streaming link to view the entire musical by emailing Paul Siebold at firstname.lastname@example.org
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An award-winning musical about a glorious, mythical cage that’s irresistible from the outside, and inescapable from the inside, The Golden Cage tells the story of two creatures who meet on either side of its bars. Boris, half-man and half-bird, is stranded on the outside after a lifetime searching for the cage. Alphea, trapped on the inside, is a melodramatic diva, who longs for freedom, yet fears the outside and can’t remember how she got trapped inside. Lyrical musical theater meets operetta meets song-cycle, the poignant new musical comedy reflects the cages in which we trap ourselves and the only way we can emerge: through connection to each other.
Its universal subject matter, sophisticated music and whimsical characters make The Golden Cage a show for multi-generational audiences to see together. It offers a common language to talk about the trap of isolation, the polarized reality of being an ‘insider’ or an ‘outsider’ — and the discovery that it’s only through human connection that we can break through to our common humanity and the glorious truth of who we most deeply are.
“Imagine chasing something your whole life only to find out it’s someone else’s hell,” said playwright and composer Deborah Henson-Conant. “The Golden Cage is about self-created traps of isolation and blind achievement, and the power of human connection to set us free.”
Available to be licensed for live performances, The Golden Cage is what’s often called a “producer’s dream,” as it’s easily produced with its small orchestra, single set, and two-person cast that’s open to any gender, age, race or body type.
Visit GoldenCageMusical.com to view the premiere and for additional information.
The Golden Cage’s collaboration with Streaming Musicals follows an awarding-winning soundstage production filmed in front of live audiences at the CreateTheater New Works Festival at NYC’s Theatre Row in 2022, where the production won awards for Best Actor, Best Musical Score and Most Innovative Production.
Streaming Musicals is dedicated to creating, capturing and presenting new, original musical theatre content, working with artists in bringing the magic of theatre to international audiences. As we did with our Award Winning capture of Estella Scrooge, Pride and Prejudice and the feature film, 1660 Vine, we continue to focus on storytelling, character, and music and we do it because we love theatre and want to build a bigger outlet for people who love theatre.
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
R. Lee Kratzer (director) is a New York–based director who makes deeply considered, urgent work that sits at the intersection of opera, music, dance, and theater. She has directed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theatre Row, Opera Saratoga, Opera del West, Guild Hall of LI, NEMPAC Opera Project (former artistic director), The Tank, Longy School of Music, Rutgers University, Montclair State, Emerson Stage, Fordham University, the Footlight Club, and Columbia University. Kratzer has also worked with Katie Mitchell, Dave Malloy, Isaac Oliver, Whitney White, Annie-B Parson, Hermès, The New York Times, Big Dance Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Bushwick Starr. Next up: La Traviata with City Lyric Opera. SDC Associate Member; MFA: Columbia. www.rebeccamillerkratzer.com
Music Director: Nevada Lozano; Orchestrator: Tim Maurice; Scenic Designer: Tyler R. Herald; Costume Designer: Evan Pritzant; Lighting Designer: Michael Cole; Production Designers: Peter Leibold and Paul Deziel; Props Master: Daniel Brothers; Props Assistant: Brittany Daggett-Duffy; Sound Engineer: Colin Taber; Casting Director: Cindi Rush; Public Relations: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.
Christopher Isolano (Boris) (he/him) is a multifaceted performer, musician, and theater manager in NYC. He made his off-Broadway debut at Theatre Row as Boris in The Golden Cage. He recently gained notice in The NY Times for originating the “Anxiety Monster” in the new children’s musical, Petunia’s Big Day! – which streamed from the New Ohio Theatre on Eventive! Originally from Long Island, and a Pace University Musical Theater program graduate, Chris has performed regionally with Theatre Aspen, The Hangar, The Gateway, and in NYC with Barrington Stage Co., IRT Theater, and at Lincoln Center. Most recent credits: Fancy Nancy (AMT Theater), Hooked (Theatre Row) & Fowl Play (Playbill Pride Mainstage). Chris can also be found producing new works and managing the newly opened off-Broadway venue, Theater 555 on 42nd St. @Chris-Isolano
SHOW DETAILS AT A GLANCE
This enhanced film adaptation of “The Golden Cage” brings you closer than the front row and onto the stage of the original festival production of this new musical.
WHAT: The Golden Cage – an Award-Winning New Streaming Musical
WHEN: Streaming Premiere: Thu. Apr 27 2023 at 7 pm ET. – Continued on-demand streaming thru May 1, 2023
WHERE: Online Streaming – RSVP for viewing link at GoldenCageMusical.com // https://bit.ly/TGC-Musical
TIX INFO: FREE