Super Sidekick was first performed as a staged reading at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Hollywood, CA, presented by Write Act Repertory Company on October 9th, 2006 as a part of Write Act Rep’s Writers Lab.
What is a Staged Reading?
A staged reading is a rehearsed read-through of a script, performed in front of a seated audience. Actors are not off-book for a staged reading, and some (or all) of the stage directions are read aloud—one reason these performances are compared to audiobooks or radio plays. Another is their lack of visual elements such as props, sets, and costumes.
About Super Sidekick: The Musical
Action! Adventure! Romance! Ninja Koalas! There’s all this and more in Super Sidekick, the brand new TYA musical from rising L.A. playwright Gregory Crafts and composer Michael Gordon Shapiro, published by Concord Theatricals. When famous superhero Blackjack the Bold is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer, it’s up to his assistant Inky to step up and save the day! Little does he know that he’ll also have to contend with Ninja Koalas, dark caves, secret weapons, and an abducted princess who’s considerably braver than he is. Colorful characters, witty humor, and an upbeat catchy score make Super Sidekick: The Musical a treat for young audiences, and an engaging children’s theatre project for thespians of all ages.
About Write Act Repertory
Write Act Repertory is a membership-based organization of over 100 low dues paying artists or volunteers whose members include Writers, Actors, Directors, Designers and Technical personnel. Write Act Repertory specializes and is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Rep also produces rarely seen works. Along with our repertory season, Write Act Rep enriches the lives of the multi-cultural community through our outreach programs with several other non-profit organizations, theatrical or academic, creating a positive educational and artistic impact within the community.