Super Sidekick: The Musical premiered at The Sherry Theatre in North Hollywood on July 18th, 2010 as part of the 3rd Annual Festival of New American Musicals. The show was produced by Theatre Unleashed and directed by Jenn Scuderi Crafts.
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 Theatre Unleashed
Theatre Unleashed is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation whose mission is to embody original stories, shed light upon lesser-known works by known playwrights, and put new twists on old favorites; all for discerning Los Angeles audiences.
About the Festival of New American Musicals
The Foundation for New American Musicals (parent organization of the Festival of New American Musicals) supports the creation of new content and provides a voice for the next generation of creators. Embracing four powerful disciplines – story, song, dance and visuals – musicals have uniquely and memorably inspired deeper empathy and understanding across cultures, ethnicities and generations.
Today, musical theatre has earned a top spot in the cultural conversation. However, while there are many opportunities for performers and technical teams to learn and grow, there are very few programs that introduce musical theatre show writing to high school through college age students and develop promising story tellers, composers and lyricists.
The keystone of all FNAM programs is to provide opportunities for talented newcomers to create and showcase their art.