ROAR! is an original rock musical based on a true story about the making of the most dangerous, most expensive home movie in Hollywood history.
Written & Directed by Lindsey Hope Pearlman
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lynch
Featuring the many talents of BREAD Arts Collective -
Katie Melby, Ben Lewis, Lyndsey Anderson, Elizabeth May,
Nick Ryan, Kelly Klein,Katie Hartman & Wes Zurick
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Cottle
ROAR! is a rock musical based on a true story about the making of the most dangerous, most expensive home movie in Hollywood history -- the 1981 movie Roar, starring Tippi Hedren and 100 lions, tigers and other untrained big cats. This workshop production will have you inches away from some of the biggest, most dangerous predators on the planet (as played by human actors). Brace yourself: it’s going to be wild.
cw: strobe, blood/gore
Originally commissioned by FRIGID New York and the New York State Council on the Arts Additional support provided by the Brooklyn Arts Council Developed at Little Pond Arts Retreat, NACL Theatre, and The Strand Theatre, Rockland ME
BREAD Arts Collective is a multi-disciplinary arts collective dedicated to devising new work that challenges the typical and stretches the possible. The collective is made up of over a dozen actors, writers, designers, puppeteers, and musicians who have been making original work together since 2012. Their shows have been produced at the historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, the Exponential Festival, and for a 28-week extended run at People Lounge on the Lower East Side. Arts Wire Weekly says BREAD’s work is “the most fun [you’ll have] watching a live show in some time”. The company’s theatrical home is Brooklyn art space Cloud City.
Lindsey Hope Pearlman is a director and playwright specializing in new plays and musicals. Co-book writer, MacGyver the Musical, A Sign of the Times. She received a 2022 NYSCA commission for her new musical ROAR!. Her play Lucy received an EST/Sloan Commission, and her play Viv is for Vengeance received Honorable Mention from the American Playwriting Foundation Relentless Awards. Broadway: Bandstand (Assistant Director), Leap of Faith (SDC Observer). Drama League NY Directing Fellow 2019-2020. London International School of Performing Arts, Hamilton College. Adjunct Professor, Pace University.
Photo by 5iveLeaf Photography