TITUS: A GRAND AND GORY ROCK MUSICAL

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A new musical based on William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus
World Premiere at Cleveland Public Theatre, March 2014
Conceived, Adapted and Directed by Craig J. George
Music by Dennis Yurich & Alison Garrigan
Musical Direction, Orchestrations & Arrangements by Brad Wyner
Choreography by Martin Cespedes
Scenic Design by Todd Krispinsky
Lighting Design by Ben Gantose
Costume Design by Jenniver Sparano
Special Effects by PJ Toomey
Sound Design by Carlton Guc
Fight Choreography by Dusten Welch
Properties by Jen Caster
Stage Management by Lauren Calevich
Produced by Raymond Bobgan, Executive Artistic Director

Cast: Dana Hart, Alison Garrigan, Lawrence Charles, Val Kozlenko, Amiee Collier, Jon Conley, Justine Kunstler zapin, Matt O'Shea, Pat Miller, Christopher Sanders, Ryan Edlinger, Justin Williams, and Molly Andrews-Hinders

TOP TEN SHOWS IN CLEVELAND FOR 2014 (The Plain Dealer)

Interview by The Plain Dealer

the brazen spectacle that made its world premiere at Cleveland Public Theatre was an indisputable hit fueled by chutzpah, gore and an eclectic score by Dennis Yurich and Alison Garrigan that mixes punk, power ballads and even a little doo-wop. The brainchild of New York-based director Craig George, this "Titus" was one for the ages.” - Andrea Simakis, The Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com

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This thumping bloodbath, conceived and directed with no-holds-barred muscularity by Craig J. George...a production that aims for your primitive lizard brain and hits its target dead on...a bloody blast!” - Chrsitine Howey, Scene Magazine

"What is playing is a revisited, reinvented world premiere version of 'Titus Andronicus' that has been filtered through the wonderfully demented mind of adapter/director Craig J. George. The result is the guilty pleasure that is ["CPT's Titus"]. Limbs are torn off, tongues are cut out...and everybody's sings," announces the production's promotional poster. Yes they are, yes they do, and sometimes in that particular order." - Bob Ableman, Cleveland Jewish News

"A rocking dramedy that will have you guessing what the hell you are in the middle of. Just when you think it is a tongue-in-cheek send-up of the bard, comes a quick shift into a dramatic scene that holds you in Shakespearean delight, moved and entertained...And just when your iambic pentameter is assuaged, sh*t happens! Oh, what a glorious night of theatre indeed!" - Kevin Kelly, Theatre Review Blog

"Director Craig J. George takes this tragic, blood-ridden, gory tale and sets it on fire with a full rock band, riveting songs, and clever blocking. All the elements and concepts come together perfectly to intensify the tragic plot." - Vivian Luther, LandofCleve.net

"...in the hands of CPT creator/director Craig J. George, and a vibrant, versatile cast and crew, it comes alive brighter than Frampton and louder than KISS." - Rich Stimac, LandofCleve.net