POLYESTER THE MUSICAL first opened at Actors Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California in November, 2009, to rave reviews and sold out houses. The world premiere was directed by Wayland Pickard and Doug Engalla, the choreography was by Michele Bernath, and the original world premiere cast was Pamela Donnelly, Gwendolyn Druyor, Christopher Fairbanks, Robert Moon and Jim Staahl.
POLYESTER THE MUSICAL is the story of THE SYNCHRONISTICS, an over-the-hill ABBA wannabe group that reunites after 20 years to perform at a public access tv telethon, put their differences aside, and try to save the station from going under.
The year was 1979 and The Synchronistics were big. Big enough to be on Johnny Carson. Their hit single, "Better Together" rose to number two on the Billboard Charts. Then something terrible happened that drove the group apart. And now, 20 years later, they're back together in Maple Valley, their home town, to perform at the 1999 WKLN public access TV Telethon.
Will they overcome their differences from 20 years ago, act professionally and help save WKLN from going under? Probably not. But you never know what to expect when this dysfunctional group gets together...one last time. A farcical 70's time warp.
It's "Mamma Mia" meets "Spinal Tap"
Featuring 16 original songs including
"The Funk Train" and "Bump Your Booty Rump."
by Phil Olson
Music by Wayland Pickard
Lyrics by Phil Olson & Wayland Pickard
Polyester The Musical is available for licensing
thru Samuel French Publishers.
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