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Pictured: Paige Daigle
With a Machete Productions, in association with Haven Theatre, has announced the cast and design team for THE CHURCH OF MODERN LOVE, a new rock musical experience, with music, lyrics and book by Davyd Reddyk and Ethan Krupp.
Directed and choreographed by Jon Martinez, the workshop features Paige Daigle as Jenna Roxy, Harmony France as Lucy Roxy, Max Cervantes as Robbie Jones, Mike Gospel as Brother Poppy, Christopher Young, Jordan Clanton, Xavier Euzarraga, Holly Gombita, Jazmyn Ortega, Jean Bonavita, Ashley Geron and Haleigh Hutchinson.
The production crew includes Josh Sobel (Dramaturg), Natalie O’Hea (Assistant Director), Marissa Williams (Assistant Choreographer) Gabriella Hirsch (Music Supervisor), and Lucy Walker (Costume Design).
From the press release: “Originally founded in the 1960s by Dole Roxy, The Church of Modern Love is comprised of people centered around one simple idea: “You Deserve To Be Loved.” Church gatherings include singing and dancing in worship via a rock concert. Today, the church is stronger than ever; full of devout members who gather to honor Jenna, Dole’s daughter and their new savior. During the final phase of this audience’s “self search,” church members and leaders begin to unravel the world they built for themselves, and wonder why they joined in the first place. The Church of Modern Love offers an immersive experience for the audience: As they enter the theater, they are members of the church.”
“After performances in festivals and at rock venues, we’re excited to bring The Church of Modern Love to The Den Theatre,” said lead producer, Lucy Walker. “New works take time to develop, and this show now requires a longer workshop run. Every show will be different as we explore new material.”
THE CHURCH OF MODERN LOVE will play the Den Theatre from July 17th – 28th.