Premiere of "As You Were," a New Radio Musical
September 20, 2015
"As You Were," a short radio musical by Kait Kerrigan, Brian Lowdermilk, and Rachel Axler, premiered this week on Naked Angels' Naked Radio podcast. Follow the link to stream the musical for free!
With lyrics by Kerrigan, music by Lowdermilk, and book by Axler, "As You Were" was directed by Liz Carlson. It features Katie Thompson, Bill Parry, Janine Harouni, Stephanie Hsu and Zoe Manarel. Here's how the musical is billed:
A short darkly comic audio musical about nostalgia and celebrity worship. Deep in the future, someone releases Cal Finnegan's final unfinished podcast for As You Were. In it, he explores the life of Mira Sonjavich, "the most special, the most elusive, the most magnificent and horrifying woman of all." Cal takes us through her earliest viral video stardom to her outsized role in the ultimate collapse of the earth's infrastructure as we once knew it. His knowledge of Mira's public life is encyclopedic and leads him on a deeper, stranger quest to know the real Mira.