New rock musical SUPERYOU is running a series of workshops in London ahead of a planned West End run.
The new show, with book, music and lyrics by Lourds Lane, debuted at Musical Con this October, and the positive feedback has led to the series of workshop performances starting on 22 November 2022, with presentation performances on 7 and 8 December in London.
The cast of the SUPERYOU workshops will include Vicki Manser (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Six, Bat Out Of Hell) as Katie, Tom Francis (& Juliet, Rent, Hair) as Jay, Will Bozier (Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Edward Scissorhands) as Mi Roar, Natalie Green (Les Misérables, The Prince of Egypt) as Blast, Benjamin Terry (& Juliet, Kinky Boots) as Seven, Renee Lamb (Six, Little Shop of Horrors) as Ima-mazing, Lourds Lane (SuperYou creator) as Rise, Abigail Jane (Eugene Onegin at Garsington Opera) as Lightning Girl, Aaliyah Monk (School of Rock) as Young Katie, Jonty Peach (Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as Matty and Ebony Molina (Guys And Dolls, Singin’ in the Rain, 42ndStreet) as Mom.
SUPERYOU is billed as an empowering female-led musical, celebrating the journey of a comic book artist who learns to love herself and find her voice when her own superheroine creations come to life. With rock music at its core, the score also incorporates many different styles of music including pop, hip hop, swing, gospel, and anthemic power ballads.
The show was originally slated to open off-Broadway in May 2020 but delayed because of Covid, but did manage to hold two sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York in July 2022.
SUPERYOU has direction and choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, musical direction and co-arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett and is produced by All Awesome LLC / Melissa M. Jones. Casting is by Pearson Casting.
The concept album can be heard at the link below.