2011: 2012 - The Musical!

Written by Michael Gene Sullivan
Music & Lyrics by Pat Moran & Bruce Barthol
Directed by Wilma Bonet

2012 - THE MUSICAL featured Mime Troupe veterans Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Michael Gene Sullivan, Victor Toman as well as Lizzie Calogero, Cory Censoprano and Siobhan Marie Doherty.

And band members Michael Bello, James Anthony Mitchell & Neil Wadhawan

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Poster Design: Spain Rodriguez

A small political theater company, Theater BAM!, finds itself at a crossroads: should they keep telling the stories they feel can change the world (and starve while telling them), or feed at the corporate trough, sell out, and be the mouthpiece for The Man. Tough decision. But before having to make it, they are offered an artistic commission that may save the company; all they have to do is create a new play, "2012 - The Musical!" But is it political? Will it keep with the company's original mission? And who's really bankrolling the production?

One person who is not thrilled with BAM!'s apparent good fortune is Suze, a successful accountant doing pro bono work for the company. She has been trying for years to get her sister, BAM! artistic director Elaine, to give up the not-for-profit insanity and get right with The Market, but Elaine's passionate protégé, Leon, is always there to argue for revolution, and from Suze's point of view, starvation. But as BAM! begins to work on the new show, Leon isn't the only one with questions: Is it better to be a little capitalist and alive, or Red and dead? Is it possible to sell out just a "little bit"? And what the heck is "2012 - The Musical!" about anyway?

Production Photo
Photographer: Fletcher Oakes
"President Obama (Michael Gene Sullivan) bemoans his inability to fulfill his progressive promises"

Honors, Reviews and Articles:

ABC local KGO, video clip - 7/4/11

"The script is smart and funny... The half a dozen songs are equally snazzy... the comic acting is first-rate."
San Francisco Bay Guardian - 7/12/11

"they're stickin' it to the man once again, with their usual wit, good humor and elan."
San Francisco Examiner - 7/6/11

"SFMT has delivered a thirst-quenching ultimately satisfying lemonade product that doesn't miss a beat."
San Francisco Bay Times - 7/7/11

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