Criterion Center Stage Right, (4/27/1989 - 6/18/1989)

First Preview: Mar 24, 1989
Opening Date: Apr 27, 1989
Closing Date: Jun 18, 1989
Total Previews: 35
Total Performances: 60

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Earth and Innerspace. The Present.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by B. S. Moss Enterprises (Charles B. Moss, Jr., Executive Director)

Produced by Hinks Shimberg, Mary Keil and Steven Warnick; Associate Producer: Peter Bogyo, John Burt and Severn Sandt

First presented at the Ark Theatre Company; Subsequently produced by Musical Theatre Works, Inc.; Subsequently developed and produced at American Stage Festival

Music by Barry Keating; Lyrics by Barry Keating; Book by Stuart Ross and Barry Keating; Musical Director: Henry Aronson; Dance arrangements by Henry Aronson; Music orchestrated by James McElwaine; Vocal arrangements by Dianne Adams; Associate Musical Dir.: Dianne Adams; Additional lyrics by Freida Williams ("Spousal Arousal"); Additional music by Freida Williams ("Spousal Arousal"); Percussion arrangement by Jeffrey Potter ("Spousal Arousal")

Directed and staged by Larry Carpenter; Choreographed by Michele Assaf; Assistant Choreographer: T.C. Charlton

Scenic Design by Lowell Detweiler; Costume Design by Susan Hirschfeld; Lighting Design by Jason Kantrowitz; Sound Design by John Kilgore; Hair Design by John Quaglia

General Manager: Albert Poland; Company Manager: Mitchell A. Weiss

Production Stage Manager: Zoya Wyeth; Stage Manager: Zoya Wyeth; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah Harris Associates

Keyboards: Henry Aronson and Dianne Adams; Guitars: Robert Kirshoff; Bass guitar: Brian Hamm; Percussion: Jeffrey Potter

Sound Effects by James McElwaine; Special Effects by Gregory Meeh

Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Advertising: Great Scott Advertising; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates and Armen Kachaturian; Press Representative: Glenna Freedman

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Opening Night Cast

Janet AldrichMaligna
Gabriel BarreTrinkulus
Bennett CaleAck Ack Ackerman
Victor Trent CookHerbie Harrison
John-Michael FlateDroid
Ariel GrabberShak Graa
Brian Lane GreenSpacepunk
Liz LarsenEleanor
On Earth
Mary Kate LawShotzi
Sharon McNightMother
On Earth
Ric RyderDroid
Gwen StewartCanibelle
Freida WilliamsBalbraka
Christopher ZelnoDazzle Razzledorf

Understudies: Janet Aldrich (Diva, Mother), John-Michael Flate (Shak Graa, Spacepunk, Trinkulus), Ric Ryder (Ack Ack Ackerman, Dazzle Razzledorf, Herbie Harrison) and Wendy-Jo Vaughn (Balbraka, Bizarbara, Canibelle, Droid, Eleanor, Maligna, Shotzi)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1989 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Hinks Shimberg, Mary Keil and Steven Warnick

 1989 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Gabriel Barre

 1989 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Brian Lane Green

 1989 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Sharon McNight

 1989 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Michele Assaf

 1989 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Larry Carpenter

Theatre World

winner 1989 Award [recipient] 

Sharon McNight


music by Barry Keating; lyrics by Barry Keating

ACT 1 Sung By
Superhero GirlEleanor (On Earth)
StarmitesStarmites and Spacepunk (Innerspace)
Trink's NarrationTrinkulus (Innerspace) and Starmites
Afraid of the DarkSpacepunk (Innerspace), Starmites, Eleanor (On Earth) and Trinkulus (Innerspace)
Little HeroEleanor (On Earth)
Attack of BansheesBanshees
Hard to Be DivaDiva (Starmite) and Banshees
Love DuetSpacepunk (Innerspace) and Eleanor (On Earth)
The Dance of Spousal ArousalBanshees and Bizarbara (Starmite)
ACT 2 Sung By
Bizarbara's WeddingBizarbara (Starmite) and Banshees
MiladySpacepunk (Innerspace) and Starmites
Beauty WithinDiva (Starmite) and Bizarbara (Starmite)
The Cruelty StompTrinkulus (Innerspace) and Company
Reach Right Down Starmites, Diva (Starmite) and Banshees
ImmolationEleanor (On Earth), Shak Graa (Innerspace) and Spacepunk (Innerspace)
Starmites/Diva (Reprise) Diva (Starmite), Starmites and Banshees
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