If you missed On the Eve, the thrilling new rock musical by Dallas' own Michael Federico (book) and Seth and Shawn Magill of the band Home by Hovercraft (music), during its sold-out run at the Magnolia Lounge last fall, you'll get your chance to see it on a bigger stage during Theatre Three's 2013-'14 season. Theatre Three founder Jac Alder made the announcement yesterday.
Originally produced by Spacegrove Productions in association with Nouveau 47 Theatre, the show will again be designed and directed by Theatre Three artistic associate Jeffrey Schmidt (one of Dallas Observer's latest class of Masterminds).
Critics and audiences went nuts for the On the Eve, a lively fantasy incorporating space travel, the first hot air balloon, Marie Antoinette and some gorgeous Irish step dancers. Seth Magill played the leading role of the time-hopping astronaut in the original production. No casting announcements have been made for the revival, but let's hope they get most of the original ensemble back for this second, longer run. They included Gregory Lush, Martha Harms, Maryam Baig, Brian Witkowicz, Tara Magill and Jenny Ledel.
Schmidt directed T3's recent production of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and will direct and design the upcoming Enron (running April 25- May 25).
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Performance dates for On the Eve will be announced in April when Theatre Three reveals all the titles in its 2013-'14 season.