Caissie Levy (former Elphaba, former s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway) will be part of Michael John LaChiusa’s FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, a companion to his Off-Broadway musical FIRST LADY SUITE, which will be developed as part of the Sundance Institute’s December Theatre Lab at Mass MoCA.
Held December 1-15, the Theatre Lab is dedicated to nurturing musical theatre and ensemble-generated projects. It is run under the supervision of Sundance artistic director Philip Himberg and producing director Christopher Hibma.
FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE is a part of a cycle of musical plays that are a fantasia based on historical characters and real events. First Daughter Suite explores the complex dynamic between mothers and daughters, as experienced by the women and children closest to the President of the United States. Patricia Nixon and her daughters, Tricia and Julie; Amy Carter and Susan Ford and their mothers, Rosalynn and Betty; Patti Davis and her mother, Nancy Reagan; and Barbara Bush and her daughter-in-law, Laura; all face obstacles and dilemmas that, in spite of the rarified environment of the White House and accompanying travails of the Presidency, are common to us all.”
There will be a public showing of FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE at 8 PM on December 7 at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s Club B-10. Tickets are $12 in advance, $10 for students and $16 when purchased day of.
For tickets and more information, visit massmoca.org. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is located in North Adams, Massachusetts.