Bouncing Ball Productions got started with a bang Sunday evening at the Black Cat Club on 14th St. NW with scenes from three of writer Shawn Northrip and director Shirley Serotsky’s projects including Titus The Musical, Cautionary Tales For Adults and Lunch (which is being performed at the CapFringe Festival). The wonderful Tracy Lynn Olivera (why don’t we see more of her?)along with Cassie Platt, Michael John Casy and Alex Zavistovich and a host of other fine folks were on hand to help Shawn and Shirley take on the stigma of the “showtune” with post punk energy and excitement that signals something new in musical theatre. This is some highly charged, funny stuff.
The band Lemonface (Richard Wynne, Brendan McCusker, Dana Wilentz) finished up the show with a high energy set of original music that is part of Northrip’s inspiration for Lunch. The band members who have yet to reach their sixteenth birthdays wowed the audience with blistering guitar work and a rock solid rhythm section.
Bouncing Ball Productions, a collaboration of Shawn Northrip and Shirley Serotsky are a team to watch in DC’s theatre future.