‘Staten Island! The Musical’ comes to Manhattan with a five-show stand at The Tank, 312 West 36th St. on Thursday, Dec. 1.
The musical comedy debuted at the National Lighthouse Museum Promenade to a sold-out crowd during the summer of 2021.
The Staten Island-set show redefines what it means to be a Richmond County resident and provides meaning to the absurdities of life in the borough.
Throughout the play, Staten Island characters embark on an unpredictable journey to discover what “home” actually means.
‘Staten Island! The Musical’ Characters
Staten Island! The Musical stars Mike, a Staten Island-obsessed ferry crew member. William J. Burns plays the role. The character Ashley is an aspiring actress from Manhattan. Amanda Montgomery plays Ashley. Thomas Gonzales plays Jack, the oblivious city planner. Danielle Oliveria plays Marie. It is a nosy neighbor character who is obsessed with her parking spot. Meanwhile, Jami Declerk stars as Chuck. It is the dead groundhog who once slipped out of Mayor de Blasio’s hands on Groundhog Day. Chuck is the show’s narrator.
The show features tunes such as “You’re In My Spot,” “We Could Use Another Bank,” and “Walk The Mall.” Furthermore, the play introduces a fresh insight to the frequently misunderstood Staten Island’s allure.
Matt Izzo and Sal Volpe created the musical. Katlyn Cohen directed the show while it is executive produced by Mario Garcia.
“Everyone has their own preconceived notion of Staten Island and it’s not usually positive,” Matt Izzo told The Post.
“We wanted to tell a story that proves that Staten Island is an everytown — just with its own specific and bizarre versions of relatable problems, people and infrastructure concerns,” he explained.
Also, “Staten Island! The Musical” will also perform on Friday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.
Additionally, the musical is set to have its four-show run at the Avenel Performing Arts Center in New Jersey from Jan. 13 to 15.
To catch ‘Staten Island! The Musical’ in Manhattan, you can buy your tickets here. The show tickets cost $20.
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