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KC Rep slates world premiere musical, ‘A Little More Alive ’

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Kansas City Repertory Theatre announced today that Eric Rosen, artistic director, will produce a world premiere musical, “A Little More Alive” with previews beginning April 11 and running through May 11.

The new musical falls into the directorial hands of Tony Nominee Sheryl Kaller “(Next Fall,” “Mothers and Sons”) and features book, music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire (“Glory Days”). The show is being produced by Kansas City Repertory Theatre through special arrangement show with Hunter Arnold and TBD Theatricals.

“A Little More Alive,” comes to the Copaken Stage in the H&R Block building in downtown Kansas City, where the KC Rep’s current, production, “When I Come to Die,” is ending.

According to press notes, "A Little More Alive" is described as a “captivating new pop musical, in which two estranged brothers reunite at their mother’s funeral. An unexpected discovery upends every memory they have – and it becomes their mission to learn the truth about their family; but, along the way, Nate and Jeremy find that no one is exempt from the gray area between right and wrong.”

The cast for "A Little More Alive" is: Daniel Jenkins (“Angels in America”) as Gene Fuller; Van Hughes (“American Idiot”) as Nate Fuller; Michael Tacconi (“Bare”) as Jeremy Fuller; Lindsay Mendez (“Dogfight”) as Lizzie; Kayla Foster (“Spring Awakening”) as Molly. A separate cast, who only appear in interstitial “home videos,” features: Jenny Powers (“Happiness”) plays Maggie Fuller; Stephen Kunken (The Wolf of Wall Street) is Robert Hutchens; Christian Maldini is Young Nate; Patrick Gibbons is Young Jeremy, and Lukas Parrish is 4-Year-Old Nate. Casting was done by Telsey + Company.

According to the KC Rep, the production will have musical supervision and orchestration by Jesse Vargas, musical direction by Cian McCarthy, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and Cory Pattak, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, scenic design by Wilson Chin, and costume design by Alison Heryer.

"A Little More Alive" runs April 11-May 11, 2014 at Kansas City Rep’s Copaken Stage, located at 13th and Walnut streets in Kansas City, MO. Ticket prices range from $20 for students to $29-$59 for adults. For ticket and performance information, call the Rep Box Office at 816-235-2700 or visit: For group ticket sales, please call 816-235-6122.