“Box office of the Damned,” the off-Broadway musical revue that tweaks the world of subscription audiences and theater lobby behavior, begins at Theatre on the Square on May 22.
Borrowing from several musical theatre genres, the lyrics describe and distort every possible misadventure of the box office staff of Amalgamated Tickets and the theatre going public. The customer is always right? Not at this box office!
This is an Indianapolis premiere running on TOTS’ Stage 2.
Michael Ogborn was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., and currently makes his home in New York City. A graduate of DeSales University, he made his off-Broadway debut in 1993 with “Box office of the Damned,” featuring then “newcomer” Kristin Chenoweth. He has worked steadily in the professional theater for the past 25 years creating musicals, cabaret revues, song cycles and special material. His work has been produced at the Arden Theatre Company, People’s Light and Theater Company, The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Theater LaB in Houston, and Radio City Music Hall and the Signature Theatre in New York City. Together his productions have received over 40 Barrymore Awards nominations and have received 10 awards.
The show here is directed by Paul Nicely, with musical direction by A. Paul Johnson.
First weekend special rates are $15 for May 22-24.
Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the first week.
Following that, shows are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.
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