Unexpected Joy

Name: York Theatre at St. Peter's
Address: 619 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Production Information
First performance date: April 24, 2018
Opening date: May 3, 2018
Closing date: May 20, 2018
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Unexpected Joy is the story of three generations of female singers, long-held family tensions and a week together where change is in the air. In modern day Cape Cod, Joy, a baby boomer and proud hippie, is holding a memorial concert for the other half of her popular musical duo, Jump & Joy. When her tightly wound conservative daughter and her sweet rebellious granddaughter arrive from Oklahoma, the sparks fly as one family seeks to find the common ground in their different values, dreams and goals. A heartfelt and hilarious story that celebrates diversity and acceptance, Unexpected Joy weaves folk-rock, pop, and blues in bringing together a family that hasn't experienced true joy together for decades.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The York Theatre Company Producer
Aria Entertainment Produced in Association
Drew Desky/Dane Levens Produced in Association
Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller Produced in Association
Jim Kierstead Produced in Association
Riki Kane Larimer Produced in Association
Linda & Craig Wielkotz Produced in Association
William Fernandez/Behzad Dabu Produced in Association
Janet Hood Music
Bill Russell Book & Lyrics
Amy Anders Corcoran Director
Beth Falcone Musical Director
Nemuna Ceesay Associate Director
Lindsy M. Bissonnette Assistant Director
James Morgan Set Designer
Matthew Pachtman Costume Designer
Ken Wills Lighting Designer
Julian Evans Sound Designer
Deborah Gaouette Props Designer
Michael Harbeck Associate Scenic Designer
Jessica Creager Assistant Lighting Designer
Eric Mitchell Assistant Lighting Designer
Richard Hillman PR: Phillip Carrubba Press Representative
Julianne Menassian Production Stage Manager
Shanna Allison Assistant Stage Manager
Kevin Maloof Production Manager
Lilian Sun Assistant Production Manager
Matsy Stinson Wardrobe
Beth Falcone Conductor
Brian Hamm Bass
Jeff Potter Drums
Jack Morer Guitar
Beth Falcone Piano
Stephen DeAngelis Casting

Actor Role
Courtney Balan Rachel
Allyson Kaye Daniel Lou
Luba Mason Joy
Celeste Rose Tamara