Bronx Casket Co The Musical
The Horror Metal Musical
What If . . .
The evil you see was in reality the evil that you need? Innocent (or is she) Maryjane Meets Victor in this "Will Boy Bite Girl?" love story / Murder mystery. You'll laugh at death . . . Cry at life . . . As you wrench your neck . . . To Our Throbbing Beat.
The Musical Score Samples . . .
The Vision . . .
Verni's goth rock music, Lepico's twisted story and Battle's eclectic theatrical style combine to create THE BRONX CASKET CO. Ordinary characters meet extraordinary circumstances in this sexy, funny and original take on the traditional vampire tale. Real goth rock with a funky bass line drives the story. The choreography pushes the limits of dance with aerial stunts and martial arts accenting Battle's technically intensive ballet/hip hop/jazz-fused style. With its Theatrical/rock concert lighting, driving rhythms, laugh out loud look and stunning choreography, THE BRONX CASKET CO. will engage, enthrall and excite its audience.
Show History . . .
In August of 2002, The American Living Room at "HERE" in NYC presented a 45 minute version of THE BRONX CASKET CO. and invited us back for a return engagement in the Best Of The American Living Room. Now full-length, THE BRONX CASKET CO> is being produced by Hinton Battle Theatre Laboratory in January 2003 as a AEA Showcase Contract at Chashama Experiment Theater.
The Creative Team . . .
D. D. Verni is founder, songwriter and bass guitarist for heavy metal pioneers - OVERKILL. Over the last 17 years, Overkill has sold over a million records, appeared in every major music publication, and have performed in virtually every country in the world. Verni initiated THE BRONX CASKET CO. project with three solo releases: The Bronx Casket Co. , Sweet Home Transylvania and HELLECTRIC.
Andrea Lepico's plays have been developed and presented at HERE Arts Center, Women's Project and productions, Vital Theater, Titans Theater, Trustus Theater and Hangar Theater. LOOKING FOR THE PONY is published and can be found in the upcoming plays and playwrights. She won the Sloan Foundation Dramatic Writing Award for her Screenplay, A SEPTEMBER SPRING. She is also a member of the Dramatist Guild and Women's Project and Productions Playwrights Lab. M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon, M.B.A. University Of California, Berkeley, B. A. College of Atlantic.
Hinton Battle is the only living male to receive three Tony Awards for SOPHISTICATED LADIES, THE TAP DANCE KID, and MISS SAIGON. He also received the NAACP and the FRED ASTAIRE AWARD for the TAP DANCE KID. Hinton debuted as the scarecrow in THE WIZ at age 15. Other Broadway shows include DANCIN', DREAMGIRLS, CHICAGO RAGTIME. Associate Choreographer for the 65th and 66th ANNUAL COMEDY AWARDS and Sweet in "Buffy the Musical" Always peace and life.