American musical Lizard Boy is getting a live cast album—and you're invited. Set to be released later this year, the album will be created from recordings made during performances on June 21, 23, and 28. The release date and track list will be announced soon.
With book, music and lyrics by Justin Huertas, the production features original stars Huertas, Kiki deLohr, and William A. Williams. Following Trevor, a man who has lizard skin due to an unusual childhood incident, the musical takes audiences on his journey of finding acceptance and empowerment as he goes on a Grindr date, encounters an old classmate, and must prepare to be a hero—for himself and the world. And it's all set to an indie rock-infused score that also spans pop and folk influences.
Huertas, deLohr, and Williams play eight instruments including cello, guitar, ukulele, piano, melodica, glockenspiel, percussion, and kazoo throughout the show. Huertas has played cello since he was a child, but the actors learned most of these instruments for the roles.
Lizard Boy is produced for the stage by Prospect Theater Company by special arrangement with Lizard Boy Entertainment. Lizard Boy Entertainment is executive producing the album which will feature the work of recording engineer Daniel Kaiser and the production's sound designer Kevin Heard. The live cast album follows the original cast recording which has been available for streaming since 2015.
Director Brandon Ivie, responsible for the cult hit Jasper in Deadland, leads the creative team which includes music director Steven Tran, scenic adaptor/environmental designer Suzu Sakai, costume designer Erik Andor, lighting designer Brian Tovar, sound designer Kevin Heard, and projection designer Katherine Freer with original production design by L.B. Morse.
Understudies include Kai An Chee (Mr. Holland’s Opus), Milo J. Marami (A Chorus Line), and Jacob Ryan Smith (Hamster & Gretel).
If you followed our coverage of the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, you'll remember Lizard Boy: the inventive, comic book inspired coming of age musical received an honorable mention for our favorite shows of the festival.
Lizard Boy is the winner of six 2021 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, including Best Entire Production, Best Stage Direction, and Best Ensemble.
The Off-Broadway production is produced by Prospect Theatre Company, with special arrangement from Creative Endeavor Office (Carolyn D. Miller & Matthew J. Schneider), Blair Russell, Dawn Smalberg, and Bev Ragovoy.
For more information, visit ProspectTheater.org/LizardBoy.
Take a look at the Off-Broadway run with the gallery below.