2013 Production

at Brelby Theatre Company in Glendale, AZ

2013 Production

at Brelby Theatre Company in Glendale, AZ

2013 Production

at Brelby Theatre Company in Glendale, AZ

2013 Production

at Brelby Theatre Company in Glendale, AZ

Magic exists, it's just all on one secret, hidden island. And things are about to get ugly over there.

Hidden away on a secret island that is shrouded in mist, everyone in the world who has magic in their blood lives separated from the rest of mankind. But the island is a dangerous place to be. Years ago, a woman of great evil almost destroyed the island. She was defeated, but she left something behind: a set of twins. And now there is a prophecy that spells doom for the island, the twins, and the future. Throw in a young man who somehow manages to crash his sailboat through the mist, and you've got the beginnings of an amazing and mysterious adventure.

Through the Mist is a dramatic comedy in two acts.

 

PRODUCTIONS/RECOGNITION:

Nominated for a 2013/2014 ariZoni Award (Original Script)

Full Production in October 2013 at Brelby Theatre Company in Downtown Glendale, AZ

 

REVIEWS/TESTIMONIALS:

"I was thoroughly amazed with the production and actors...It was very well done, an interesting story, plus the songs did not stop the show but were an integral part of it." (GoldStar review, "Through the Mist")

Break Down

Cast/Set Requirements and Production Details

Through the Mist is in two acts and lasts approximately two hours.


CAST SIZE: 8-16


PRINCIPALS
2 Women
2 Men

FEATURED
1 Woman

ENSEMBLE
Islanders (soloists include Aurelia, Ismene, Saul and Priscilla), Scryers


CHARACTERS

NOVA: Outspoken, confident and tough, she acts like she doesn't care what people think of her and doesn't bother to censor herself. Everyone thinks that Nova is the one who will turn evil ("go the way of the mother"), but those who know her understand that she does have a soft side. She just has trouble showing it.

JAMES: Nova's twin brother. He is more introverted and sensitive than his sister, and what the islanders think of him bothers him very much. He is thoughtful, gentle, very smart and an excellent pastry chef.

VALERIE: Works with James and Nova at the island bakery. She is a perfectionist and a bit of a goody two-shoes. Her heart is in the right place, but her reputation is very important to her. She keeps her friendship with the twins a secret.

PERCY: An endearing young man who accidentally crashes his sailboat through the mist. He takes an instant liking to Nova. He is sweet, unintentionally funny and heart-meltingly adorable, but he has a surprisingly strong spirit.

HOPE: Nova and James' grandmother. She is sometimes stern but always loving. She owns the island bakery.

AURELIA and ISMENE: Valerie's catty, shallow best friends.

SAUL: A thuggish islander with a short temper.

SCRYERS and SCOUTERS: The scryers do not speak, but have a special ability that allows them to 'see' people in the outside world who have magic. The scouters are brutish soldier-types who go to the outside world to bring those with magic to the island.

ENSEMBLE: Inhabitants of the hidden island.



Set Requirements

SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
The Bakery
The Clearing
An Orchard
The Beach/Outside
The Kitchen
A Living Room
A Cave


Minimum Production Requirements

MINIMUM CAST REQUIREMENTS

5 WOMEN
Nova
Valerie
Hope/Priscilla
Ismene
Aurelia/Nadine

3 MEN
Percy
James
Saul/Avery

* MINIMUM SET REQUIREMENTS
The Bakery/Kitchen/Living Room (can be combined)
The Clearing/The Orchard (can be combined)
The Beach/Outside
A Cave

Requesting Rights

The Perusal Packet is free, and it contains a full synopsis, script excerpt and sheet music excerpt. Email jamie.maletz@gmail.com to request one.

Jamie Elizabeth Maletz is a composer/lyricist, bookwriter, and producer of new works of musical theater. In New York, her works have been featured at Lincoln Center, Feinstein's/54 Below, NYU, Dixon Place, Under St Marks Theater, and Broadway Night at Prohibition. She received her MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch. Maletz has written 12 full-length original musicals, most of which have received workshops/readings or productions in New York and Arizona. As a composer/lyricist, Jamie has studied with Mindi Dickstein, William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin, Michael John LaChiusa, Steven Lutvak and Sybille Pearson. Jamie is the Administrative Assistant for Maestra Music Organization, and she writes the Women Who Wow Us series for the Maestra blog. She is also the Events Coordinator for Ring of Keys and the Technical Director for the American Popular Song Society. Jamie has worked as an intern with Tom Viertel/The Commercial Theater Institute and Ken Davenport.

She is a member of The Off-Broadway League, Maestra, ASCAP, The Dramatists Guild of America, and Fractured Atlas.

Maletz received her BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011, where she designed her own major: Creative Writing and Composition for the Performing Arts. She spent her high school years at Boston Arts Academy, a performing arts high school from which she graduated as Valedictorian.

She is a monster enthusiast & mythology nerd, she loves board games, and she is a photographer/videographer whose favorite models are her two cats, Artemis and Batman. 

 

 

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