Gracie and the AtomApril 27, 2010 - May 30, 2010
Directed By Allen Nause
A new musical from the popular local singer-songwriter and member of Dirty Martini. When Gracie loses her father, she is sent off to Catholic school, where Sister Lidwina preaches physics and Sister Francis dissects the Gospels. As she searches for the mother she never knew, her classmates help her with the details of purgatory, Ouija boards, and superhero saints. But nothing in this new territory of protons and prayer can fully prepare Gracie for the new life ahead of her.
Gracie and the Atom received its first workshop production at Artists Rep during the 2008 Fertile Ground New Works Festival and is now making its World Premiere.
*Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
+ Equity Membership Candidate
^ Member Artists Rep Resident Acting Company
Recommended for high school and adult audiences.
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"...whipsmart and bittersweet Catholic schoolgirl musical..." says Portland Monthly Magazine, click here to read the full review.
"(The musical) has an intriguing core idea, a lovely pop score, and oodles of intelligence and wit."- The Oregonian.
"...warm-hearted, very funny, thoroughly entertaining show with a long list of virtues." says The Oregonian, click here for the full review.
"This was a humorous yet touching indie musical...The songs were catchy and did a nice job telling the story." - Audience Member
"It was FANTASTIC. The writing, the musicians and the performance were excellent!" - Audience Member
"I alternately cried and wanted to get up and dance!" - Audience Member
"The music, the talent, the lyrics...
"...charming, heart-warming play with fantastic music, delightful dancing and an exceptional cast." - Audience Member
"This was a joyful play that made my wife and I laugh and cry. Wonderful." - Audience Member
"Gracie and the Atom, singer/songwriter McKinley’s first musical, fills the stage at Artists Repertory Theater with an interesting debate between science and God, the vibrant energy, both angst-filled and joyful, of teen-aged girls in a Catholic boarding school, plus a collection of likable, intelligent songs," says Oregon Music News, click here for the full review.
"Gracie is a bright, bubbly and boisterous musical treat," says Pacific NW Theatre. Click here for the full review.