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This is 30

Book by Erica Lustig; Music and Lyrics by various artists

This is 30

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre  [map]

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm

All she has at 30... is this show.

THIS IS 30 is the musical tale of a girl with the eating habits of a toddler, the backaches of an old-timer, and the spirit of a teenager who has unexpectedly found herself trapped in the body of a 30-year-old. An intimate show full of wit, heart, comedy (and of course, fierce belting), join her on a light-hearted journey featuring some pop, jazz, and Broadway favorites, as well as a few special self-penned originals. Whether you've yet to hit 30 or you're long past it, you'll want to laugh along with this incredible talent as she finds her way!

Running Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission

Erica Lustig

Erica Lustig (Performer/Book)

Erica was last seen performing THIS IS 30 at a sold out 54 Below after winning NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation 2013. Prior to that she toured internationally with Hair the musical. Other favorite roles include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (a role she'll be reprising at Gretna Theatre in July) and Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream. For more info, visit

Amber Hurst-Martin

Amber Hurst-Martin (Lustette)

Amber is so happy to be returning to the cast of THIS IS 30! She received her B.A. in Music from Fordham College at Lincoln Center. International tours: Sunfish the Musical (Ensemble). National Tours: Jesus Christ Superstar (Ensemble). Regional theater: Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), Disney Cruise Lines ("Circle of Life" soloist). Love to this beautiful group of people!

Janelle McDermoth

Janelle McDermoth (Lustette)

Janelle McDermoth is very excited to be a part of THIS IS 30 and make her NYMF debut! National Tour: HAIR (Abe Lincoln/White Boys Trio). Infinite thanks to God, family, friends and Erica, the fiercest redhead around. Today, she's grateful she has some "20's" left.

Jasmin Richardson

Jasmin Richardson (Lustette)

Jasmin is excited to be participating in NYMF and especially in a show like this. She received her B.F.A. in musical theater at Abilene Christian University. Recent Credits: National tours Memphis (Felicia), Dreamgirls (Deena Jones), Regionally: Drowsy Chaperone (Trix), Dreamgirls (Michelle). She thanks God and her family for all their support.

Michael Linden (Director)

Michael is very excited to be bringing back THIS IS 30 after it's sold out run at 54 below earlier this year. As an actor, Michael has performed on the National Tours of Spring Awakening and Hair. Regionally, Michael has worked at North Shore Music Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, and the Westchester Broadway Theatre among others. Hi mom!

Andrew David Sotomayor (Musical Director)

Previous credits include music directing Cutman: A Boxing Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Erotic Broadway: Vintage Variety, Woyzeck, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Bingo: The Winning Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, Social Intercourse, From Book to Broadway, and Sing Me A Story. As a composer he has provided music and lyrics for 50 Shades of F****d Up and Committed as well as scores for Bent, and the short films Cuba 1961: A Love Story and Timeless.

Sam Jackson (Technical Director)

Sam Jackson is proud to be involved in THIS IS 30. A graduate of Kean University's BA Theatre and MALS Programs, she's played many roles backstage. Recent Credits: Cul-De-Sac (The Shelter); Macbeth (Queens Players), No Exit (Pearl Theatre Company); You Never Can Tell (Gingold Theatre Co/Pearl Theatre), Bunty Berman Presents (The New Group); Pocahontas And/Or America (The Little Lords). Thanks to family, crew, and cast for a most enjoyable experience.