Killer Wigs From Outer Space

Book by David Nehls & Zac Miller; Music and Lyrics by David Nehls; Additional Lyrics by Zac Miller

Killer Wigs From Outer Space

at Playwrights Horizons Rehearsal Studio

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, July 14, 2017 at 11:30 am
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm

A Hair-Raising Rock Opera

KILLER WIGS FROM OUTER SPACE is the story of Orville, a carnival handyman attacked by a galactic, brain-eating parasite. This alien from another planet transforms Orville into a rock-and-roll prophet for peace with out-of-this-world hair. Battling forces of evil with several colorful characters, we follow him on an epic operatic journey to save our world.

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

*This show has no intermission

Zac Miller (Book, Music, Lyrics)

For over twenty years Zac has worked behind the scenes in the execution of live television news, sports, music, and entertainment productions.  Killer Wigs From Outer Space is Zac’s first musical book.  He’s worked with David Nehls on several musical projects as an audio engineer.   Currently he’s found behind the scenes of CBS4 Denver (KCNC-TV) and at the Pepsi Center for NBA, NHL, NLL, plus other sporting events.

David Nehls

David Nehls (Director / Musical Director / Writer)

Music and Lyrics:  THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL (2004 NYMF Festival/Off Broadway/ National Tour/ Edinburgh Festival), THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL (World Premiere at Stages Repertory Theatre), BROADWAY BARES 19 & 20, 2016 BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND, I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (World Premiere 2016, Arvada Center), THE WATERCOOLERS (2002 Off Broadway) BREACH (Evolution Theatre Company), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1993 National Tour), KILLER WIGS FROM OUTER SPACE  (Workshop production 2016 CU Boulder/Animation Project, GenCon Selection- 2013, Terror Film Festival-2013).

Shani Colleen Murfin (Stage Manager)

Shani Colleen Murfin is currently working on Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man.  Selected NY credits include: Pinkalicious, Angelina Ballerina, and more with Vital Theatre Company; The Amazing Max; A Light Lunch (The Flea Theatre); The End of You;  20 Years of Agnes; The Iron Curtain (Prospect Theatre Company); The Rocky Horror Show (CSCP); You People (The Shalimar).

Ryan Connolly

Ryan Connolly (Orville/O)

Tours: RENT, Japan; IF THIS HAT COULD TALK, US tour/Apollo Theater. NYC/Regional: SOUL MATES: A JOURNEY TO HITSVILLE, Florida Studio Theatre/Celebrity Cruise Lines; HAIR, Playhouse on Park; FINDING NEMO: THE MUSICAL, Walt Disney World; BABY FAT: ACT ONE, La MaMa Theatre, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Bickford Theatre; PAGEANT, The Forum Theatre. Concerts/Readings: SHADES OF BUBLÉ; BLOOD AND FIRE, Perry Street Theatricals; FAMBAM360, Davenport Theater. Ryan is represented by About Artists Agency, and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. 

Kennedy Caughell

Kennedy Caughell (Ruby)

Kennedy Caughell is currently performing in the cast of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 on Broadway! National/Int'l. Tours: Wicked (Elphaba Standby), American Idiot (Heather). Other NYC Credits: Chix 6!(Katie), Sidekicks!(Olive),  White Christmas (Betty). Love to my family, Tim, the K’s, & DGRW for their never-ending support! Insta:@ CaughellRhymesWithGoggle-- 

Mitchell Jarvis

Mitchell Jarvis (T)

Broadway: Rock of Ages (Lonny, original cast), Fiddler on the Roof. Other Theater: The Threepenny OperaTwelfth NightUncivilPeter and the StarcatcherThe Toxic AvengerThe Ricky Horror ShowSweeney Todd, West Side Story (Tony), Bus StopThe Full MontyJesus Christ SuperstarThe Secret Garden, The Rainmaker. Film: Opening NightFool's DayResident AdvisorHappy Baby. Television: Law and Order: SVULate Night With Conan O'BrienGuiding Light. Co-Creator of "It Could Be Worse" ( @mitchjarvisNYC.

Cathy Trien

Cathy Trien (Marlene)

Bway- Grease (Marty), Gypsy (Renee,cover MET, u/s Bernadette Peters) Off-Bway- Zombie Prom (Coco), Great American Trailer Park Musical (u/s Jeannie,Betty, Lin) Regional- Mambo Kings (Aunt Celia), Hair 25th Anniversary Nat'l Tour (Shiela), Grease Nat'l Tour (Marty), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie), Always Patsy Cline (Patsy), Beehive (Patti) Film/TV- The Drop, Pootie Tang, Gotham, Sex Drugs Rock&Roll, Gossip Girl, Deception, Disney’s Honey I Shrunk the Kids, GTA;Vice City Stories. Momma of Keaton and Cali, daughter of Don and Ellen, and Clarence's Bama.

Eric Leviton

Eric Leviton (Hatchet)

Eric Leviton is currently in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots. Tours:  ChicagoThe Full MontySeussical, the Musical starring Cathy Rigby, and Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis. Television: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Blue Bloods,” “Law & Order,” “Desperate Housewives,” "Scrubs," "Diagnosis Murder," "Beverly Hills 90210," and Disney’s "Annie," plus recurring role as The Heckler on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien." Eric is the co-creator of “A Little Traveling Music” and the host/creator of the podcast HOW WE TALK ABOUT SEX, available on iTunes. 

Stoney B. Mootoo

Stoney B. Mootoo (Narrator)

A native of the Bronx, New York, the multitalented Stoney B. Mootoo is a recent graduate of UNCG's Acting and Musical Theatre program, including intensive training from Tony award winning musical director Dominick Amendum. A gifted singer and actress, Barbara has to her credit leading roles in the musical's Sister Act, Into the Woods, HairSpray, Memphis, and Mr. Burns. Fall 2017 Stoney B Mootoo will be joining the national touring cast of Motown the Musical.

Darrell Blackburn

Darrell Blackburn (Old Nappy Le Pube)

Broadway tours: The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Who's Tommy. European tours: The Rocky Horror Show as Eddie/Dr. Scott. Favorite roles: The Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, Fester in The Addam's Family, and Smudge in Forever Plaid. Regional Theatres: Sacramento Music Circus, Music Theatre of Wichita, Cape Playhouse, North Shore Music, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Ogunquit Playhouse, Actor's Theatre of Phoenix, Cherry County Playhouse , Arvada Center, Westchester Broadway Theatre, American Stage (St. Pete), Showpalace Dinner Theatre, and resident actor at Casa Manana (Ft. Worth, TX). 

Erin Maguire

Erin Maguire (Vintage Scientist)

Erin Maguire is a stand up comic, actress, ginger, and all around good time gal. As a stand up, she appears at clubs all over NYC. She was recently featured in Boston's Women in Comedy Festival and will appear in the Asheville comedy festival in August. She's starred in several Bway national tours, Off Bway shows, and regional theatres. Her half hour stand up special, Girl Friday, will be available on iTunes in the fall. For tour dates and more, follow her on Twitter @ginjointgal.

Mark Willis Borum

Mark Willis Borum (Wig Commander)

Mark Willis Borum is pumped to be a part of the Killer Wigs experience. Favorite credits include the first national tour of The Wedding Singer, RENT, The Full Monty, and Miss Saigon among many others. Love to Tiffany, Lily, and My Old Kentucky Home.