Book, Music and Lyrics by Keith Harrison & Laura Nicole Harrison


at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm

A Textistential Musical

Inspired by The Unicode® Standard, this electric ensemble piece explores the interconnected lives of emojis inside a smartphone, whose existence becomes increasingly complicated after a software update. Emojiland is a 2018 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist.
Running Time: 110 minutes
The Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row

Keith Harrison (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

Keith Harrison is a multi-talented creative artist with experience on hundreds of projects in the music, television, film, theatre, and live events industries. He has served as composer/music supervisor for the Emmy Awards, was an original cast member of the Broadway hit Million Dollar Quartet, and has collaborated with diverse and acclaimed talents such as Ariana Grande, Martin Sheen, Heather Headley, Jason Alexander, Ana Gasteyer, and Jessie Mueller. He has been musical arranger for American Idol, house pianist for Access Hollywood, and has contributed work to productions for most major Hollywood studios including Netflix, Disney, NBCUniversal, 20th Century Fox, Sony, Lifetime and more. Keith has performed and music directed at Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Broadway in Chicago, Pasadena Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, Children’s Theatre Company and many others. He holds a B.M. in Music Direction & Conducting and a Certificate in Musical Theatre from Northwestern University, and has taught at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the Theatre of Arts in Hollywood. Learn more at www.keithharrison.tv.

Laura Nicole Harrison (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

Laura Nicole Harrison got her AEA card at age 12 playing Little Girl in Frank Galati’s Ragtime at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. Since then she’s performed major roles at theaters across the country including Geffen, Goodman, Center Theatre Group, Goodspeed, Long Wharf, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens, and most recently was seen in the twice-extended Ovation-recommended hit world premiere play The Art Couple at Sacred Fools and the Burglars of Hamm’s Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk ("Best of Fest” Hollywood Fringe 2018). Her TV/Film acting credits include Showtime's Masters of SexWeeds, YouTube Originals' Sing It!, and multiple award-winning indie films. Laura’s dance, voice, choreography and performance capture work has been featured in video games, commercials, music videos, and live shows. Some notable collaborators include Jason Alexander, Bob Odenkirk, Chazz Palminteri, Keith David, The Killers, Square Enix, NOFX, Mary Zimmerman, and Donald Margulies. She co-created and starred in the improvised web series Crystal’s Balls for Funny Or Die, for which she received an LA WebFest “Outstanding Lead Actress” nomination. Laura graduated from Northwestern University, where she met her husband and partner in rhyme, Keith Harrison. Learn more at www.lauranicoleharrison.com and follow her @thelillaura.

Thomas Caruso (Director)

Select Credits: Southern Comfort (The Public Theatre; Lucille Lortel Award & Outer Critics Circle nominations: Best New Musical), Dynamo: Seeing Is Believing (West End, U.K., Australian tours); Brave New World by Bill Russell & John McDaniel (NC Stage); Academia Nuts (NYMF awards for Best Direction & Best Musical); Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil (NYMF nominations for Best Direction & Best Musical); Southern Comfort (Barrington Stage & Cap21 – Jonathan Larson & Glaad Awards – Best New Musical).

Kenny Ingram (Choreographer)

Longtime Disney's “The Lion King” on Broadway Singer/Swing, covering the roles of Banzai and Ed. He also covers the South African Men specialty singing in Zulu. Mr. Ingram has won the Easter Bonnet Competition three times for best production. Kenny has won a Jeff Award for Best Featured Actor in My One and Only, a Jeff Award for Best Choreography for 42nd St and a Black Theater Alliance Award for his Choreography for Dreamgirls.

Lesli Margherita

Lesli Margherita (Princess)

An Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in ZORRO THE MUSICAL, Lesli made her Broadway debut originating the role of Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance, Lortel nomination for Outstanding Solo Show and an Off-Broadway Alliance nomination for Best Solo Performance for portraying Cindy Lou Who in the one woman off-Broadway tour-de-force WHO'S HOLIDAY. Homeland (Showtime), Instinct (CBS), and Seven Seconds (Netflix).

Josh Lamon

Josh Lamon (Prince)

Broadway: The Prom (Upcoming), Groundhog Day, Finding Neverland, Elf and Hair (Both 2009 & 2011 revival companies as well as earning a Helen Hayes Award for his performance at the Kennedy Center). Off-Broadway: Josh played the Steward in the Shakespeare In The Park’s production of Into the Woods starring Amy Adams and Donna Murphy. At 2nd Stage he originated the role of “Larry/Buddy” in William Finn & James Lapine’s Little Miss Sunshine.

Laura Nicole Harrison

Laura Nicole Harrison (Smize)

Broadway/Nat'l Tour: Ragtime (1NT); Regional: Holiday Inn (Goodspeed, MUNY), Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk ("Top Of The Fringe 2018" at The Hollywood Fringe Festival); Pericles (Goodman); The Wild Duck (Court), Jacob & Jack (Victory Gardens), Carousel (Long Wharf), Coney Island Christmas (Wksp., Geffen), Oblivion (Wksp., Center Theatre Group); TV/Film: Masters of Sex (Showtime), Weeds (Showtime), Sing It! (YouTube Red), Jersey Shore Shark Attack (SyFy), Game Shakers (Nickelodeon), Crystal's Balls (Funny Or Die, LAWebFest “Outstanding Lead Actress” nomination).

Keith Harrison

Keith Harrison (Nerd Face)

Off-Broadway: One Day (3LD); Regional: Million Dollar Quartet (Goodman, Apollo), TonightTonight (Court), Beethoven & Josephine (Wksp. Rancho La Puerta); TV/Film: Grace & Frankie (Netflix), Access Hollywood (NBC), Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition (Lifetime). Northwestern University grad.

Jordon Bolden

Jordon Bolden (Skull)

Seattle Native. TV/Film: Daredevil, Bushwick Beats, Apollo, Biz Kid$. NYC: Cherry Lane, WP Project. Arena: NFL, NBA, WNBA. Original Music Videos on YouTube, Facebook and iTunes/Spotify/Amazon. “Deserve” on Power 109.3. BFA: Carnegie Mellon. Love to Paul & Morgan, Emoji team, and always, my incredible family.

Cooper Howell

Cooper Howell (Sunny)

Cooper is fresh of his run as “Lin Manuel as Hamilton” in the LA premiere of Spamilton. Other regional credits include: Evita (Che), In the Heights (Usnavi), Once on this Island (Daniel), West Side Story (Bernardo), RENT (Benny), and the opening cast of Frozen: Live at the Hyperion as Prince Hans.

Angela Wildflower

Angela Wildflower (Police Officer)

Broadway: Motown The Musical; TV/Film: ATLANTA, Blue Bloods, The Blinds Spot, First Dates, Roxanne, Roxanne; Off-Broadway: VENICE at The Public Theatre; International: Hinton Battle’s Variety Bang; Regional: October Sky at The San Diego Rep, Crowns & Dangerous Beauty at Pasadena Playhouse, VENICE at Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Megan Kane

Megan Kane (Construction Worker)

NYMF: Play Like A Winner, God’s Country, The Calico Buffalo (reading). Regional: Hairspray (Arvada Center), A Christmas Carol (Alley Theatre), A Little Night Music (Houston Grand Opera), Gay Bride Of Frankenstein (Seacoast Repertory Theatre), Marvelous Wonderettes (Brickhouse Theatre). TV: “For The People” (ABC) Film: “Welcome To New York”. Training: Webster Conservatory.

Jessie Alagna

Jessie Alagna (Pile of Poo & Others)

Jessie is pleased as poo to be in this show! Credits include: Bingo! The Musical, Beehive!, You’re a Good Man...,The Life, Jekyll & Hyde. Thanks Chad Murnane, you’re super! Love to Mom, fam, frands, & her best boy Elmer McPooperton (you should follow him on Instagram) Oh! her too @jessiestella

Brandon L. Armstrong

Brandon L. Armstrong (Guardsman & Others)

I hope our little skit leaves you with full hearts and a huge smile! Also it would be super dope if everyone could head over to foundationforpuertorico.org and donate whatever you can to the beautiful people of PR.

Chloe Fox

Chloe Fox (Kissy Face & Others)

Off-Broadway: ...The Mayor of Williamsburg, The Tempest. Chloe is not at all famous as an actor, but on Instagram she is best known for her lip illusions. Follow @chloe_the_fox to help buoy her career on arbitrary number!

Alex G. Kunz

Alex G. Kunz (Man in Business Suit Levitating & Others)

Alex is fresh off the first national tour of Amazing Grace: The Broadway Musical and is <insert star-struck emoji> to join the Emojiland team! Favorite credits: Next to Normal (Gabe) Ragtime (Younger Brother), Billy Elliot (Tony). Thank you, Mom & Dad for being there every step of the way. www.alexgkunz.com

Emojiland and a Graceful Elegy at the New York Musical Festival - New York Times

NYMF 2018: Emojiland; If Sand Were Stone; Thicket & Thistle's What's Your Wish? - Theater Mania

Emojiland at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row - DC Metro

Straight from NYMF: A Big Smiley Face for Emojiland - Times Square Chronicles

Emojiland at NYMF Maintains Relatable Themes Without Taking Itself Too Seriously - Broadway World

Emojiland is bringing your phone's emojis to life in LA- TimeOut Los Angeles 

Spamilton Star, American Psycho Alum, and More Board Reading of Musical About Emojis  - Playbill