Illuminati Lizards from Outer Space

Music and Lyrics by Yuri Worontschak, Book and Lyrics by Paul Western-Pittard

Illuminati Lizards from Outer Space

at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

  • Monday, July 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 9:00 pm
  • Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm

When beauty-pageant contestant,Tina Lyons is cheated out of her rightful place in the finale of a Ms Beautiful World competition, she admits herself into the Savra Wellness Centre for Spiritual and Mental Wellbeing to rebalance her life. Little does she know she’s accidentally checked-in to a top-secret operation run by Illuminati- lizard Overlords on a mission to colonize the planet. As it tracks the rise, fall, then rise again of Tina we're left wondering how we would react if we had the chance to get everything we ever wanted.

Paul Western-Pittard

Paul Western-Pittard (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Paul is a writer with a focus on both weird comedy and the darker spaces of the human psyche.
He’s also found that both these things go hand in hand…
He’s written and script-edited episodic television, published three novels and has an animated full-
length feature film currently in development. Writer/Producer credits include: The Mob
Downunder - 26eps, Wakkaville - 26eps, Li’l Larrikins - 6eps. Sole Writer credits include Get Ace -
11eps. Line Producer Credits The Day My Butt Went Psycho - 80eps.
Paul’s novels include Jan and the Spooky Periscope Incident where shortly after launch the novella
ranked inside the top 100 comedy ebooks worldwide on, the psychological thrillers,
Unbeliever, Undreamed, and Lethe Rising.

Yuri Worontschak

Yuri Worontschak (Music and Lyrics)

Yuri has three musicals in production. Margaret Fulton was staged in Melbourne and Sydney (2018). Bondi High will be staged in Sydney in October and Illuminati Lizards was read in 2018 at NYMF and will be a full production in 2019 in New York.
Yuri has toured the world as composer with productions of “Outer Sink” and Circus Oz.  He has awards for composition (APRA/ AMEB), production (ARIA), engineering (Ampex Gold Reel) and Film Score (AFI). His production of Anthony Warlow’s first two albums went double platinum.
Screen Credit’s include: Love the Beast (Eric Bana), Take Away (Rose Byrne), and The Mao Game (Kirsty Alley and Piper Laurie), Big Girls Blouse (Kath and Kim), AFI Awards (Hugh Jackman), The Agony Series (Ronnie Chieng), Sit Down Shut Up and Fast Forward (Magda Szubanski). It Runs in the Family (Michael and Kirk Douglas), Empire Falls (Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Newman), Shiner (Michael Caine), the Sydney Olympics and Paralympics, Neighbours, Nijinski (Derek Jacobi), The Fine Art of Love (Jaqueline Bisset) and Comedy Festival Gala (Terry Jones).

Joey Murray

Joey Murray (Director)

Murray is a New York City based theatre, concert and music video director whose work has been seen at performing art centers, regional theaters and arenas all over the United States and China.  This season marks his fifth production at NYMF, where last summer he directed the world premiere of ’68: A New American Musical.  Selected directing credits include: Medicine The Musical at Here Arts Center; Hair (50th Anniversary Production) at Pentangle Arts; Godspell at ArtisTree’s Grange Theatre; Cabaret at Pentangle Arts; The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Fordham University; the regional tour and Queens Theatre production of Polkadots: The Musical; and Holidays at the Hard Rock! featuring renowned artist Linda Eder at Hard Rock Arena.  He served as Interim Artistic Director for Jenny Wiley Theatre, eastern Kentucky’s longest operating professional theatre, where he directed numerous reimagined productions, including Disney’s Tarzan, Footloose, Oliver!, and The Robber Bridegroom, among many others.  Murray served as Associate Director for the Broadway-bound production of CAN-CAN at Paper Mill Playhouse, and has been resident director for The Broadway Dolls, an award-winning concert experience featuring a cast of the most in-demand women on Broadway.  He is a music video and creative director for Element Music, an NYC-based entertainment company featuring some of the music industry’s leading musicians.  He is a regular guest lecturer, coach and panelist at numerous New York studios.  Murray is a graduate of Catholic University, and an associate member of SDC. 

Brooke Wendle

Brooke Wendle (Choreographer)

Brooke is currently filming World's Got Talent as associate creative director and recently finished filming The FUnny Dance Show for E!. She was honored to receive a Broadway World Regional Award for her work on Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Casa Manana Theatre. Some direction/choreography credits include: America's Got Talent, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Step One Dance Company, Franco Dragone's Taboo, Cirque DU Soleil's Dilirium and Paramour, Orange Is the New Black, Adam Lambert's Original High World Tour.

Katherine Roarty

Katherine Roarty (Associate Choreographer)

Katherine Roarty, BFA in Dance and Business from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Choreography credits include: We Are The Tigers (Off Broadway), Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Assistant Choreographer), Shaken Not Stirred, GMA Icona Pop, Littlest Christmas Tree (ASsistant Director/Choreo). She is a co-founding member of MinuteZero, an immersive theater company in NYC. Performance credits include: Hairspray Live (Kooks), La Traviata (MET Opera), Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Swing), Queen of the Night, Katy Perry (MET Gala/Grammy's), Flashdance National Tour and Rock of Ages (NCL). 

Jess Gersz

Jess Gersz (Costume Design)

Jess Gersz (Costume Designer) enjoys all opportunities to work on a wide range of projects. From strip shows to theme parks, Jess is always looking for new adventures with costumes. Recent highlights include productions with Inside Broadway, Troika Entertainment, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, NETworks Productions, BC/EFA, Axis Theatre Company, Cliplight Theatre, LA! Arts High School and Prospect Theatre Company. 



Lisa Renkel

Lisa Renkel (Projection Design)

Lisa is a projection designer based in NYC. New York: The Revolving Cycles … Steadily Roll’d (The Duke), Emojiland The Musical (Theatre Row), Broadway Bares 28 & 29 (Broadway Cares), She Persisted (Sheen Center), Village Orpheus (Wild Project), Regional: Merrily We Roll Along (Cape Rep Theatre), Learn to Speak Doll (Peppercorn Theatre). Associate designs: Broadway: JUNK (Lincoln Center), Ruben and Clay’s Christmas Show (Imperial Theatre), Off-Broadway: The Stone Witch (Westside Theatre Upstairs). Regional: How to Succeed… (Kennedy Center). Music: Ariana Grande – Sweetener (World Tour & Coachella Headline), Childish Gambino (Coachella Headline) Lady Gaga – Enigma (Las Vegas Park MGM). UNC School of the Arts. USA Local 829.