Crossing Over is a fifteen minute musical, written as part of the Prospect Theatre's 2010 Musical Theater Writer's Lab: SNAPSHOTS
SNAPSHOTS began as a series of character sketches each created by one of the seven teams of writers. Those sketches, in turn were each given to a different writing team that was then tasked with writing a show about said character and an eighth, as yet undefined protagonist who would then appear in each scene.
In Crossing Over, Lily Green, a twenty something tele-commuter who is more afraid of leaving her apartment than the horror films she regularly watches finds herself stuck in a very precarious position one evening when Cece, her octogenarian neighbor from upstairs shows up at her doorstep claiming that a ghost is haunting her apartment, and that Lily must help her exorcise it.
The bulb above Cece's door, which usually casts safe and protective light has suddenly gone out and in its absence the specter has moved in. All Cece wants is for Lily to cross over her threshold and help her change a lightbulb. But crossing over means opening herself up to a world Lily is convinced does not want her.
Crossing Over is a macabre highwire act balancing the goofy with the grotesque, the bizarre with the beautiful and is ultimately a meditation on fear: fear of the unknown, fear of ourselves, fear of alienation.
Crossing Over premiered as part of the Prospect Theater's Dark Nights series in February of 2010 and was directed by Dev Bondarin, and music directed by Dan Feyer, featuring Maria Couch as Lily Green, Jennifer Blood as Cece, Doug Shapiro as Freddy Kruger, Ali Ewoldt as Bride of Chucky, Devin Ilaw as the Mailman and Anthony Holds as Jesus.
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