Audible announced the world premiere of Is Anyone Alive Out There?, an original comedy musical at the Minetta Lane Theatre, about two radio hosts stranded in their studio following a fire-spewing, world-altering event while they search for other possible survivors via the airwaves. As the performance progresses, audiences will observe their hilarious descent into madness as they struggle to maintain their regular broadcast and comb through an increasingly eclectic selection of remaining records. Join the two hosts as they and navigate a life without food, water, resources, comforts, and other people. As the absurdity grows and the situation becomes more dire, it’s clear that, if the heat doesn’t kill them, their passive aggressiveness will.
Each evening of the limited run will feature a guest appearance.
The show will also be recorded live for release as an Audible Original. The post-apocalyptic-set farce will debut as a limited-run special event March 21-24 at the company’s creative home for live performances in New York, following the conclusion of the run of Colin Quinn’s hit show Red State Blue State.
Created and performed by New York-based cabaret and comedy duo Noel Carey and Julia Mattison and directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell), the project was originally commissioned by Audible based on a pitch competition the audio entertainment platform hosted with the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) in 2017. The project is being produced with Gotham Gray Productions.
Julia Mattison and Noel Carey are a New York-based cabaret and musical comedy duo. They are the creators of the hit web series Brooklyn Sound, which was nominated for a 2017 Webby Award for Best Comedy and won the 2016 Streamy Award for Best Indie. They are both multi-year alums of the New York Television Festival, winning awards and development deals with Comedy Central and Audible for their original works. Together, they can be found performing their comedy throughout New York, in shows like The Sweet Show with Seth Herzog (The Tonight Show), Noel and Julia’s Wayward Brainchildren at Joe’s Pub, and Ruby Manger Live! at 54 Below.
Noel Carey is a member of the New York sketch troupe Dinner For One, most recently co-starring in and contributing original music to their award-winning web series Life Sucks. As a composer, he is a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and a recipient of the BMI Foundation’s Jerry Harrington Award for Creative Excellence. His original musicals have been developed regionally with theaters as well as countless cabaret venues in NYC. As an illustrator, he has created storyboard art for film and commercials, original poster art for Off-Broadway’s Be More Chill, and concept art for Neverland, an immersive Peter Pan experience in Beijing.
Julia Mattison has appeared on Broadway, film (How To Be Single), and you’ve seen her on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Late Show. She recently starred opposite Darrell Hammond in the Funny Or Die exclusive Thoughts and Prayers, appeared in Road To Hollygrove on Comedy Central, and can be found in the BroadwayWorld series Turning The Tables. She’s appeared many times on Seth Herzog’s The Sweet Show, appeared as a guest on Doug Benson’s Doug Loves Movies, and has debuted numerous original comedy shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Joe’s Pub, and The PIT, among others. Mattison recently wrote, directed, and starred in her debut short film, Stomach People, which was Executive Produced by Michael Showalter.
Performances will begin at 8 pm Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23, and at 7 pm on Sunday, March 24. Tickets are priced at $30 and available online via Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787, or at the Minetta Lane Theatre Box Office (18 Minetta Lane). For more information, visit www.audible.com/minettalane.
Is Anyone Alive Out There? will feature scenic design by Donyale Werle, lighting design by Paige Seber, and sound design by Tyler Kieffer. Carey and Mattison co-wrote and perform all original music, with additional orchestrations provided by Charlie Rosen.
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