A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS
A Romantic Musical Comedy
Book by Jeffrey Hatcher & Bill Corbett
Music & Lyrics by Chan Poling
Arrangements by Robert Elhai
Nerd besties Maggie and Harry get sucked into the power dynamics of Olympus, Indiana's high school on the day of the prom. Further complicated by the fact that all of the school teachers are discovered to be undercover gods of Olympus: Venus, Diana, Mars, Vulcan and Hades, exiled to Earth by Zeus.
PRESS from INITIAL ILLUSION THEATER PRODUCTION:
"Poling's rocking new musical...Scales new heights... sweeps us up in its bouncy, infectious pop..."
- Mpls Star Tribune
"Greek Gods rule, but a Night in Olympus has a rom-com heart!
A Night in Olympus is at its best during its most quiet musical moments, including Maggie's wistful piano-driven solo 'Somebody Else,’ Harry's hopeful 'Zombie Love Song,' and especially their together-yet-apart duet 'Nobody Cares.'
- City Pages
"Cheeky... Goofy... Witty... Fun..."
- Pioneer Press
"I thought I was watching a Broadway show..."
"The best night I've had in the theater in ages..."
"Highly, highly recommend"
"Had a blast"
"Great fun, incredible talent on display!""
"the best entertainment I could hope for"
"witty, true, fun, engaging and so spot on."
"We had such a great time!!! Great story, so funny!"
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