Tuesday, May 28, 2013
“TRUST AND CONFIDENCE: A SECRET SERVICE MUSICAL” PREVIEWS JUNE 13 AND 20 AND OPENS JUNE 27 AT ANNOYANCE THEATRE
Musical Comedy Explores Quirky Mix of Agents’ Uniformity And Uniqueness
“Trust and Confidence: A Secret Service Musical,” is a new comedy that unveils the hush-hush world of agents charged with protecting the President of the United States. It previews Thursday, June 13 and 20, and opens June 27, 2013 at the Annoyance Theatre, 4830 N. Broadway, Chicago.
Created and directed by Julie Pearson, the show presents a day in the life of a group of Secret Service agents as they stand guard at parade entrances and study crowds for suspicious faces, while at the same time, trying to appear invisible. In the play, which was developed by the cast through improv, the word “Secret” not only applies to the job, but also to the bizarre hidden stories each agent carries within.
The original music for “Trust...” was written by Charlie Worth with song concepts and lyrics contributed by the cast. Along with this show, Worth has been musical director for several Annoyance productions, including “My So-Called Afterlife.”
Pearson promises, “This team has a bunch of secrets of their own, including a spicy bromance, delusions of grandeur, and a sensual lust for murder. But they’ll spend all day trying to prove that they are, as the Secret Service’s official motto says, ‘Worthy of Trust and Confidence.’”
Cast members, who will be clad in the somber suits, sunglasses, and earpieces of Secret Service agents are: Marc D'Amico (“Closing Time” at the Annoyance), Brian Biancardi, David Blum, Leah Frires (“My So-Called Afterlife” and “Burlesque is More”), Jillian Mueller, Jeff Quintana, and Elizabeth Trepkowski.
“I think it’s funny to explore a profession so serious, diligent, and detail-oriented, especially using the broad strokes of musical comedy,” Pearson added. “Yet, with all of the rigidity required of the job, we found it important to make the characters come alive as individuals with their own plights and passions.”
“Trust and Confidence: A Secret Service Musical” previews Thursday, June 13 and 20 and opens June 27, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information, view the Annoyance website, www.annoyanceproductions.com or call the box office: 773.561.HONK (4665). The Annoyance is located at 4830 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL. 60640.
CONTACT: JENNIFER ESTLIN