An original musical by FALA student Daniel Stigmon
May 12 – May 14
Theatrikos Theatre Company’s TheatriKIDS program will be staging its first ever “Studio Series” event: a high-energy, original musical production written by Daniel Stigmon, a local high school student and longtime TheatriKID. “Average Joe” will debut May 12 through 14 at the Doris Harper-White Playhouse, 11 West Cherry Avenue in historic downtown Flagstaff. The proceeds will be split between TheatriKIDS and Stigmon, who will use his share to fund a cast recording of the musical.
Stigmon, while finishing school at the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA), contemplated life after graduation. From that contemplation came the ideas for “Average Joe”.
“I felt the story of a young man who starts his life over after giving up a huge family inheritance would be a thought-provoking story and it has become an energetic production with lots of song and dance,” said Stigmon. “It has all the great elements of musical theater—humor, tragedy, and songs that tell a powerful story in a high-energy format”.
Performances are Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 14 at 2 p.m.. Tickets are $12 plus applicable fees.
“This show is all-original and gives the youth in our program experience creating a complex musical performance—acting, singing, dancing,” said Maniglia. “Daniel wrote more than 20 songs and watching his creative process has been inspiring.”
Our “Average Joe” grew up with wealthy parents who showered him with money yet denied him