New NYC Musical: Exorcistic
Written by Jamie Griffiths on September 22, 2023
New NYC Musical: Exorcistic
The new rock musical, Exorcistic, presented by HRS Productions and Orgasmico Theatre will premier in NYC just in time for Halloween. The show will come to NYC for its limited viewing on October 8th through October 23rd at The Box. The unauthorized parody of The Exorcist was brought back by popular demand after their sold-out run at The Three Clubs in Los Angeles.
The musical parody brings about horror, hilarity, and the most powerhouse rock tunes you’ll see in a theater this year! The production brings to roaring life with iconic imagery and an explosive live band,
the story of a movie star whose daughter becomes possessed and is helped by priests who try to save her.
Book, lyrics, and music by two-time Ovation Award winner Michael Shaw Fisher. Lindsay Heather Pearce (Wicked and RENT) will be featured in the opening cast. Emma Hunton (Freeform’s Good Trouble, Wicked, and RENT) will also star, reprising her role from the LA production. The cast includes: The Summer Set’s frontman Brian Logan Dales, Leigh Wolf (Exorcistic 2013), Jesse Merlin (For Love of the Glove, Re-Animator the Musical), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray, Bupkis), Nick Bredosky (UMPO 10 Things I Hate About You) Kim Dalton (Cluelesque, Toil & Trouble) Mitchell Gerrard Johnson (A New Brain) Gabby Sanalitro (That 90’s Show) and Tyler Olshanksky.
Exorcistic is a parody within a parody. The audience watches a struggling theater company make their way to Broadway by the second act, however, their lead, Emma Hunton has taken Method Acting a step too far and is replaced with a Broadway star. This role is a rotating rolodex of stars which you do not want to miss because it changes every night! Each night there will be a different special guest performer who will be played by: Marissa Rosen (For the Girls, Water for Elephants, Modern Love) Nick Cearly (The Skivvies, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown) Jillian Schiralli (CATS, now that’s what i call 90s) Gerard Canonico (Almost Famous, The Dude Ranch) Jordan Donica (Camelot, RENT, Hamilton) Jamie Cepero (SMASH, The Function) and more!
Los Angeles cast member Frankie Grande says “Exorcistic combines everything you love about Rock Musical Theater and Horror into the perfect evening of theater that will leave you laughing and crying all the way home!”
The Box is located at 189 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002.
The show will start promptly at 7:30 pm with the doors opening at 6:30 pm.
BEST MUSICAL WINNER of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2013 returns ten years later to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Exorcist with an original rock musical that’ll make your head spin and your bed shake! We watch as the dysfunctional Orgasmico Theatre Company dissects the film’s cultural relevance, its controversial themes, the 1970s mentality, and packs their pretentious theories all into one big blasphemous rock musical parody that allows them to break the fourth wall and engage the audience.