My Life Is a Musical presents the ultimate irony of a man who hates musicals. Waking up one morning, Parker discovers that all the people around him are dancing and singing their hearts out—and only he can see it. A world premiere, the show runs through Aug. 31 as the final mainstage production of Bay Street Theater's 2014 summer season on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor.

A Talkback Tuesday program takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 5, immediately following the 7 p.m. performance. The Talk Back features Bay Street's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz discussing the show with cast members. Afterwards, they will field questions from the audience.

In the course of My Life Is a Musical, the protagonist, Parker (played by Howie Michael Smith), finds both hilarity and humanity in his struggles to hide his predicament from the world while trying to save a rock band, being pursued by a mysterious blogger, and possibly even finding love along the way.

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Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Justin Matthew Sargent, and Howie Michael Smith.  Photo by Lenny Stucker.

Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Justin Matthew Sargent, and Howie Michael Smith. Photo by Lenny Stucker.

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This world premiere features a new score by Adam Overett. The show’s choreographer, Marlo Hunter, directs.

Smith is joined in the cast by Robert Cuccioli as Randy, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone as JT, and Justin Matthew Sargent as Zach. The ensemble features Wendi Bergamini, Adam Daveline, Danyel Fulton and Brian Sills.

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Danyel Fulton, Adam Daveline, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Brian Sills, and Wendi Bergamini. Photo by Jerry Lamonica.

Danyel Fulton, Adam Daveline, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Brian Sills, and Wendi Bergamini. Photo by Jerry Lamonica.

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Playwright Adam Overett is a musical theater writer and performer living in New York City. As a composer/ lyricist/ librettist, he is the creator of My Life Is A Musical (2013 developmental lab production at the Duke Theatre); Popesical (2012 developmental production at the Lyric Theatre in LA, 2013 concert performance at Joe’s Pub, NYC); Call It Courage (premiere youth production at the Zachary Scott Theatre in Austin, TX (2010), where it was nominated for five B. Iden Payne Awards, including Outstanding Original Script and Outstanding Production of Youth Theatre; and many other works.

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Justin Matthew Sargent and Howie Michael Smith.   Photo by Jerry Lamonica.

Justin Matthew Sargent and Howie Michael Smith. Photo by Jerry Lamonica.

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My Life is a Musical director and choreograher Marlo Hunter is based in New York. She is the winner of the 2013 Callaway Award for Excellence in Choreography for her work on Carner & Gregor’s Unlock’d which she directed and choreographed at The Duke on 42nd Street for Prospect Theater Company. Recently she directed Island Song (Words by Sam Carner, Music by Derek Gregor, Story by Sam Carner, Derek Gregor and Marlo Hunter) at the Bloomington Playwrights Project.

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Brian Sills, Robert Cuccioli, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Howie Michael Smith, Justin Matthew Sargent, Wedi Bergamini, Danyel Fultonby, and Jerry Lamonic. Photo by Jerry Lamonica.

Brian Sills, Robert Cuccioli, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Howie Michael Smith, Justin Matthew Sargent, Wedi Bergamini, Danyel Fultonby, and Jerry Lamonic. Photo by Jerry Lamonica.

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My Life Is a Musical is being presented by Bay Street Theater in association with Martin Platt, David Elliott, Cheryl Wiesenfeld with Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Patrick Blake/Cate Cammarata/Molly Morris, Jennifer Pluff, Richard Winkler, and Neal Rubinstein, with additional support from the Joseph Stein Fund for new musicals and Adriane and Jerry Cohen.

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Howie Michael Smith and Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone. Photo by Jerry Lamonica.

Howie Michael Smith and Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone. Photo by Jerry Lamonica.

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Bay Street Theater is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.

BASIC INFO: My Life Is a Musical runs through August 31. Tickets on sale now at the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

Student Sunday Matinees allow one free ticket for the Sunday 2 p.m. performance for high school and college students. “30 Under 30” allows for discounted $30 tickets for those under the age of 30. Photo ID must be shown for both ticket initiatives.

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