Cracked is a short musical about a high-achieving but emotionally distant woman who has had a concussion. Vanessa gets conflicting doctors’ reports via her personal injury lawsuit - the doctor hired by her insurance company says she is fine, but the doctor hired by her lawyer says she is not. She then has to figure out who to believe, how to determine whether her symptoms are real or not, and how to proceed going forward - before her case goes to trial. The show asks the question of how a patient’s self-perception or sense of self-worth can be altered by the dramatic process of going through a personal injury lawsuit.
Cracked the Musical is in the 2020 Adelaide FringeVIEW! Mark your calendars:
May 1-31, 2020
Tickets are on sale now. Buy yours at https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/cracked-the-musical-fringeview
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BOOK AND LYRICS by Jennifer Murphy
MUSIC by Stephen Leung
PRODUCER The One Two Collective
VIDEO EDITOR Guillermo Subauste
Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jennifer Murphy- Bookwriter & Lyricist
Jennifer Murphy is a bookwriter and lyricist whose theatrical works have been featured by CTV and Toronto Star. She participated in the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective's Writers Workshop (taught by Leslie Arden). Jennifer wrote the book and lyrics for one of the top-selling shows in the Toronto Fringe Festival.
Stephen Leung - Composer
Trish Adams - Actress
Trish’s career has spanned over 40 years, with the auspicious start as a boy in Madame Butterfly with the Canadian Opera Company. From Toronto to Vancouver, White Horse to the Caribbean, Trish has performed on stage, screen, TV and cruise ship. A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Anne of Green Gables, 42nd Street, Sophisticated Ladies are some of her favourites. Her one-woman show, Trish Adams – Back in the Limelight, produced in May 2018, was a long time coming but a definite career highlight. Trish spent six months sailing the Caribbean with Disney Cruise Lines, another career highlight. As well as performing with Well Seasoned Productions, Trish is also a certified Personal Trainer and Senior Fitness Instructor and enjoys coaching mature adults to get active and stay healthy. Trish is a proud mom and grandmother.
Rick Jones - Actor
Toronto native Rick Jones has had a long and varied career in the performing arts. Originally a musical theatre performer, he has worked across Canada in shows such as Queen Marie, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Oklahoma, and Kiss Me Kate. In the world of dramatic theatre, he has performed in shows such as The Real Inspector Hound, Wit, The Odd Couple, and Of Mice and Men, and a variety of plays at the Toronto Fringe and New Ideas Festivals, festivals he also contributed to as a playwright. Seeking Refuge, produced at the Toronto Fringe in 2017 was awarded the Paul O’Sullivan Prize for best new script for a musical and was named both Outstanding Production and Outstanding Ensemble as well as receiving 4 Ns from NOW Magazine. His 1999 Toronto Fringe play Millennium Madness Sale also received 4 Ns from Now, where he was described as “Kurt Weill comes to Toronto”, and his 2012 Fringe show, Life in the Raw, co-written with wife Barbara Larose, received glowing reviews. He works regularly as a sound designer, composer, and choreographer at the Alumnae Theatre in Toronto, recently composed the design for Aromas for Junes Productions, and has also composed for several short films. His background as a musician comes from many years as a French Horn player performing with several musical theatre groups, as well as the Etobicoke Philharmonic and North York Symphony Orchestras. Jones is a favourite at the Toronto-area film schools, having acted in over 30 shorts in cooperation with Ryerson and York Universities, Sheridan and Humber Colleges, and many of these films have found a home in Canadian Filmmakers, World Comedy, After Dark, Ion, and Cannes Film Festivals. He appeared in the Discovery Channel series Mayday, where he had the opportunity to crash an Airbus, and mourned the loss of his daughter Secret Service Agent Hannah Wells on Netflix’s Designated Survivor. Jones holds a degree in Dance from York University as well as a diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, which he makes use of on a part time basis to support his unfortunate addiction to eating. Rick is a member of CAEA, ACTRA, PGC, and CMTWC.
Adam Martino - Actor
The current artistic director of Breakaway Entertainment & Theatre Jazz faculty member of Millennium Dance Complex Toronto; Adam has been in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. Adam has had the privilege of training with some of the industry’s leading choreographers: Joe Lanteri, Andy Blankenbuehler, Dawn Martino, Sean Frederick, Glenn Gilmour, Linda Garneau and Dana Wilson. He has had the opportunity to perform/work with such artists as Five Seconds Of Summer, Country Artist Meghan Patrick, Juno Nominees Peter Katz & Marlowe Stone, UK Music Sensation Gali as well as for such professional companies as AOL, World Pride Festival 2014, Nuit Blanche, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, Ballet Jorgen, Dance-ology (Buffalo NY), Fiesta- Spain Show Team (Malaga, Spain), MTV Canada, CTV, CW’s Reign, Montana’s Cookhouse, TFO’s ‘BRBR’ and Niagara’s Fallsview Casino. Adam has twice performed at the prestigious Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival directed by David Earl (Founder of the Toronto Dance Theatre). His musical theatre credits include Aladdin (Prince Dashing, Middle Eastern Tour), Jungle Book (Monkey, Middle Eastern & Asian Tours), Legally Blonde The Musical (Kyle The UPS Guy, The LOT), Joseph... Dreamcoat (Brother Dan, The LOT - 2016 Broadway World Toronto Best Musical Award), the lead role of Toopy in the Canadian National Tour of the children’s musical Toopy and Binoo ‘Fun and Games’, Portrait Of A Scandal (Duke De Lorraine, High Society Cabaret), White Light Follies (Warren, High Society Cabaret), La Dolce Vita (Ensemble, High Society Cabaret), Dance Captain & Associate Choreographer of Cinderella (Bert, Creativiva Toronto (Canada Day 2017)), Toronto premiere of ‘Laundry List’ (Janitor, Vintage Taps) and most recently playing the role of Bear in the live stage show ‘Franklin’ (Koba Entertainment). Adam has had the opportunity to choreograph for both film and the stage; choreographing TFO BRBR’s Peter Katz Music Video ‘Lay It On Me’, UK Music Sensation Gali’s hit single ‘I’m Alive’, the Dominican Republic’s Royalton & Memories Resorts stage show ‘Styles’, '12 '13 & '14 Toronto Pride Festivals, the hilariously amazing Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club show ‘Outrageous’ and the ‘All Canadian Basketball Championships’ televised by TSN. Adam has also served as an associate/assistant choreographer for Bash Fx & Pratibha Art's production of 'Global Bollywood', Creativiva's Jungle Book Circus (Singapore Tour), The Silent Goodbye (High Society Cabaret), Shiver (Kul Kat/Glenn Gould Theatre), Creativiva's Cinderella. Over the past year Adam has served as lead choreographer of the sketch comedy dance show entitled ‘You Want It What Way - A Boy Band Tale’ in Toronto and Toronto’s Alumnae Theatre 100th season production of ‘Queen Marie’, ‘Pinkfong Babyshark Live’ (Koba Entertainment, North American Tour) and 5 time Broadway World Toronto nominated show Breakaway Entertainment’s ‘Tales Of A Cocktail’. Most recently he served as the Producer, Creative Director and Choreographer of Breakaway Entertainment’s new hit show ‘Anatomy Of A Dancer - Tribute To The Life Of A Song & Dance Man’ chronicling the life/story of Gene Kelly - Premiering at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival playing to sold out audiences and winning the 2018 Broadway World Toronto Award for Best Fringe Musical. The former artistic director of the Silhouettes Dance Company and current member of D’Zouk Productions, Bash Fx, Kulkat, Sapphire Dance Productions, Breakaway Entertainment and Interactive Entertainment; Adam consistently produces, directs, choreographs and performs across Canada and Abroad. A regular guest faculty member at the Mayfield Secondary School for the Performing Arts. He currently serves as a faculty member of the Millennium Dance Complex Toronto, City Dance Corps, City Centre Dance as well as for conventions - Captivate: The Dance Movement, B.A.T.D., Breakaway Dance and Star Catchers Dance Convention; teaching the next generation of dancers across Canada.
Elizabeth Rose Morriss recently played Josephine Strong in Urinetown (We Are Here Productions), Emma in the one-woman musical Tell Me On a Sunday (Civic Light Opera Company), and Mrs. Thorwald in The Rear Window (Bygone Theatre). A devoted “Fringer,” Elizabeth has appeared in six Toronto Fringe Festival productions, and is thrilled to be a part of Adelaide FringeVIEW! A fan of old MGM musicals, she has also created and performed her own cabaret I Woke Up Singing: the Jane Powell Songbook.
She has degrees in Music Theatre (Acadia University) and Education (Nipissing University) and is on Bygone Theatre’s Board of Directors.
On film, Elizabeth played the Mother in A Single Bound, which was a selection of the 2018 Toronto Short Film Festival. She appears in the webseries Here’s Ginger, and can be heard playing a raccoon in the audio fiction podcast The Familiar (Episode 2: Tailless).
Twitter & Instagram @lizrosemorriss, and facebook.com/elizabethrosemorriss.
Sara Stahmer - Actress
BOYS DON'T CRY (2019) Carol
Every Silver Lining (2019) Judy
Compulsion (2018) Susan
Everything There Is to Know (2017) Mom
Here are some clips of some music from the show.
Here is the video of our full mini-musical, Cracked.