Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant
Based on the character Micro-Face developed by NPR’s Planet Money
Micro-Face created by Allen Ulmer
Sam Salazar Micro-Face created by Alex Segura, Jamal Igle, and Jerry Ordway with Kenny Malone, and Robert Smith
Small Cast : 2m, 3f, Ensemble Optional
Running Time: 40 minutes
This new audio & economics superhero musical is based on popular NPR podcast PLANET MONEY's re-launched comic book character Micro-Face. This podcast musical was released as a bonus episode on August 1, 2022.
Planet Money hosts Kenny Malone and Robert Smith have revived the 1940s superhero Micro-Face, originally created by Allen Ulmer. In a series of episodes Planet Money has been exploring the public domain and the world of licensing and derivative works, and their own process in creating a new “superhero empire.” The comic book is currently available for sale on NPR’s website at npr.org/micro-face.
MICRO-FACE: The Musical was recorded live in concert to a sold-out crowd at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY, in May 2022.
More Links: Playbill Article; Press Release for Live Show; Cast & Crew Info
To listen to the full Micro-Face podcast series leading up to this event, visit: npr.org/superhero.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Cover Art by Jerry Ordway
Original Micro-Face comic book created by Allen Ulmer
MICRO-FACE: The Musical was recorded live in-concert as part of a LIVE Planet Money show to a sold-out crowd at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY, in May 2022!
CAST & CREW
Bleu Zephra Santiago
Book, Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations
Kit Goldstein Grant
Robert Smith, Kenny Malone, Rachael Guma, Mary Childs, James Sneed, Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi, Alex Goldmark, Amanda Aronczyk, Sam Kesler, Greg Rosalsky, & Emma Peaslee
Special Thanks to…
David Michael Benjamin, Jeff Victor, Michael Grant
PHOTOS FROM NPR LIVE EVENT
Photos by Trisha Pickelhaupt for NPR