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MICRO-FACE

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MICRO-FACE

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.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Cover Art by Jerry Ordway

Production

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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!
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CAST & CREW

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Stage Manager 
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Bleu Zephra Santiago

Artistic Producer
Book, Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations
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Kit Goldstein Grant

Cameos by...

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

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Photos by Trisha Pickelhaupt for NPR

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