THE MUSICAL ABOUT INCLUSION.
TURKEYS GO ON STRIKE tells the story of a group of minorities (Turkeys) fighting against oppression, brutality and for equality from Humans. This satirical piece is a full-length musical featuring music with genres ranging from Hip Hop to Pop to 60's Doo-Wop & classic Musical Theatre ballads and opens up a discussion on very prevalent social issues. TURKEYS GO ON STRIKE is THE musical for everyone.
TURKEYS GO ON STRIKE is beyond excited to be making our World Premiere at the prestigious Off-Broadway venue, Theater for the New City as part of their Dream Up Festival!
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This show centers on Turk, a young turkey who feels as though his towns local government has been plagued with greed, corruption and other scandals. While searching for answers Turk, with the help of his friends, uncovers the dirty truth behind their town's political figures and fights to save the place from oppression and brutality. It is up to the flock to save the town from corruption, fight for their species from oppression and brutality and to finally receive acceptance for who they are. Social issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement, the treatment of indigenous people, police brutality and political corruption are viewed from the perspective of turkeys, providing a clear-eyed satirical look at the social climate of today. Music ranges in style from classic musical theater hits to Hip Hop to 60s Doo-Wop to Tango and more.
Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2019.
THE PRODUCTION TEAM.
TURKEYS GO ON STRIKE is a new musical with a story & book by Ethan Felizzari & co-written by Nicholas Camacho. Lyrics & Music originally written by Brian Sweeney and Music & Arrangements written by Michael Janover.