Kalopsia the Musical world premiere opens at the New Hazlett Theater October 7 to 17

Kalopsia the Musical  is bigger, bolder, and braver than before at its world premiere.

In 2017, Monteze Freeland and Michael Meketa first drafted Kalopsia as part of The New Hazlett Theater’s Community Supported Artist (CSA)  Season 4. Through their 2021 Residency Program,  this dynamic duo will workshop the musical and bring it back to the New Hazlett stage.

Kalopsia The Musical tells the story of Byrd, a young Black man who is unknowingly sent on a journey to get his mind right! With his job in jeopardy, his relationship falling apart, and trauma from his past knocking on his door, Byrd does what he knows best. He escapes to the fantasy world in his mind where he’s the boss and star of his own show. As reality closes in, Byrd realizes Kalopsia may lead him down a path of no return. Full of wild characters, whimsical musical numbers and a pulse on the state of mental health in the Black community, Kalopsia is the musical comedy that will get your mind dancing to the beat of your heart.

Checkout the shows A-list creative team:

Book and Lyrics by Monteze Freeland

Music and Lyrics by Michael Meketa III

Directed by Tomé Cousin

Assistant Directed by Tru Verret-Fleming

Choreography by James Washington Manning

Set Design by Nina Stumpf

Costume Design by Lindsay Goranson

Lighting Design by Cat Wilson

Sound Design by Angela Baughman

For tickets to Kalopsia the Musical  visit:

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