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Sick Moves! (or The Dancing Plague of 1518)

Music and Lyrics by Adam J. Rineer

Book by Jason Aguirre

Run Time: 115 minutes

Cast of 14+

Orchestration (5-8):

Keyboard 1/Conductor

Keyboard 2

Opt. Reed (alto sax, tenor sax, soprano recorder, clarinet)

Opt. Trumpet

Opt. Trombone

Guitar (electric, acoustic)

Bass (upright, 5-string electric)

Drums (crash cym., ride cym., hi-hat, 2 toms, 2 floor toms, snare, kick drum, sample pads)

VERY loosely inspired by actual events, and written entirely in quarantine– Sick Moves! (or The Dancing Plague of 1518) is the story of Kamille, a young 16th-century apothecary in the Village of Sass-burg. When the Village is struck by a plague that causes non-stop boogieing (...are they doing the hustle?), ex-apothecary – Kamille Remy – is pulled out of retirement and into action.  Will Kamille save the Village in time? Only a toll of the Church Bell and some sick moves will tell! Surveying a century of dance crazes from the “Charleston” to the “Dab,” Sick Moves! is an original pop/rock musical comedy about the things we turn to when the world turns upside down.

History:

  • Virtual Workshop Production, 2021 Temple Theaters, PHL

  • Virtual 29-Hour Reading, 2020 Temple University, PHL

  • Developed in part in the Theatre Now New York National Musical Writers Group, NYC

  • Developed in part at the George and Joy Abbott Center for Musical Theater at Temple University, PHL

  • Instagram
Demo Album
May 1, 2021
Virtual
demo album
Cast

Rose Van Dyne (InterstateCambodian Rock Band) — Kamille Remy

Keaton Kazin — Heinrich Remy

Keirsten Hodgens (Broadway: Six The Musical; National Tour: Jesus Christ Superstar; Chicago: Spamilton) — Agatha

Matthew Levy — Bishop Stromberg

Julian Diaz-Granados (Broadway: Ruben & Clay's Christmas Show) — Constable Rolf

Philippe Arroyo (National Tour: Aladdin, Into the Woods) — Herr Falk

Zoë Fox — Frau Falk

Adam J. Rineer — Voice/Villager

Jason Aguirre — Villager

Rachel Graf Evans — Villager

Zofia Weretka (Oscar at the Crown) — Voice

Jace 'n Ziev — Voice

Band

Adam J. Rineer — Keyboards

Gabe Preston — Reeds

Alec Charon — Guitar

Ashleigh Budlong — Bass
Lonnie Davis — Drums

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Temple Theaters
April 23 - May 7, 2021
Virtual
workshop production

EVENT PAGE: Temple Theaters

EVENT PAGE: Theatre Philadelphia

PRESS RELEASE: Broadway World

This workshop was presented by the George and Joy Abbott Center for Musical Theatre.

Creative Team

Directed and Choreographed by Jason Aguirre
Music Directed by Rose Van Dyne
Assistant Directed and Co-Choreographed by Collin Haber

Assistant Directed and Stage Managed by Laurence Christopher

Dramaturgy by Rachel Graf Evans

Digital Imagery Design by Kayla Arrell

Lighting Design by Riley Woods

Costume Consultation by Amara Copeland

Prop Design by Serena Smithfield

Post Production Supervision by Rachel Stewart

Editing by Lana Duda

Sound Design and Mixing by Liz Atkinson

Copywork by Matthew Nassida

Cast

Caitlin Navarette — Kamille Remy

Aaron Grace — Heinrich Remy

Robert Avigdor — Herr Falk

Keila Wong — Frau Falk

Evan Sleppy — Constable Rolf

Matthew Levy — Bishop Stromberg

Zoe Necowitz — Agatha

Christina Foye — Villager 1/US Frau Falk/Associate Choreographer

Thomas Dalceredo — Villager 2

Alexandria Orr — Villager 3

Ben Carino — Villager 4

Taryn Murphy — Villager 5

Grace Browning — Villager 6

Connor Frugoli — Villager 7

Ariana Grace — Voice/US Kamille, Agatha/Voice Captain

Matty Levenberg — Voice/US Herr Falk, Constable Rolf, Bishop Stromberg

Mackenzie Lynch — Voice/Swing

Band

Adam J. Rineer — Keyboards

Rose Van Dyne — Keyboards

Gabe Preston — Reeds

Theodore R. Rookey — Trumpet

Samuel M. Johnson — Trombone

Alec Charon — Guitar

Ashleigh Budlong — Bass
Lonnie Davis — Drums

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Temple University
December 6, 2020
Virtual
29-hour reading
Creative Team

Directed by Jason Aguirre
Music Directed by Rose Van Dyne
Assistant Directed by Collin Haber

Assistant Directed and Stage Managed by Laurence Christopher

Dramaturgy by Rachel Graf Evans

Cast

Joy Lynn Pringle — Kamille Remy

Keila Wong — Heinrich Remy

Tom Geiger — Herr Falk

Julia Hameed — Frau Falk

Ryan Wolpert — Constable Rolf

Matthew Levy — Bishop Stromberg

Federica Andino-Vega — Agatha

Collin Haber — Villagers 1 & 2

Matty Levenberg — Villager 3

Michael Kozloski — Villager 4

Sophia Panageas — Villager 5

Caitlin Navarrete — Villager 6

Emma Balk — Villager 7