Mad Mel Saves the World Festival LogoThe ancient alien visitors have returned to earth!
And this time they’re singing

Mad Mel Saves the World

Performance Schedule: Tues 7/18, 6:30pm; Sat 7/22, 7:00pm; Sun 7/23, 3:00pm

MITF: Summer 2017
July 15 – Aug 6, 2017
The Jewel Box at the WorkShop Theater
312 W.36th Street, NYC

New York – The inhabitants of Planet Marradia have landed on earth and ask “take me to your leader” in Mad Mel Saves the World.

This Midtown International Theatre Festival featured event takes us on an intergalactic adventure complete with a musical score encompassing pop, rock, and rap with a company that vogues and club dances. Throw in a healthy dose of political satire and you are a wild ride.

Book writer, GARY MORGENSTEIN, wrote the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway musical, The Anthem. He is also a celebrated novelist with his fifth novel, also set in a science fiction motif, A Mound Over Hell, about baseball’s final season in 2098 in the aftermath of America’s defeat in World War Three. But here’s the biggie; Gary, a longtime publicity exec at Syfy Channel, was the mad PR genius behind the global pop culture sensation Sharknado!

His Composer, Lyricist, Director, Music Director is ERICH RAUSCH, won the PaperMill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Music Direction of Once on This Island and had three of his films featured at 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works. New York’s oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days.

One of the leading reasons to visit New York in the summer is the theater – from Shakespeare in the Park to the best of Broadway. New York is also known for its amazing theater festivals. This year, the venerable Midtown International Theatre Festival takes its place as the oldest continuing summer arts festival in New York. To usher in this honor, producer John Chatterton presents nearly 100 new and fascinating live stage works – plays, musicals, variety acts, short plays, solo projects, and so much more. Visit for further info.


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