I GOT FIRED: A REVENGE MUSICAL
New York Musical Theatre Festival
Book, Music and Lyrics by Keith Varney
Directed by Steve Bebout
Musically Directed by Doug Oberhamer; Choreographed by Dontee Kiehn
Executive Produced by Liz Ulmer
Starring Keith Varney, Shana Barone, Robyn Corujo, Toni DiBuono, Devon Goffman, Michael Thomas Holmes, Collin Leydon, Jake Loewenthal, and E.J. Zimmerman
Set Design by Czerton Lim; Lighting Design by Nick Solyom; Costume Design by Jessica Lustig; Stage Managed by Theresa Flanagan
ABOUT THE SHOW - Aspiring writer Keith has been a temp in a wacky office’s soul crushing cubicle for six years. When an evil nemesis emerges to squash his coffee-stained hopes and dreams, Keith makes a decision that causes him to get summarily fired… with security escorts and everything. Naturally he retaliates by writing a musical based on a true-ish story. Some names have been changed to protect the guilty.
WINNER: Theater for the American Musical Award (Writer Keith Varney)
WINNER: DIMF Award, South Korea
"Mr. Varney writes a punchy tune. And beneath the jocular tone, there's an expansive shout-out to the masses of overqualified people stagnating in office cubes across the globe, performing menial tasks while less-deserving climbers who refuse to play fair forge ahead."
- Frank Rooney, The New York Times
"(The opening number) is a brave, unabashed, and foul-mouthed translation of the anger, frustration, and disappointment one feels walking out the door of a job for the last time. Coupled with the song's later, other-colored reprise, it's clear that Varney gets it... Devon Goffman (plays Steven) with a lovely, quiet simplicity... Kelly Karbacz (is) effervescent..."