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Byuioo (A Gibberish Musical)

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Pipeline Theatre Company, in association with Judson Arts, presents


In the distant future nature has reclaimed New York City. Humans are scarce, but those who remain have survived by banding together. Packs have created their own languages, families, and religions. But one has lost something unifying, something defining, something beautiful.

Byuioo is a joyful and haunting new folk gospel musical presented in an entirely made-up language. Join us this fall and help the pack recover what they’ve lost.

Saturday, October 26 | 8PM
Sunday, October 27 | 2PM
Wednesday, October 30* | 8PM

Opening Halloween Night, Thursday, October 31+ | 8PM
Saturday November, 2 & Sunday, November 3 | 8PM
November 6-16, Wednesdays – Saturdays | 8PM

Featuring: Andrew R. Butler, Jessica Frey, Stephanie Hsu, Sydney Matthews+, Molly McAdoo, Carly Menkin, Ben Otto, Ronald Peet*, Cyndi Perczyk, Arielle Siegel+, Nicole Spiezio+, Dan Tracy, Rocky Vega, Israel Vinas, Eric Williams

*Appearing Courtesy Actor’s Equity Association
+Pipeline Theatre Company Ensemble Members

Producer…..Anna Lauren Farrell
Stage Manager…..Devin Wein
Production Manager…..Andy Yanni
Set and Prop Design…..Andy Yanni
Costume Design…..Meghan Gaber
Lighting Design…..Joe Cantalupo
Choreography…..Ben Hobbs
Assistant Director…..Claire Rothrock
Casting Director…..Taylor Williams
Photography…..Suzi Sadler
Promotional Videos…..Byron Camacho

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2012 Cast

>Byuioo is a gibberish musical that began as a commission from Williams High School in Burlington, NC in 2002. Based loosely off of characters from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book. Work- shopped in Burlington NC, Valdez AK, Chapel Hill NC and performed as a part of the New York International Fringe Festival in 2005 then again at Judson Memorial Church in Fall 2012.

Directed by Isaac Klein, Choreography by Jonathan Royse Windham

2012 Cast of Byuioo: John Bennett, Dave Thomas Brown, Michael Covert, Matthew Coyle, Dia Dearstyne, Chris French, Jessica Frey, Danielle Gaines, Ravi Roth, Stacy Salvette, Arielle Siegel, Sarah VanFossen, and Trevor Vaughn.

Band: Sam Shaw, Adam Miller, Nate Weida

(above) Olutayo Bosede and Fri Forjindam Bailey sing “Chockinabotchoo”
(below) Cast performs “Mogo’s Monkeys”

Directed by David Sorrells, Production design by Steven Royal, Choreography by John Wellington-Simon

The 2005 cast of Byuioo – John McGrew, Meredith Hagner, Akil Davis, Fri Forjindam, Zac Mordechai Levovitz, Catherine Jones, Sarah Donnell, David Sorrells, Dayci Brookshire, Jason Hill, Meredith Dillard, Ande Alvarez, Amanda Cross, Chike Ukaegbu, Michael Marcano, Sarah Burns

Band: Anthony Johnson on drums, Emil McGloin on guitar, Ben Lee on Guitar & Banjo, Derek Nievergelt on bass, Nate Weida on keyboard

Aaron Phillips as Akela performing “Wo Bay Byuioo”

Meredith Hagner as Tabiqua performing “Tabiqua’s Dream”

Demo track for “Yee Ta Pa”

The 2004 Cast of Byuioo – Ashley Adamek, John Bennett, Catherine Cheng, Ronnie Cruz, Sarah Donnell, Meredith Hagner, Creighton Irons, Miles Masci, Tim Matson, Ben Michael, Caroline Miller, Aaron Phillips, Rajeev Rajendran, Fred Rice, David Sorrells, Natalie Stephens, Pablo Vega, Handley Woodall, Pako Reitz, Evanne Berry, Robert Donnell

Band: Michael Collings, Dan Datiles, Rudy Drakeford, Brian Kennedy, Jeremy Madrazo, Emil McGloin, Nate Weida

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  1. […] a show that’s running in Judson’s performance space perform two pieces from their show, Buyioo, which is written entirely in a made up language (it was fantastic). On other Sundays they’ve […]

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