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Life happens. Somehow, we lose touch with our joy, our passion, our power. We forget who the hero is in our own story. Enter SuperYou — the journey of a woman who reconnects with her dreams when her superheroine creations come to life. Featuring mind-blowing female performers, new, iconic superheroines and an instantly singable, anthemic modern rock score, SuperYou is the heartwarming story of a woman remembering the power of her own voice.
With book, music and lyrics from the visionary mind of Lourds Lane, directed/choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter, and featuring designs by an award-winning Broadway creative team, SuperYou reminds us that now more than ever, the world needs a superhero. That superhero is you.
A Filipino-American, classically trained on piano and violin
at age three, Lourds is the book, music, lyrics writer,
co-arranger/orchestrator, and originates the role of the
superhero misfit, "Rise" in SuperYou.
Her music was last showcased to sold out audiences
at Carnegie Hall where Lourds shredded on the electric
violin. The visionary and heart behind the SuperYou social good mission, Lourds Lane teaches
global youth and adults to connect to their most empowered
superhero selves through the educational arts and music-based
501c3 she founded, The SuperYou FUNdation. A Harvard
honors grad, Lourds is a 2023 recipient
of TheNYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, an Actor’s Equity Association Paul Robeson Award
Finalist for her dedication to the “betterment of
humankind,” winner of the Ideagen Global
Leadership Award, a two time Fred Ebb musical theater award
finalist ), a Johnny Mercer Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed
alumni, a celebrated speaker at TEDWomen, TEDYouth, the
United Nations, and Forbes Women, inspiring global audiences
with empowering music-infused talks, the creator of a female
indie rock musician community in NYC, The Medusa Festival, and
was the lead singer/songwriter/multi-
JOANN M. HUNTER (Director and Choreographer). 20 Broadway shows to her credit as a Choreographer, Associate Choreographer and Performer. Choreography: Broadway - School Of Rock (Bdway, US Nat’t Tour and West End, Australia), Disaster, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Broadway Bound, (upcoming) Andrew Lloyd Weber's Cinderella. West End: Cinderella, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. National Tour/ Regional: Ever After (Alliance Theatre), World Premieres of August Rush with John Doyle, Beatsville by Glenn Slater, A Sign Of The Times by Bruce Vilanch, Harmony (Alliance/ Ahmanson Theatre) by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, and Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes' The Nutty Professor directed by Jerry Lewis. UnMasked, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Grease, Oliver, & Curtains all at PMP, Nat'l tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. She has directed Debra Monk in her one woman show with special guest Ron Rifkin, Andrea Martin, Victor Garber, and David Hyde Pierce. Assoc Broadway Choreographer – Spring Awakening, Curtains, The Wedding Singer, All Shook Up. As a performer, 12 Broadway shows. Upcoming projects: UnMasked at PMP. In development, Rock And Roll Refugee (Dir/Chor) the story of lady rocker Genya Raven.
WENDY BOBBITT CAVETT (Music Supervision, Arrangements), Broadway and Off-Broadway: Come From Away, Hamilton, Mamma Mia!, The Scarlet Pimpernel, A Year with Frog and Toad, The Most Happy Fella, A Tale of Two Cities. National and International: The Who's Tommy, Mamma Mia!, A Chorus Line. Wendy is on the theatre faculty of Wagner College.
ANNA LOUIZOS (Scenic Design). 3-time Tony Award nominee for set designs (In the Heights, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, High Fidelity). Other Broadway: School of Rock (sets and costumes), Avenue Q, Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas, R&H's Cinderella, Dames at Sea, It Shoulda Been You, White Christmas, Curtains, etc. Recent: West Side Story for Tokyo's 360 Stage Around.
RYAN J. O'GARA (Lighting Designer). Select: Cirque du
Soleil, Norwegian Cruise Line, Tokyo DisneySea, New York City
Opera, Paper Mill Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre, Drury Lane-
Chicago, TUTS, Baltimore Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Bucks
County Playhouse, Signature DC, New Victory, Lincoln Center
Festival, Capital Repertory and Bristol Riverside. Associate
Lighting Designer for over 25 Broadway productions, currently:
Ain't Too Proud, Come from Away,
A blend of fashion and costume, Cynthia’s wide range of designs, and characters have been seen worldwide on stage, tour, ice, and Broadway. Based in the NYC area, Cynthia most recently designed One the Musical in Amsterdam. Current tours include: Blippi the Musical, Marvel Universe Live Arena tour, Rock of Ages 10th Anniversary tour. Off-Broadway: Sistas, Evil Dead the Musical, Silent Laughter, Jewtopia, This Property called Garland, That Championship Season. Broadway: Rocktopia. Cynthianordstromdesigner@instagram.
PAUL RUBIN (Aerial Sequence Choreography) served as
Franco Dragone's Flying Director for La Perle in Dubai
and is a proud member of The Academy of Magical Arts at The
Magic Castle. Broadway: Wicked,
Doctor Zhivago, Curtains, Frozen,
The Pirate Queen, Peter Pan,
The Green Bird, Dance of the Vampires and
Fiddler on the Roof. International: Disney's
The Little Mermaid, Tori Amos'
The Light Princess (London).
Wojcik Casting Team (Casting) - B’way: The Little Prince. Bad Apple @ NY/NY, Las Vegas. Tours: Jesus Christ Superstar (1st & 2nd National) Motown, Dreamgirls and Jekyll & Hyde-S Korea, West Side Story-Tokyo, Nice Work…., Something Rotten!, RENT, Kinky Boots, Rock of Ages, An Officer & A Gentleman, Flashdance, Joseph… Dreamcoat, and A Chorus Line. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Kinky Boots, Noise Boys and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Extensive Branded Family Entertainment tours including Mr Blippi, Blues Clues, Cocomelon, Baby Shark and more. Off-Broadway: Othello: The Remix, Church & State, Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play, Handle With Care, Triassic Parq and more. Regional: Multiple seasons/shows for Riverside Theatre, FL; Tuacahn PAC, UT; Theatre Aspen and the Arvada Center, CO; Stages St. Louis, MO, Theatre Raleigh, NC; The Engeman Theatre and Summer Theatre of New Canaan, NY Developmental: SuperYou and His Story.www.wojcasting.com
MELISSA M. JONES / ALL AWESOME LLC (Producer) is excited to have this opportunity to bring the SuperYou story and movement to the world. Her Broadway credits as a Producer/Investor include Jagged Little Pill, Come From Away, Allegiance. Melissa's journey in Broadway theater has been fast and furious. She was searching for a women-driven project, about creating uplift in the world and met show creator, Lourds Lane, shortly thereafter. In the year since meeting, Melissa has worked with Lourds to bring the production through concert & Lab productions to Off Broadway. Melissa comes from a finance and musical theater background and serves on the Ball State University Theatre Alumni board.
The themes of valuing your voice and stepping into your power in SuperYou is the inspiration behind a global educational non-profit called The SuperYou FUNdation. The SuperYou FUNdation teaches youth and adults how to find the “superhero” in themselves and others through writing, music, dance, art, and presentation, and has empowered over 100 schools worldwide.
Effective Date: February 28, 2020
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