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.
LOURDS LANE (Book, Music, Lyrics, Arrangements; Rise) A Filipino-American, classically trained on piano and violin at age three, Lourds is the book/music/lyrics/arrangements writer and originates the role of Rise, the electric violin-playing superheroine of SuperYou. 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. Lourds is a 2018 Actor's Equity Association Paul Robeson Award Finalist for her dedication to the “betterment of humankind,” winner of the 2019 Ideagen Global Leadership Award, a two time Fred Ebb musical theater award finalist (2012 and 2018), 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-instrumentalist of her own critically-acclaimed nationally touring rock band.Click here to view a glimpse of Lourds' global "superhero" mission. Twitter/Insta: @lourdslane
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.
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, Hamilton.
BRIAN RONAN (Sound Design). Over 40 Broadway designs including Mrs. Doubtfire, Tootsie, Prom, Mean Girls, Margaritaville, Springsteen on Broadway, War Paint, Tuck Everlasting, The Last Ship, Beautiful, If/Then, The Book of Mormon, Anything Goes, American Idiot, Next to Normal and Spring Awakening. Off Broadway designs include Bowie's Lazarus, Giant, Rent, Everyday Rapture, Saved, 10 Million Miles, and Bug. He is the recipient of Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Olivier and Tony awards.
CAITE HEVNER (Projection Design). Broadway: In Transit; Derren Brown:
SECRET; Harry Connick Jr., A Celebration of Cole Porter. Selected New
York: Bella Bella, MTC; Collective Rage, MCC; Ugly Lies the Bone,
Roundabout; Parade, The Scarlet Pimpernel, MCP/Lincoln Center;
Baghdaddy, St. Luke’s; Triassic Parq, Soho Playhouse. Over 150 designs
across the United States and internationally.
DAVID BRIAN BROWN (Hair and Wig Design). Broadway Highlights: Mrs. Doubtfire, Moulin Rouge, Come From Away (International's), Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, War Paint (Drama Desk Award), She Loves Me (Drama Desk Nomination), Curious Incident..., Bridges of Madison County, Death of a Salesman, Follies, Sister Act, Shrek, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Nine, Gypsy, Aida, The Iceman Cometh, Sideshow. Film credits: Angels In America (Emmy Nominated), Too Wong Foo...
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.
LARRY LELLI (Music Coordination). Veteran Broadway Producer, Contractor, Conductor
& Drummer for over 40 different shows: Come From Away, The Producers,
Million Dollar Quartet, How To Succeed..., Assassins.
Recordings/Live: Melissa Etheridge, Josh Groban, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Radcliffe, Marin
Mazzie, Laura Osnes, Audra McDonald, Anika Noni Rose, Bernadette Peters. Artist/Clinician
for Yamaha Drums & Sabian Cymbals.
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
BOBBY HEDGLIN-TAYLOR (Circus Sequence Choreography). SuperYou since the
beginning! His work featured on/off Broadway: Pippin, Chaplin, CSC's
Midsummer Night's Dream. Other: Cirque choreographer - Holland America Cruise.
Phish - at MSG. 29 prods of Barnum. Circus sequence choreography: Tarzan,
Thomas The Tank live, Madagascar Live & Broadway Bares. He's also the
director of the Espana-STREB Trapeze academy. "Why Walk when you can
WOJCIK CASTING TEAM (Casting Directors). Owners Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay cast in
all mediums with Holly Buczek and Courtney Hammond. National and International tours:
Jesus Christ Superstar,
Rock of Ages,
Jekyll & Hyde,
West Side Story-Tokyo,
Flashdance, Joseph… Dreamcoat, and
A Chorus Line. 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;
Arvada Center, CO; John W. Engeman Theatre, NY; Theatre Raleigh, NC; Stages St. Louis, MO;
Theatre Aspen, CO; Tuacahn Performing Arts Center, UT
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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