Today the bassist announced Home Street Home, a new musical theater collaboration with Tony Award winner Jeff Marx (Avenue Q), and AVN Award winning writer-director Goddess Soma. Directing the show is L.A. Stage Ovation Award winner Richard Israel.
The musical is set for an 11-show run between Feb. 20 and March 7, 2015 at San Francisco's Z Space. The storyline (which features Fat Mike's lyrics) follows Sue, "a 16-year old runaway who plunges headfirst into the deviant subculture and alternative lifestyle of the streets," according to a press release. "After being adopted into a colorful tribe of homeless teens, Sue finds empowerment, self-realization and acceptance from her new chosen family."
"Home Street Home is a theatrical version of my life, Soma's life and the outlandish but true stories of our friends' lives," Fat Mike says. "When you wanna write something authentic, you write about what you know."
And what can we expect from that body of knowledge? "Drug use, living on the street, self abuse, shoplifting, stumbling, prostitution, bondage, flogging, running from cops, playing guitar, and passing out," the press release promises.
The show's cast includes Shaleah Adkisson (Hair on Broadway), Brandon Curry (Bedspread at Theatre at St. Clement's), Alex Emanuel (House of Cards, Rescue Me), Sam Given (Rent at the Hollywood Bowl), Kevin Hegmann (Rock of Ages in Las Vegas), Alex Holmes (1000 Ways to Die), Jamey Hood (The Shaggs at Playwrights Horizons), Justine Magnusson (Searching for Romeo at NYMF), Matt Magnusson, Zach Martens (The Car Plays at La Jolla Playhouse), Ryan O'Connor, Lauren Patten (Arrested Development), and Kristin Piacentile (Kinsey, directed by Bill Condon).
For tickets, visit the show's official site.