The new show, merging music, theater and the nightclub experience, will begin performances at Hudson in New York City on Nov. 14. Pop Nation contains original music by Damon Intrabartolo and a book by Kenny Finkle (Indoor/Outdoor). Perhaps most excitingly for pop music fans, Pop Nation is choreographed by RJ Durell (Katy Perry, Madonna, Britney Spears) with music production/musical design by Kevin Antunes (Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Cirque du Soleil).
“Pop Nation aspires to extend the form of musical theater to something new,” director Anthony J. Cantalupo said. “As our daily lives become more virtual, the need for shared human experiences becomes more essential. Pop Nation was born as a response to that. The marriage of live performance, technology and this beloved era of music seems to be the perfect response to that craving.”
The show’s website paints a picture of what to excpect from the multimedia experience: “They’re young and talented and hungry for success. Welcome to Pop Nation, the new musical experience that puts you behind the scenes as boy bands and bubblegum divas blast off on a whirlwind ride to the heights of pop royalty. A social theatrical experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen, Pop Nation is a groundbreaking new genre set in the iconic ’90s music scene that explores what it’s like to rise, fall, and rise again in a world increasingly more concerned with the sight — rather than the sound — of its latest pre-packaged superstars.”
Tickets are available through the official site.