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bayonets of angst


A new musical 

Book by Rick Kunzi & Justin Zeppa

Music by Rick Kunzi & Adam Barnosky

Lyrics by Rick Kunzi

Directed by Michael Lluberes


Bayonets of Angst is a musical comedy set to a bluegrass soundtrack and narrated by the last remaining veterans of the American Civil War. 


The New York Musical Theatre Festival

Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center

Musical Director: Joe Brent

Scenic Design by Seth Easter

Lighting Design by Zach Blane

Costume Design by Candida Nichols

Sound Design by Harrison Adams


Cast: J. Robert Spencer, Brian Charles Rooney, Michael Abbott Jr., Ryan Andes, Herndon Lackey, Ian Lowe & Paul Whitty

“Whimsically directed by Michael Lluberes, …Entirely fresh and novel …He has perfectly coached the cast to amp up the zany handful of caricatures that each plays. …This clever little show has Off-Broadway transfer written all over it.”


“They swap costumes and barbs with lightning speed in director Michael Lluberes' irreverent and hypertheatrical production.”



“Non-stop laughter.”

-Broadway Spotted


“There are plenty of laughs to be had throughout the musical, wittily directed by Michael Lluberes.”

-Cabaret Exchange


“Downright likeable. …A surreal cartoon.”

-Curtain Up


“Much of the fun here comes from the sure-handed comic direction of Michael Lluberes, who keeps the proceedings going at a fevered pitch. …Someone find this show, preferably with this cast, an Off-Broadway berth.”

-Chris Caggiano, Everything I Know I Learned From Musicals

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