News & Recent Projects
Kevin Brackett of ReviewSTL talks about
The Office! A Musical Parody with Donald Garverick
Do you love The Office? Love musicals? Then do I have a
show for you. Opening on Wednesday, March 4th at The Grendel
in the Grand Center Arts District of St. Louis,
The Office! A Musical Parody sets out to entertain hardcore fans
of the hit NBC show and casual viewers alike. The show takes
place during a day in the world’s most famous televised office –
but the catch is they are packing as many famous storylines as possible into the show.
Director Donald Garverick has worked with the creative team behind this show on other parodies, and he’s excited to bring the show to St. Louis this week.
Donald Garverick is on the Adjudication Committee for SoundBites 7.0
Theatre Now has announced the top 8 musical finalists chosen for SOUND BITES 7.0, the Seventh Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals. The SOUND BITES 7.0 Adjudication Committee selected the top 8 finalists for this year's festival from a record-breaking number of submissions. This one-night only event, now in its seventh year, will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 7:00pm at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023, and showcases 8 new musicals by
up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams.
SOUND BITES 7.0 grants composers, lyricists, and librettists the unique opportunity to showcase their work in front of a
live audience of theatre-goers and industry professionals.
A Musical Parody Cancels Closing Notice
The Office! A Musical Parody, the unauthorized send-up
of the hit TV series that had been scheduled to close January 14, 2020, will instead continue in an open-ended run at the Jerry Orbach Theatre.
“We are thrilled that the New York branch of Dunder Mifflin will remain open in 2020!” said the show's co-creator,
Tobly McSmith, in a statement. “Big thanks to the fans that kept The Office! going—you all deserve Dundies.
We can't wait for another year of celebrating and lampooning our favorite TV show.”
The musical parody features a book and lyrics by Bob and Tobly McSmith, music by Assaf Gleizner, and direction and choreography by Donald Garverick. The company is made up of Sarah Mackenzie Baron, Aaron C. Rutherford, Noah Jermain, Lilli Babb, Emma Camp, Kat Moser, Rita Posillico, Kevin Bruce Harris, Andy Martinez, and Nicole Vasquez.
Heads or Tails
Heads it's Kenneth. Tails it's Mary. How the show turns out is up to you! Join us for a game of musical theatre chance as we let Lady Luck choose the songs with the toss of a coin! Mary & Kenneth are together again for the first time making their cabaret Duo Debut in this fast paced romp exploring ups & downs, ins & outs and bits & bobs. Includes (possibly) songs by Gershwin, Porter, Lehrer, Bernstein, Yeston, Sondheim, Larson, Friedman, Goldrich & Heisler, Pink and Lizzo...but I wouldn't bet on it!
Donald Garverick, Director
Steven Silverstein, Pianist
Heads or Tails - Mary McNulty & Kenneth Gartman
Thursday, November 21 at 9:30 pm
Don't Tell Mama, 343 W46th Street, NYC
A Musical Parody Coming to Scranton
Many are familiar with the show "The Office," a comedy based on a fictional paper company in Scranton. A musical parody of the show is coming to Scranton at the end of September.
"It's just an opportunity you never get in theater. You come to a town and people are happy to see your show, but this is a whole other level. It's just amazing," said Donald Garverick, director and choreographer of the show.
That was the reaction Right Angle Entertainment had when finding out that "The Office: A Musical Parody" would have two dates in Scranton.
A Musical Parody Announces Tour Cast
Producers of the sold out, unauthorized Off-Broadway sensation
The Office! A Musical Parody (www.theofficemusicalparody.com/tour) today announced the North American tour cast as well as the
full tour schedule.
"Audiences are in for a special treat," says Donald Garverick,
director of the Off-Broadway and touring productions of
The Office! A Musical Parody. "One of my favorite parts of directing
has been casting the show and seeing how each new actor brings
these iconic characters to life in the studio. We have, without question, an outstanding group of actors tackling these roles on the road."
Back In The Studio With Kathryn Morgan
Enjoy this "Day In The Life" VLog by Kathryn Morgan, soloist with Miami City Ballet. It's actually 2 days! On Day 1, follow Kathryn on a photo shoot for Dance Spirit Magazine and Day 2, you will be treated to highlights of our time working in the studio together on a new duet to the song "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny.
The Cast of
The Office! A Musical Parody
Turns Our Office Into
We may have buried all hope for a revival of The Office, but fans can rejoice in The Office! A Musical Parody
at the Theater Center in New York City. The cast recently stopped by New York’s offices to welcome you to Scranton.
Live Karaoke Competition Plays for High Stakes and Excessive Fun!
Are you looking for a way to spend a Sunday evening that is guaranteed to entertain you and not break the bank? The Cabaret Showdown is your ticket. Part live karaoke, part Jeopardy, and all musical fun, the Showdown attracts singers from all-over the Tri-State area who are ready and eager to pit their musical and improv chops against colleagues for the prize of a venue for their own show.
The brainchild of creative partners Donald Garverick and
Mark McDaniels, The Cabaret Showdown has been a monthly fixture at Under St. Marks since November 2011. Garverick, a prolific director, choreographer and producer, and McDaniels, currently an Associate GM at BlackByrd Entertainment, teamed up several years ago to create the award winning show Show Choir! - The Musical. They developed the Showdown as a way to raise funds for their NYMF run.
The Office! A Musical Parody Official Trailer
Check out the official trailer The Office! - A Parody Musical, complete with unreleased footage from the show, quotes from critics, and a recording of "We Have Fun Here" sung by Sarah Mackenzie Baron and the cast.
The Office! A Musical Parody Opens at
The Theater Center
The world premiere of The Office! A Musical Parody celebrated its opening night at The Jerry Orbach Theatre last night. The hilariously loving lampoon of the beloved television show features a
book and lyrics by Bob and Tobly McSmith and music by Assaf Gleizner
and began preview performances on Thursday, September 24, 2018.
Ana Marcu & Landon Zwick of 90210! The Musical
on Good Day Chicago
Ana Marcu (Brenda Walsh/Emily Valentine) and
Landon Zwick (Brandon Walsh) of the Broadway in Chicago production of 90210: The Musical at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Plaza appear on FOX 32's Good Morning Chicago.
Giants in the Sky and
We Will Rock You
at 2017 Children's Musical Theater Festival in NYC
The 2017 Children's Musical Theater Festival took place July 15-16 in New York City at The Baruch Performing Arts Center. The 7th Annual festival was presented by Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway. The 2017 festival productions included a new version of the Queen Musical - We Will Rock You, part of the catalog at Theatrical Rights Worldwide and a brand new musical Giants in the Sky part of Beat By Beat Press licensing.
We Will Rock You was directed by Marc Tumminelli, with choreography by Elena Gutierrez and musical direction by Randy Redd.
Giants in the Sky was directed/choreographed by
Donald Garverick with musical direction by Sarah Statler.
A Message from
Matthew Hydzik and
Janine DiVita Will Turn
Back Time in
THE MUSICAL Reading
at York Theatre Company
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of the new musical Benjamin Button The Musical with music by Natalie Tenenbaum (More Stars Than There Are in Heaven), and book and lyrics by Brett Boles ("From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook" on PBS) for three performances only, on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's.
Directed by Stephen Nachamie (Broadway's She Loves Me), and with music direction by Natalie Tenebaum, the 12-member cast will feature Matthew Hydzik (Side Show) as Past Benjamin and Janine DiVita (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as Claire, with Cole Burden (The Bridges of Madison County) as James, Sean McDermott (Miss Saigon) as Roger, Zachary Sayle (Newsies) as Contemporary Benjamin,
and Julius Thomas III (The Scottsboro Boys) as Roy.
90210! THE MUSICAL! Parody Brings Drama
90210! THE MUSICAL!, the new Off-Broadway parody of the popular 90s teen soap Beverly Hills 90210, will begin performances tonight, September 8, 2016, at Theatre 80.
Relive the Drama! Relive the Drinking and Drugging! Relive the Sideburns! From Bob and Tobly McSmith, the creators of Bayside! The Musical, Full House! The Musical!, Katdashians! The Musical! and Showgirls! The Musical!, 90210! THE MUSICAL! answers all of the most dramatic questions: Can Brandon and Brenda be 90210 cool? Who would win the 1993 Sideburn Contest: Dylan McKay or Brandon Walsh?! Who dies at the Peach Pit?! Will Steve Sanders be eaten by a Sharknado?! Who has resting Brenda face?! IS ANDREA ZUCKERMAN POOR AS HELL?! Can Emily Valentine kick her crippling UE4A addiction in time to burn down the school?! Will Tori Spelling graduate?!
Checking In with Donald Garverick
The 90210! Choreographer-director brings the U4EA
The Garden State Journal interviews director/choreographer, Donald Garverick about Off-Broadway's upcoming
new musical parody, 90210: The Musical
"A very long time ago,
in a galaxy far away,
where no one has gone before…"
Introducing Space Pirates of Planet Penzance, a brand new
Sci-Fi/Fantasy themed adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, Pirates of Penzance,
debuting at Oswego State Theatre, April 2016.
Directed and choreographed by Donald Garverick
New book and lyrics by Donald Garverick with Spencer Ventresca
Donald Garverick on
Good Morning Washington
Television interview with dancer Emily Hain and choreographer
Donald Garverick on Good Morning Washington to promote
Bloch's An Evening with Kathryn Morgan at The Kennedy Center.
Erin Cross to Perform
Erin Cross sings Nancy LaMott
The American Songbook
at Don't Tell Mama, 2/27
Erin Cross recently made her New York City debut in 2015 to audience acclaim at Furshpan's Metropolitan Room.
Erin Cross has conceived this four-concert series to honor LaMott's life in music on the 20th anniversary of her passing.
Nancy LaMott died at the age of 43 just as she was breaking through on the national scene. Her unique qualities as an interpreter of song were honesty, simplicity and intimacy. Each of Erin Cross's four concerts will reflect a different facet of LaMott's artistry.
She will be partnered by MAC Award winning musical director, Tracy Stark, Matthew Carlozzi on drums and director, Donald Garverick.
Christiane Noll and Kevin Duda lead Show Choir! Cast Album
Sound Street Productions presents the first full-length recording of Show Choir! - The Musical with new orchestrations by Assaf Gleizner, and under the musical direction of Kenneth Gartman.
Leading the studio cast is Kevin Duda (Beautiful, Book of Mormon /Broadway) and Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde /Broadway)
They are joined by additional cast members Bay Bryan (Growing Into My Beard,) John Raymond Barker (Vampire Drag Queen,)
Taylor Coriell (Titanic National Tour,)
Joshua Lance Dixon (2015 BISTRO Award,) Shira Elias (Turkuaz,)
Carly Kincannon (NBC's Sing Off,) Mark Martin (Voca People,)
Michelle Millerick (Side Show/ Original Broadway,) and more. Casting by Wojcik/Seay Casting.
Show Choir! - The Musical
Studio Cast Album is available for download and streaming on
or our official website
The York Theatre
Celebrates NEO 7 and
The York Theatre Company present NEO7, a benefit concert
celebrating New, Emerging, Outstanding musical theatre writers,
last night Monday, May 16 at its home at the Theatre at Saint Peter's. "NEO" (an acronym for "New, Emerging, Outstanding") celebrates songwriters primed to pen the next generation of musicals. Since the first NEO concert 6 years ago -- recorded by England's JAY Records-- musical theatre fans and York supporters eagerly anticipate each incarnation. NEO7 included songs by the following new musical theatre writers: Will Aronson & Bill Nelson; Andre Catrini;
Adam David Cohen & Patrick Gallagher; Jonathan Matthew Gilbert & John Andrew Tarbet; Tom Gualtieri & David Sisco; Richard Isen;
Steven Jamail; Mark McDaniels & Donald Garverick; Mary Liz McNamara; Michael Mitnick; Jonathan Monro; Benjamin Velez; and Derrick Wang.
Middletown grads teach acting workshop for students
"Here’s some advice from three Middletown High School grads who are now working actors: Be yourself. Find a connection to
the material, and make it yours. Prepare as best as you can,
and be ready to roll with it if the unexpected happens.
The returning grads — Aaron Tveit, Erin Cross
and Donald Garverick — will give an audition prep class
Dec. 9 for local high school and college students,
as part of a City of Middletown recreation program."