Presented by THE GEORGE & JOY ABBOTT CENTER FOR MUSICAL THEATER
An MFA Musical Theater Collaboration Thesis
SICK MOVES! (or The Dancing Plague of 1518)
(postponed 1 week from original date!!)
Music and Lyrics by Adam J. Rineer
Book by Jason Aguirre
Directed and Choreographed by Jason Aguirre
Co-Choreographed by Collin Haber
Music Direction by Rose Van Dyne
NOW Streams April 23-May 7, 2021
This production will be FREE!
VERY loosely inspired by actual events – and written entirely in quarantine – Sick Moves! (or The Dancing Plague of 1518) is the story of Kamille, a young 16th-century apothecary in the Village of Sass-burg. When the Village is struck by a plague that causes non-stop boogieing (Do the Hustle!), Kamille sees her chance to restore the family name and her business. Will Kamille save the Village in time? Surveying a century of dance crazes from the “Charleston” to the “Dab,” Sick Moves! is an original pop/rock musical comedy about the things we turn to when the world turns upside down.