News: New musical Vanara launches competition and crowdfunding campaign

Highly-anticipated new musical Vanara has launched an online competition, giving one lucky winner the chance to feature on their upcoming London cast recording. The winner will be whisked away to a studio to record their track, appearing on the album alongside musical theatre stars. Entrants must send in their vocal renditions before Sunday 4th July to be considered for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Finalists will be selected every fortnight to have their video shared across social media before the ultimate winner is chosen.

In order to make the production a reality, and deliver it to the highest standard, the musical’s creative team have launched a crowdfunding appeal; rewards for generosity include exclusive t-shirts, videos backstage, as well as tickets to the show and afterparty. Vanara’s prevailing message of hope and unity seems all the more relevant as we slowly come out of a chaotic period.

The world premiere of Vanara will open at London’s Hackney Empire from 22nd October for a strictly limited season before embarking on a UK-wide tour in 2022. Casting will be announced in due course.

The ground-breaking new musical will once again bring together the acclaimed international creative team, with a soaring score by Gianluca Cucchiara, lyrics by Andrew James Whelan, and book by Michael Conley. Produced by Giovanna Romagnoli, the production will be co-directed by Adam Lenson and Eleesha Drennan, who will also take on the roles of Dramaturg and Choreographer, respectively.

Producer Giovanna Romagnoli commented: “We are excited to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky individual, while also showcasing new talent from all across the globe. Vanara is a musical about unity, and it’s a joy to see people come together through the power of theatre and the arts. We hope people can join us on our journey to create something special and we thank everyone for their support however big or small. We couldn’t do this without you.”

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