Mixing Marx With Madness Janelle Lawrence

About This Show

Mixing Marx With Madness is a new musical where multi-cultural mythology stories interact with modern day law. Three female lawyers pick up a case of Gods vs Goddesses tearing through a small town in Idaho. The lawyers use well-known philosophers such as Karl Marx, Immanuel Kant, and Hannah Arendt to plead the case and attempt to change the minds of a town that is stuck in its ways.

about the artists

Janelle Lawrence (Book, Music, and Lyrics) received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Manhattanville College. In her performance career she has appeared in Vieux Carre with direction and appearances by Austin Pendleton, It Will All Work Out by Chris Wells songs by Jeremy Bass, Priscilla Queen of the Desert with Piper Theatre Productions and more. As a writer, composer, and lyricist Janelle has had her musicals Subliminal, ‘Tis the Season, and Group Therapy at various theaters in the NY area. Janelle is the artistic director of Broad Views on Broadway, a non-profit theatre company she runs that is dedicated to providing equal opportunity and representation of new theatre pieces. She is currently in residency with the 92Y Musical Theatre Development Lab: Collective as well as the Roundtable representative of the Musical Theatre Factory.

Ariel Leigh (Director) is beyond excited to work with the fine goddesses/gods of Mixing Marx with Madness! Recent credits include directing Two Gentlemen of Verona (A Swashbuckling Comedy!) with the C.A.G.E Theater Company, White Rabbit Tales: Tales for Adults for the Spotlight On Festival, co-creating Dave’s Friends Sketch Group at the PIT and The Tank, & co-creating Doing The Thing for the Boulder Fringe Festival. Ariel also sings at cabaret venues including Don’t Tell Mama, Elektra Theater, and Daryl Roth Theater. Thanks to the cast, crew, family, and friends!

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30pm

General Admission

$15 in advance

$18 at the door


$12 in advance

$15 at the door

Estimated Runtime
110 minutes

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Book, Music, Lyrics by

Janelle Lawrence

Directed by

Ariel Leigh

Music directed & Accompanied by

Dominic Frigo

Choreographed by

Janelle Lawrence

Co – Arranged by

Kerryn Prieto & Janelle Lawrence

Produced by

Janelle Lawrence

Associate Produced by

Carmen Quiñones

Lighting Designer

Charlotte McPherson

Photo credit:

Vix Walker