The Magnificent Seven

Music by Julia Meinwald
Full-length musical
8 women, 2 men

Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps, and Kerri Strug made up the first U.S. women’s gymnastics team to win Olympic team gold at the 1996 Atlanta games. The Magnificent Seven imagines their inner lives on the two days of team competition, as they reach for their young dreams and their faces on the Wheaties box, all leading up to a star-making vault heard ’round the world.

 

 

Photos by C. Mead Jackson from the 2016 Fresh Ground Pepper Playgroup Festival at Cloud City. 

 

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

  • 2019 Reading, Flint Repertory Theatre New Works Festival
    Michael Lluberes, Director / Rich Silverstein, Music Director
    Featuring Samantha Carter, Shelby Coleman, Stephanie Dean, Emily Fishman, Paul Gregor, Paul Nelson Gregory, Taylor Katherine Jones, Annadelle Kimber, Amanda Kuo, Mary Paige Reiffel, Paige VanSickle
  • 2016 Sharing, Fresh Ground Pepper @ Cloud City
    Nikki DiLoreto, Director / Rich Silverstein, Music Director
    Featuring Shaleah Adkisson, Ally Bonino, Amy Linden, Ellen Macy, Gillian Munsayac, Ned Riseley, Lynne Marie Rosenberg, Keith Rubin, Dana Steingold, Emily Walton
  • 2016 Concert, Dixon Place
    Alex Ratner, Music Director
    Featuring Collin Batten, Ally Bonino, Amy Linden, Ellen Macy, Elexis Morton, Gillian Munsayac, Lynne Marie Rosenberg, Dana Steingold, Dustin Sullivan, Emily Walton