Gail Phaneuf's The Love Note will run off-Broadway for a limited engagement September 10 through December 21. Russell Garrett will direct and choreograph the pre-teen tuner, which will officially open on September 14 at the Actors Temple Theatre. The new musical will play on Wednesdays and Sundays.
The Love Note explores the trials of being “the new kid,” learning the ropes of self-reliance and survival techniques that carry into adulthood. Jessie finds herself on a spirited journey at a new school as she attempts to navigate the lunchroom bullies, a new crush and learning how to stand up for herself. With the help of a magical friend, she learns to stand up amongst the school bully, wacky bookworms and tween fashionistas.
The cast of The Love Note will include Blair Heather Anderson, Nick Anastasia, James Michael Avance, Megan Beard, Mark Blowers, Kathleen Cameron, Adam Cavalieri, Grace Olson-Davidson, Jeff Deglow, Lauren DeFilippo, Jessie Fallow, Kelsey Flynn, Rosanne Gully, Sam Harvey, Katie Rose Ialacci, Kevin Ray Johnson, Bethany McCall, Katie Mebane, Jenna Perez, Justin Selig and Ariella Serur.
The production will feature costumes by Carol Meehan Sherry, set design by Josh Iacovelli and lighting design by Josh Danzi.