Los Angeles, CA – June 6, 2019 : For Immediate Release
The Hollywood Fringe Festival premiere of Cave Girl The Musical – Glennis McCarthy, a long-standing performer with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, brings the true story of her struggle with addiction and her original brand of musical comedy to a darkly hilarious and touching new solo musical. Cave Girl The Musical tells the story of Gloria, a woman who leaves her life behind to live in a cave where she thinks she can finally be free. As a last-ditch effort to stay in the cave, Gloria attempts to disappear into a musical. When the music fades and the true villain is revealed, she is faced with the one thing she has been trying to avoid, the truth. McCarthy imagines, “the different path my life could have taken had I not found the road to sobriety and happiness. I hope to endear people who struggle with addiction or mental health issues to audiences who might not otherwise understand.” The show-within-a-show and parody musical tropes are reinvented as this allegory for alcoholism and suicide slams head-first into one woman’s addiction to denial.
Cave Girl The Musical was developed in 2018 by McCarthy while attending Broadway legend Carole D’andrea’s performance class. D’andrea (“Velma” West Side Story original Broadway and Motion Picture casts) says of McCarthy and Cave Girl:
“Glennis McCarthy has the ability to touch your heart one minute and make you laugh out loud the next. She is a young, multi-gifted artist who has a beautiful light around her on stage that the audience is naturally drawn to. Cave Girl The Musical will have you riveted from the moment she bursts on the stage singing her heart out front and center.”
Glennis McCarthy performed for years in New York and Los Angeles with the UCB Theatre. Her two-woman musical improv group, I Eat Pandas won accolades (ECNY Award: “Best Improv Group”) when it played off-Broadway, and for comedy festivals across the country. Other credits: 50 Shades! The Musical Parody (original Katherine Kavanaugh – National Tour); The Electric Company (pilot/various); Baby Wants Candy; “Almost Divorced” (Awestruck); current Google ad with 2 Chainz and Awkwafina. More at https://www.glennismccarthy.com/ and https://ucbcomedy.com/user/951
Written and performed by Glennis McCarthy
Directed by Amber Petty
June 9 – June 26
Sunday, June 9 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 20 at 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26 at 8:30 p.m.
The Flight Theatre at The Complex Hollywood
6472 Santa Monica
Hollywood, CA 90038