“Heavy is the head that wears the crown, no matter how small and green,” reads the tagline for the latest musical created by students in AU’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance.
Written and composed by current students, “Reign: A New Musical” is said to be a cross between “Shrek,” “Emperor’s New Groove,” “Monty Python” and “Hamlet.”
Writer, Lyricist and Composer Brady Day, a junior musical theatre major, explained that he started developing the musical last fall with his writing partner Gillian Lintz, who is also a junior musical theatre major.
Day explained that the idea for this two-act musical about a Goblin King came to him in October.
“I was sitting around and I had this weird image of me in a green morph suit with the face cut out, [with] these weird rabbit ears, and this whole get-up on this foam throne,” said Day. “And I was like, ‘That’s a show, isn’t it?’”
Day and Lintz have worked alongside Composer and Lyricist Gerald Potts II, a junior music business commercial major, to make this concept come to life.
According to Day, the group is planning to release an album of their music in April, and they have their “fingers crossed” that the musical will debut somewhere in the fall.