Joshua Turchin’s THE PERFECT FIT Celebrates Opening Night at The Green Fig

Standing: Jenny Mollet, Malcolm Durning, Daniel Dunlow, Areo Keller, Julia Haubner, J.R. Bruno, Natalie Venetia Belcon. Seated: Carly Gendell, Carlos Carreras, Grace DeAmicis, Joshua Turchin, Courtney Faith Mormino, Avelina Sanchez, Ian Saraceni, Swayam Bhatia, Zoe Manarel. Photo by Lia Chang

Perfectly Theatrical, LLC is presenting the world premiere of The Perfect Fit, a new family musical featuring book, music and lyrics by twelve-year-old Joshua Turchin (The Little Mermaid Live-To-Film, Forbidden Broadway Salutes Carol Channing, A Christmas Story National Tour, TrevorLive, The Pill), as a staged developmental production in the Rave Theater Festival, August 11 – 23. The soldout production opened on August 11 and the cast and creative team celebrated their opening night at The Green Fig.

Director Garth Kravits (center) with THE PERFECT FIT cast members Ian Saraceni, Grace DeAmicis, Zoe Manarel, Courtney Faith Mormino, Joshua Turchin, Carlos Carreras, Avelina Sanchez, Swayam Bhatia, Carly Gendell. Photo by Lia Chang

Directed by Broadway veteran Garth Kravits (Drowsy Chaperone, Gettin’ the Band Back Together), The Perfect Fit has performances at the Teatro LaTea Theater, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor through August 23.

THE PERFECT FIT Director Garth Kravits and Creator Joshua Turchin. Photo by Lia Chang

In addition to Turchin, the cast of The Perfect Fit includes Natalie Venetia Belcon (Rent, Avenue Q, Matilda, Once On This Island  Broadway National Tour), Julia Haubner (Les Miserables), Swayam Bhatia (“Really Rosie,” “Succession” (HBO), J.R. Bruno (West Side Story, Book of Mormon), Carlos Orlando Carreras (On Your Feet Broadway National Tour), Grace DeAmicis (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Daniel Dunlow (Finian’s Rainbow-Irish Repertory Theatre, The Songs of Lerner and Loewe), Malcolm Durning, Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Areo Keller, Zoe Manarel (Matilda, The Dangerous Book for Boys, An American Girl Story: Friends for Life), Jenny Mollet (The Color Purple), Courtney Faith Mormino, Avelina Sanchez (Corner of Bitter and Sweet) and Ian Saraceni (The King and I, Matilda).

Zoe Manarel plays Alexandra. Photo by Lia Chang

The Perfect Fit follows Alexandra, an ambitious teen actor with a powerful voice who grows concerned that she is getting too old to play a child and too young to play an adult. While auditioning for a musical, Alexandra is sabotaged by a vindictive stage parent who would do anything for her daughter to succeed. Through the love and support of her mom, sister and friends, she learns how to move past the experience. The Perfect Fit spotlights that hard work often includes twists & turn and ups & downs, but rewards in unexpected ways.

Standing: Nina Luther, Ritchard Druther, Jenny Mollet, Daniel Dunlow, Anna Noble, Garth Kravits, J.R. Bruno, Areo Keller, Julia Haubner, Dwayne Brown, Jeremy Bailey-Smith, Jason Turchin, Lia Chang, Kira Turchin, Shaina Turchin. Seated: Carly Gendell, Carlos Carreras, Grace DeAmicis, Courtney Faith Mormino, Joshua Turchin, Avelina Sanchez, Ian Saraceni, Swayam Bhatia, Zoe Manarel. Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The Perfect Fit features choreography by Anna Noble (Carousel, The Flamingo Kid, After Midnight) and associate choreographer Dwayne Brown, Stage Management by Ritchard Druther (Heathers, A Christmas Story National Tour, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), scenic/costume design by Jeremy Bailey-Smith; sound design by Nina Luther, lighting design by Xavier Boyer and casting by Arnold J. Mungioli, CSA, Mungioli Theatricals, Inc. The Music Director is Steven Cuevas (Once On This Island, Anastasia, Kinky Boots); Music Supervisor is Eric Fotre Leach (Come From Away); Vocal Supervisor is Julia Mendelsohn.

Joshua Turchin. Photo by Lia Chang

Remaining performances of The Perfect Fit are on Sunday 8/18 at 1:30pm; Monday 8/19 at 4pm; Friday 8/23 at 7pm. The running time is approximately 140 minutes with no intermission. The show is recommended for children 4 and older. Tickets are $25-$35 and can be purchased online. The production is currently sold-out but you can email TPFwaitlist@gmail.com to be put on the waitlist.

THE PERFECT FIT cast members Ian Saraceni, Grace DeAmicis, Zoe Manarel, Courtney Faith Mormino, Joshua Turchin, Carlos Carreras, Avelina Sanchez, Swayam Bhatia, Carly Gendell. Photo by Lia Chang

The Perfect Fit is produced by Perfectly Theatrical, LLC, whose team has invested in Hadestown, Be More Chill, The Secret Garden, On The Town, Rock Of Ages UK, Tuck Everlasting, On Your Feet UK, and more.

THE PERFECT FIT Director Garth Kravits, Creator Joshua Turchin and Music Director Steven Cuevas. Photo by Lia Chang
THE PERFECT FIT Director Garth Kravits and Music Director Steven Cuevas. Photo by Lia Chang
Jason Turchin, Joshua Turchin, Kira Turchin and Shaina Turchin. Photo by Lia Chang
Lainie Sakakura, Avelina Sanchez, Isabella Sanchez and Alex Sanchez. Photo by Lia Chang
Director Garth Kravits, Music Director Steven Cuevas, Sound Designer Nina Luther and Costume Designer Jeremy Bailey-Smith. Photo by Lia Chang
Choreographer Anna Noble and Associate Choreographer Dwayne Brown. Photo by Lia Chang
Preston Ridge, Joshua Turchin, Richard Ridge and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Ian Saraceni, Courtney Faith Mormino, Carly Gendell, Swayam Bhatia, Anna Noble, Carlos Carreras, Joshua Turchin, Avelina Sanchez, Grace DeAmicis, Dwayne Brown and Zoe Manarel. Photo by Lia Chang
Richard Ridge, Daniel Dunlow and Preston Ridge. Photo by Lia Chang
Avelina Sanchez, Lia Chang, Swayam Bhatia, Ian Saraceni, Zoe Manarel. Photo by Garth Kravits
Avelina Sanchez, Carlos Carreras, Ian Saraceni, Courtney Mormino, Grace DeAmicis. Photo by Lia Chang
Avelina Sanchez, Courtney Mormino, Carlos Carreras, Ian Saraceni. Photo by Lia Chang
Swayam Bhatia and Grace DeAmicis. Photo by Lia Chang
Swayam Bhatia and Zoe Manarel. Photo by Lia Chang
Jenny Mollet and Areo Keller. Photo by Lia Chang
Daniel Dunlow and J.R. Bruno. Photo by Lia Chang
Joshua Turchin and Grace DeAmicis. Photo by Lia Chang
Julia Haubner. Photo by Lia Chang
Carly Gendell and Zoe Manarel. Photo by Lia Chang
Ian Saraceni, Carlos Carreras, J.R. Bruno and Zoe Manarel. Photo by Lia Chang
Ian Saraceni and Zoe Manarel. Photo by Lia Chang
Areo Keller, Jenny Mollet, Garth Kravits and J.R. Bruno. Photo by Lia Chang
Associate Choreographer Dwayne Brown. Photo by Lia Chang
Cast members from HAMILTON came to say hello- Ian Saraceni, Marc delaCruz, Zoe Manarel, Carlos Carreras, Avelina Sanchez, Courtney Mormino, Shaina Turchin, Joshua Turchin, Joanna Jones, Grace DeAmicis, Anothony Kee Medina, Terrance Spencer and Justice Moore. Photo by Lia Chang
Joshua Turchin and Lainie Sakakura. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Carlos Carreras, HAMILTON’s Marc delaCruz and Zoe Manarel. Photo by Lia Chang
HAMILTON’s Marc delaCruz, Joshua Turchin and Lainie Sakakura. Photo by Lia Chang
HAMILTON’s Marc delaCruz visits with THE PERFECT FIT cast. Photo by Lia Chang
HAMILTON’s Marc delaCruz, Terrance Spencer, Joanna Jones, Anthony Lee Medina and Justice Moore visit with THE PERFECT FIT creator Joshua Turchin. Photo by Lia Chang
Lainie Sakakura and Kira Turchin. Photo by Lia Chang
Carlos Carreras. Photo by Lia Chang
Ian Saraceni. Photo by Lia Chang
Ellis Gage and Jenny Mollet. Photo by Lia Chang
Daniel Dunlow. Photo by Lia Chang
Lainie Sakakura, Lia Chang and Paul Fujimoto. Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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