Written by homer
Conceived and Directed by lear debessonet
Book, Music and Lyrics by todd almond
Originally commissioned and produced by The Public Theatre
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director
Patrick Willingham, Executive Director
Originally commissioned and developed by The Old Globe, San Diego, California
Louis G. Spisto, Executive Producer
Travel with us on a story of high adventure and true love as 100+ WESTERN NEW YORK CITIZENS join BROADWAY STARS, PROFESSIONAL ACTORS, STUDENTS OF THE ARTPARK THEATRE ACADEMY and REGIONAL PERFORMANCE GROUPS onstage to create beautiful and dangerous world of THE ODYSSEY. A theatrical celebration for the whole family, this MUSICAL ADAPTATION of Homer's epic tale will bring our entire community together.
Apollo Creed in Broadway’s Rocky
Broadway’s Falsettos, Finding Neverland
Duke in Man of La Mancha, Reprise! Theatre in Los Angeles
"His ability and vision have expanded the art of mime."
-- Marcel Marceau
Artpark Theatre Academy and 100+ Western New Yorkers
Inspired by the nationally recognized program PUBLIC WORKS built by New York City's Public Theater, the program seeks to engage audiences in new ways by making them CREATORS AND NOT JUST SPECTATORS. Working with community‐based organizations, ARTPARK invites a WIDE DIVERSITY OF PEOPLE to participate in workshops and classes, attend performances, and to join in the creation of an ambitious work of PARTICIPATORY THEATRE led by working theatre professionals.
Representing the strength and diversity of the WNY community:
BE A PART OF IT!
Thank you all that participated in the Odyssey public auditions on April 14th!
We were thrilled to discover and welcome over 100 talented and inspired individuals to the Odyssey community. We should be sending out notices to all shortly with details and rehearsal schedule.
If you came to the auditions but do not hear from us by May 1st, please contact:
Set & Projections Design
Director of Production
Paschal Frisina III,
Carin Jean White,
Stephanie Klapper Casting,
More cast & team to be announced!
Based on the model built by New York City’s prestigious The Public Theater, this production is truly theatre of, by, and for the people, celebrating the diversity of our region in a spirit of collaboration and inclusion.
The program is supervised by Artpark’s Director of Family Programming, Tanis Winslow.
Special thanks also to Francine DelMonte and Paschal Frisina III.
Artpark Theatre Academy is co-directed by Paschal Frisina III and Toni Dentico
A 4-week intensive for ages 10-18, exploring workshops in all aspects of musical theatre culminating in 2 performances of Artpark's The Odyssey!
Click here for more info and registration
We are so pleased to share the stage with our community partners!
Thank you to all participants
More groups to be announced!
Thank you to our Odyssey sponsors!
The Charles D. and Mary A. Bauer Foundation
The Donald f. and Barbara L. Newman Family Foundation
Special thanks to:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
The Odyssey is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036 (866) 378-9758