Cast Set for Industry Sneak Peek of New Musical Crashlight | Playbill

Readings and Workshops Cast Set for Industry Sneak Peek of New Musical Crashlight

Hunter Bird will direct Celeste Makoff's musical about the last nation on earth.

Mykal Kilgore and Lianah Sta. Ana

An industry sneak peek of the new orchestral pop musical Crashlight will be presented February 13 at at Broadway Plus, 260 West 39th Street. 

The performance will feature the talents of Mykal Kilgore (Motown), Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon), Kerstin Anderson (My Fair Lady), Jesse Weil (Fiddler on the Roof), Elijah Caldwell (A Strange Loop), and Cori Jaskier (Charlotte's Web). Hunter Bird directs the musical, which was a semi-finalist for the 2022 O’Neill Musical Theater Conference and a 2022 Relentless Award Honorable Mention.

A three-piece band, led by music supervisor Macy Schmidt, will accompany the performers. 

Written by Celeste Makoff, Crashlight concerns the last nation on earth and a young woman’s risky mission to expose its government’s brutal ban on artistic expression.

Margaret Skoglund Leigh serves as general manager. 

Those interested in attending can email [email protected]. For more information visit

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