About the Show...
Video features scenes from July 2017 press event for MotherFreakingHood! at the 2017 New York Musical Festival. Book, Music, Lyrics by Julie Dunlap & Sara Stotts. Directed by Terry Berliner. Music Direction by Daniel Doss. Starring Veronica Reyes-How, Harriett D. Foy, Erin Leigh Peck. Also starring Jimmy Brewer, Annie Dow (not filmed here). Video credit: Matthew Gurren. Publicity: Richard Hillman Public Relations
Rachael, wide-eyed and optimistic, is thrilled to finally put her party days behind and become a first time mom... #YAY! Meanwhile Angie has kept to her planner and has already enrolled her unborn child into the most exclusive all-girls preschool (definitely a girl, she already has boy). After three kids, Marcia was done. Or so she thought. Is it bad she doesn’t want to cancel her wine of the month club or stop having sex on her back? This unlikely trio bond in the trenches from pregnancy tests to empty nests, dominating the diapers and tackling the teens with unmotherly charm, one bottle at a time!
Extraordinary, raw and sentimental, MotherFreakingHood! debuted at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS in 2013 under the working title “Mother%$!#Hood."
Featuring “clever, irreverent and inventive” (Robert Trussell, Kansas City Star) all-original songs by Julie Dunlap and Sara Stotts and “so much humor that like the movies Airplane and The Naked Gun it must be seen several times to catch it all” (Steve Wilson, BroadwayWorld.com), MotherFreakingHood! entertained audiences in Kansas City in 2015 at its regional AEA premier (produced by Moonshine Variety Co., directed by Heidi Van, musical direction by Daniel Doss).
In 2017, the creative team of Dunlap and Stotts brought MotherFreakingHood! to the 2017 New York Musical Festival after being selected as an Invited Prodution. Directed and choreographed by Terry Berliner with musical direction by Daniel Doss, audience members enjoyed "a smorgasbord of toe-tapping numbers" (TheaterMania) and "humor that keeps audiences howling" (StageBuddy).
MotherFreakingHood! looks forward to hitting more stages again soon!