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SICK MOVES! (or The Dancing Plague of 1518)

Music and Lyrics by Adam J, Rineer

Book by Jason Aguirre

Run Time: 90 minutes

Cast of 14+​

VERY loosely inspired by actual events, and written entirely in quarantine– Sick Moves! (or The Dancing Plague of 1518) is the story of Kamille, a young 16th-century apothecary in the Village of Sass-burg. When the Village is struck by a plague that causes non-stop boogieing (...are they doing the hustle?), ex-apothecary – Kamille Remy – is pulled out of retirement and into action.  Will Kamille save the Village in time? Only a toll of the Church Bell and some sick moves will tell! Surveying a century of dance crazes from the “Charleston” to the “Dab,” Sick Moves! is an original pop/rock musical comedy about the things we turn to when the world turns upside down.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

2020, Fall                    29-Hour Podcast-Style Reading, Temple University

2021, Spring              Workshop Production, Temple University