SCARLET is an original post-apocalyptic science fiction parable for climate change and the importance of climate action.
The new baroque-pop musical is written by award-winning composer and lyricist team Richard Lindenfelzer (he/him) and Jess Newman (he/him), featuring Dear Evan Hansen’s Maggie McKenna (they/them).
SCARLET tells the story of one woman’s pursuit to discover the truth in a future dystopian world that hasn’t seen the sun in over 400 years, and is beginning to doubt its existence entirely.
The EP also features prominent Australian performers, Jayme-Lee Hanekom (she/her) (Frozen, The Book of Mormon), and Blake Appelqvist (they/them) (Frozen, Kinky Boots), with music production by Helpmann Award winner Isaac Hayward (he/him) (King Kong Broadway, Muriel’s Wedding).
Between writers Lindenfelzer and Newman, their work has been performed at Radio City Music Hall, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Rep.Theatre, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. This is their second major musical collaboration, and they are thrilled to see SCARLET take its next step toward the stage with the release of this concept recording and its recent workshop in Melbourne, Australia.
The concept recording is produced by Dean Gild (he/him) for DHB Theatrical, who most recently produced the New York International Film Award winning Best Musical, SUDDENLY: A Short New Musical.