Washington and Lee alumnus Richard Rosser, of the Class of 1984, takes his new venture, Piggy Nation, to another level this month when "Piggy Nation The Musical!" opens at the Jerry Orbach Theater, in New York.
We blogged about Piggy Nation in August 2011, explaining how Richard came up with the idea when a driver in a Corvette stole his mother-in-law's parking space. Richard has been crusading against piggy behavior ever since, using his talents as an award-winning Hollywood producer and director to create children's books, a cartoon strip, a website and now the musical .
The production, which previews on the next two Saturdays (March 16 and March 23) and opens on March 24, followed by shows on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, is aimed at kids ages 3 to 10 and, of course, their parents and grandparents.
The hour-long musical features music with blues, rock, rap and gospel influences. Richard wrote the lyrics, and Alec Wells composed the music. The songs include "Piggy Patrol," "Blah Blah Blah, and "We’re All Piggies." The soundtrack is available on iTunes or from the Piggy Nation website.
If you're in New York (with or without kids), stop by the Orbach Theater in the Snapple Theater complex. Ticket details are here. As the website urges, "Please don't be a piggy and show up late!"