Book, Music and Lyrics by Joshua Turchin
Featuring a score by now 13-year-old musical sensation Joshua Turchin, The Perfect Fit the Musical explores the drive of teenage professional performers hoping to avoid the dreaded theatrical dead zone as they navigate through a web of stage parents, dance classes, and auditions, while their stories unfold trying to find their perfect fit. As The New York Times said, "Joshua Turchin proves his worth as a composer, actor and book writer, delivering a richly layered show about the lives and loves of showbiz preadolescents." Turchin is also an accomplished actor, having appeared in Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, The Pill, The Little Mermaid Live-To-Film at The Hollywood Bowl, A Christmas Story the Musical Broadway National Tour, multiple industry developmental works, and most recently was in rehearsal for Trevor the Musical when COVID-19 paused rehearsal.
The Perfect Fit the Musical continues its path to Broadway with the release of its Remote EP of song-selections from the critically acclaimed musical on Broadway Records. The Remote EP was recorded by its star-studded cast of actors and musicians separately while entirely in quarantine, including Tony-award winning actor Laura Benanti, and Broadway stars Nikki Renee Daniels, Carly Gendell, Grace DeAmicis, Sway Bhatia, and more. The Perfect Fit the Musical was slated for a full cast album when Covid-19 shut Broadway down following an award-winning debut at Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport's Rave Theater Festival. Determined to continue creating theater and opportunities for other actors and musicians, Turchin wanted to figure out a way to keep theater moving forward despite Covid-19.
Following the success of the EP release, Turchin put together an incredible cast of actors and musicians, led by music director Julia Schade (SIX), as Sharon Playhouse is presenting a socially distant, live outdoor drive-in concert of music from The Perfect Fit, one of the first concerts ever since Covid-19 came into the picture.
"I wrote this show to give teens a voice in the theater community. I kept hearing about the dreaded 'dead zone' where young actors would be too old to play a child and too young to play an adult...so I decided to write a show about it," said Turchin. "Theater should be inclusive, where size, shape, orientation, race and ethnicity should not define who can perform."