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.
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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 the Musical), as Sharon Playhouse presented a socially distant, live outdoor drive-in concert of music from The Perfect Fit, one of the first concerts ever since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The Perfect Fit recently premiered Off-Broadway in concert at New World Stages in New York City for the first live-streamed concert of a musical ever since the pandemic began. The concert reached countries all over the world, with viewers in Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada and more.
"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."
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"You don't get more emergent than Joshua Turchin."
"Joshua Turchin is a musical theater wunderkind."
"A coming-of-age story."
"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." - The New York Times