INTAR and Radio Drama Network announced that Joe’s Pub at the Public (425 Lafayette Street, NYC),will present a return Pride 2022 engagement of their musical, ¡Oso Fabuloso & The Bear Backs!
The original rock musical tells the story of a queer Lantine bear named Oso Fabuloso who has recently been dumped by a two-timing Daddy bear. In order to overcome his depression, Oso seeks the help of his therapist Dr. Calvo, who convinces him to use his gift of song to sing the blues away. Oso agrees to go on tour with his therapist/guitarist and his two best friends/backup singers, Gummy and Grizz, hoping it will cure him of his romantic woes!
¡Oso Fabuloso & The Bear Backs! debuted at INTAR Theatre last summer to great critical acclaim. The book and lyrics are by C. Julian Jiménez with music by P.K. Variance. INTAR has been producing Latino voices in English since 1966 and this season celebrates the artists and crew members of its last mainstage production, Bundle of Sticks by C. Julian Jiménez, before COVID-19 forced the closure of their theater space. It also played an engagement at The McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More in Chelsea.
The cast includes C. Julian Jiménez as Oso, Joseph Distl as Grizz, Vasileos Leon as Gummy, and P.K. Variance as Dr. Calvo. Musical direction and guitar are by P.K. Variance with Robert Cowie on keyboards, Ray Rizzo on drums and Jesse Sklar on bass. Set and costume design is by Timmy Schues with sound and lighting design by Alberto Ruiz.
The show will be presented at a 9:30 pm performance on June 22, 2022. Tickets are priced at $25.00. There is a 2 drink or $12 food minimum per person, during every show at Joe’s Pub. For information and tickets go to www.publictheatre.org.