Premiering Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre May 2018
about the show
It’s the first day of Rumspringa, and Amish girls Abigail, Sarah, and Moira are about to be in for the ride of their lives. With the newfound freedom to explore the “English” world, they visit Lucky Land, a storied amusement park in the heart of Lancaster County. But when Abigail meets troubled teen, Shane, on the single rider line of her very first roller coaster, the two embark on an adventure that will change them both forever.
Amanda D’Archangelis is a composer and actress in NYC. She holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory. She is a composer in the renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. With Anderson Cook, she has written two musicals; The Disembodied Hand That Fisted Everyone to Death- The Musical! and Blatantly Blaine- A “Family” Musical. Both were listed as “Best Things To See This Week” by TimeOut New York. She is the resident composer of Bluelaces Theater Company, which provides theater and outreach for people with developmental differences. Her new musical "The Radium Girls: A Jaw-Dropping New Musical" written with Sami Horneff and Lisa Mongillo, was one of the winners of the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival. This past fall, she had an equity reading of Fat Kid Rules The World written with Anderson Cook and Ben Lapidus. Fat Kid is an an adaptation of a young adult novel of the same name, and was originally commissioned by Marc Eardley.
Sami Horneff, a born and raised New Yorker, is a current Lyricist in the world-renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. A proud graduate of Brown University with a degree in Theatre Arts, Sami has also trained at CAP21, NYU's Steinhardt School, and The London Dramatic Academy. Sami made her New York composing debut with the 2014 musical “Something Precious,” directed by famed acting coach Anthony Abeson. In 2016, she was nominated at the Indie Series Awards in Los Angeles for her songwriting work on the web series "The Under 5ers," which she also helped write, develop, and produce. Sami wrote both music and lyrics for "Rock and a Hard Place," a new cross-genre musical that had its World Premiere Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre in a concert-style reading starring Constantine Maroulis and many other Broadway favorites. Her work has also been performed at the Metropolitan Room and Feinstein’s/54 Below. Sami wrote lyrics for a new song cycle entitled “A Never-Ending Line,” composed by Jaime Lozano, which had its debut at Broadway au Carré in Paris and ran at The Players Theatre Off-Broadway in a fully staged production in August 2017. Her lyrics for the short horror spoof musical “The Radium Girls: A Jaw-Dropping New Musical” propelled the show to win at The Players Theatre Boo! Short Play Festival in October 2017. Upcoming: Book and lyrics for “Single Rider,” a new musical running Off-Broadway in May and June of 2018.