ABOUT THE SHOW
THE PELICAN is a new musical set in a near-future Florida where hurricanes, rising sea levels, and an overall warming of the globe have reduced a once-bustling coastal town to a few square miles of precious dry land.
Most of the former residents have fled, seeking an easier way of life. The determined few who have stayed live amongst sunken houses, washed-out stores, and the other bones that remain of the modern world. One of the few buildings still standing on this patch of dry land is The Pelican, a dive bar that has now become the epicenter of the town. The bar’s owners and regulars are a handful of people as colorful as a Florida man’s farmer tan.
Across the bay from The Pelican looms a brand new “corporate city”—where residents are promised stability and security in exchange for shiny, prefabricated lives, corporate servitude, and restricted liberties. When a new category of hurricane threatens The Pelican, the people of the town are forced to make a life-altering decision: leave and sacrifice the lives they know for safety, or stay and try to keep their town alive.
The Cast of The Pelican
NAMT'S 34th Annual Festival of New Musicals, October 2022
In October 2022, THE PELICAN was one of eight musicals featured in NAMT's 34th Annual Festival of New Musicals! Check out their WEBSITE for more information!
On February 22nd, 2022, Theatre Now New York produced a workshop reading of THE PELICAN at the Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres.
In 2021, THE PELICAN received a Writers Residency Grant from NAMT's Frank Young Fund. This residency culminated in a workshop reading of the musical's first draft.