Book & Lyrics by Jonathan Lee & Justin Anthony Long
Music by Joanna Burns, Amanda Duncan, Jonathan Lee & Justin Anthony Long

2015 Invited to Show at NYMF
2011 NYMF Next Link Finalist
2011 NJ Playwrights Contest Finalist

You’re Invited to an Exclusive Industry Reading
of the New Comedy Musical


Date: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Time: 1pm & 4pm
Location: The South Studio at Playwrights Horizons
416. W. 42nd St between 9th & 10th Avenues

RSVP to Corey Chichizola at for the 1pm or 4pm presentation. Please RSVP by Thursday, November 10th. Seating is Limited.

“Hippideedoodoppin-doobobidoowoppin’ Day”

“Death to the Losers”
Live at 54 Below

A Brief Synopsis…

Figuring out who you are, where you belong and what you’re supposed to do with your life is hard…especially after being kicked in the head by a horse and losing all your memories. WELCOME TO SHOOFLY where the Button M. Britches Annual Shoofly Bakeoff is bigger than Christmas! Virginia Bidder has won the crown and ribbons every year since she’s been eligible to compete. Baking delicious sweets is her life. Or was! Enter Penelope, a mysterious amnesiac. Penelope may have no memories of her past, but she’s got the baking skills of Betty Motherf***ing Crocker and could dethrone Virginia in this year’s Bakeoff. In this original madcap musical comedy, a Bakeoff-gone-bad causes absurd hysteria in a small southern town.


  • Allison Case
    Allison Case (Matilda, Hair)
  • Lavon Fisher-Wilson
    Lavon Fisher-Wilson (Newsies)
  • Natalie Charle Ellis
    Natalie Charle Ellis (School of Rock)
  • Jill Abramovitz
    Jill Abramovitz (Fiddler on the Roof, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me)
  • Sam Underwood
    Sam Underwood (The Following, Dexter)
  • Marc delaCruz
    Marc delaCruz (If/Then)
  • Tara Tagliaferro
    Tara Tagliaferro (Sister Act)
  • Jacey Powers
    Jacey Powers (Our Town, Band Geeks)
  • Christine Pedi
    Christine Pedi (Sirius XM On Broadway, Chicago)
  • Jelani Remy
    Jelani Remy (The Lion King)
  • Lenny Wolpe
    Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone, Wicked)
  • Diana Limón
    Diana Limón (City of Dreams)
  • Victoria Casella
    Victoria Casella
  • Kristian Espiritu
    Kristian Espiritu
  • Sandy Taylor
    Sandy Taylor
  • Amber Coartney
    Amber Coartney
  • Clifton Lewis
    Clifton Lewis
  • Gaby Hornig
    Gaby Hornig
  • Michael Liscio, Jr.
    Michael Liscio, Jr.
  • Garrit Guadan
    Garrit Guadan

Musical Director: Patrick Sulken
Stage Manager: Liz Ray
Audience Coordinator: Corey Chichizola

Creative Team

  • Jonny Lee, Jr.
    Jonny Lee, Jr. Music, Book, Lyrics

    Jonny Lee Jr. is an actor, singer, writer, and photographer. As an actor, Jonny was most recently seen as Lit in “Gold Mountain” at the Times Center in NYC. Other credits include Ito in “Mame,” Ching Ho in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Henry in “Next to Normal,” and Thuy in “Miss Saigon.” As a writer, Jonathan co-wrote the music, lyrics, and book to the new musical Welcome To Shoofly. He also co-wrote and starred in the musical web-series, “City of Dreams,” which has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, ‪‬, Playbill and BroadwayWorld. Other works include a song for the CBS Diversity Showcase, “Take Out” (AAFL Top 10), and “Benjamin Franklin And the Legend Of the Vajra.”

  • Justin Anthony Long
    Justin Anthony Long Music, Book, Lyrics

    Justin Anthony Long (Book & Lyrics) With his collaborators, Lee, Burns & Duncan, Justin recently wrote the opening musical number for the CBS DIVERSITY SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE. Additional stage and screenwriting credits include the musical web-series CITY OF DREAMS (NY Times, USA Today, IndieWire), the new musical comedy WELCOME TO SHOOFLY (2017 ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop), THE WILD & WONDERFUL WHITES OF WEST VIRGINIA (2017 Sound Bites Audience Choice Award for Best Musical), COOKIE SOIRÉE (2014 Sound Bites Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, 2012 Davenport Contest Winner), the short film TAKE OUT (AAFL), the sitcome ARTS EDUCATION, and the comedy feature BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & THE LEGEND OF THE VAJRA. More at

  • Joanna Burns
    Joanna Burns Music

    Joanna Burns is a composer/singer-songwriter. Also a current member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop where she was the 2016 winner of the Harrington Award for Creative Excellence. Some composer/arranger credits include: the web series CITY OF DREAMS (NY Times, USA Today), the web pilot CAROL’S A DEMON (NYTV Fest), the short film WHALE HELLO THERE (Buffer Festival), the opening number for the CBS DIVERSITY SHOWCASE, and the new musical WELCOME TO SHOOFLY (ASCAP Dreamworks Musical Theater Workshop, LA). She has also toured the U.S. performing as a singer-songwriter and her current LP The Green Year, available on iTunes, features 11 self-produced tracks and 2 produced by Dan Romer (Shawn Mendes, Ingrid Michaelson, A Great Big World).

  • Amanda Duncan
    Amanda Duncan Music

    Amanda Duncan is a singer-songwriter/composer whose singular goal in life is to bring music into this world that makes people a little happier than they were before pressing play. Songwriting credits include: 5 Independent Music Award nominations and 3 wins, musical web series CITY OF DREAMS (NY Times, USA Today, IndieWire) and the new musical comedy WELCOME TO SHOOFLY (ASCAP/Dreamworks Animation Musical Theatre Workshop). Amanda is finalizing her first full-length album, Big Time Superhero, for release in 2019.

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