Perks, the Musical

Perks the Musical

Perks is an ensemble story of young love, the importance of friendship, and the responsibility of going after your heart’s desire. It's written by Tom Diggs and directed by Bill Oliver. Drawing from the rising stars of the Broadway community, Perks features original songs by Jason Michael Snow (THE BOOK OF MORMON) and Mishaela Faucher (Off-Broadway’s I MARRIED WYATT EARP).

Perks is the big-hearted story of JOSH, a tech-savvy gamer in love with the beautiful COURTNEY, but too shy to tell her how he feels. With his nerd-herd/tech posse and DARWIN, his most fun friend ever, they secretly write Courtney a musical based on her favorite book. But he better work fast as handsome MATT is starting to put the moves on her.


Alex Wyse Alex Wyse - Josh
(Lysistrata Jones, Bored to Death,
Lost in Yonkers, Nighttime Traffic)
Alex Brightman Alex Brightman - Darwin
(Wicked, Glory Days,
The History Boys)
Allison Strong Allison Strong - Courtney
(Mamma Mia, Bye Bye Birdie,
New Voices, The White Rose)
Paul Cereghino Paul Cereghino - Matt
(Tony and Tina's Wedding, Brooklyn Boy,
Some Men, The Miracle at Naples)
Arden Myrin Arden Myrin - Ms. Pilgrim
(Chelsea Lately, MADtv, Kinsey,
What Women Want, Working)

Classmates include Kristine Hsia, Mitch Dean, Derek St. Pierre, Felicia Blum, Brittney Lee Hamilton, Ravi Roth, Anich D'Jae, Howah Hung, Noah Zachary, Antonio Addeo, Jessica Angleskhan, Carrie Salmon, Aaron Riesebeck and Joe Popson. Ghana Leigh plays the librarian.

Vocalists are Alex Wyse, Alex Brightman, Allison Strong, Paul Cereghino, Hayley Podshun, Anich D'Jae, Kendal Hartse, Mitch Dean, Derek St. Pierre, Felecia Blum, Brittney Lee Hamilton and Ravi Roth.

Creative Team

Tom Diggs Tom Diggs - Creator/Executive Producer
Tom Diggs’ plays and short films have been seen at major regional theatres and film festivals. The Kennedy Center and The National New Play Network commissioned him to write Fair and Decent, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Bill Oliver Bill Oliver - Director
Bill Oliver's films have played in festivals worldwide. His recent film Guilt won the Christopher Wetzel Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center. Bill is also the winner of the 2008 and 2009 awards for Outstanding Direction from the New York International Fringe Festival.
Jason Michael Snow Jason Michael Snow - Composer
Jason is currently appearing on Broadway in the Tony-Award winning show The Book of Mormon. He made his Broadway debut in South Pacific and toured with Xanadu. He is the composer of Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make a Good Musical? .
Mishaela Faucher Mishaela Faucher - Lyricist and Choreographer
Mishaela's work has been performed in shows, concerts and venues all over Manhattan, including the MAC Award winning cabaret show, Hot Mess In Manhattan. Mishaela is a member of the BMI Songwriting Workshop. She is a lyricist for Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make a Good Musical? .
David Kagen David Kagen - Director of Photography
David Kagen's work spans film, television, music videos and commercials; his feature film work includes The Green Hornet and Marvel Comic's Thor. His music videos include work for artists Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, James Blunt and Plain White Tees.

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PERKS (pilot)

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PERKS (pilot)
  • "THAT'S THE REASON" (theme from PERKS) - 01:11
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The Perks of Writing a Musical
  • The Perks of Writing a Musical - 03:11
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THE MAKING OF PERKS - Multiple Endings
  • THE MAKING OF PERKS - Multiple Endings - 03:32
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THE MAKING OF PERKS -- Hair and Make-Up
  • THE MAKING OF PERKS -- Hair and Make-Up - 05:05
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