psst... psst... my fellow redheads there is a secret movement afoot to fight against our imminent extinction and seek justice for the many wrongs that we have faced throughout history. Their weapon: song!
They blame us for plagues, famines, and all kind of catastrophes… then they have the nerve to tell us that we’re angry.
R.R.R.E.D. A Secret Musical is playing this summer in NYC at the DR2 Theatre (103 E 15th St, New York, NY). It begins with the premise that the recessive gene responsible for red hair, MC1R, will cease to exist by the year 2100.. well, not if this pack of redheads has anything to say about it.
WE are talking “save the redheads”… Like “save the whales” only prettier… and thinner.
R.R.R.E.D. will feature Katie Thompson (Giant; Pump Boys & Dinettes) as “Victoria,” Matt Loehr (Book of Mormon; The Sting) as “GJ,” Marissa Rosen (The Marvelous Wonderettes) as “Stephanie Hicks,” and Lucille Lortel Award nominee Kevin Zak (Clinton The Musical) as “Craig.”
I had the great fortune to be able to speak with singer/ song writer/ lifetime redhead, Katie Thompson, before the show debuted. Katie hails from Utah and has spent the last 12 years making a name for herself in the theater scene. R.R.R.E.D. was written by her, Adam Jackman, and Patrick Livingston nearly 10 years ago. Once Katie, a featured composer in Playbill's "Contemporary Musical Theater Songwriter's You Should Know," added the music it was finally ready to see the stage.
I asked Katie what her beauty tricks and struggles have been as a redhead. She said that when it came to skin care she always wears a tinted moisturizer. Redheads often have difficulty with foundations. This is not only due to their freckles but it is hard to match any foundation shade to their fair skin. Tinted moisturizers tend to be the best answer as they add a light layer of coverage without the heavy layering. Like most redheads, Katie has brown eyes. While I've always envied that look (I have green eyes), I was surprised to find that Katie struggled with this. She said she feels strange having such dark eyes yet blonde lashes. Thus, mascara has always been a necessity for her.
We sent Katie some Redhead Revolution makeup- we hope she enjoys it!
And we hope you enjoy the show! We will!