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54 Below

Join us at Feinstein’s/54 Below for an evening of music from The Picher Project, a new musical which explores the rise, boom, destruction, and fall of the abandoned mining town of Picher, Oklahoma.

Once the world’s largest producer of lead and zinc, Picher and the surrounding area was one of the first places on the EPA’s Superfund Site list, once deemed “The most Toxic Town in America”. The music is co-written by New York based musicians and composers, Lauren Pelaia and Alex Knezevic, with bookwriter and director Quentin Madia assisting the two with lyrics, creating a contemporary score with a bluegrass and folk twist that explores Picher’s town politics, involvement with the native Quapaw tribe, disease and illness, natural disasters, and the earth literally falling apart underneath them.


Jack Boyd (The Music ManDisaster!) – Hoppy Ray

Camryn Burinston (Newsies, Pippin) – Young Mason/Young Cayden

Mili Diaz (Big Fish, In The Heights) – Rita Ray

Brett Parker Dixon (Hands on a Hardbody, Rent) – Dusty/Older Man/Boomerang

Megan Dwinell (Spring Awakening, Seussical) – Wilma Stone

James Anthony Hunsaker (The Picher Project) – The Man

Joe Fiordaliso-Riahi (The Picher Project) – Older Cayden/Football Player

Madelyn Monaghan (Hamlet, Beauty and the Beast) – Lenna Sanders

Cat Patterson (The Picher ProjectSpring Awakening) – Susanna/90-Pound-Joe

Ryan Victor “Little Eagle” Pierce (Uncle Abram – A Reconstructed Uncle Vanya) – Vick Charles

Mae Roney (The Picher Project)

Michael Shofi (Amelie) – David Miller/Chip


Quentin Madia (Two Star Motel, Bonnie and Clyde) – Conceiver/Director, Book & Lyrics

Lauren Pelaia (Little Shop of HorrorsGrease) – Rebecca Jim/Music & Lyrics

Alex Knezevic (Newsies, Two Star Motel) – Grizzly Jr./Music & Lyrics



Jake Sinksy (Keys)

Caty Butler (Cello)

Meg Doyle (Bass)

Joe Scardino (Drums)


Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Past Performances

  • Wed, Oct 23 :9:30 pm
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