MOUSE KING Returns December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16

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MOUSE KING Returns for a Sixth Holiday Season December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16

South Miami, FL – November 13, 2018 – The magical “Kingdom of Sweets” comes alive once more. MOUSE KING, the family-friendly holiday musical and South Florida tradition written by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning singer / songwriter / prolific composer of children’s musical theater Jim Camacho, will enjoy an extended run at The Mandelstam Theaternext month. Tickets for the show, which plays Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7, 8, and 9, as well as 14, 15, and 16, are on sale now at www.MouseKingTickets.com.

MOUSE KING follows the adventures of Mouserick, the furry future monarch, by revisiting the story of The Nutcracker from the point of view of the mice. With a cast of master puppeteers and guest artists from New York City, along with talented local child actors, MOUSE KING brings an imaginative twist on the classic Russian ballet to life. Five consecutive years of sell outs and popular demand drove the need for a second weekend of performances for the first time.

“We are truly excited to be rolling out the show once again and I am looking forward to the curtains going up on what will be another fantastic cast,” says Camacho. “I am humbled and grateful for the response and the support given to our production. This show is truly a labor of love and holiday cheer.” Jim has written the music for several high-profile musicals, including ones that have played off-Broadway, and been part of the Bronx Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo” celebrations.

The action is fast-paced, the music is brilliant and memorable, and the characters are loveable and instantly unforgettable. Spoiler alert: the mouse does become king. The Mandelstam Theater is located at 8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143. Tickets start at $25 online and reserved seating is available. Pre-show purchase is highly recommended, as shows will sell out.

A long-time South Miami resident, Camacho is also a prolific recording artist. Beginning with the major-label rock band he co-founded with his brother Johncalled The Goods, he has released many full length collections and singles, penned music for artists such as IlonaJohnny ReidJason Morton and theChesapeake SonsAna Cristina CashChloe LangEx Norwegian, and Alex Di Leo. He’s also launched a YouTube series about South Florida artists called “Adventures in Songwriting”, and is set to release a new collection of music he created with John Camacho in early 2019.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com or call 800.838.3006.

ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim Camacho is prolific at writing songs, musicals and scoring children’s theater productions. His initial foray into theater began with Fools’ Paradise, which was directed and choreographed by the acclaimed Jonathan CerulloThe show ran as a full production in Miami and played to sold out workshops in New York. He has collaborated with Sesame Street and Disney veteran Noel MacNeal on several “Boo at the Zoo” Bronx Zoo productions, as well as MOUSE KING, which has become a new South Florida holiday tradition, enjoying annual sell out performances each year since premiering in 2013.

Camacho co-founded and led the standout group The Goods, which was active during the 1990s, worked with legendary producer Tom Dowd, won the prestigious “Album of the Year” Florida Jammy award, and reached #1 on the Billboard Florida Radio & Record charts with their single “I’m Not Average”. Their high-energy live show, outstanding musicianship and relentless touring led them to sign their second recording contract, this time with Polygram Records, and be featured in a VH1 documentary. The Goods shared the stage with Pearl JamThe Smithereens, Cracker and Matthew Sweet, among others.

In 2017, Camacho launched a web series called “Adventures in Songwriting”, which features fellow songwriters in a laid-back interview setting and pairs the host and the guest in a challenge to write a song in 30 minutes. The new creative output is performed at the end of the segment, and all of the tracks from the five episodes taped and webcast so far are being mixed for an EP release due in early ’19.

Jim spent part of 2018 writing for artists such as Johnny ReidJason Mortonand the Chesapeake Sons, and Ana Cristina Cash, as part of a stable of Nashville-based AbFab publishing house songwriters. Camacho is also working on a full-length solo project, his first full-length since the critically-lauded Beachfront Defeat, as well as collaborating with brother John on new music.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

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Mouse King Returns for a Sixth Holiday Season!

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MOUSE KING Returns to The Mandelstam Theater for a Sixth Holiday Season December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16, 2018

Who: Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning singer / songwriter and prolific composer of children’s musical theater Jim Camacho, the cast of the 2018 production.

What: MOUSE KING a family-friendly holiday musical and South Florida tradition written by MacNeal and Camacho. The magical “Kingdom of Sweets” comes alive once more. Mouse King revisits the story of The Nutcracker as told from the point of view of the mice. With master puppeteers and guest artists from New York City, along with a cast of talented child actors from the Miami community, MOUSE KING brings an imaginative twist on the Nutcracker to life. Due to five consecutive years of sell outs and by popular demand, this year’s production will enjoy a second weekend of performances for the first time.

When:  

Friday, December 7th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 8th, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 9th, 2 p.m.
Friday, December 14th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 15th, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 16th, 2 p.m.

Where: The Mandelstam Theater, 8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143.

Tickets: start at $25 online at http://mousekingtickets.com; reserved seating is available. Pre-sale tickets highly recommended, as shows will sell out.

More information:  www.JimCamacho.com or 800.838.3006.


Mouse King Returns to Mandelstam Theater

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Mouse King Returns to Mandelstam Theater for a Fourth Consecutive Holiday Season Run December 9 – 11

Critically-acclaimed children’s musical presents a new take on The Nutcracker

South Miami, FL – November 16, 2016 – Mouse King time is here again. For the fourth year in a row, the family-friendly holiday favorite written by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning composer Jim Camachoreturns to The Mandelstam Theater (8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143), Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at MouseKingTickets.com.

“I’m extremely excited about the talent and enthusiasm levels in this year’s cast, and am eager to share our new holiday tradition with everyone,” says Camacho. “We have some opening night entertainment which will make it extra special.” Mouse King debuted in 2013 and has enjoyed three consecutive years of sell-out performances. The children’s musical revisits the story of The Nutcracker, but instead from the perspective of the mice.

Music from the show will be available for purchase on CD at the theater, and the original cast recording is now available as a digital download at www.MouseKingMusic.com. Camacho has also had a hand in penning the book, lyrics and music for several other musicals, including Fools’ Paradise, The Cavie Islanders and the Troll, Who Put The Trick In Trick Or Treat: Tales Of Amazing Tricksters, The Guru of Gir, Digging for Bones, and more. He’s also known as an adult alternative singer-songwriter, and as co-founder, bassist and front man of the renowned Florida-based band The Goods.

In 2016, Camacho released four singles and videos: “Make It to the Morning Light”, “Ugly / Messenger”, a split single collaboration Rob Elba (The Holy Terrors, Shark Valley Sisters), “Big Little World” and “How Do You Like Me Now”; the latter two from his reissue Everywhere – Deluxe Edition. Jim is currently putting the finishing touches on a new album for release in 2017, his first full-length since the critically-lauded Beachfront Defeat.

Mouse King has delighted audiences and media alike, and been featured in several area publications, on television and radio. A special rate is available for groups of 10 or more. The official 2016 promo video can be viewed here.

For more information visit, www.JimCamacho.com or call Brown Paper Tickets direct at 800.838.3006.

ABOUT JIM CAMACHO

Miami native Jim Camacho’s solo career has seen him release five albums, including Stalker Songs, which earned a Gold Remi award in the Music Video category at the 40th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival for the song titled “Houdini.” His material garnered “Best Acoustic Performer” (2005) and “Best Album” (2009 for Beachfront Defeat) honors from the Miami New Times.

The Broward Palm Beach New Times called Everywhere one of the top albums of 2013. He’s toured with John Legend and Linda Perhacs. In 2015, Jim released two singles: “Ophelia” in February and “Please Come Home” in July; he’s working on a new full-length album, which will be released in 2017.

Camacho is prolific at writing musicals and scoring children’s theater productions. His initial foray into the realm began with Fools’ Paradise, which was directed and choreographed by the acclaimed Jonathan Cerullo. The show ran as a full production in Miami and played to sold out workshops in New York. Next, he co-wrote and scored Guru, which premiered in  Miami, scored Mickey Herman Saves the $#&@ World, which premiered at the Adrienne Arsht Center, wrote the book and music for The Cavie Islanders and the Troll and The Guru of Gir, among others.

He has collaborated with Sesame Street and Disney veteran Noel MacNeal on Who Put the Trick in Trick or Treat: Tales of Amazing TrickstersBeasts of the Magical World, and The Carnival of Extraordinary Animals – all of which enjoyed runs during the “Boo at the Zoo” at the Bronx Zoo 2012-2014. In 2015, Camacho premiered Digging for Bones, a musical about a group of time-travelling paleontologists and a friendly T-Rex dinosaur skeleton, and enjoyed a third successful run of a collaboration with MacNeal, Mouse King, which has become a new South Florida holiday tradition, enjoying multiple sell out performances. In 2016, Jim premiered the Princess of Vannehooda.

Camacho co-founded and led the standout group The Goods, which was active during the 1990s, worked with legendary producer Tom Dowd, won the prestigious “Album of the Year” Florida Jammy award, and reached #1 on the Billboard Florida Radio & Record charts with their single “I’m Not Average”. Their high-energy live show, outstanding musicianship and relentless touring led them to sign their second recording contract, this time with Polygram Records, and be featured in a VH1 documentary. The Goods shared the stage with Pearl JamThe SmithereensCracker and Matthew Sweet, among others.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com, like the Jim Camacho Music page on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram  @JimCamacho.
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Mouse King Returns December 10-13, 2015

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Mouse King Returns for a Four-Day Run at The Mandelstam Theater in South Miami December 10-13, 2015

October 27, 2015 – South Miami, FL

Who:  Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and renowned South Florida composer Jim Camacho, the cast of the 2015 production.

What: Mouse King, a delightfully entertaining, family-friendly musical conceived by MacNeal and featuring original music written by Camacho, retells the story of the seasonal favorite The Nutcracker from the mice point of view. The children’s musical debuted in 2013 with two sold-out shows, prompting the crew to add two more shows last year. This year’s production, featuring MacNeal’s team of professional puppeteers from New York City, and a collection of unforgettable songs, promises to bring the mouse magic back to the hearts of the young and old, just in time for the holidays.

When:  Thursday, December 10, 10 a.m. (exclusive show for area schools), Friday, December 11, 7 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 3 p.m. and Sunday, December 13, 3 p.m.

Where: The Mandelstam Theater, 8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143.

Tickets: $20 online at http://mousekingtickets.com.

More information:  www.JimCamacho.com or 800.838.3006.

MEDIA CONTACT
Michael Mut
Mut Communications

786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com