Pop Nation is a theatrical social event merging music, theater and the nightclub experience, that opened in January 2015. Set in the 90s, when iconic boy bands and pop princesses ruled the airwaves, Pop Nation is a fusion of original music, technology and spectacular energy. The original music and lyrics are by Damon Intrabartolo (Bare, Superman Returns, X Men 2) and book by Kenny Finkle (Indoor/Outdoor). It is choreographed by RJ Durell (Katy Perry, Madonna, Britney Spears) with music production/musical design by Kevin Antunes (Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Cirque du Soleil). Set and production design is by Jeff Sugg (Bring It On), costume design is by Andrea Lauer (American Idiot), lighting design is by Jason Lyons (Rock of Ages), and sound design is by Keith Caggiano (Spiderman). Jesse Vargas (Peepshow), Clay Aiken will be the musical supervisor and casting is by Duncan Stewart CSA/Benton Whitley CSA.

The cast of Pop Nation includes: Anthony Fedorov (American Idol, RENT, Les Miserables), Robert Hager (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie), Lauren Zakrin (MTV’s Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Austin Colby( Smokey Joe’s Café), Chris Dwan (Harmony, Oklahoma!), Isabelle (This Is Me, American Idol), Ty Jones (Julius Caesar, Henry IV), Jonathan Kaplan (Falsettos), Aashley Morgan (RENT), Jennifer Noble (Ghost, The Musical), Thom Sesma (The Times They Are A Changin’, Man Of La Mancha) Mack Shirilla (Big River, Children of Eden), Michael Tacconi (A Little More Alive), Josh Tolle (Next To Normal), and Tashiana Washington (Gimme The Loot). Lead produced by Canton Theatrical LLC. Co-Producers include Todd Gershwin and Dan Chilewich, Hawkeye & Co, Trot LLC, Ernie Lake, Kevin Antunes, Sharleen Cooper Cohen, Allan & Adam Gordon/David Eck/Brendan Hahn, Jason Borg/Michael P. Demetriou, Nomsa Pass, David Nichols and Jack DePalma.

Pop Nation aspires to extend the form of musical theater to something new,” said director Anthony J. Cantalupo. “As our daily lives become more virtual, the need for shared human experiences becomes more essential. Pop Nation was born as a response to that. The marriage of live performance, technology and this beloved era of music seems to be the perfect response to that craving.”