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Inside My Head - A Special Performance presented by NAMI of Sullivan County


Zak Sandler is a gifted composer and performer who’s played piano on Broadway for “Mean Girls,” “Wicked,” “Motown” and “The Color Purple.” Inspired by his own journey with Mania and Depression, Sandler has written an original musical, “Inside My Head” in which he re-imagines his Bipolar as a charismatic, manipulative, sexy character in his brain. Flanked by the comedic, bickering duo of his Voice of Impulsiveness and Voice of Caution, his Bipolar and the inner workings of his mind come to life in a fresh, exciting way. Comprised of a narrative filled with compassion, humor and brutal honesty, catchy tunes and inspired lyrics, the show takes a look at mental conditions, creativity and how we learn to accept the most vulnerable parts of ourselves. “Inside My Head” will be presented for one performance only on September 16th at the Forestburgh Playhouse Tavern. 

Presented in a concert version, this engaging performance invites the audience inside the head of aspiring musician, Marc as his Voice of Impulsiveness and Voice of Caution – voices we all have – help him navigate life. When a new voice appears and sends Marc spiraling out of control, he must decide whether to push it away or embrace it as part of who he is. Sandler along with three other New York City-based actor/singers will be performing the show as a fundraiser and awareness raiser for NAMI Sullivan County, NY – the local affliliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The performance will be held on Monday, September 16th at the Forestburgh Playhouse Tavern, 39 Forestburgh Road in Forestburgh. A Buffet Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm with the performance beginning at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for the Show Only, $35 for the Buffet Dinner and Show. The performance is made possible in part by a donation from Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther.

While a limited number of seats will be available at the door, Advance Reservations are strongly suggested. For more information, or to reserve your seats, phone NAMI Sullivan County at (845) 794-1029.

The Menu:

Mixed greens salad
Dinner rolls
Apricot chicken
Green beans
Roasted potatoes
Chefs choice dessert

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