Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk’s

The Bad Years

September 1, 2016 - September 20, 2016
1218 Flushing Avenue
Brooklyn, NY



Broadway storytelling meets immersive spectacle in this innovative house party musical by Kerrigan & Lowdermilk. The Bad Years returns to Brooklyn after a sold-out 2015 run at Loft 172. The new workshop production, directed by Stephen Brackett ​(Buyer and Cellar) and choreographed by Jennifer Jancuska​ (BC Beat), follows sixteen twenty-somethings as they flirt, fight, and flip cup their way into adulthood.

Lines are blurred as the audience enters a decaying suburban house, crashing the party. EDM earworms fold seamlessly into acoustic anthems, spilling from room to room, and pulling the guests into a world of bacchanalian revelry.


KAIT KERRIGAN and BRIAN LOWDERMILK made their off-Broadway debut in 2006 with their adaptation of Henry and Mudge, still touring nationally. In 2011, they released their first album, Our First Mistake, which charted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Their second album, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live, documents a concert tour and released in spring 2013.

Their other musicals include The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, The Woman Upstairs, Wrong Number, The Freshman Experiment, Republic, Unbound, and Flash of Time. Their musicals have been produced and developed at the Aurora Theatre, the Kimmel Center, Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, La Jolla Playhouse, Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, York Theatre, the Lark, CAP21, and Primary Stages. Together, they received the 2006 Larson Award and 2004-2005 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and they have held residencies at the Orchard Project, Running Deer Lab, the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, and the MacDowell Arts Colony.

Both are alumni of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, co-founders of the digital sheet music company NewMusicalTheatre.com, and proud members of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.

Cast & Creative

Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's
Book, Music, and Lyrics
Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk
Jarred Jordan Bedgood, Johnny Lee Brantley III, Daisy Carnelia, Sidney Fisher, Melissa Rose Hirsch, Elexis Morton, Isabel Plana, Nick Sacks, Andy Schneeflock, Mikki Sodergren, Zachary Francis Stewart, Andreas Wyder, Luke Wygodny, and Lauren Yalango-Grant.
Scenic Design
Sara C. Walsh
Lighting Design
Jamie Roderick
Sound Design
Ido Levran
Prop Design
Bri Colombo
Arrangements & Orchestrations
Brian Lowdermilk
Michael Cassara, CSA
Michael Cassara Casting
Director of Musical Programming
Scott Wasserman
Additional Orchestrations
John Clancy
Lead Software Developer
Tom Kinstrey
Choreographed By
Jennifer Jancuska
Directed By
Stephen Brackett

Music Department
Music Supervisor
Brian Lowdermilk
Music Directors
Dana Haynes
Peter Hodgson
Dan Garmon
Jeremy Robin Lyons
Band Supervisor | Matt Hinkley
Keyboards | Jeremy Robin Lyons, Peter Hodgson
Guitars | Peter Hodgson, Jeff Daye, Luke Wygodny, Matt Hinkley
Violin, Mandolin | Douglas Waterbury-Tieman
Trumpet, French Horn, Flugelhorn | Steven Holzer
Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass | Lloyd Kikoler
Drums | Dan Garmon
Lead Digital Arranger
Dana Haynes
Score Supervisor
Jeremy Robin Lyons
Associate Music Directors
Jeff Daye
Lloyd Kikoler
Mark Schenfisch
Associate Vocal Arranger
Ross Baum
Associate Digital Arrangers
Jeff Daye
Dan Garmon
Lloyd Kikoler
Associate Programmers
Will Moritz
Dana Haynes
Music Department Assistant
Sadie Soohyun Cho
Jacob David Chapman
Stephen Elkins
Dan Garmon
Dan Pardo
Andy Peterson
Mark Schenfisch
Sadie Soohyun Cho
Andrei Strizek
Lead Developer - Tom Kinstrey
Co-Developer - Charles Kronk
Music Tech Associates - Dan Garmon, Jess Kleinbart
Vocal Captain
Kate Ferber

Vocal Coach
Zach Altman

Associate Directors
Jamie Anderson
Phoebe Dunn
S.C. Lucier
Stage Manager
Will Chaloner

Assistant Stage Manager
April Clark
Associate Choreographers
Shawn Fisher
Alessandra Marconi
Avery Sobczak
Kate Lumpkin
Courtney Smith
Associate Scenic Designer
Jessie Bonaventure

Interactive Performance Consultant
aLyssa Kim
Assistant to Writers
Gwynne Richmond
Jennifer Haining
Show Control Consultant
Sean Beach
Associate Lighting Designer and Programmer
Trevor Dewey
Social Media Manager
Marc Cohen
Additional Lyrics
Marcus Stevens
Andrew Bancroft
Mike Ross
Alex Koceja
Keurim Hur
Master Carpenter
Dan Wendel
Master Electrician
Trevor Dewey
Johnathan Yodel
Electrics Crew
Ryan Platt
Corey Savage
Associate Producers
Kate Lumpkin, Gwynne Richmond, Courtney Smith
Assistant to Producers
Robin Rothman Taylor





  • 1218 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
  • BadYearsMusicalPR@gmail.com
  • 1218 Flushing Ave. ​is in Bushwick,
    around the corner from the Jefferson St. stop
    on the L Train.