a post-democratic musical
In the distant future, a group of rebel troubadours is surrounded on all sides by the deadly forces of an oppressive regime. In their last few moments of freedom they have only one chance left to pass along the tale of Vox Populi, a sacred secret that tells of the rise and fall of a great mythical society. Can they pass along the legend to their children before they're captured and save future democracies from corruption, or is there no such thing as democracy without corruption?
Book, Music, & Lyrics by David Davila
- World Premiere, Indiana University 2024
- Developmental Reading, Indiana University 2023
- 4x15 Workshop, Musical Theatre Factory 2015
- New Musicals @ 54 Below 2014
Bloom Where You're Planted
Grammy winner Darryl Jovan Williams sings "Bloom Where You're Planted" from VOX POP
Don't Look Back
Broadway's Ben Rosenberry & Caitlyn Caughell sing "Don't Look Back" from VOX POP
Broadway's Desi Oakley sings "Closer" from VOX POP
Be The Change
Broadway's Arielle Jacobs, Britney Coleman, Genny Lis Padilla, and Allison Rerecich sing "Be the Change" the Act 1 finale of Vox Pop!
All Good Things
Broadway's Jenna Leigh Green sings "All Good Things," the closing number from VOX POP
IT HAS BEGUN
Charles Barksdale and Lindsay Hicks sing "It Has Begun," from VOX POP!
Lifelong collaborator Mariela Flor Olivo sings "Saviour" from VOX POP!
VOX POP ANTHEM
Broadway's Brian Charles Rooney sings the Vox Pop Anthem.
VOX POP! @ MUSICAL THEATRE FACTORY
Behind the Scenes photos of the developmental workshop of VOX POP! at Musical Theatre Factory at the former MTF Porn Studios Theatre on 40th St and 8th Ave in Manhattan. Directed by Srđa Vasiljević, Music Direction by Karl Hedrick, Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack. Starring Jessica Kahkoska, Brian Charles Rooney, Brendan Daugherty, Gabby Horning, Emilie Mirvis, and Injoy Fountain.
VOX POP! FIRST TABLE READ AT IU
Behind the Scenes photos of the first developmental table read through of VOX POP! at IU 2023.