Host Luisa Lyons chats with Christian Cieri about his new musical The Humoral Funeral Parlor on the Corner of the Street.
Christian shares his journey to writing his first full-length musical inspired by The Little Shop of Horrors and Rocky Horror, the challenges of creating an original work from scratch, staging a reading, what it’s like to be an actor on the other side of the casting table, and why he chose to film the reading.
The 2022 staged reading of The Humoral Funeral Parlor was filmed live at the TADA Theatre in New York and is now available to stream.
Christian Cieri is a New York City-based actor, singer, composer, and lyricist originally hailing from the Jersey Shore. He earned a B.A. in Digital Media Studies with a Marketing minor from the University of Rochester, were he also received voice lessons through the Eastman School of Music. After graduating, Christian spent two years in marketing before deciding to pursue a career in theatre. On stage, Christian has performed the roles of Jack (Into the Woods), Barnaby (Hello, Dolly!), Eugene (Grease), and his all-time favorite role of Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors). http://www.christiancieri.com/