Voice of Authority

The US Dept of Justice is suing Dean for $19 million. What he needs is a lawyer. What he gets is a ballet dancer. A true story about turning your worst catastrophe into a pretty damn good musical number. The show with the most stars wins our Audience Choice Award! Click here to leave your review: https://www.chalcal.com/FRIGIDNewYork/frigid2019/voice_of_authority


Dean feels like he’s won the lottery when his multimillionaire Uncle George offers him a job, but when the Department of Justice sues him for $19 million, Dean’s uncle disappears. Enter Zachary, a former Balanchine dancer and choreographer of the Metropolitan Opera, who takes Dean in and teaches him how to survive through stories of a career interrupted by World War II.


“Voice of Authority” is a true story brought to life with a healthy dose of humor and a little slide guitar. Dean Temple takes us on a fantastical journey through finance and farce, ballet and boardrooms, with a few musical stops along the way.

"Entertaining and thought provoking - a hidden gem!"
UK Fringe Review

"Captivating, compelling, and with a healthy does of humor."
PGH In the Round

"Temple's performance perfectly conveys the struggle to overcome the voice in your head that tells you, 'You can't.'"
Kulture Partners

"A thoroughly engaging jigsaw puzzle of mentorship, loss, and redemption cleverly brought to life with music, humor, and a fair dose of self-deprecation as only Dean can do."
Peter Michael Marino, Show Up, Kids!

Dean Temple (Writer/Performer)
Dean is based in New York City and Millbrook, NY. Notable credits include Fannie Lou the Musical (Carnegie Hall/dir by Felicia Hunter) Salome: Voodoo Princess of N’Awlins (Nuyorican Poets Cafe/dir by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj) and Accumulated Heartbreak Disorder (Access Theater/dir by Jo-Anne Cahill). He won a best actor award at the 2016 Madrid Intl Film Festival (Here Lies Joe) and Staff Pick Best Show at the 2018 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival (Voice of Authority) and his audiobook The Upstarts by Brad Stone has been an Amazon bestseller since February 2017. Dean also performed stunts on horseback for the video game Red Dead Redemption 2. deantemple.com, @deantemple (Twitter)


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