The Lost Story of Verona's Forbidden Love

A New Musical


Within the world of Romeo and Juliet, there is another story of forbidden love. In this bold reimagining, what begins as the sparks of hatred between Tybalt and Mercutio ignites into a burning love. But will that love be enough to conquer the darkness that is suffocating Verona? Or will their fates forever fade into smoke?


The Creators

Lorelei Mackenzie and Kristen Penner are New York City based lyrists, composers, and actors. "Starcrossed" is the 4th full length musical they have co-created in conjunction with their company 16th Note Productions. They believe that fierce new works from bold new voices will pave the way for the American Theatre in the post pandemic world.



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Book, Lyrics, Music  Kristen Penner

Book, Lyrics, Music  Lorelei Mackenzie

Director  Emily DeSena


Co-Producer  Kim Marie Jones

Co-Producer  16th Note Productions



Mercutio, Kristen Penner

Tybalt, Lorelei Mackenzie

Lady Capulet, Laura Daniel*

Benvolio, Michael Rehse

Romeo, Keith Panzarella

Juliet, Elyse Beyer*

Prince/Friar Lawrence, Adam Baritot

Debt Collector/Paris, Brandon Schraml*

The Townspeople

Nikki Casseri*, Melissa Meli,

Vicki Oceguera, Vanessa Wendt,

Kirk Bixby*, Tyler Riley

*Actors Equity



Demo Recordings

Special Thanks and Dedications:

Bernie Penner, Helga Penner