it's 1969, and a storm is brewin' over the french quarter.

An Original Southern Musical by John Bankhead

FULL-LENGTH ORIGINAL

MUSIcAL written for

stage and screen

CAST: 21

SONGS: 17 

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MISTAKEN is an epic tale of redemption, following a young man’s journey to return to the 

life he left behind. With colorful vibrant characters, powerful storyline, and unforgettable original songs, MISTAKEN is steeped in the deep culture of Louisiana. From hoodoo in the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter to zydeco on the Cajun bayou, audiences will travel through a musical production 

like no other.

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SCENES 1 and 2

 
 

Enjoy this sampling of four demoed musical numbers from the seventeen in MISTAKEN.

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RAISE THE ROOF

GOSPEL DANCE 

NUMBER

PLAY

HAUNTING 

POWER

BALLAD

PLAY

FRENCH QUARTER

STREET SCENE

DANCE NUMBER

PLAY

SOARING 

SHOW

STOPPER

PLAY

John Bankhead is an American writer, director, producer, and composer. His body of work covers theater, commercials, film, and the recording arts with thematic compositions ranging from the Short Film Network and Special Olympics International to Emmy-Nominated Morning Show Music and the 125th Anniversary of Nevada.

 

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, John's musical stylings draw heavily from the fabric of American culture, molding his skills within the colorful arts scene of New Orleans and other influential areas throughout the U.S. and abroad.

 

Bankhead’s first original musical, WORK THAT SKIRT (Book), was produced and ran for an extended period on the world's largest stage at the GRAND THEATRE.  His second, AUDITION The Musical (Book, Music, Lyrics), premiered at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre as playwright in residence to an overwhelming response and is in the works to mount in Australia.  John is currently in development of MISTAKEN (Book, Music, Lyrics), an original two-act musical set in Louisiana.

Bankhead lives in the Sierra near Lake Tahoe. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild and  ASCAP.

“John Bankhead is one of the most creative people that I have worked with. A true entrepreneur and a real "people person." He is simply a terrific guy - easy to work with, he cares about others and John deserves all of his present and future successes.”

Barry Jekowsky
Internationally Acclaimed Conductor 
Founder, California Symphony

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