The Story of Jo-Beth will be presented in a New York City staged reading — as part of the First Look/Deeper Look Musical Theater Series — April 22 at the JCC in Manhattan. Derek Klena, Farah Alvin and George Salazar are among the musical's cast. The Story of Jo-Beth is described as "a musical retelling of the Biblical book of Job, set in modern-day Midwestern America. It follows the travails of a seventeen-year-old overachiever who abruptly goes from local heroine to town pariah, and has to confront the prospect of losing everything — including her faith in humanity."
Shannon will appear as Jo-Beth in the production.