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T musical needs help to keep laughs going

A musical about the MBTA is back on track for the second year in a row

A musical about the MBTA is back on track for the second year in a row, but the troupe behind the T tales is asking for the public's help to keep the play moving forward.

Director Jeff Mosser said the outcome of the production value is dependent upon its supporters.

"We need every bit of assistance we can get," said Mosser.

Funds raised will go toward paying for rehearsal space and costumes, he said.

After scooping up awards for originality from Broadwayworld.com, "T: An MBTA Musical" will hit the stage again in June, filled with tales of traversing the underground transit system -- this time on a bigger stage with a more elaborate set.

Mosser said the group even added new songs and characters while highlighting current T troubles like service cuts and fare hikes.

But time is running out. The team has less than a week to reach their fundraising goal.

"[Some] things are hinging on the budget," said Mosser.

Last year the show sold out in days with hundreds flocking to see the satire that pokes fun at both the T and the people who ride it.

Musical Director Melissa Carubia said the nearly two-hour play, which follows three T riders underground as they search for a villainous version of the MBTA General Manager, will have talking puppets and cover topics about poor transportation etiquette.

"The show is a little wacky," said Carubia.

"From the people whose bags take up four seats to the ones falling asleep in uncomfortable positions ... or cutting their nails; it focuses on all the things you see on the T," she said.

How to help




To donate to "T: An MBTA Musical," visit indiegogo.com/tthemusical.

The group has less than a week to meet their fundraising goal.

The musical will have several shows in June at the Oberon in Harvard Square.

Those who donate get tickets and "T swag."