Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody – Limited engagement – Now Closed

Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody comically traces the rise and fall of Donald J. Trump as President and the coming of the Biden/Harris administration told by a host of political characters, notorious and noble.

This musical parody comically traces the rise and fall of Donald J. Trump as President, into the Biden administration told by a host of political characters, including Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Vladamir Putin, Bernie Sanders, Stormy Daniels and many others, notorious and noble. This irreverent romp features satirical scenes and musical numbers, offering a humorous and provocative reflection on what our Founding Fathers feared, if left unchecked, could happen to the most powerful office in the world.

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Limited engagement:
Monday, April 18, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody charts the rise and fall of you-know-who. This show comes to New York City after a successful run in Vermont.

“I laughed and marveled throughout the entire show.” “Everybody’s doing a one man show at the same time so it is like a four-ring circus.” – Rutland Herald

Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody Cast Members:

Lina Cloffe, Luke Krueger, Annie Burger Nash, Christopher Daniel Restino

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Tickets for Trumpilton  is NOW Closeed

Running time is approximately 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission. (Not handicapped accessible.)

Adult content ~ Not recommended for children under 13.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
First Preview Date Opening Date On Sale Through
April 18, 2022 April 18, 2022 April 19, 2022

Box Office Hours Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office one hour prior to the performance.

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Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody Creative Team

Author: Karen Klami & Burnham Holmes
Composer: Musical parody of various musicals and music
Lyrics: Karen Klami & Burnham Holmes
Director: Karen Lami & Burnham Holmes
Choreographer: Lina Cloffe
Musical Director and Keyboards ~ Leslie Klami
Costumes & Props ~ Jessica Nguyen
Set Design ~ Karen Klami
Stage Manager ~ Jessica Nguyen
Producer: Klami/Holmes Productions

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Located at 339 West 47th Street-NYC
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Between 8th and 9th Avenue)

 

The FunikiJam Show: SHENANIGANS – Irish Celebration begins March 6, 2022 (closed)

The FunikiJam Show ‘SHENANIGANS: Irish Celebration!’, offers Irish songs, dances, stories, and fun for theatergoers 10 and younger. The shenanigans begin at the Actors Temple Theatre  on March 6 and 20th at 11 AM (ending on March 19 at 3:30 pm)
When the Agents of Jam embark on a special mission to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, they enlist the audience as “new recruits” to discover a lively mix of songs & stories that a fun spin on leprechauns, banshees, rainbows, and lucky pots of gold. Even grown-ups will be laughing, clapping, and playing along with FunikiJam’s cast of international artists and musicians as they dance and sing to the Shamrock Beat.

While many New Yorkers are all too familiar with St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans, the deeds being honored in this show involve neither rowdy crowds nor alcohol.

Funikijam World Music is an organization dedicated to presenting world-music classes and programs for children. FunikiJam’s Off-Broadway Family Musicals are interactive, high energy shows that engage all ages with music, singing, dancing, storytelling, spectacle and audience participation.

WARNING: May cause laughing, clapping, dancing, and singing in multiple languages.

The FunikiJam Show: SHENANIGANS – Irish Celebration Cast

Brian Barrentine returns to his starring role of Captain Jam with the Agents of Jam: Andrea Galata as Agent Sbrexy from Italy and Sage Newman as Agent Bongo with Irish Fiddler, Molly Coyne.

The FunikiJam Show: SHENANIGANS – Irish Celebration Creative Team

Book / Music / Lyrics: Brian Barrentine
Director: Rosemary Newcott
Choreographer: Brian Barrentine
Producer: World Music Theatre Company & Gatehouse Entertainment


Actors Temple Theatre
is located at  339 West 47th Street
(Between 8th and 9th Avenue) in midtown Manhattan

Box office at the theater opens 1 hour before the performance

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The FunikiJam Show: SHENANIGANS – Irish Celebration Related Links

Dancers Over 40 Present – One Night Only” A Celebration of Tommy Tune”- Nov 15, 2021 ONLY

Twiggy and Tommy Tune in
My One and Only

   Dancers over 40 presents a one-night-only special event: Our One and Only: A Celebration of Tommy Tune on Monday, November 15th, 8pm at the Actors’ Temple Theatre in NYC, to kick off publication of DO40 member Kevin Winkler’s new book, Everything is Choreography, The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune (in stores and online Nov. 15th).

The evening will be hosted by entertainer and MC extraordinaire Richard Skipper with panels moderated by Kevin Winkler.
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DO40 is known for its iconic panels and performances and this will follow the same winning formula, featuring cast members and associates from all Tune’s hit shows, including Tony Award-nominated director-choreographer Jeff Calhoun (The Will Rogers Follies, My One and Only), Tony Award winner Cady Huffman (The Will Rogers Follies), Emmy nominee Becky Ann Baker (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Tony Award nominee Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel)Adrian Bailey (My One and Only), David Jackson (Grand Hotel, My One and Only), Wendy Waring(The Will Rogers Follies), Peter Von Mayrhauser (My One and Only, The Will Rogers FolliesDebra Zalkind(The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Nancy McGraw (Nine), Dorothy Kiara (Nine) Tom Cashin (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Joy Serio Dunbar (A Joyful Noise), Penny Worth (Grand Hotel), Carole Monferdini (The Club), Julie Hafner (Nine, The Club), Gloria Hodes (The Club), Memrie Innerarity (The Club) Mary McCatty (The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public), dance assistants extraordinaire Patti D’Beck(My One and Only, The Will Rogers Follies) and Niki Harris (Hollywood/Ukraine, Grand Hotel), and more special guests to be announced!

Special performances will include a number by original cast members of The Club, Tune’s directorial debut, and a new video presentation by the American Dance Machine for the 21st Century of the classic “Favorite Son” from The Will Rogers Follies.  Musical direction for the evening provided by composer-lyricist-conductor Fred Barton.

Tickets will be on sale on telecharge.  Tickets are $25.00; DO40 members’ price is $15.00 with discount code/membership card.  Members call the telecharge number 212-947-8844 or go online to www.telechargeoffers.com.   Non-members call telecharge at 212-239-6200 or go to www.telecharge.com. There will be a limited amount of Premium Seats at $50.00 as well.  (The Actors’ Temple Theatre box office is only open one hour before the performance.)

Dancers over 40 is an all-volunteer, membership-driven non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving the History, Legacy and Lives of our mature creative community, and sharing that knowledge with the younger generation. For more information on how you can give back to the community and join DO40 as a member, go to www.dancersover40.org and click on the JOIN/RENEW/DONATE button, or contact our Hotline for more information at 212-330-7016. You don’t have to be … Over 40 to join!  Give back to give forward.

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“Little Christmas Miracles” CLOSED December 2021

Little Christmas Miracles Tickets Off Broadway Play with Music

Little Christmas Miracles is written and performed by Grammy Nominated Singer and Songwriter, Jamie Floyd.

When their kids refuse to celebrate Christmas, two struggling widows take their kids on a trip to adventure and experience a miracle. Based on a true story.

The two families realize they have a lot to be thankful for, and experience more miracles than they can count!”

 

90 minutes, with no intermission

Photos – AdamSmithHeadshots

Little Christmas Miracles Creative Team

Story by: Pat Denson
Playwright: Ryan Paul James
Music and Lyrics: Jamie Floyd, David DeVaul, Nathan Demarco Jacobson
Director: Pat Denson
Producer: Holiday Shelter Productions
Press Agent: Dan Demello
Marketing: ASH Media

Actors Temple Theatre
339 West 47th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenue)

“CHASING JACK” MOVES TO ACTORS’ TEMPLE THEATRE – CLOSED Dec 2021

John S. Anastasi’s
High-Stakes, High-Octane, Courtroom-Stunner

Chasing Jack Tickets Off Broadway PlayChasing Jack is a high-stakes, tightrope-walking, roller coaster of a play.

Surgeon/Father/Gambler- Which one is he willing to lose?

Dr. Jack Chase, a suave, world famous-Harvard-educated heart surgeon whose gambling addiction has landed him in a Manhattan courtroom where a young widow says that the addicted heart surgeon caused the death of her husband. Everything Jack holds dear rests on the outcome of the trial. Guaranteed to keep you at the edge of your seat!(New York City-October 2021)  When John S. Anastasi’s CHASING JACK was invited to join the 131 productions participating in the 2019 New York Summerfest it was honored with both The Best of Festival Award and The Best Play Award.

The play was then added to the 2020 schedule of Florida’s Willow Theatre when it was abruptly shut down, along with every other theatrical production in Boca Raton, on the afternoon of its Opening Night (Thursday, March 12) due to COVID-19.

After making its anticipated Off-Broadway Premiere on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at the Jerry Orbach Theater in Times Square, CHASING JACK has now moved to The Actors’ Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street – between 8th and 9th Avenues.)

The first performance at the Actors’ Temple Theatre is Saturday, November 6th at 5:00pm.

Produced by Rachel Stange, directed by Peter J. Loewy and featuring Emanuele Secci as Dr. Jack Chase, the play is not so much a courtroom drama as it is a courtroom bombshell.

Of the 47 shows opening in New York in the next three months?   This is the one to see.  Guaranteed, it will move you to the edge of your seat and leave you there until the curtain.  It’s the story of the suave Dr. Jack Chase.  A world-famous-Harvard-educated heart surgeon whose very serious gambling addiction has landed him in a very serious Manhattan courtroom where the blue-collar family of Michael James claims that he is directly responsible for the death of their Michael. This is Jack Chase’s last-chance malpractice lawsuit.  He needs to win this case. Every segment of his life depends on the win. The audience watches his nail-biting trial in real time. VERY. REAL. HOLD YOUR BREATH.  TIME.  Addiction is ruthless.  But it makes for riveting theatre. And isn’t that why we’ve all come back to the Broadway neighborhood?  RIVITING THEATRE.

 Chasing Jack Cast Members:

Alejandra Mangini, Caroline Sposto, Dennis Brito, Emanuele Secci, Joel Shaw, Samantha Ruston, Robert Eigen, Matt Burns

 

Emmy Award winner, Emanuele Secci, is featured as the gifted but addicted Dr. Jack Chase

“Small-scale and independently produced productions will

be the first to make a healthy comeback to Broadway and Off-Broadway.”

-John Kendrick, CNBC

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“CHASING JACK is a mesmerizing rollercoaster of events.  

It is relevant.    It is riveting.   It is engrossing.   It is impressive.  

It will keep you guessing until the last addicting second.”

-Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicles

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“I could sit through CHASING JACK at least one more time and be continuously delighted with the sharp writing, humor, continuous plot twists, and the extraordinary acting of the cast. 

It’s rare to see good and evil so well balanced in a show. 

You come away asking so many fundamental questions about right and wrong.”

-Ronni Burns, Electronic Link Journey (ELJ)THE PLAYERS

Emanuele Secci(The Hundred-Foot Journey,  Nobody Walks, Angels & Demons, Trophy Wife, Loving; Award-winning Director and recipient of three Producer/Editor Daytime Emmy Awards), SamanthaRuston (Space Race, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Diaspora, TX), Alejandra Mangini(Coriolanus, Measure ForMeasure), Dennis Brito(Poisoned, Last Jew in Europe, All’s Fair in Love & Science, Balm in Gilead, La Nina Que Moria a Cada Rato, Stage Kiss, The Ideal, Before The Snow, Reunion 108, 1971, Into the Limelight),Matt Burns(Kensho at the Bedfello, Heizer, April in New York), Caroline Sposto(TheETC 10-Minute Play Festival)Robert Eigen(Wizard, The Bald Soprano,  27 Wagons Full of Cotton,  Saint Joan,The Hairy Ape, The Lower Depths, Novaya Zemlya, Countless VoicesThe Forgotten Soulsof 911) and Joel Shaw(Butterfly, Zucchini, Temporarily, The Shadow Box, The PerfectMurder, Deadly Affairs, Saving Face).   

THE PRODUCER

Rachel Stange began her career as a journalist. During that time, she worked with high profile news organizations such as CBS News, Entertainment Tonight, LOGO, CBS Entertainment.  She later made a career change to theater working with the Broadway press firm Boneau Bryan/Brown working on shows such as: Mary StuartThe Norman ConquestsBrighton Beach MemoirsThe 39 Steps, Signature Theater and more. Her time as a theatrical press agent led her to becoming interested in producing for the stage.Rachel started her producing career in the office of Broadway producer Jamie deRoy and has been with her for over ten years. She was a part of the producing team for The King’s Speech in London’s West End and Godspell on Broadway.  In addition to Chasing Jack, she is the lead producer on a new musical Esther: The Heart of a Queen. She is a member of the Drama League, TRU Career Producers Team and The League of Professional Theater Women.  She also recently joined the film world as a producer on the new documentary Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age now showing on PBS’s Great Performances. 

THE PLAYWRIGHT

John S. Anastasi works written for the stage include: In My Father’s Eyes, a play with music, produced at the Forum Theater (New Jersey) and the historic Mishler Theater (Altoona, PA.). Music by David Friedman. It was selected as an alternate at the New York Fringe Festival summer 2003. StolenLives, a two-character drama, presented at the Acorn Theater at Theatre Row after being presented at the Mishler Theatre. Pied a Terre enjoyed a successful off-Broadway premier at the Kirk Theater at Theatre Row in 2007.Since being published by Samuel French in 2008, Pied a Terre has been produced at the Cork Theatre in Ireland and has been fully translated to Chinese and produced at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in China as well as multiple cities in China. I Forgive You, Ronald Regan was produced Off-Broadway at the Beckett Theatre in Manhattan in Summer 2013 and published by Dramatic Publishing of Chicago. Transition was presented at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre and the 5th Wall Theatre/Richmond Triangle Players in Richmond, Virginia.

THE DIRECTOR

Peter J. Loewy was the producing Artistic Director of the Forum Theatre Arts Center in New Jersey for 35 years where he produced and directed over 100 plays and musicals.  He recently wrote and directed a parody of House on Haunted Hill, A Horror of Comedy, based on the 1959 film of the same name. He began his career as a young man with famed librettist Michael Stewart and producer David Merrick.

 The Jacksina Co: Publicity / Public Relations / Marketing  (617) 327-3463 (646) 286-0745

THE PLAYING SCHEDULE
Saturdays at 5:00pm

Actors Temple Theatre
339 West 47th Street – Between 8th and 9th Avenue

“The Bronx Babe” – CLOSED- Final Perf Nov 13, 2021

The Bronx Babe is a coming of age story of a biracial young girl growing up in the racial tensions of the 1970s in the Bronx.

The Bronx Babe is a true story about a young bi-racial girl attending middle school in the early 1970’s. She learns about the value of true friendship. Experiences her first kiss, and how to navigate her way in the midst of racial tensions being half-Irish and half Puerto Rican. She shares stories about her multi-racial girl clique and the urban dances of back in the day. Its a celebration of New York City culture that’s never been told before!

The Bronx Babe : Sonny Marie Lee is a native New Yorker. She has had a lifetime career as an international fashion model and actor. She has appeared on many commercials, film and television, and performed in community theatre. She has written her one-woman show, The Bronx Babe, about her life growing up in The Bronx in the early 1970s.

The Bronx Babe Cast Members:

Sonny Marie Lee, Ryan Beato


Website
: The Bronx Babe 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebronxbabe143/

The Bronx Babe Creative Team

Author: Janet Marie Lee
Director: Janet Marie Lee
Choreographer: Ryan Beato
Producer: The Bronx Babe Productions
Press Agent: Dan Dimello


Running Time:
75 minutes, with no intermission

Saturdays at 2:00 PM beginning Oct. 23rd – FINAL PERFORMANCE November 13 (CLOSED)

Tickets starting at $59.50 (Ticket prices include a $2.50 Facility Fee.)

Audience : Recommended for 13 +
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date CLOSED
October 23, 2021 October 23, 2021 November 13, 2021

Actors Temple Theatre

339 West 47th Street – Between 8th and 9th Avenue – New York NY 10036

Owen & Mzee The Musical – CLOSED 11/21/21

Sun. 11 am – CLOSED: Nov. 21, 2021 (Final Perf)

Owen and Mzee Musical Tickets Off Broadway

Owen & Mzee The Musical is a inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee.

“When Owen was stranded after a tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone’s amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other, and they became inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Adorable photos e-mailed from friend to friend quickly made them worldwide celebrities. Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart.”

The Cast : Akeil Davis, Desmond Fernandez, Aguel Lual, Eric J. Willingham

The Creative Team

Book and Music: Michelle Elliott
Music and Lyrics: Danny Larsen
Director and Choreographer: Tyrone L. Robinson
Original Concept By: Stanley W. Mathis
Based On The Book By: Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu
Photography: Peter Greste
Producer: Vital Theatre Company
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Running Time: 60 minutes, with no intermission
Sundays at 11 AM thru Sunday Nov. 21. – CLOSED
Vaccination proof required of everyone at least 12 years old
This production of Owen & Mzee requires masks for everyone in attendance.

Appropriate for all ages. Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age!
Actors Temple Theatre
339 West 47th Street
Between 8th and 9th Avenue

of a Lifetime – a new Electro-Rock/Sci-Fi Musical -CLOSED: Final Perf. Nov 28, 2021

Young Andy hasn’t had much luck in life or love – a change in fortune brings him into a windfall in the form of an old run-down house – called ‘of a Lifetime’ which currently houses a completely self-sufficient mysterious community that appear to be lost in time… Beware the Treachery – How people Change!!!

CLOSED- FINAL PERFORMANCE November 28 , 2021

WEBSITE: https://ofalifetimemusical.com/

of a Lifetime Cast Members

Carly Wheeler, Chloe Solomon, Inri Faye, Bryan Douglas, Sage Spiker, Nathaniel Rosenthalis

of a Lifetime Creative Team

Book, Music & Lyrics: James C.K. Jefferies
Director: Dalia Sevilla
Choreographer: Alexx Stachowiak
Light design: Maarten Cornelis
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First Preview Date Opening Date On Sale Through
October 31, 2021 October 31, 2021 CLOSED- FINAL PERF
November 28, 2021

CLOSED- FINAL PERFORMANCE November 28 , 2021

Actors Temple TheatreTheatre is located at 339 West 47th Street between 8th and 9th Ave. NYC.

SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA,THE NEW POP ROCK MUSICAL & SEXY EXTRAVAGANZA – CLOSED DEC 2021

THE SHOW WILL GO ON!

POSTPONED BY THE PANDEMIC IN MARCH 2020

SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA ANNOUNCES ITS RETURN TO NEW YORK at  AT ACTORS TEMPLE THEATRE, RUNNING EVERY THURSDAY AT 7 PM BEGINNING OCTOBER 14, 2021.

THE DAZZLING NEW VERSION OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S LEGENDARY MUSIC IS ABOUT MONEY, LOVE AND TITLES AND FOLLOWS THE ROYAL PLAYBOY CROWN PRINCE “ZIGGY” SIEGFRIED IN HIS SCANDALOUS SEARCH FOR THE IDEAL BRIDE.

THIS SEXY NEW MUSICAL PUTS MONEY, LOVE AND TITLES ON THE LINE.

 

 

Clockwise from bottom: Ellie Kadosh, Addi Gefen, Mai Ofri and Eden Azar – Photo Credit: Courtesy Ronen Akerman

(New York, NY) – A dazzling new version of Tchaikovsky’s legendary music is once again preparing to make a splash upon the New York Stage.

 

SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA, a sexy extravaganza about money, love and titles, featuring book and lyrics by Mirit Shem-Ur, music by Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky, with additional music by Sharona Pick, is a provocative mashup of classical and modern music, and was slated to run at St. Luke’s in April of 2020, but was postponed as the Covid-19 pandemic brought there theater industry and New York to a sudden halt. Directed by Tsedi Sarfati, SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA and will run every Thursday at 7 PM  beginning October 14, 2021 through December at Actors Temple Theatre, 339 West 47th Street. Purchase tickets at Telecharge

www.swanlakerockopera.com

“We are so excited to announce that the show will go on,” said the show’s music producer, Sharona Pick. “Our off-Broadway musical is opening after 19 months, and it feels like new Yorkers and tourists alike share my enthusiasm about theater coming back to life!”

The evening before his engagement ball, Crown Prince “Ziggy” Siegfried, is having a hot bachelor party at the Swan Lake Mansion, hosted by the notorious billionaire Von Rothbart. But while Ziggy’s bon vivant noble friends enjoy themselves in the company of Von Rothbart’s sexy mistresses, called swannies, Ziggy is quite depressed. And no wonder…enjoying his status as a popular royal playboy, the young prince is not too enthusiastic about giving up his glamorous lifestyle for the dreary institution of marriage.

With dozens of mega hits to her credit, most of them composed by her ex-husband, the iconic Israeli superstar, Svika Pick, Mirit Shem Ur is one of the most popular Israeli lyricists of all time. The musical Marylou, based mainly on the unbeatable power couple’s mutual songs, had a long run at the National Theatre Habima, a tour in USA, several revivals, a television series, hundreds of Israeli school performances, and is one of the most successful original musicals in Israel. Mirit Shem Ur is also the author of seven novels, having made her first professional breakthrough at the age of 25, when she became a popular columnist in the major Israeli magazine Maariv.

Director Tsedi Sarfati started his career as a child actor at the national Israeli theatre and has performed at all of the leading theaters in Israel. At 30, he started to direct musical theatre and many shows and major events in Israel. He has directed the well-known original musical Bustan Sefaradi (Spanish Garden), written by the fifth president of Israel Mr. Itzhak Navon, that ran for over 2,300 times over almost 20 years at the national Israeli theatre, Habima. He has directed shows in Germany, South Africa and Russia and has directed many TV specials for leading singers in Israel. In 1999, Tsedi was the Director of the biggest international song contest – The Eurovision in Jerusalem. He has directed many international musicals, such as: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Irma La Douce, Hair, West Side Story, Funny Girl, A Chorus Line, The King and I, andAnnie. Most recently, he was one of the most popular judges on the reality show A Star is Born which runs on one of the most popular tv channels in Israel.

Sharona Pick is an Israeli composer and singer. Together with her sister Daniella, she’s seen meteoric success with the duo’s first mega hit, “This Song”, which she composed. Over the years, Sharona has composed many hits for the duo, herself, and many other Israeli artists.

Women Wonders: Child Of Israeli Music Icons, “Swan Lake Opera’s” Sharona Pick, Pop Star To Theater Lyricist

The cast of SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA features Kenneth Remaklus, Madeline Lukomski, Jennifer Posie Morrison, John stillwaggon, Maya Murphy, Teddy Calvin, Cameron Cave, Emily Sharik, Chandler Corley-Essex, Caroline Mcfee, Lily Page, and Andrew Cuccaro.

The production is produced by  Barak Gilor and Moshe Noy from Noy Shows Productions and features sound design by Martin Sytems Audio, lighting design by Maarten Cornelis, choreography by Amit Zamir and costumes by Ella Kolesnik. Haim Faliba is the Associate Director.

 www.swanlakerockopera.com.

The running time for SWAN LAKE ROCK OPERA is a swift 90 minutes.

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Theatre is located at 339 West 47th Street between 8th and 9th Ave. in NYC.

Press Contact: Dan DeMello, 917.981.0344 or danielwdemello@gmail.com

Maria Caruso’s greatest solo creations “Metamorphosis” (CLOSED Oct 31, 2021)

And as in the line from Milton’s ode The Hymn: “The stars with deep amaze, stand fix’d in steadfast gaze,” Caruso’s dancing appeared to transfix the heavens and the sold-out audience.”

Now Playing Saturdays 5 PM / Sundays 2 pm. CLOSED Oct 31, 2021

Metamorphosis at Actor’s Temple Theatre

Hailed as one of Maria Caruso’s greatest solo creations to date, Metamorphosis, has been performed across the globe since its premiere at Israel’s Karmiel Dance Festival in 2018. A dance theatre work, heavily influenced by the artist’s ballet and modern vocabularies, the audience is immersed in the emotion of the creator’s true story and selfless expression on the stage.

The evening length performance took root after Caruso’s extensive work with the Martha Graham Contemporary Dance Company and the artistic evolution resulting from her performances of Martha Graham’s iconic solo Lamentation. Hungry to create an expansive work for the world’s stage that showcased the culmination of her over 20-year career as a classically trained ballet and contemporary dancer, Metamorphosis was born.

The work is a spiritual and emotional journey through life’s many transitions, and it is based on Caruso’s own experiences but broadened to be more universal. Throughout the performance the audience is immersed in Caruso’s drastic emotional shifts as she uses a series of costume changes into differently-colored dresses as a metaphor for turning points in her character’s journey.

“Embracing the gravity of the moment, Caruso unleashed in her solo a passionate portrayal of a woman knowledged in the heartaches and joys of life that was bursting with her anxieties, sadness, soaring giddiness and breathless embracing of love and desire.” – Steve Sucato

“…rage, sadness, sensuality. Caruso conveys these feelings with her entire body, which extends and contorts in ways that would leave us mere mortals breathless if we tried.” – Zachary Stewart (TheaterMania)

“At the last moment, Maria Angelica Caruso walks through the center aisle, striding past the fabrics tossed to the ground. Not only has she conquered the memory of a dancer’s past, she has also brought the audience through every step.”- Marcina Zaccaria (Theater Pizzazz)

Now Playing Saturdays 5 PM / Sundays 2 pm.CLOSED Oct 31, 2021

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Maria Caruso’s greatest solo creations “Metamorphosis”
Sat 5 pm / Sun 2 pm (CLOSED Oct 31, 2021)