Jon McCormack (creator), Jordan Formicelli (Annie), and Tomer Oz (director) talk about Paintbox, an origianl rock opera with a twist. Paintbox is currently playing at the Player’s Ring in downtown Portsmouth. The three talk about how Paintbox went from an album to a musical stage production and what it means to them to go all in.
For their song selections, they picked songs from show: 1st song: “Deep Earth” opening number; 2nd song: “California Caramel Cream” midway point; 3rd song: “Sweet Annie Pepperberry” closing number.
Michael and Adam Scharff or The Scharff Brothers are a production team and pioneers in Virtual Artist Development. They write, record, produce and teach in all musical genres. As a matter of fact, at the time of this recording, they were finishing up a lesson, so I started the show with four songs that they recorded and produced. Song 1: “Everybody Knows” by Tom Emerson, a local artist; Song 2: “Friday Night Oasis” by Sons of Alfond, a band out of Portland; Song 3: “Ghost of a Man” written by Scharff Brothers and sung by Sam Robbins who was just featured on the Voice and is graduating from Berklee College of Music this year; Song 4: “I Don’t Wanna Be You Anymore” by Isobel Goss, a 16 year old local artist.
Since we played four songs that Adam and Michael produced, we played two songs that would be on the soundtrack of their lives: 1st song: “Lucky Now” by Ryan Adams (Adam); 2nd song: “See the world” by Gomez (Michael).
For more information on their podcast and production company, go to https://m3artist.com/
Fiona and Ariana Scharff, Isabella Bazata, and Marie Lane talk about being in the PDP production of Godspell, opening May 4th at the 3S Artspace. They also share about their experiences and how being in a Patrick Dorow Production has changed their lives.
Song selections from Broadway recordings of Godspell: 1st song: “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”; 2nd song: “Day by Day”; 3rd song: “Light of the World”
Sophie Grimm, who stars as Mama Rose in Patrick Dorow’s Production of Gypsy, talks about the right attitude to have in this business, her debut with PDP, and what the future holds for her. Sophie is from a family of performers, on stage since she was born, performing across the world in theatre productions, cabaret, concerts and celebrations in places like Carnegie Hall, The Auditorium Theatre, and the Chicago theatre circuit.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of her life: 1st song: “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson; 2nd song: “Just A Lucky So & So” by Della Reese; and 3rd song: “Timeless” by India Arie & Sergio Mendes