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.
I interviewed the cast of Portsmouth Middle School’s production of Aladdin, Jr., which is opening Monday, March 11 and is running for three nights. All shows start at 7 pm. Maddoc, Nick, Scarlet, and Ian talk about the musical, their favorite parts of the show, and what it means to go all in when you sign up for school production.
Song selection: “Friend Like Me” by Broadway’s James Monroe Iglehart
Buy tickets for the show at Portsmouth Middle School’s main office.
Scott Severance and Jordan Formicelli talk about opening the Rochester Performance & Arts Center and summer theatre at the Rochester Opera House with the critically acclaimed production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of their lives: 1st song: “Comedy Tonight” (the opening number from Forum); 2nd song: “Make ‘Em Laugh” from Singing in the Rain; and 3rd song: “Smile” by Nat King Cole.
The cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Corinne Tork (the Narrator), Ryan Kiernan (Levi and the Butler), and Dwight Robinette (Judah) talk about this amazing, funny, emotional, and definitely entertaining musical. They also talk about the next shows they will be in this summer.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of their lives: 1st song from Ryan: “Gypsy” by Lady Gaga; 2nd song from Dwight: “Music and the Mirror” from a Chorus Line; and 3rd song from Corinne: “Don’t Rain on My Parade” by Barbra Streisand.
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
Sarah Duclos, artistic director, Catherine Stewart, co-director and writer, and Clarice Perryman, cast member and dancer join me on All In to talk about “SHELTER: A One Billion Rising Event.” SHELTER depicts the history of women seeking refuge, the emergence of shelters in the 1970s and where we as a nation stand on these issues today. Through dance, theatre and film, SHELTER amplifies the stories of real women, whose voices often go unheard, and explores the triumphs and challenges these vital services face. The event benefits Haven, a domestic violence shelter.
Song choices: 1st song: “I Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd (Catherine); 2nd song: “You Know Where to Find Me” by Imogen Heap (Clarice); 3rd song: “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott Heron (Sarah)
Joe Meallo, Sarah Duclos, and Kayla Gallerani joined me on All In with Pauline Hawkins to talk about “Home for the Holidays” the upcoming show with Patrick Dorow Productions, their favorite Christmas music, and their journey in musical theatre. It was a fun show filled with laughter and solid advice for those wanting to go all in.
Three Christmas songs that would be on the soundtrack of their lives: 1st song: “Oh holy night” by Bing Crosby (Sarah); 2nd song: “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” by Judy Garland (Joe); 3rd song: “Don’t save it all for Christmas Day” by Celine Dion (Kayla)
Scott Severance talks about getting ready to tour the country with a company of 19 people, performing his re-adaptation of A Christmas Carol. This is the second year he will be touring with his company, PerSeverance Productions LLC.
Three songs they would be on the soundtrack of his life: 1st song: “Desperado” by the Eagles; 2nd song: “I Am A Rock” by Simon and Garfunkle; 3rd song: “Happy Christmas/War is Over” by John Lennon
Stephanie Lazenby is the Education Director at Patrick Dorow Productions and has used her many skills to help children and teenagers discover their creative voices through after school programs and various nonprofits. She will also be co-hosting the TEDx Talk in Portsmouth this September.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of her life: 1st song: “Night Flight” by Led Zeppelin; 2nd song: “7” by Prince; and 3rd song: “I Got a Name” by Jim Croce.