The Pace New Musicals Program was developed in 2007 to nurture the creation of new musical theater in New York City, while at the same time providing an invaluable educational opportunity for students to work directly with top professionals in the field. Perhaps most importantly, the program allows students to experiment with new, untested works without precedent-setting productions, a rare opportunity in theater education.
In “A Lasting Impression,” each of the three lead characters chose their own artistic medium – book, music or visual design – to express one shared story, reports BroadwayWorld.com
Josh Weinstein, a once guarded journalist, acts as the play’s narrator, using old taped interviews and pictures to guide us through his memory of his two sisters. Kali Blanche, a manic musician, is the piece’s composer, moving in and out of “her” band as the story unfolds. Simone Blanche, a young painter, controls the evolution of what begins as a blank set, and comes to life through the addition of her visual art.
“A Lasting Impression” is about impressions that we make through love, on those close to us, and through art, on those we may never meet.
The eight Pace Musical Theater students who will be bringing “A Lasting Impression” to life without costumes or scenery are (in alphabetical order, with hometown and their character roles):
Aaron Albert (Los Angeles, CA) as Josh Weinstein
Bethany Jeffery (Cincinnati, OH) as Mother
Taylor Noble (Glastonbury, CT) as Kali Blanche Danny Quadrino (East Rockaway, NY) as Josh Understudy Krista Pioppi (Succasunna, NY) as Kali’s Band Cailan Rose (Sarasota, FL) as Simone Blanche Kevin Shotwell (Wilmington, DE) as Franklin
Emily Thomas (Pittsburgh, PA) as Kali’s Band
The actors will be supported by Alex James (Schwenksville, PA) as Stage Manager and Dylan Bustamante (Babylon, NY) as Assistant Director.
Broadwayworld.com reports that the 48th Annual Leaders in Management Awards Dinner this Spring at Pace University will feature entertainment by Ann Hampton Callaway and some of Pace’s own musical theater students.
Broadwayworld.com reports that the 48th Annual Leaders in Management Awards Dinner this Spring at Pace University will feature entertainment by Ann Hampton Callaway and some of Pace’s own musical theater students: Ally Bonino ’11, Julia Franklin ’13, Lyle Colby Mackston ’12, Michael Ryan ’13, Brandon Saenz ’11 and Emily Thomas ’12.
From the article:
Pace University will recognize Robert S. Sands, Esq., Law ’84, an important philanthropist and business entrepreneur in upstate New York who is President and Chief Executive Officer, Constellation Brands, Inc., the world’s largest premium wine company; and F. Daniel Gabel, a significant early supporter of environmental organizations who is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hagedorn & Company, a major insurance brokerage firm. The event will be held at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, April 7, 2011. The reception starts at 6:00 pm.
This is NOT an April Fools’ joke but a very special offer from Pace Performing Arts!
Present your Pace ID at the Schimmel Theater Box Office on Friday, April 1st for a complimentary ticket to the 2 pm performance of “The Who’s Tommy.”
Peter Townshend’s tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is the most electrifying afternoon/evening of rock and roll ever to play in a theatre!
“Tommy” is an explosive, Tony Award-winning rock musical, based on the classic concept album by The Who. It tells the story of a psychosomatically blind, deaf, and mute boy who gains fame through his superstar talent for pinball and later becomes a cult guru, through songs like “Pinball Wizard” and “See Me, Feel Me.”