RSO Songs Featured in Rider University Production

Rider University presents Girl’s Night Out, a work of devised Theatre based on the compositions of Contemporary Musical Theatre composer, Ryan Scott Oliver.

On Friday and Saturday, December 5th and 6th at 7:30pm, Girls’ Night Out will be performed at Rider University’s Yvonne Theater in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Admission is free.

Girl’s Night Out is a work of devised Theatre based on the compositions of Contemporary Musical Theatre composer, Ryan Scott Oliver.  Each young performer has been presented a musical piece composed by Mr.Oliver that informed their character. The relationships that grow between each character have developed out of their improvisational work within the rehearsal process.  The audience will follow each young person’s journey, observing each character’s discoveries that effect not only themselves, but everyone around them as well.

Directed by Rider Musical Theater Faculty Mariann Cook, with musical direction by Wendy Feaver, and choreography by Colby Dezelick, Girls’ Night Out features Maria Garvey, Samantha Ricchuti, Sarah Catherine Carter, Patricia Curley, Sarah Davis, Kailee Graham, Madeline Chandler, Leanne Gallati, Chelsea Delgado, Jessica Phipps, Katherine Tennenbaum, and Amy Hine.

Rider University is comprised of 65 undergraduate programs and 26 graduate programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, fine and performing arts, counseling, and leadership, with over 4,400 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. Rider Musical Theatre features BFA students in 8 productions per year, most recent a fully realized workshop of new work by the team that wrote Urinetown,  a new musical titled ZM, or the Zombie Musical.

‘RSO AT 54 BELOW’ will feature Klena, Mendez, Johnson and more

On Feb. 2, RSO will bring Alex Brightman, Katie Rose Clarke, Ben Fankhauser, Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Mattison, Katie Thompson and many more to be announced to 54 Below.

artistpage_rso1Audiences can expect to hear songs from RSO’s latest tuner We Foxes, plus favorites from 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, Darling, Jasper in Deadland, and a few world premieres.

Most importantly, ticket buyers can get 50% off tickets purchased “Cyber Monday,” Monday, Dec. 1.  (A code will be offered via Facebook, and also placed here on Dec. 1.)

Get tickets here.

 


RSO commissioned to write ‘ROPE’

Beth Williams and Grove Entertainment have commissioned RSO to pen the original musical Rope.

Unrelated to the Hitchcock film of the same title, the story of Rope is as follows:

New York, 1864.
They are an unlikely pair: Clay, a gang-thief determined to find life’s fortune alone; and Szajda (“Shy”), a ghostly Jew with an Irish accent, blind but possessing a remarkable power.  Yet they become tied at the waist with a length of rope, stuck together on a desperate quest through a war-torn America.  Clinging together with this charmed rope that allows the blind Shy to see through the eyes of Clay, the two young men must escape the vicious gangs of New York and push a path into the heart of the Civil War, where they find the greatest battle of all must be between themselves, brother and brother.

The show is wholly original and inspired by this photograph:

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The inspiration of ‘ROPE’

The show is meant to be the second in a trilogy of folk operas set in a time of war.  It will be nearly sung-through and will feel similar in tone to the first of the trilogy, We Foxes.  The shows will be thematically linked and may even share a “universe.”  RSO will contribute book, music and lyrics.

Williams and Grove (which is currently producing the Broadway bound Tuck Everlasting, among others) previously commissioned We Foxes.



RSO.COM HAS A NEW LOOK AND NEW FEATURES

RSO.com is all new!

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Thanks to Ryan Foy and Nick Gaswirth with Roundhouse Designs for the amazing new look! 

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