RSO’S 35MM: A MUSICAL EHXIBITION TO PLAY MAY 3 & 4, 2015
“The time is perfect for this work” says co-producer Adrian Marchuk of this weekend’s Toronto Production of 35mm: A Musical Exhibition in an article for The Star. Directed by Melissa Jane Shaw with musical direction by Chris Tsujiuchi, the production stars Marchuk, Jeigh Madjus, Kelly Holiff, Marisa McIntyre, and Michael Esposito II. Brian Goldenberg co-produces. Get tickets here.
A picture is worth 1,000 words — what about a song? Can a picture inspire a song or fifteen? In 35mm, each photo creates an unique song, moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening. A stunning new multimedia musical which explores a groundbreaking new concept in musical theatre… This intricately woven collection of stories told through song re-imagines what the modern American musical can be.
RSO’S “Darling” is getting a developmental reading via WalkFlyRun productions this summer, and auditions have been announced.
With book, music & lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver, conceived byBrett Ryback, and directed by Robert Longbottom, with choreography by Greg Graham and musical direction by Rodney Bush, DARLING is set in 1900s Boston and follows 16-year-old Darling as she encounters a boy named Peter, who offers the opportunity to run away with him. She takes it and finds herself swept into a seedy underground of jazz, sex, lost rentboys, and a mysterious white powder called Dust.
DARLING just appeared in a January reading at Pearl Studios and was featured on the “Bound for Broadway” episode of NBC’s The Apprentice in 2010, and in 2012, was given a private workshop and developmental production as a collaboration between Retrop Production and RareWorks Theatre Company, in association with Sh-K-Boom Records, at Emerson College. In 2013, Darling received The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company New Musical Award.
Thursday, April 16; 9:30AM – 5:30PM
AEA Audition Center
ECC/Singers Friday, April 17; Female Singers 10AM, Male Singers 1PM
Pearl Studios 500, 12th Floor
Wednesday, April 15; Male Dancers 10AM, Female Dancers 1PM
Chelsea Studios, 6th Floor
How Ryan Scott Oliver Is Shaking Up Musical Theater With His Dark, ‘Twisted And Genius’ Work
Huffington Post’s Curtis Wong interviews RSO on his inspirations, shows, and plans for the future -calling him “musical theater’s answer to an auteur filmmaker or a gothic novelist.” Jay Armstong Johnson is quoted describing RSO’s work as “deep, rich, innovative and new.” Read the whole article here.
Check out Jay Armstrong Johnson’s “Stroke by Stroke” from Jasper in Deadland at 54 Below: