35mm, With Alex Brightman, Ben Crawford, Lindsay Mendez, Betsy Wolfe and Jay Armstrong Johnson
The original cast recording of 35mm, produced by Dean Sharenow and Oliver, is being recorded March 8 in New York and will be released in May on Sh-K-Boom Records.
"Representing a collision of artistic disciplines as disparate as musical theater, photography, and pop/rock music," 35mm, press notes state, "pushes the limits of self-expression to create an art form utterly its own. A collection of 'snapshot stories' are woven together as each of the evening’s original songs is performed – with gusto and musical virtuosity — while the audience is immersed in stunning projections of the photography that inspired it. 35mm brings the connection between pleasures visual and aural into razor-sharp focus, creating a singular, multi-sensory emotional journey." The performances also feature projection design by Aaron Rhyne, costume design by David Withrow, music direction by Michael Borth and a band that includes Matt Hinkley on acoustic/electric guitars, Allison Seidner on electric Jell-O, Rich Silverstein on keyboard, Hiroko "Coco" Taguchi on electric violin/viola and Jeremy Yaddaw on drums/percussion.
Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door) and can be purchased at www.galapagosartspace.com. For more information go to www.35mmthemusical.com. Brooklyn’s Galapagos Art Space is located at 16 Main Street.
An additional performance of 35mm A Musical Exhibition, written by Ryan Scott Oliver based on the photography of Matthew Murphy, will be presented at Brooklyn's Galapagos Art Space March 14 at 8 PM; the March 12 at 8 PM performance is sold out.