THE SCREENING ROOM: Ryan Scott Oliver-Directed Hatched Concert, Featuring New Work by Pace Freshmen

By Michael Gioia
28 May 2013

Anna Grace Barlow
Anna Grace Barlow

Hatched: Fresh Work, Freshman, a concert of new work featuring Pace University's musical theatre class of 2016, was offered May 8 at 54 Below. Here are highlights from the evening. 

Directed by musical theatre composer and producer Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm, Jasper in Deadland, Mrs. Sharp, Darling) and Rebeca Rad, the evening featured performances from Anna Grace Barlow, Will Bellamy, Natalie Braha, Marcus Brown, Ethan Carlson, Christopher Cherry, Spencer Clark, Jenifer Dillow, Michael Egan, Ian Fairlee, Hannah Grace Forsley, William Goldstein, Sarah Hamaty, Cory Jeacoma, Courtney Kofoed, Aury Krebs, Adam J. Levy, Mary Claire Miskell, Paige Mobley, Jamen Nanthakumar, Marissa O'Donnell, Bethany Perkins, Lexi Rabadi, Adam Salazar, Alexander Sanders, Saidu Sinlah, Sarah Stipe, Cassidy Stoner, Kennebrew Taylor and Liana Wright-Mark.


Hatched: Fresh Work, Freshman, produced by Oliver and Victor Legrá, featured assistant music direction by Addison O'Donnell. Coleman Annison was the production stage manager, and Ragan Pharris was assistant stage manager. Videography is by Shoshana Feinstein.

Students from Pace University B.F.A. Musical Theater Program have been seen on Broadway in The Book of Mormon, Bring it On, Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Shrek and 13 as well as the national tours of West Side Story, Catch Me If You Can, Beauty and the Beast, Spring Awakening, In the Heights, The Wizard of Oz and A Chorus Line, among others.



The evening was described as "a show for those who crave a night of innovative and off-beat musical theater with no shortage of drinks and a lively crowd." Hatched included songs from new musicals such as My Name is Annie King, Confirmed, Oasis and more — all written, performed and directed by Pace University students.

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"Opening Number" – Sarah Hamaty, Billy Goldstein, Ian Fairlee, Aury Krebs, Ethan Carlson:

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