PHOTO CALL: Alex Brightman, Ben Crawford, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Lindsay Mendez, Betsy Wolfe Rehearse 35mm
By Matthew Blank
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 7 and 12 at 8 PM.
Directed by Jeremy Bloom, the cast will feature Alex Brightman (Wicked), Ben Crawford (Shrek), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hair), Lindsay Mendez (Godspell) and Betsy Wolfe (Everyday Rapture).
"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 will 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.
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