Alice Ripley, Kacie Sheik, Andrew Kober, Preston Sadleir, Meghann Fahy Make A Lasting Impression June 29 at Joe's Pub
By Michael Gioia
Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) as well as former Hair tribe members Kacie Sheik and Andrew Kober are among the cast of A Lasting Impression, a contemporary new musical by theatrical songwriter Zoe Sarnak, which is seen in concert June 29 at Joe's Pub.
The 7 PM concert, directed by Laura Pietropinto, also features Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal, NBC's "Chicago Fire"), Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal tour), Krista Pioppi (Spring Awakening tour) and Taylor Noble.
A Lasting Impression, according to press notes, "is the story of two sisters, Kali, a composer, and Simone, a painter, told through the eyes of a jaded young journalist, Josh, who is searching for his 'next big story.' As Josh recounts his interviews with these two artists living in modern-day Brooklyn with their mother, he uncovers the secrets of a crumbling family. Through musical and visual elements, the sisters' artwork is woven through Josh's narrative. A Lasting Impression is about the impact we make through love and art."
The concert is presented by Cutting-Edge Composers in association with Hope Lights Partners. Music direction is by Virginia Hart Pike with orchestrations by Benjamin Rauhala and Julie McBride.
A Lasting Impression, winner of Pace New Musicals 2012 and performed Off-Broadway at the 4th Street Theatre at NYTW in August 2012, won the 2013 NJ Playwright's contest.
Songwriter Sarnak has four full-length musicals in development, including Mixtape, which was featured in Silent Street Productions' 2012 season.
Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street. For more information and tickets, visit JoesPub.com.
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