PHOTO CALL: Alice Ripley, Kacie Sheik, Meghann Fahy, Andrew Kober, Preston Sadleir Make A Lasting Impression at Joe's Pub
By Matthew Blank
Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) as well as former Hair tribe members Kacie Sheik and Andrew Kober were among the cast of A Lasting Impression, a contemporary new musical by theatrical songwriter Zoe Sarnak, which was seen in concert June 29 at Joe's Pub.
The 7 PM concert, directed by Laura Pietropinto, also featured 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 was presented by Cutting-Edge Composers in association with Hope Lights Partners. Music direction was 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.
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