Gary Sohmers’ BEASTIES – a ROCK OPERA [part of JMCmktg]

“Beasties: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera – Act One – Impulse” was released across digital platforms on December 14, 2022 includes 9 songs, some co-written and all orchestrated by

Bill Holloman, features vocalists Dave Bickler (Grā/Impulse),

Chris Farlowe (Dick T.Raitor),

Barrence Whitfield (Voice),

Liz Proteau (Terra), LaVon Fisher-Wilson (RastaMom) and myself singing the role of Punkhead. The record was mixed by Paul David Hager and mastered by Emily Lazar and Chris Allgood at The Lodge NY.

Beasties: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera

Beasties: A Sck-Fi Rock Opera

https://www.youtube.com/@beastiesrockopera/videos

https://www.facebook.com/BeastiesRockOpera

https://www.instagram.com/beastiesrockopera/

Act One: Impulse – released Dec. 14, 2022 (press release attached) 

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/1ncojsWmb7Hvzgt0Bk2R1G

Bandcamp – https://garysohmers.bandcamp.com/album/beasties-a-sci-fi-rock-opera-act-one-impulse

The Bonus Track on each is actually the entire Act One segued together like it is in the show.

Act Two being mixed and then mastered due for release in late March.

Here is Act Two (not yet mixed by Paul Hager) 

Empathy 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UdT1Ls4A9jtRPFCPYeLwueaCRWJaYkxr/view?usp=sharing

Love And Let Love

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SRsY2aynJWrTwYrikCXCjHPW3wHws-0p/view?usp=sharing

Why

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CtNapeCyLWVaPCkWNIIVXFWMJsneeHUO/view?usp=sharing

Price of A Kiss

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nXyvekee5yKgsTYXxwYPmATUDRTK-_P3/view?usp=sharing

Foolish Old Man

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hc7xGFuK3GqLdwcQwfAbcA0q8xXqOeGY/view?usp=sharing

You Gotta Understand

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QMQ1U6jRLOWVwisjC_9U_qnR88usRUdg/view?usp=sharing

Hope

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B0Hwu2hYzZQEsSD_JSDtc_ifVrp2a0I6/view?usp=sharing

Book Of Grā has been released, 

Audio Book of Grā will be released in a few weeks, 

Book of Impulse will be released in April, 

Enhanced audio Book of Grā released in May

Audio Book of Impulse released in June, 

Full LP double album set of Act One and Act Two combined released in July

Book of Voice will be released in August, 

Enhanced audio Book of Impulse released in September.

Audio Book of Voice release in October

Director Rachel Klein is working on the stage show … preparing for a series of out-of-town theatrical concert appearances to hopefully land off broadway at completion.

Ray Bradbury’s PILLARS OF FIRE with Bill Oberst, Jr. [part of JMCmktg]

Ray Bradbury’s Pillar Of Fire:

Emmy-Winning Actor Breathes Gravedust In Solo Performance

(Los Angeles, CA) When Americans burned comic books, a young Ray Bradbury fought back with his typewriter, and a story about a living dead man. Ray Bradbury’s Pillar Of Fire, a 50-minute dramaized theatrical reading from Bradbury’s 1948 novella by Emmy Award-winning film and TV actor Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds) is on tour for sold-out
runs in Los Angeles and on New York’s Theatre Row. The performance won awards in both Los Angeles and New York.

Pillar Of Fire is set in the year 2349 on an Earth cleansed of all dead things. Halloween, dark literature and even burials are banned. As Bradbury’s tale opens, the last graveyard on the planet is nearly emptied when the last dead man in the world wakes up. Bradbury wrote the story while comics like Tales From The Crypt were being thrown into bonfires
after a psychiatrist attacked them as morally corrupt in testimony to Congress and in a best-selling book. Five years later Bradbury published Fahrenheit 451. He often told interviewers “Pillar Of Fire was my rehearsal for Fahrenheit 451.”
Oberst has performed Ray Bradbury’s Pillar Of Fire as an Audible audiobook, on college campuses, in theatres, in basements; “everytime I get a chance,” said the actor. A veteran of some 200 horror film and TV projects, Oberst said he took inspiration from a fellow “gentleman of horror,” Vincent Price, who toured with readings of works by Poe. “The
taproot of horror is in literature” he said. “This piece is dark, poetic, angry, funny and heartbreaking. You can’t get this on a screen. It’s magic. It’s the magic of Bradbury.” (Pillar of Fire is read with the permission of Don Congdon Associates,Inc. on behalf of Ray Bradbury Enterprises, Inc. Copyright 1948 Love Romances, Inc.)

ANIMUS

Round Animus

 

Animus Theatre Company begins its 2019/2020 Season Selection Series

The Animus Season Selection Series is a free public reading series dedicated to developing new work and sharing plays in consideration for upcoming seasons with our audiences. It’s an opportunity for our audiences to hear plays in early stages of development and allow them to participate in our season selection process.

It was a banner year for the cutting-edge ensemble of artists led by Founding Artistic Director, Jonathan Judge-Russo. Animus Theatre Company is gearing for an equally exciting Fall 2019.

The Lambs

ABOUT THE LAMBS

lambs-logo.pngThe Lambs ® is America’s First Professional Theatrical Club, established in New York in 1874, and not a public restaurant. As a social club, The Lambs nurtures those active in the arts, as well as those who are supporters of the arts, by providing fellowship, activities and a clubhouse for its members. Established Christmas week of 1874, and incorporated on May 9, 1877. The Lambs was named after a club by the same name in London, England, which flourished between 1869-1879. The Club’s name honors the essayist Charles Lamb, and his sister Mary, who, during the early 1800’s, played host to actors and literati at their famed salon in London.

The Lambs is a social gathering place for entertainment industry and art professionals. Performers, directors, writers, artists and technicians of the entertainment industry gather to celebrate their commonality, in a place where they come to enjoy each others’ company, and to display and hone their crafts in an atmosphere of creativity and support, and to nurture creative endeavors. The Lambs is also a historical society preserving and promoting our remarkable 141+ year history.

Historically, The Lambs has been the spawning ground of plays, friendships and partnerships. Mark Twain Tonight (with Hal Holbrook) and Stalag 17 were first performed at The Lambs prior to national success. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe first met at the Club and teamed to make theatrical history, often trying works-in-progress on their fellow Lambs. The Lambs has been recognized by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and by Pope John Paul II.