Amas Musical Theatre to Host Alumni Showcase STARTED HERE...EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSIE, 7/25
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will present "Started Here...Everything's Coming Up Rosie," a showcase starring alumni of The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy. Directed by Christopher Scott with musical direction by Trevor Bachman, the evening will feature the talents of Broadway's Brianna Carlson-Goodman (Les Miserables, Hair), C.B. Murray (Dreamgirls, Honky Tonk), and other Academy graduates all performing songs from the shows they appeared in, includingOnce on This Island, Damn Yankees, No No Nanette, Footloose, and Hello, Dolly!, to name a few. The evening will be held at The Theatre at the 14thStreet Y (344 East 14th Street - between 1st & 2nd Aves). Tickets are $20 (adults), and $17 (students & seniors) and can be purchased by calling Amas office at (212) 563-2565 or by visiting amasmusical.org.
"The idea for the showcase grew out of a small song share that was held during our Winter Workshop in January," says Academy Director Daniel F. Levin. "We all felt that the alumni deserved a real, formal platform to display their talent, while meeting and connecting with alums that all share in the 45-year history of Amas."
Joining Ms. Carlson-Goodman and Mr. Murray will be: Dane Brandy-Lubart, Matt Miller, Kira Helper, Kat (Khadjia) Sallet, Aisha Curtis, Amanda Moreau, Lillian Collazo, Lulu Fogerty, Paul Byrd, Amanda Holley, Quiana Stowe, and John Harris.
The Academy, named after the famed actress Rosetta LeNoire, has been in continuous operation since the 1970s. The students receive training in the performing arts from established theatre professionals. Classes include acting technique, dance and movement, and music, including theory, training and vocal technique. It has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, and on NY1. Theatre critic and former Drama Desk Committee Chair Peter Filichia called last year's production of Hello Dolly! the "Best Musical Revival of the New Season." The New York Times hailed "the Academy production of "Virtual Families" as a "spirited revival...that displayed the triple-threat talents of a teenaged multicultural ensemble..." The Academy recently presented a critically praised production of 9 to 5: The Musical in May.
The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by HBO, the Ampacet Corporation, the Jean and Bill Cantor Scholarship Fund, the Burgdorff Foundation, and through the generous support of many individuals.