Anita Gillette-Led MIRACOLO Seeks Funding Via Kickstarter
New Musical Miracolo which has featured Broadway Favorites Anita Gillette (Cabaret,Gypsy), George Lee Andrews( Phantom,A Little Night Music), Kimilee Bryant (Phantom, Pirate Queen) and Joy Franz(Into the Woods, Guys and Dolls) in past readings wants help to get to Broadway. Fundraising has changed with kickstarter, and other similar websites with companies reaching out to the online communities of theatre for support.
This project has five days left to meet it's goal or lose the donations already promised. There are many actors and staff hoping to work on the project and fans hoping to see it on stage. Click here to contribute!
Kimilee, Jarlath, and Emilio have been working on this piece for over two years and Jarlath and Emilio for even longer. It takes an awful lot to get a show produced, especially in NYC! Previously known as Salute a Tutti which means "Health to all" certainly does represent the story, however, in working on the piece, we decided on Miracolo . The story takes place on an island called "Miracolo" where, at a beautiful spa many miracles take place (including true love) and also in Roma in a hospital and surrounding piazzas where miracles can also happen.
When other kids were blaring rock music, Jarlath Jacobs(Book/Lyrics) was blaring Sondheim. Later when she became an advertising copywriter at New York agencies, she morphed into a jingle lyricist. Her many clients included: Clairol, Coppertone, Avon, Showtime, Vogue, Self and Vanity Fair Magazines. But lyrics kept calling to her and soon she joined the BMI and New School Musical Theater Workshops. It has long been her passion to explore the spiritual world of manifesting realities and MIRACOLO is the sum of her findings in the magical realm of believing in miracles.
Emilio Solla (composer)has worked as a free-lance arranger/composer and producer for a large number of projects, including singers, other jazz musicians, theatre, dance, and short movies. Some of his last works included arranging and recording with Paquito D'Rivera, arranging and conducting Arturo O'Farrill's Latin Big Band at Lincoln Center and the whole production of last Xavier Casellas release. He is also the composer of Miracolo, the Musical. You are welcome to check samples of some of this works below. During the last few years, Emilio has also been diving deeper into the solo piano waters, and has been performing solo in different venues in Europe and the States, combining his own tunes with a selection of tangos and folk tunes from Argentinean traditional repertoire.
Kimilee Bryant(producer) performed "Christine Daae" in Webber's Phantom of the Opera : Broadway, Switzerland , Toronto, US tour. Also as "Carlotta" and "Madame Giry", the only former "Christine" to play all three roles on Broadway. NYC credits include Broadway's The Pirate Queen; Josephine / H.M.S. Pinafore, Mabel / Pirates of Penzance , Casilda / Gondoliers ; NY City Center; Elsie / Yeomen of the Guard, Phyllis / Iolanthe, Angelina /Trial by Jury , Aline / The Sorcerer : Symphony Space ; soloist /National Chorale/ Avery Fisher Hall; and soloist in a staged production of Handel's Messiah /Lincoln Center , also performed in Utrecht, Holland. Regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions winner ; regularly performs concerts worldwide. M.M. Manhattan School of Music. President/Producer : Rubylee Productions producing concerts, new musicals and Master Classes /Seminars. CD "My Favorite Things"
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