Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub

Yesterday, January 25, 2010 multi award-winning composer and lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver will brought his buzzed-about concert RATED RSO: The Music & Lyrics of Ryan Scott Oliver (www.facebook.com/ratedrso) back to Joe's Pub. RATED RSO features a eclectic range of songs from RSO's musicals Mrs. Sharp and Darling, as well as some never-before-heard material, all of which brought sexy schoolteachers, Bostonian rent-boys, obsessive homicidal teenagers, and fairy dust to the intimate nightspot.

Performers at the event included Broadway favorites Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story, Grey Gardens), Jenny Powers (Grease, Little Women), Matt Doyle (Bye Bye Birdie, Spring Awakening), Stephen DeRosa (Hairspray, Into the Woods), Kacie Sheik (Hair), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Andrew Kober (Hair), Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening), Cait Doyle (MAC Award Winner), Eric Michael Krop, Grace Wall, Alex Brightman (Wicked), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hair), Morgan Karr (Spring Awakening), Lindsay Mendez (Grease, Everyday Rapture), Natalie Weiss (Wicked), Catherine Brookman, Mat Burrow, Jeff Cuttler, Jennifer DeRosa, Katie Gassert and Geoffrey Kidwell

Ryan Scott Oliver is a 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient and wrote the music and lyrics for Mrs. Sharp (2008 Richard Rodgers Award Winner, formerly Alive at Ten), Darling (Pace New Musicals 2009), the song cycle Out of My Head, music for Angus Oblong's The Debbies and music and co-lyrics for the hit YouTube TV show The Battery's Down. His work has been presented in showcases including the Disney/ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, Goodspeed Musicals, William Finn & Barrington Stages, The York Theatre, Monday Nights New Voices, the Festival of New American Musicals in Los Angeles, and most recently The Ryan Scott Oliver Project conceived by Philly Music Theatre Works. He is a Dramatists Guild Fellow, and the recipient of numerous awards including the first-ever ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award for Excellence in Lyric Writing. Currently he is working on an untitled show for TheatreworksUSA which will open off-Broadway in 2010. B.A. Music Composition, UCLA; M.F.A. Musical Theatre Writing, NYU-Tisch, a proud member of A.S.C.A.P.

RATED RSO has previously been performed at Joe's Pub, SPF and NYMF, and will play California's Boston Court Performing Arts Center on December 4-5, 2009. The show is directed by Travis Greisler and produced by jokr productions (Joey Oliva & Katie Riegel) and John Johnson.

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Matt Doyle

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Natalie Robin Weiss

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Matt Doyle

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Grace Wall

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Alex Brightman

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Natalie Weiss

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Matt Cavenaugh & Jenny Powers

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Alex Brightman

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Alex Brightman

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Natalie Weiss

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Matt Cavenaugh & Jenny Powers

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Stephen DeRosa

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Kacie Sheik & Andrew Kober

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Lindsay Mendez

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Matt Doyle

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Andrew Kober

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Kacie Sheik

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Lindsay Mendez

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Alex Brightman

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Andrew Kober

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Gerard Canonico

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Kacie Sheik

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & Jay A. Johnson

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Morgan Karr

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Kacie Sheik & Andrew Kober

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Cait Doyle

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Alex Brightman,Lindsay Mendez

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Grace Wall

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Blake Daniel,Gerard Canonico, Morgan Karr, Matt Doyle

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Blake Daniel

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Matt Doyle

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Alex Brightman

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Cait Doyle

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Lindsay Mendez

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Lindsay Mendez

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & Jay A. Johnson

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Eric Michael Krop

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Matt Cavenaugh & Jenny Powers

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Matt Doyle

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Grace Wall

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Jenny Powers

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Gerard Canonico

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & Jay A. Johnson

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Eric Michael Krop

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub
Morgan Karr

Photo Coverage: Rated RSO at Joe's Pub



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At a young age Monica Simoes became a fan of the stage forever. She always dreamt of being a part of theatrical magic. However, those dreams seemed thwarted by her inability to carry a note and her two left feet. Yet, that minor speed bump didn't stop her. She has melded her passion for theatre and her photographic skill to capture the essence of Broadway. Monica is currently a student at Parsons the New School for Design. She hopes to continue enjoying all that Broadway has to offer through the viewfinder of her camera.