Robert Cuccioli, Drake Bell, et al. Take Part in John Denver Musical Reading
Last week (October 20th and 21st) there were industry readings in New York of A Moment in Time, a new musical featuring music and lyrics by the popular singer/song-writer John Denver, with a book by Stewart F. Lane.
Plans are in development for a fully staged production of A Moment in Time. The musical features such well known # 1 hits like "Annie's Song," "Sunshine on My Shoulders," "Rocky Mountain High," "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," and Gold-certified songs including "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Calypso" and "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
The 11-member cast for last week's reading includEd Drake Bell (Nickelodeon's Drake and Josh), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables), Liz Larsen (Hairspray, The Most Happy Fella) and Lindsay Pierce (The Glee Project, Glee).
Created by Stewart F. Lane a.k.a. Mr. Broadway, A Moment in Time follows the story of a mortally wounded marine in Afghanistan who recalls a happier time with his family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and finds a reason to live through those memories.
The musical director, arranger and orchestrator for A Moment in Time is Christine Riley. The musical is produced by Stellar Productions.
Stewart F. Lane is a five-time Tony Award-winner and a four-time Drama Desk Award sinner. He was recently honored with the 2011 John Denver Spirit Award. He is also an author, playwright and the co-owner/operator of the Palace Theatre in New York.
John Denver (1943-1997) One of the world's best-known and best-loved performers, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. He wrote and recorded more than 300 songs and released 12 Gold and 4 Platinum-selling albums. Denver's career spanned four decades and his music has outlasted countless musical trends and garnered numerous awards and honors.