SPELLBOUND- A MUSICAL To Be Presented At NY Int'l Fringe Fest 8/3-29
On the heels of successfully producing critically acclaimed runs of three productions at La MaMa E.T.C. (What If? - A Musical Concert, DIE - An Existential Comedy & Under The Veil - Being Muslim and Non-Muslin in America post 9/11), Mind The Art Entertainment is teaming up with Robert R. Blume to produce the U.S. premiere of Spellbound- A Musical Adventure at the New York International Fringe Festival (August 3 - 29, 2010).
The production, a family musical adventure for all ages which has a running time of 115 minutes, will be presented for five performances at The Ellen Stewart Theater at La Mama E.T.C., 74 East 4th Street, on the following schedule:
Sunday, August 15, at 5:45 PM
Wednesday, August 18, at 5:45 P
Wednesday, August 25, at 2:30 PM
Thursday, August 26, at 7:00 PM
Friday, August 27, at 10:15 PM
Tickets: $15 in advance at: www.fringenyc.org/basic_page.php?ltr=S#Spellb
The cast includes: Ashley C. Williams (currently starring in the feature film The Human Centipede) as HERIANNE, *Martin Van Treuren as MASTER GARLAN, Aaron Schroeder as GREEME, *David Garry as The Goblin EGOR, *Antoinette DiPietropolo as The Night Elf BERSHA, *Craig Waletzko as DARLAK, *Joanna Parson as SYLVIE, Joe Kurtz as the barman LARIUS, Joseph Reese as the Warlock ZORLACH, *Andrew Hartley as the Dwarf BALLYON and the SPIRIT DRUID FAERIUS, *Michael Barra as The Necromancer LORD KRUMAH and *Michael Iannucci as the DARK LORD ZELATOTH.
* Member of Actors Equity
Spellbound- A Musical Adventure will be directed by Nancy Robillard. The Book, Music, Lyrics and Orchestrations are by Paul J. Deakin and Christian De Gré. The Choreographer is Kelli Gautreau and the Fight Choreographer is Tom Flagg. The Music Director is Manny Simone and the Set Designer is Robert Monaco (Recipient of the '05 NYC Fringe Excellence in Design Award). The Costume Designer is David Quinn. Casting is by Stephen DeAngelis. The sound is by noted Sound Designer Bernard Fox (City of Angels, Mind Games) with Steve Travolta as the Sound Operator. Sarah Arnold is the Lighting Designer and Production Photography is by Brianna R. LaRocco Photography.
Spellbound was conceived in the Cayman Islands as a musical for audiences of all ages by Paul J. Deakin & Christian De Gré. Told through the eyes of young, talented Herianne, the musical fable addresses issues of equality, relationships, terrorism, greed, dictatorship, power, love, and the importance of family. It explores the pursuit of truth and inner courage, set in a world of wizards, witches, and warlocks
After the massacre of her village, Herianne embarks on a journey through a mystical land to rescue her family and fulfill her life-long ambition to become a Grand Wizard. Accompanied by her mentor and three ‘Teachers of the Scrolls,' Herianne must overcome the evil that enshrouds the land of Dragnor and confront the malevolence that seeks to devour her innate power. With time and a conspiring foe against her, Herianne is forced to choose relationships wisely as she completes her passage from adolescence to womanhood. In a final battle of good versus evil, events beyond her control, Herianne realizes that great reward often comes at great sacrifice.
Spellbound: A Musical Adventure is being presented at the New York International Fringe Festival by Mind The Art Entertainment, which produced the 2009 critically acclaimed New York International Fringe production of May-December with the Nose and Clammy, and Robert R. Blume, a veteran New York theatrical producer who has been Executive Producer of the annual Drama Desk Awards since 1999.
Mind The Art Entertainment is a New York City based collaborative arts & entertainment company whose mission is to promote, enhance, workshop, and produce new work and talent in the arts. It is a company firm in the belief that the modern arts, in all their varieties, should be used not just to entertain but also to inspire, teach, reach out and enhance their own art forms. This past May 23, they successfully hosted the reception at the 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards at the F.H. LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center.
Robert R. Blume, a theatrical/entertainment producer for over 25 years, has just completed his 12th year as Presenter/Executive Producer of the annual Drama Desk Awards. Currently he is a Producing Partner on a worldwide multi-media entertainment project promoting peace through music , entitled The Awakening, in development with the Duke Ellington Center For The Arts and Mercedes Ellington; producing Blacker by Russ Weatherford, a new play dealing with The Dreyfus Affair and its relationship to Oscar Wilde, which he plans to open on the British stage at the end of 2010 prior to its American debut; and a co-producer of the current production of the former worldwide hit musical Let My People Come. He is proud to be associated with Mind The Art Entertainment on this New York International Fringe Festival production of Spellbound: A Musical Adventure.