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Bay Ridge Voice Plays First Concert in Brooklyn, 10/27

A group of artists from various theaters and schools have joined forces to create Bay Ridge Voice, a new vocal studio featuring private lessons and intimate classes designed to help you become the singer you've always wanted to be.

For the aspiring professional singer: BRV has private lessons and special techniques created by famed performers like opera singers Maria Dornya and Marko Lampas (whose credits include studying opera with Maria Callas), which will enhance your breath control, open your vocal range, and even give you a deeper knowledge of music itself.

For those who want to get better parts in shows … locally and beyond: BRV wants you to reach your desired goal with special coaching sessions and audition workshops to help you score that BIG – or special – role.

For those who just want to sing in concerts, choruses, choirs, the shower: BRV broadens your concept of music; helps you to understand your vocal range; and give you the confidence to stand up and sing.

Two studios in Bay Ridge; One in Bensonhurst; One in Manhattan. BRV is connected to several Manhattan theaters. Students have already gotten parts, jobs, and internships at professional locations.

Join Bay Ridge Voice at the first concert and see what it sounds like to really sing. And for those who do their singing from a computer keyboard – ask about our new Playwrighting workshop.

Bay Ridge Voice will play Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. at The Bay Ridge Jewish Center, located at 405 81st Street in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are $20.

Featured performers include:

Ashley Chico – One of the leading contestants in the recent local competition, Teen Idol, Ashley is definitely one to watch.

Christine Conway – Working both sides of the stage, garnered standing ovations for a recent revival of The Sound of Music and won kudos for designing costumes for two off-Broadway productions.

Sherry Geidd – A familiar face and voice locally, Sherry is making the move to film and professional stage.

Felix Gonzalez – A burgeoning musician, Felix is now cultivating his voice along with his instrumental acumen.

Kristin O'Blessin – Kristin worked with many of the instructors here at BRV in the past and reaped its rewards. She appeared in an independent film, which recently received international distribution, and created a role in a new off-Broadway play at the Fringe Festival.

Isabella Sirota – Beginning at age 5 in local theaters, Isabella's career now shows signs of becoming a professional singer and actress.

Erika Vasaturo – A member of the Mick Watley Band, Erica has appeared on stage and with bands including The Meyer Rossabi Band.

Staff includes:

Mary Elizabeth MiCari: an all-around arts professional, Mary is a trained opera/jazz singer, with credentials in musical theater as well. She has over 30 years experience, including Broadway, opera, and film. She started her first theatrical company at age 19.

Ryan-Scott Anders: A production manager for over 20 years, Ryan-Scott has associate-produced projects on Broadway (including Les Miserables).

Dan Furman: A celebrated jazz and musical theater pianist, Dan spent four years in the BMI Lehman Engels Musical Theater Workshop and his musical, "RIP!," was featured in the 2011 Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival. Dan composed the theme song for the Big Apple Circus 2010-11 shows, "Dance On!"

Robert Liebowitz: A published – and produced – playwright, Robert Heads the new plays workshop of BRV.

Mychel Simpson: After years of working as an associate for WrightGroupNY, Mychel takes the lead as director of PR for BRV.

For further information, call 347-492-0534 or email

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