NY Theatre Barn 'Springboard' in the D-Lounge Oct.22

New York Theatre Barn presents "A Springboard for Writers and Performers" in the D-Lounge (101 East 15 Street) on Monday, October 22.  The lounge opens at 7:30PM, first performance at 8PM.  Tickets are $10 cover, plus one drink minimum.  No reservations necessary, cash only.  For general information visit www.nytheatrebarn.org

NYTB in the D-Lounge: NYTB in the D-Lounge is a monthly event that is intended to showcase up-and-coming song-writers and performers, and occasionally merges new artists with highly-established writers and performers in the industry.  The evening is a fusion of cabaret, musical theatre and popular music—and is ultimately a celebration of the artists involved.  Some evenings offer selections from our current projects as well as others we are in the process of developing. In addition, the event is designed to also work as a networking tool between the artists involved and the artists who attend the event. 

This evening is especially exciting for New York Theatre Barn. This installment of NYTB in the D-Lounge will feature the music of two of New York Theatre Barn's advisory board members, Brian Feinstein and Rob Hartmann.

Big Fat Cat – 8PM
Songs from the new musical
Music by Brian Feinstein (Mimi Le Duck)
Book and Lyrics by Robin Moyer Chung
Directed by Tim Bennett
Musical Direction by Vadim Feichner
Featuring Julie Tolivar (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Jillian Louis (NYMF's The Piper), Ben Howe, Mark Montague, Jen Montague and Randy Blair (NYMF's The Yellow Wood)

Big Fat Cat is an edgy musical comedy for everyone who has wished upon a star and regretted it for the rest of their lives. On her 37th birthday, Terry, a lonely but talented anklet-maker at Spankle's Anklets, wishes for a man to give her life meaning. Instead of a man, she gets Big Fat Cat, a stray cat with lousy manners and questionable values. BFC decides to find her a man so she'll let him stay with her. He sets his sights on Nathaniel, the city's 2nd most eligible bachelor. However, he has competition: Totsy and Kit, Terry's beautiful but self-obsessed co-workers (Mr. Spankle's daughters) are eager to win his heart, as is Harry, Nathaniel's nebbish best friend. When Terry does snag Nathaniel, BFC helps her realize wishes may come true but, like men, aren't the key to happiness.  Please note: New York Theatre Barn will produce a stage reading of Big Fat Cat on December 7, 2007.

Anthony Fett – 9PM
New York Theatre Barn presents a new cabaret from Anthony Fett
Music Direction by Justin Mendoza
Newcomer and Chicago-born actor, Anthony Fett, brings his bag of tricks to the big apple.

Adventure, Spectacle, Mystery: The Music of Rob Hartman – 9:45PM
This set will feature music by composer Rob Hartmann (Vanishing Point)
Lyrics by Rob Hartmann, Liv Cummins, Scott Keys, Sophie Jaff
Music Direction by Julianne Wick Davis
Featuring Jonathan Rayson (Little Shop Of Horrors, A Year With Frog and Toad), Jason Michael Snow (Goodspeed's Pirates), Cristin Hubbard (The Pirate Queen, Chess), Stephanie Lynge (Beauty and the Beast), Anna Stone, Ashley McHugh, Natalie Moore, and Mandi Gosling

The evening will highlight songs from Hartmann's musicals, including the new musical Vanishing Point. Author Agatha Christie vanished for eleven days in 1926; that same year, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished for three weeks. Amelia Earhart disappeared during her 1937 round-the-world flight. Amelia was never seen again; Agatha and Aimee never spoke of what happened during their disappearances. A musical comedy-fantasy, Vanishing Point brings these three women together on a road trip through time and space filled with adventure, spectacle and mystery, as they recall their past and explore their future, stepping in and out of one another's lives.

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