STANDBY - THE MUSICAL Runs 9/7-30 as Part of New York International Fringe Festival Encore Series

STANDBY - THE MUSICAL Runs 9/7-30 as Part of New York International Fringe Festival Encore Series

Alfred Solis and Keith Robinson have announced that STANDBY - The Musical has been extended as part of the 2012 FringeNYC Encore Series, featuring the best shows from the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival. STANDBY will have five performances: 9/7@7:30PM, 9/14@7:30PM, 9/20@7:30PM, 9/27@7:30PM, 9/29@7:30 PM at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St. New York, NY 10012.

The new musical STANDBY is a story of redemption and hope. Though the pressures of life may drive a person to the point of no return, it is love and companionship that can bring a person back from the brink. While waiting to catch their flight, five strangers are bumped to the standby line and forced to decide amongst themselves who is most deserving of the next flight out. What they soon realize is that this is no ordinary airport terminal, and their meeting is by no means a coincidence. It is the choices they must make in order to move on to their final destination that challenge everything about their lives they hold to be true. This is the ultimate test of the human spirit.

STANDBY - The Musical stars actors Mike Backes*, Seth Blum, Matthew Corr, Jillian Gottlieb*, Ashley Linn Rose* and Michael-Anthony Souza*. Music by Keith Robinson and Amy Baer, Book and Lyrics by Alfred Solis and Mark-Eugene Garcia. The production is Directed by Marc Eardley, with Music Direction by Keith Robinson and Robert Cookman, Musical Staging by Leasen Almquist, Set Design by Marissa Bergman and Lighting Design by Diana Bayne.

Keith Robinson (ASCAP) is a composer, music producer, sound designer, educator, and Vice President of the award winning Sample Logic LLC sample library company. His company's work can be heard in hundreds of feature films, TV programs, and video games. As a composer working alongside Andres Levin (Grammy Award, In The Heights - Cast Recording), Keith composed music for a number of feature films (El Cantante, Borderland, Feel The Noise, Ladron Que Roba A Ladron, One Heartbeat), TV commercials, and worked on projects featuring Mark Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Stipe, Cucu Diamantes, Miguel Bose, Beto Cuevas, and Yerba Buena. Keith is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at the Tisch School of NYU where he teaches music production.

Amy Baer (ASCAP, AFM) is a New York Based composer for film, television and theater. As music assistant to Academy Award winning composer Howard Shore, she recently completed work on the scores for the motion pictures Hugo, Dangerous Method, and Cosmopolis. She also composed the music for the trailer of "The King's Speech". As an orchestrator and copyist Amy works with New York based composers Greg Pliska, Joel Doeck, and the musical group HEM. Additionally, her work with The Public Theatre's productions of 12th Night and As You Like It for Shakespeare in the Park have led her to work with such artists as Anne Hathaway, Audra McDonald, and Raul Esparza. ?Most recently she composed for the National Geographic Documentary Hunting with Giants, and served as an orchestrator for Vinnie Favale's new off-Broadway musical, Hereafter.

Alfred Solis is a playwright and the Director of New Media at the Buck Institute for Education. He grew up in California amongst a myriad of Filipino families where he brought awareness of the Filipino culture through his extensive creative endeavors. Alfred earned his Bachelors of Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Notably, he hosted Bill Gates & Oprah Winfrey as part of his efforts to advance education reform. Alfred continues to travel the world promoting Project Based Learning and education

Mark-Eugene Garcia (ASCAP) is a resident playwright of the F.A.C.T. Theatre Company. He studied book and lyric writing with the Academy of New Musical Theatre. His musicals include The Holy Cows of Credence South Dakota, Facing East: The Musical, and The Journey. His plays include (un)missed connections, Inscriptions, One Night at the Golden Boot and Keys.

* Denotes membership in Actors Equity Association.

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