Funikijam's RHYTHM BOOM BOOM To Premiere At The Actor's Temple Theatre
FunikiJam World Music, in cooperation with AZ Wonderland Productions, Inc., will produce the Off-Broadway world premiere of the new family musical, "Rhythm Boom Boom," Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Actor's Temple Theatre, before launching internationally with a 60-city tour of China.
"Rhythm Boom Boom," is a award-winning production co-created by Brian Barrentine (Music) & Ken Zang (Book), showcasing the popular songs of FunikiJam World Music, penned by Barrentine and featured in his popular music classes, birthday parties, events, and Off-Broadway family musicals (New York Times Pick, "7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend").
In "Rhythm Boom Boom," Captain Jam and The Agents of Jam invite the children of China and their families to embark upon a globetrotting musical adventure: with a drum in every seat, the audience plays and sings along, journeying from Africa to Australia, Egypt to Europe to the USA, and finally to China, where everyone celebrates a successful mission. Joining Barrentine's "Captain Jam," as the "Agents of Jam" are Andrea Galata, Ashton Parrack, and Brian Radock. Technical supervision for the production is by Maarten Cornelis.
"This is truly a dream come true," says Barrentine. "We're building bridges and forging a global community with music and lyrics, spanning so many different genres, and it all happens to coincide with our 20th Anniversary Season of FunikiJam!"
Brian Barrentine (Co-Creator/Captain Jam) Lifelong artist and educator, Brian Barrentine is the creator, voice, and face of FunikiJam World Music - winner of Parent's Choice Award for Best Music. He has been cast in numerous musicals on Broadway and Off; written the Gymboree Music Program; served as Early Childhood Director at Brooklyn Conservatory; and acted in national commercials and TV shows like The Good Wife, Madam Secretary, and Law & Order SVU. Favorite roles include Elvis in Elvis the Musical European Tour, El Gallo in the Fantasticks (American Masters Festival), Narrator in Aladdin National Tour, and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. He is honored to bring Captain Jam his FunikiJam friends to the children of China with "Rhythm Boom Boom!" www.funikijam.com
Ashton Parrack (Agent Melody) is thrilled to be exploring China with Captain Jam & FunikiJam in "Rhythm Boom Boom!" Off Broadway: Totally Awesome Summer, Baby Likes to Rock, Holiday Beat. Regional: La Traviata, Cinderella, Oklahoma! Education: BM in Vocal Performance from Oklahoma City University. She would like to thank mom & dad for their unconditional love and support. @ashhtonparrack
Andrea Galata (Agent Sbrexy) is a New York based, internationally awarded Italian performer. On stage he played many lead roles directed by Judith Malina and Irene Papas among others. Honored by the President of the Italian Republic with the Golden Star for Civil Merits in Arts, he starred in TV series by Sky/Newscorp in two seasons of the Japanese Otona-No Kiso Eigo and in several feature films. Andrea has been performing and teaching with Captain Jam and FunikiJam for three years and is excited to continue the adventure in China with "Rhythm Boom Boom!"
Brian Radock (Agent Bongo) lives in New York City & has a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance. He is super stoked to drum around the world with Captain Jam and Rhythm Boom Boom in China! In 2018, he performed with Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away) & The Hollywood Film Music Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. Other credits: Drum Chair for "The Illusionists" on Broadway, 3 record-breaking tours of Italy, with over 50 bands, & famous artists Kansas & Andrew WK. Instagram: @brian.drums.nyc. www.brianradock.com
Maarten Cornelis (Technical Director) is a Light Designer and Production Manager for theatre and film. He has over 15 years of experience, with shows currently running on Broadway and at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. This is Maarten's first time to China and would like to thank Brian Barrentine and FunikiJam for this great opportunity. For more information on Maarten, check out: www.maartencornelis.com
"Rhythm Boom Boom" performs Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11am at the Actors Temple Theatre, 339 West 47thStreet, New York, NY, 10036. Tickets are on sale for $37.50. The international promo tour/premiere begins February 1 & 2, 2019 at the world renowned Chongqing Grand Theatre, and travels to 60 different cities across China (Summer 2019) from June 27- August 30, 2019.
Off-Broadway Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.funikijam.com/offbroadway
For additional information visit: www.funikijam.com