York Theatre Company Sets Special Performance of TUNE IN TIME for Tomorrow
By popular demand, The York Theatre Company, and producing partners Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields, have added a special performance of the acclaimed new game show for musical theater lovers Tune in Time. Hosted by Emily McNamara, with music direction by Nate Buccieri, and Sheila Head as the annoyingly insistent timekeeper, the special performance is set for TOMORROW, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peters (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
The acclaimed new musical game show series will continue into 2015 moving to Monday evenings at The York Theatre. New dates are: January 5, February 2, March 9 and April 5, with more to come. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
Songwriters confirmed for the special performance include Ben Boecker, Alexander Sage Oyen, Kevin Ray, Andy Roninson, Zak Sandler, and Steven Silverstein. Celebrity guest judges include MaryKate Burke (NYMF, Director of Programming), Michelle Mais (Rock of Ages), and Mike Cruz (Talent Associate, The Luedtke Agency).
In this "musical theater Olympics," Tune in Time brings together three teams of composers and lyricists who have never worked together - who must now collaborate to beat the clock! Their task is to write a song for a new Broadway musical, the title of which is picked from a hatful of audience suggestions, in a style determined by a spin of the dreaded "Genre Wheel" - all within 20 minutes. Tune in Time is an evening of edge-of-your-seat suspense, brain-frying bravery, and Broadway trivia. Each edition features a different roster of musical theater composers and lyricists as well as a panel of celebrity judges who award points based on specific criteria (use of title, adherence to genre and whether they actually wrote a tune in time). Trivia questions also give the contestants an opportunity to earn more points. The final overall score determines the winner.
General Admission tickets are priced at $20 and can be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.com, or by visiting the York Theatre Company Box Office (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), or by calling the Box Office at (212) 935-5820 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.).
Songwriting winners for the performance held on December 2 were David Sisco and Kate Anderson who were paired together and awarded for their stunning duet from the mock operetta, The Moist Aardvark.
Previous songwriting winners have included Dan McKenzie and Ben Wexler (Dramatist Guild Fellow) who were paired together to write the title character's self-explanatory song from the faux Disney musical, The Stick Snake; Erik Jareth Ransom (two-time champ) and Clay Zambo for their song from the faux epic musical, The Hairy Ebola; and Avi Amon and Robbie Torres for their original song written for the faux Disney musical, The Lovely Piano.
For additional information, please visit the website at www.yorktheatre.org.