Starving Artist Studios Hosts Jason Robert Brown In Concert And Masterclass


Starving Artist Studios, a new performing arts training facility in Central Florida, brings Tony-Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown to Orlando for a Concert and Master Class.

CONCERT (more information below)
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium. 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park, FL 32792.
Tickets: $39
UPDATE: Now with Guitarist Gary Sieger from the Caucasian Rhythm Kings!

MASTER CLASS (more information below)
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium. 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park, FL 32792.
Tickets: $20
About the Master Class
Starving Artist Studios brings Jason Robert Brown to Orlando for a musical theatre master class. On Saturday, February 4, 2012, Jason Robert Brown will work with talented local singers on stage in front of a live audience: Laura Hodos, Juan Cantu, Michelle Knight - local professional performers; Alex Ferguson and Sage Starkey - college-aged performers; Kathryn Kilger and Dana Kruger - high school performers, both students of Trinity Prep. The singers have prepared two pieces: one selection by Jason Robert Brown and one musical theatre selection of their choice. Tickets to observe the master class are $20 and can be purchased on Starving Artist Studios' website beginning December 9, 2011.

About the Concert
Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Jason Robert Brown, LIVE in concert on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8:00PM. Singer/songwriter Jason Robert Brown shares selections from his vast musical theater songbook.
Fans can expect to hear an array of songs from his award-winning musicals, including; The Last Five Years (Time Magazine's 10 Best of 2001, Drama Desk Award for Best Music and Best Lyrics), Parade (Tony Award for Best Musical Score, Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best new Musical), and Songs for a New World, which has played Off-Broadway and has been seen in more than 200 productions world-wide.

Jason Robert Brown will be joined onstage by his guitarist from The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, Gary Sieger!

MR. Brown's CD's will be on sale in the lobby, which he will sign after the show.

Tickets are $39 and can be purchased on Starving Artist Studios' website beginning December 9, 2011.

About Jason Robert Brown

For more information visit Jason Robert Brown's website.

Jason Robert Brown  Jason is the composer and lyricist of the musical, "The Last Five Years," which was cited as one of TimeMagazine's 10 Best of 2001 and won Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Lyrics. Jason won a 1999 Tony Award for his score to "Parade", a musical written with Alfred Uhry and directed by Harold Prince, which premiered at Lincoln Center Theatre in December 1998, and subsequently won both the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best New Musical. "Parade" was also presented on a national tour in 2000, which Jason conducted. Jason's first musical, "Songs for a New World," a theatrical song cycle directed by Daisy Prince, played Off-Broadway at the WPA Theatre in the fall of 1995, and has since been seen in more than two hundred productions around the world. Jason's newest musical, "13," written with Dan Elish and directed by Todd Graff, premiered this January to rave reviews at Los Angeles's Mark Taper Forum, and opens on Broadway in the spring of 2008. Jason is the winner of the 2002 Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyrics and the 1996 Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Foundation Award for Musical Theatre. Jason's songs, including the cabaret standard "Stars and the Moon," have been performed and recorded by Audra McDonald, Betty Buckley, Karen Akers, Renée Fleming, Philip Quast, Jon Hendricks and many others.

Jason's first solo album, "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes," featuring his band The Caucasian Rhythm Kings is available from Sh-K-Boom Records. His collaboration with singer Lauren Kennedy, "Songs of Jason Robert Brown," is available on PS Classics. Jason's piano sonata, "Mr. Broadway" was commissioned and premiered by Anthony De Mare at Carnegie Hall. Also in the wings: an musical adaptation of the 1992 film "Honeymoon in Vegas," in collaboration with screenwriter/director Andrew Bergman. Jason is also the composer of the incidental music for David Lindsay-Abaire's "Kimberly Akimbo" and "Fuddy Meers," Marsha Norman's "Last Dance," David Marshall Grant's "Current Events," Kenneth Lonergan's "The Waverly Gallery," and the Irish Repertory Theater's production of "Long Day's Journey Into Night," and he was a Tony Award nominee for his contributions to the score of "Urban Cowboy the Musical." His scores are published by Hal Leonard. Jason currently teaches musical theater performance and composition at the University of Southern California.

As a conductor and arranger, Jason's recent New York credits include "Urban Cowboy the Musical" on Broadway; Oliver Goldstick's play, "Dinah Was," directed by David Petrarca, at the Gramercy Theatre and on national tour; and William Finn's "A New Brain," directed by Graciela Daniele, at Lincoln Center Theater. Jason was the musical director of the pop vocal group, The Tonics, with whom he performed at the 1992 tribute to Stephen Sondheim at Carnegie Hall (recorded by RCA Victor); he was the conductor and orchestrator of Yoko Ono's musical, "New York Rock," at the WPA Theatre (on Capitol Records); and he orchestrated Andrew Lippa's "john and jen," Off-Broadway at Lamb's Theatre (Varese Sarabande). In 1994, Jason was the conductor and arranger of Michael John LaChiusa's "The Petrified Prince," directed by Harold Prince, at The Public Theatre. Additionally, Jason served as the orchestrator and arranger of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams's score for a proposed musical of "Star Wars." Jason also took over as musical director for the Off-Broadway hit "When Pigs Fly." Jason has conducted and created arrangements and orchestrations for Liza Minnelli, John Pizzarelli, Tovah Feldshuh, and Laurie Beechman, among many others.

About Starving Artist Studios

Starving Artist Studios is a new multi-disciplinary performing arts training facility owned by local performer and vocal coach Tim Evanicki, opening in Altamonte Springs in January with a second location opening near Loch Haven Park in Orlando in August 2012.

We will offer private and group classes in instrumental and vocal music, acting and dance for all ages through professional adult. For more information on our class offerings please visit our website.

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