Ryan Scott Oliver Series The Rehearsal Room: New Writers Premiering New Work Plays Urban Stages Dec. 7
By Michael Gioia
Composer Ryan Scott Oliver's series The Rehearsal Room: New Writers Premiering New Work, featuring the work of new composers and writers of contemporary musical theatre, continues Dec. 7 at Urban Stages.
Producer Victor Legrá presents the Dec. 7 installment, which begins at 10 PM.
The Rehearsal Room features material by songwriters Aaron Albert and Katy Rea, Colby Dezelick, John Michael Lyles and David Gomez, Rosie Webber, Ian Fairlee, Jamen Nanthakumar and Liana Wright-Mark, Kailey Marshall, and Toren Nakamura and Coleman Annison.
Performers include Sarah Hamaty, Michael John Hughes, Emily Hughes, Joe Ogren, Aury Krebs, Matthew Fairlee, Andrea Ross, Maggie Anderson, DeMarius Copes, Emma Rose Brooks, Jimmy McEvoy, Marissa O'Donnell, Carly Grayson, Emily Shrader, Adrienne Eller, Monet Sabel, Aury Krebs, Emily Rogers, Mary Claire Miskell, Toren Nakamura, Hayley Anna Norris, Maria Garvey and Tony Clements.
The band, under the music direction of Will Shuler, features Scott Still on drums, Erika Kapin on violin, Charlie Rosen on bass, Jeff Litman on guitar, Brian Sanders on cello and Linnea Sumner on viola.
The Rehearsal Room, which began at the SideWalk Café in December 2012, allows new writers to premiere new songs for New York audiences. The Dec. 7 concert focuses on material from developing musicals and includes a handful of songs celebrating the holiday season.
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