Festival of 10 Minute Musicals & Excerpts
Leap of Faith!
LIVE – LOVE – CREATE – CHANGE
All the best in 2013,
This is so cool…THE BIKINIS premiered at ReVision Theatre!
The Bikinis, Pop Musical About a Girl Group, Will Twist Into Goodspeed’s Season This Summer
By Kenneth Jones
25 Apr 2012
Goodspeed Musicals has stuffed The Bikinis — a musical bursting with pop standards from the ’60s and ’70s — to its 2012 season at the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT. The Terris is where Goodspeed tests new musicals.
Casting will be announced. Here’s how the two-time Tony Award-winning company bills The Bikinis, which was seen in an earlier 2010 production by ReVision Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ: “Back together again! The sixties girl group that everyone loves is bringing back the sun, fun and all the great songs they sang on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore…all to raise money to save Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort. These Jersey Girls relive their heyday in a non-stop celebration of song.”
Expect more than 30 hits, including “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Heat Wave” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
Roderick directed Goodspeed Opera House productions of Mame (now playing), Singin’ in the Rain, My One and Only and 42nd Street and last year’s Tin Pan Alley-flavored Hello! My Baby at The Norma Terris Theatre. He also co-conceived, directed and choreographed the national tour of Irving Berlin’s I Love a Piano. Hindman has acted in several Broadway hits including Mary Poppins, 1776 and City of Angels.
Music arrangements are by Joseph Baker with additional music and lyrics by Joseph Baker and Ray Roderick.
The Norma Terris Theatre is located at 33 North Main Street in Chester. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now. For more information call the Goodspeed Box Office at (860) 873-8668 or visit goodspeed.org.
CONGRATULATIONS Bob and to the theatre’s Board for keeping ReVision alive and moving forward!!!!!! I’m thrilled with the announcement and excited for ReVision’s future. All the best, Always, Tom
ReVision Theatre of Asbury Park, New Jersey Announces 2012 Interim Artistic Director
ReVision Theatre announces Bob Angelini, founding Board President as 2012 Interim Artistic Director.
Bob Angelini ReVision Theatre 2012 Interim Artistic Director
Asbury Park, NJ (PRWEB) March 02, 2012
Bob Angelini, who has a long history with ReVision Theatre and other regional theater projects, is stepping into the role of Interim Artistic Director for the 2012 Season. Board President, Joseph Guidetti stated “The Board of Directors is excited to have Bob involved with ReVision’s fifth anniversary season. Bob and our good friend Brett Colby stepped in and co-directed our 2011 Holiday show on very short notice and we are happy to have Bob back for the 2012 Season.” Guidetti, Angelini and Board Secretary, Dennis Carroll, are founding Board members of the company since it came to Asbury Park five years ago.
Angelini, who most recently co-directed ReVision’s sold-out holiday show, A Christmas Survival Guide, will direct the fifth anniversary season. He made his New York acting and directorial debut with a new play, The Fourth State of Matter, which was a semi-finalist at the 2011 Dream Up Festival at the Theater for the New City in the East Village. Angelini has also directed for the Hudson Guild Theatre in New York and locally for Cabaret for Life.
Bob’s acting credits include appearances in the hit television series 30 Rock, PanAm, Blue Bloods, and the new HBO documentary, Project Nim, directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh.
Angelini, ReVision’s President Emeritus, also appeared onstage as Reg in the 2010 Revision Theatre production of The Full Monty and was an integral part in producing ReVision’s first three seasons.
Angelini has made a name for himself over the last 17 years, directing more than 30 dramatic and musical productions with the award-winning West Park Players of Ocean Township.
His directorial efforts include A Chorus Line, Into the Woods, Curtains, Ah, Wilderness!, The Miracle Worker, and Les Miserables. He was awarded the Best Director “Basie Award” for the controversial 2007 production of The Laramie Project (Paramount Theatre), as well as Cats, and Our Town at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ.
“I am humbled by ReVision Theatre’s confidence in me,” Angelini said. “I look forward to leading ReVision’s milestone fifth season and keeping our loyal supporters entertained throughout the year.”
“Bob Angelini is an innovative director who sets the bar high and continues to raise it higher on every production,” said Marcy DeGonge-Manfredi (Broadway actress: Cats, Phantom of the Opera).
“Having worked with Bob, ReVision Theatre is very lucky to have him as the new AD,” said Emily Young (Original Broadway Cast: Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson).
Angelini, 48, is a resident of Ocean Township, NJ. As Interim Artistic Director, he will be taking on the task of planning the company’s fifth anniversary season which the company expects to announce in the Spring of 2012.
ReVision Theatre is a professional regional theatre company in Asbury Park, New Jersey, dedicated to producing invigorating theatre with a fresh new perspective reaching the diverse community of Asbury Park, Monmouth County and beyond. ReVision Theatre produces reinventions of previously produced classics, overlooked or forgotten work in a new way, and new work with a fresh voice. ReVision Theatre produces readings, workshops, cabarets, concerts, and mainstage productions.
I was thrilled to see that Peter Fillichia of The Star-Ledger named our production of THE BREAK UP NOTEBOOK one of the years 10 best in New Jersey!!!! Thanks Peter! Tom
Best and worst of New Jersey theater in 2011
Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2011
by Peter Fillichia / The NJ Star-Ledger
The McCarter Theatre in Princeton, the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn and Madison’s Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey all had terrific seasons.
And yet, 2011 was such a splendid year on stage in New Jersey that not one of the many accomplished productions at these three top-notch theaters could crack my Top 10 Best List.
Instead, it was a year when productions from many of the state’s smallest theaters took the honors instead. Big things indeed did come in small packages, as well as from our better-known companies. Here are the golden ten from around the state, in alphabetical order.
The Break-Up Notebook
(ReVision Theatre, Asbury Park)
Here was a complete triumph that even helped the waistlines of theatergoers; they doubled over from laughter so often that they did virtually sit-ups. And yet, Librettist Patricia Cotter and songwriter Lori Scarlett could be serious in having their winning heroine Helen ask, “So what happens when the love of your life — isn’t?” Beth Malone gave the best female performance of the year as the lovelorn lass, and Jamison Stern was the best featured actor as her best friend.
I am currently working on the development of a new musical with the authors as well as the development of two new one person shows. We’re not at the point yet where I can really talk about any of them yet…but check back and I hope to have more, later.
I’m also teaching an audition workshop for musical theatre performers and as always I’m available for private coaching.
For more information contact me at: Tom@ThomasMorrissey.com