Saturday, December 9, 2017

TRU Voices presents our new musical VIVA MAX! - based on the novel by Jim Lehrer

Sorry for having less frequent blog posts recently!  We've been working on getting our script materials up to date, and we're thrilled to have been selected by Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) to be one of the three shows in their TRU VOICES  Series.  

The series starts with our show on Monday, January 15, 2018.  

VIVA MAX!  - Staged Reading at:
The Actor’s Temple Theatre   
339 West 47th Street  NYC
Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Remember the Alamo?  Max will make sure you never forget it!  In this new musical comedy-adventure, a young, idealistic Mexican General seeks respect for himself and Mexico by marching his soldiers into Texas in an against-all-odds quest to reclaim the Alamo.  The show is based on Jim Lehrer's rollicking satiric novel set 50 years ago, but the story remains current and passionate on 21st-century matters like immigration, gun control, and respect for foreign people and their cultures.

Update Wed. Dec. 20:  More info on the whole TRU series in this article on BroadwayWorld

Update:  Link to YouTube - a demo sampler, from 4 "Viva Max!" songs
Some of the characters you'll meet in the musical comedy based on Jim Lehrer's novel

The bigoted, gun-loving Texas Police Chief Sylvester - "Gotta Give a Guy a Gun"

The loyal but womanizing Lieutenant - "What a Woman Wants"

Paula,  political activist and Alamo tour guide - "It's Just I Haven't Met the Man Yet"

The fiery Carmela, who inspires Max to go on his quest  - "I Don't Think So"

sung on these demos by Bill Parry, Charles Pistone, Elena Shaddow, Sarah Corey

TRU Voices Jan. 15, with Book by Julie Miller & Fred Landau
Music & lyrics by Skip Kennon
based on the novel VIVA MAX! by Jim Lehrer

Friday, September 15, 2017

Link to new videos - Tax Reform (What a Wonderful World parody) and Jewish New Year (I Will Survive parody)

WHAT A ONE PERCENT WORLD -Steve Mnuchin parody-tribute on YouTube

Tax reform by  Steve Mnuchin, and his wife's infamous Twitter feed, based on the so-called "air travel scandal"

Many thanks to the terrific Sheree Sano for the fabulous vocal!

And if you haven't seen it already:

With not that many eating days until Yom Kippur, here's a fasting YouTube - parody by Fred Landau, sung by our gifted neighbor Jan Horvath

"I Will Survive Yom Kippur" - parody

[this parody suggested and based on info in the NY Times New York Today column "Advice for Fasting" June 21, 2017]

Please spread the link around if you know people who might enjoy the parody!