Fifty Days at Iliam – This Weekend!

This weekend, don’t miss the Philly Fringe production of “Fifty Days at Iliam.”

What is “Fifty Days at Iliam,” you ask?
It is a Philly-based theatre ensemble, devising a play exploring the Trojan War/inspired by Cy Twombly’s “Fifty Days at Iliam.” It is led by my sister, Hannah Van Sciver.

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Photos by Dave Garrett Sarrafian 
It just opened, last night, to rave reviews. Tickets are sold out, but you can still see the show for $5/each Рstanding room, at the door!
“Fifty Days at Iliam” incorporates my original music, and the production features a wonderful cast and crew.¬†I am thrilled to have been involved.
Remaining Shows
at the Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Sept 4th @ 8pm
Sept 5th @ 7pm, & 9:30pm

Cast
Joseph Ahmed
Elizabeth Audley
Richard Chan
Amanda Jill Robinson
Megan Slater
Hannah Van Sciver

Crew
Director: William Steinberger
Sets, Projections, Costumes & Properties: Sara Outing
Lighting Design: Eric Baker
Movement Coach: Nicole Quenelle
Choreographer: Joseph Ahmed
Composition: Sarah Van Sciver & Amanda Jill Robinson
Music Direction: Amanda Jill Robinson
Stage Management: Kat Kelly

Check out the paintings: http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/85709.html
Check us out in Classicizing Philadelphia: http://classicizingphiladelphia.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2015/07/31/fringe-2015-the-conversation-continues/

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Fifty Days at Iliam on Facebook * the Philadelphia Fringe Festival * Phindie Review * Phindie Interview * Rep Radio Interview *  the Philadelphia Inquirer Pre-Press * Hannah Van Sciver

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Spotlight on Musical Theatre Composition: “Pay 2 Play”

I am proud to announce that I am the composer for a brand new musical, currently in the works, called¬†Pay2Play.¬†It’s a satire of¬†Philadelphia¬†politics. Funnyman Brian Kerrigan is the author of the book/lyrics and he’s also the show’s producer.¬†Writing the music to complement his hysterical, witty, amazing script is¬†entirely too much fun.

We’ll be casting 5 roles for a web-based mini filmed version of the musical [casting early in June, shooting in August]. Please stay tuned for more updates on the project!

  • For more information about auditions and the web-based mini musical, check out our listing on Backstage.com

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  • To hear demo piano-vocal recordings of excerpts of songs from the show, check out VoiceMakeDown’s Soundcloud page¬†(the official SoundCloud site for our show’s production company)

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Overture to an Adventure – EP // Video Preview of all 5 Tracks!

Check out this preview video,

featuring clips from all 5 songs on “Overture to an Adventure – EP.”

TRACK LISTING:

  1. The Final March
  2. Days and Days
  3. Goodbye
  4. Decision
  5. Overture to an Adventure

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Special Thanks To

Berenice Leung (cello), David Rosenfeld (oboe), Eugene Chieffo (clarinet),
Geoffrey Baker (viola/violin), Gin Ah Lim (violin), Lawrence Major (violin),
Matthew Roberts (double bass), Sirmina Dremsizova (flute),
Sudarshan Muralidhar¬†(flute), and¬†Yoomi Kwon¬†(cello)¬†… the orchestra
Hannah Van Sciver¬†… photography
William Murdoch¬†… graphic design
Studio Crash¬†… recording / mixing / mastering
DiscMakers¬†&¬†CDBaby¬†… CD production / distribution
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Please stay tuned for announcements regarding:

  • CD Release on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and more
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  • Internet Radio and Streaming

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – This Weekend!

This weekend, don’t miss iNtuiton’s Experimental Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s¬†A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Hannah Van Sciver.

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I composed an original song for the production, a lullaby the fairies sing to their queen Titania. The play is sure to be the perfect addition to your Halloweekend!

Shows (@ Houston Hall, Class of ’49 Auditorium)

Thursday, 10/31, 7:00pm
Friday, 11/1, 6:00pm
Saturday, 11/2, 2:00pm
Saturday, 11/2, 9:00pm

Tickets cost $7 for PennCard holders, $10 general admission.

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Photos from the Play, in Rehearsals
iNtuitons Experimental Theatre
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Special thanks to

  • the band (Jay, Harry, and Steve),
  • co-lyricists (Hannah & Harry),
  • Studio Crash (Mike),
  • Disc Makers (Sean),
  • and graphic design (Will).

Please stay tuned for announcements regarding:

  • the EP becoming available for digital download and to stream through Internet radio

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Ophelia’s Song – EP // Video Preview of all 5 Tracks!

Check out this preview video,

featuring clips from all 5 songs on “Ophelia’s Song – EP.”

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Means to an End
  2. Dear Danny (S.W.A.K.)
  3. Election Day in New York City
  4. 10,000 Times
  5. Ophelia’s Song

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Ophelia‚Äôs Song ‚Äď EP¬†!

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CDs will be ready to ship by the end of August!

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If you live in the Philadelphia area and would prefer to pick up your copies rather than having CDs shipped to you, drop off an order form to me in person, and I will contact you when CDs are available for pick-up.

**Click here for a sneak peek at what the album looks like!**

Special thanks to

  • the band (Jay, Harry, and Steve),
  • co-lyricists (Hannah & Harry),
  • Studio Crash (Mike),
  • Disc Makers (Sean),
  • and graphic design (Will).

Please stay tuned for announcements regarding:

  • the unveiling of a lyrics / extended credits page for the EP
  • the EP becoming available for digital download and to stream through Internet radio

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SmartyPAL in the Philadelphia Inquirer

SmartyPAL,” a¬†project I worked on with¬†Kartik Hosanagar and his wife, Prasanna Krishnan, had an article written about it in the Philadelphia Inquirer! I did songwriting, arranging, and sound design for the project, a new educational tablet application designed for kids. Voice acting was provided by Jason West and Courtney Cilman. Check it out and please spread the word about this neat new app!

Check out the article here.

Photo Credit:  CLEM MURRAY, Staff Photographer for the Philadelphia Inquirer