Sound Street Productions to produce the first studio cast recording of this original musical comedy from New York City
Show Choir! – The Musical is a melodious mockumentary about America’s favorite teen pastime…with jazz hands. This musical comedy by Mark McDaniels and Donald Garverick has been developing in New York City since 2006, including an award winning production at the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival and a sold out run at the 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Show Choir! also received acclaimed productions at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The American Conservatory Theatre – San Francisco in 2012.
Sound Street Productions is now in pre-production to make first studio cast recording of the full score with new orchestrations by Assaf Gleizner. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign was launched on October 27th and will be in effect until December 11th, 2014. Fans and members of the community are encouraged to support the cast recording with contributions of any amount. Special perks and VIP packages are available for larger contributions.
“(4 Stars) You’ll be humming the words to the title track long after you’ve left the theatre!”
- Rory Halperin, Time Out New York
“(4 Stars) Show Choir! is an absolutely hilarious parody of a musical…It’s Fame for this generation, taking what Glee has done and creating a musical with real talent and no auto-tuning.”
- Paul Virides, BroadwayBaby.com
“Up With People” meets “Spinal Tap!” Campy fun.”
- Jack Quinn, Theater Scene
“Hold on to your stage fedoras and tap shoes, because you are in for a ride with this one!”
- Brad Proctor, LOGO On-line
“A wonderfully over the top, sparkling treat”
- Kevin Sherwin, BroadwayWorld.com
“The show is hip, modern (and) a completely entertaining experience!”
- Lisa Ferber, NYTheatre.com
Mark McDaniels – A resident of New York City since 1994, he is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the New School University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. A jack of all trades he has worked as a composer, performer, voice over artist, producer, and theatre manager. He and Donald Garverick are the co-authors and producers of the award winning Show Choir! -The Musical (FringeNYC ’07, NYMF ’10, Edinburgh Fringe ’11, A.C.T. San Francisco ’12) and Casual Bob (4@15 with NYU.) Mark is currently the host of The Cabaret Showdown and the Director of Programming and Operations at the Davenport Theatre.
Donald Garverick – Splits his time between directing/choreographing and writing musicals with Mark McDaniels. Together, they have written and produced Show Choir! – The Musical and Casual Bob. Recent director/choreographer credits include Young Frankenstein (SUNY Oswego) and The Charm (SoundBites Festival). Recent choreography credits include Siren’s Heart: The Marilyn Monroe Musical (Off-Broadway at Actor’s Temple), Hair (SOOP Productions), Before God Was Invented: A Prehistoric Pagan Parable (Theatre for the New City), The Holy Cows of Credence South Dakota (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity) and Show Choir! at NYMF 2010. He is also the creator and resident judge of The Cabaret Showdown, a monthly musical game show in NYC.
Assaf Gleizner – Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2007, Mr. Gleizner moved to the United States, where he received a scholarship to earn his Bachelor of Music in jazz performance at SUNY Purchase. He has since played in a number of venues throughout the tri-state such as Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club and Birdland, along with many others. Additionally he has performed and toured throughout New York and Canada, playing and arranging for the award winning singer Cyrille Aimee. In 2010, he joined the Stage Left Children’s Theater Team as the Musical director. Most recently, he formed the group Trio Shalva with fellow Israeli musicians and the Swingaroos with a collection of jazz musicians.
Sound Street Productions – was founded in 2006 by Mark McDaniels and Donald Garverick and is dedicated to creating, promoting and producing new musical theatre projects in the New York Metropolitan Area. Projects include Show Choir! – The Musical, Casual Bob and The Cabaret Showdown.
Posted On: New York, New York November 05, 2014