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FUN PROJECTS IN THE WORKS

In Family Entertainment, Movies, Music, Musicals, Our Work, Shakespeare, Theater, WebSeries on November 10, 2017 at 9:29 pm

Screen Shot 2017-11-10 at 1.01.26 PM134 West has so many fun and exciting projects in various stages of development. It has been incredibly productive year!  We wish you hope and joy during the Holiday Gauntlet of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve!

Go forth, make stuff. Be creative and joyful.

 

BEND IN THE ROAD: The Anne of Green Gables Musical – Thanks to director Michelle Long and Artistic Director Adam Burke for a wonderful workshop and reading at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. We are now working toward a full production for 2019!

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TY THE PIE GUY – We are developing a feature and a new season of our award-winning kid show. Watch us for free on Amazon Video or YouTube! And we’ve passed over 2.2 MILLION MINUTES STREAMED of the Pie Guy videos! Stay tuned for more info.

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CONFIDENCE (and The Speech) – 134 West produced the first reading of Susan Lambert Hatem’s exciting new political play, CONFIDENCE (and The Speech) at Boston Court in May. And the second was a benefit reading November 8, which raised over $500 for Emily’s List and She Should Run. We are working with Charlotte’s Off-Broadway to produce a workshop and reading in 2018 in North Carolina.

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O BABY MINE: Sing a Song of Shakespeare! – SAVE THE DATE in 2018 for our special O BABY MINE concert at world famous Joe’s Pub! With NYC Children’s Theatre, 134 West presents this unique concert for children and families of special songs inspired by Shakespeare’s plays! Get your copy now! NYC Children’s Theatre concert at Joe’s Pub – Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1pm – Sign up now!

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OTHER PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
TWENTY-FOUR HOURS FROM TULSA
AN APPALACHIAN TWELFTH NIGHT
2 of TRIPAK
THE FLIRT BAR
HAPPY JOY SAD SAD HOLIDAY TIME

STRATEGY & CONSULTING: 134 West also specializes in marketing and entertainment. We consult with studios, agencies, schools and theatres. We are available for strategy and consulting and dramaturgy for special theatre and film projects. If you have a project and you’re looking for marketing, strategy and producing assistance, maybe we can help. Past clients include Charlotte’s Off-Broadway, AvatarLabs, Dreamworks Animation, Google and Disney.
Contact: susan @ 134west.biz

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The Next BEND IN THE ROAD

In Family Entertainment, Music, Musicals, Our Work, Theater, Uncategorized on September 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm
"A Home For Me" from BEND IN THE ROAD: The Anne of Green Gables Musical. Photo by Carol Rosegg. © 134 West, LLC

“A Home For Me” from BEND IN THE ROAD. © 134 West

After a hugely successful run at The Pearl Theater on 42nd Street for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), BEND IN THE ROAD: The Anne of Green Gables Musical is now looking for it’s next production!  We are actively seeking theater and producing partners who are interested in a quality family musical that is both classic, inspiring and heartfelt with songs that send your soul soaring and stick in your head long after the show is over.

Alison Woods made her New York debut as Anne Shirley in BEND IN THE ROAD: The Anne of Green Gables Musical. Written by Benita Scheckel and Michael Upward. Based on Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Photo by Carol Rosegg © 2013 134 West, LLC

Alison Woods made her New York debut as Anne Shirley in BEND IN THE ROAD: The Anne of Green Gables Musical.  © 2013 134 West

Couldn’t make it to New York to see us at NYMF? Or didn’t catch us at the Carrie Hamiton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse? Then check out the BEND IN THE ROAD website for great production photos, videos and glowing reviews! We look forward to the next Bend in the Road in 2014. Here are some review quote highlights from New York:

“Bend in the Road would be most welcome on Broadway!”  -Huffington Post

“Bend in the Road is wonderful”
-Life Upon the Sacred Stage

“Absolutely Flawless!” -The Write Teacher

“Bend in the Road is a winner!”
– JK Theatre Scene

ABOUT BEND IN THE ROAD

Book and lyrics by: Benita Scheckel

Music and lyrics by: Michael Upward

Anne (Alison Woods) and Diana (Whitney Winfield).  Walk Like Sisters (Kindred Spirits). BEND IN THE ROAD. Photo by Carol Rosegg. © 134 West, LLC

Anne (Alison Woods) and Diana (Whitney Winfield). Walk Like Sisters (Kindred Spirits). BEND IN THE ROAD. © 134 West

Cast Size: 14+

Ideal Band Size: 3-7
Style: Family Comedy

BEND IN THE ROAD: The Anne of Green Gables Musical is a fun and heartwarming family comedy musical based on the beloved classic novel, Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Bend in the Road tells the story of young Anne Shirley, an orphan, who is mistakenly adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert to help them on their Avonlea farm.

Gilbert Blythe (CJ Pawlikowsk) and Anne Shirley (Alison Woods) in BEND IN THE ROAD. Photo by Carol Rosegg. © 134 West, LLC

Gilbert Blythe (CJ Pawlikowsk) and Anne Shirley (Alison Woods) in BEND IN THE ROAD. © 134 West

Anne’s intelligent, joyous and imaginative ways change the lives of all those around her in this small town, including Matthew, Marilla and nosy town gossip Mrs. Rachel Lynde. Anne finds fast friendships at school and a rivalry with classmate Gilbert Blythe turns complicated as they grow up.

 

Photos by Carol Rosegg.  2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival.

An Appalachian Twelfth Night

In Musicals, Our Work, Theater, Uncategorized on September 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night set in 1938 Appalachia is a foot-stompin' comedy with music!

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night set in 1938 Appalachia is a foot-stompin’ comedy with music!

An Appalachian Twelfth Night is a story of loss, love, chaos, laughter and music. 134 West was part of the premiere production in 2002 with Dancing Barefoot Productions and is ready to bring this amazing production to new theaters looking for an accessible Shakespeare show for the whole family. The original production charmed LA audiences with foot-stompin’ fun, sold out shows and rave reviews.

“Playfully conceived by Williams and touchingly rendered by director Susan Lambert, the staging further benefits from an extensive use of old-time folk music. It’s a toe-tapping, laugh spreading good time. ” Daryl Miller, LA Times

“Imaginatively helmed! The production exudes a captivating rural humor all its own.” – Julio Martinez, Variety

“Lusty folk tunes. Devastating straightforwardness… The Globe Theatre hasn’t seen anything like this. It’s one of the best and most innovative productions of Shakespeare’s lyric comedy.”
– Laura Hitchcock, CurtainUp

– A Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Nominee for best musical direction.

Robert L. Williams’ original adaptation of Shakespeare’s “play with music” stunned and delighted Los Angeles audiences aligning rich, traditional mountain music with the poetry of Shakespearean verse. Setting Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in an isolated coal-mining town in the thirties, it incorporates an Appalachian band “Rev. Karl and the Pikeville Pickers” and draws from the traditional folk music handed down from the Elizabethan ancestors of the mountain dwellers.

Check out the original cast recording on CDBaby or iTunes. Contact susan @ 134west.biz for more information.