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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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Get your O BABY MINE Gear!

In Family Entertainment, Music, Our Work, Shakespeare, Theater on December 13, 2014 at 8:13 pm

We got a wonderful review from Shakespeare in LA for O BABY MINE: Sing a Song of Shakespare – available on CD, iTunes and Amazon Play. We’ve made some beautiful promotional shirts which have been so popular, they are now for sale! Check them out at our Big Cartel shop: http://obabyminemusic.bigcartel.com/

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O BABY MINE: Sing a Song of Shakespeare

In Family Entertainment, Music, Our Work, Shakespeare, Theater, Uncategorized on September 26, 2013 at 8:00 am
Songs for all the seven ages inspired by the bard!

Songs for all the seven ages inspired by the bard!

134 West presents O BABY MINE: Sing a Song of Shakespeare, a new indie album of children’s songs and lullabies inspired by, and taken from, Shakespeare’s plays.  Producer/Director Susan Lambert conceived this new concept album when she adapted the lyrics of Twelfth Night’s O Mistress Mine to sing to her infant son while rocking him to sleep.

Alas, poor Yorick...  Sing a Song of Shakespeare with O Baby Mine.

Alas, poor Yorick… Sing a Song of Shakespeare with O Baby Mine, a kid’s album inspired by Shakespeare plays.
© 2013 134 West, LLC

Executive Produced by Lambert. Produced by music and theater man-about-town Rob Kendt and featuring songs by Kendt, Madison Scheckel, Raymond Bokhour, Cinco Paul and many others! It’s a wonderful collection for smart and indie music loving families as well as theatre lovers and their kids. And, of course, for those who love the Bard, O BABY MINE is a wonderful way to share Shakespeare’s stories and words with all the seven ages.  And the great thing is, this music isn’t just for kids or for Shakespeare fans. When 134 West produces family entertainment, it means everyone enjoys the fun.

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O Baby Mine Album art – Front Cover – Sneak Peek
© 2013 134 West, LLC and Chad Calvert

Head over to O Baby Mine website for more info and to listen to some wonderful songs.  Explore the making of the album images and find some inspiring iconic Shakespeare moments re-enacted by kids.

Meanwhile, check out some of our album teaser with an exclusive sneak peek at our album art and the current track listing. The album is expected soon, so keep your ears open…

“Give me some music; music, moody food Of us that trade in love.”  – Antony and Cleopatra

O Baby Mine back cover art

O Baby Mine Album art – Back Cover – Sneak Peek
© 2013 134 West, LLC and Chad Calvert

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.