Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Producing Artistic Director) and Snap-Two Productions' will begin performances of the new musical Signs of Life this Tuesday, February 16, 2010.
Signs of Life has a book by Peter Ullian, lyrics by Len Schiff, music by Joel Derfner, music direction by Michael Pettry, musical staging by Christine O'Grady and directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Signs of Life will begin performances on Tuesday February, 16 and will open on Thursday, February 25, running through Sunday, March 21 The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre (5 West 63rd St.). Tickets are $55 for adults and $40 for seniors and students and $40 for all previews and can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/425
Signs of Life is an exploration of life in the Jewish artists' ghetto created by the Nazis in the Czech town of Terezin during World War II. Hitler renamed it Theresienstadt and his propaganda cynically proclaimed it "A City for the Jews". He proceeded to populate Theresienstadt with the most prominent artists, composers, scientists, and scholars of Europe. A vibrant artistic community emerged and the ghetto was alive with concerts, plays, and lectures. The Nazi's, for their own international propaganda purposes, coerced their prisoners to depict Terezin as a place where they lived free lives. But hidden from the watchful eyes of their captors, the artists created secret pictures and writings which were concealed and smuggled out to alert the world to what was really happening. They felt that, because of their covert efforts, the truth could survive. Signs of Life is a true story of love, defiance and the power of art.
The cast includes Erika Amato (Lead singer of Velvet Chain, Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Show and Soundtrack), Wilson Bridges (My Fair Lady, National Tour, Off-Broadway: Academy), Jason Collins (Annie National Tour, Next to Normal), Nic Cory, Gabe Green, Patricia Noonan (Girl Crazy, Carousel -Barrington Stage), Allen E. Read (Mask-Pasadena Plyhse), Stuart Zagnit (Broadway: Suessical, The Wild Party), and Kurt Zischke (Broadway/Nat's Tour Whistle Down the Wind, Buddy, Broadway) .The creative team includes Alexis Distler, set design; Michael Gottlieb, lighting design, Jennifer Caprio, costume design; Michael Eisenberg, sound design; Chris Kateff, video design; casting, Carol Hanzel Casting; marketing, HHC Marketing.
Patricia Noonan, Jason Collins, Wilson Bridges, Stuart Zagnit, Gabe Green, Nic Cory
Patricia Noonan, Wilson Bridges and Jason Collins
Patricia Noonan, Allen E. Read, Stuart Zagnit, and Nic Cory
Allen E. Read and Patricia Noonan
Allen E Read, Kurt Zischke, back, Patricia Noonan, Stuart Zagnit and Gabe Green.
Patricia Noonan and Wilson Bridges
Gabe Green, Jason Collins, Wilson Bridges, Erika Amato and Patricia Noonan
Jason Collins and Erika Amato
Allen E. Read and Kurt Zischke
Nic Cory, Patricia Noonan, Kurt Zischke and Allen E. Read
Nic Cory, Patricia Noonan and Kurt Zischke