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On February 27, 2011, award winning composer and fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Bobby Cronin will be having some of the biggest and rising West End talent perform his music in “The Songs of Bobby Cronin” at London’s New Players Theatre. Bobby’s music is emotional, celebrational, and most of all inspiring and positive! Bobby has sold out shows here in NYC at Birdland, the Metropolitan Room, and The Laurie Beechman Theatre. He’s also sold out in Chicago at Davenport’s. Bobby’s work includes “Welcome to My Life,” “‘Til Death Do Us Part,” “Cyrana,” “Ten Reasons I Won’t Go Home With You,” and his debut album “Reach The Sky!”

Now Bobby is bringing his love and positive energy across the pond to London! Joining Bobby on stage will be Samantha Barks, Leanne Jones, Sally Ann Triplett, Rebecca Vere, Simon Bailey, Natasha Barnes, Rosalie Craig, Mark Evans, Jye Frasca, Hadley Fraser, Ashleigh Gray, Jodie Jacobs, Rebecca Lock, Ceili O’Connor, Katie Rowley Jones, Caroline Sheen, and Liam Tamne.

On Sunday, February 27 at 8pm, make sure you are at London’s New Players Theatre for “The Songs of Bobby Cronin!” It’s an evening that will inspire you, comfort you, and most of all leave you smiling for Bobby’s music will make you feel good! For tickets in London call: 08444 771 000.


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Be sure to catch powerhouse vocalist and fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Katie Thompson for her triumphant return to Birdland on Monday, February 22 at 7pm in “Private Page.” She’ll be joined on stage by another “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Erik Sisco (“Sing What I Wanna Sing“), along with Matt Doyle (“Spring Awakening,” “Bye, Bye, Birdie”), Tom Lenk (“Rock of Ages,” “Buffy”), Dee Roscioli (“Wicked”),  Anne Fraser Thomas (“The Grinch” at The Old Globe), and Mariand Torres (“Giant” at Signature). Come celebrate with Katie & her friends as she independently releases her album. Two tracks a month! Past tracks include “Your Side,” “I Like Christmas For The Food,” “Heaven Is A Place,” and “Slow.” To find out what she’s releasing next, come on down to Birdland on Monday, February 22 at 7pm.

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Today was another exciting day. I attended my very first industry reading. What is an industry reading one might ask? An industry reading is when a show is presented before producers and other potential investors in hopes of having a commercial run. The actors perform the full show with scripts in hand and depending on space, minimal costume and set, if any at all.

The reading today was for a show called “The Beaten Path” by the talented & dynamic singer/songwriter/composer Bobby Cronin (a fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant). Formally titled “B.R.A.T.T. Camp,” “The Beaten Path” tells the story about a group of kids who get sent to boot camp in hopes of having their mischievious/self-destructive ways reformed. Each character maybe going through their own emotional journey, but together they are all going through the journey of life and growing up. “The Beaten Path” is an emotional and at times humorous musical that deserves to be taken. The music Bobby has written really drives the story forward and easily allows the audience to feel the strong emotions of these characters. The young cast he chose for the reading was fantastic, comprising of Andrew Barbato, Zachary Infante, Megan Pietrantonio, Julie Reiber, Emily Rogers, Justin Stein, and Derrick Trumbly.

In a world where one can easily feel disconnected, Bobby Cronin knows how to make you feel connected. If you are looking for a show to produce this will hopefully be the one you choose, contemporary & modern, with a lot of heart!

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Be sure to check out fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Eric Michael Krop’s new song “IF” and “IF” you haven’t downloaded his solo album, “Eric Michael,” head over to iTunes and do so!

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With her powerhouse vocals, Anne Brummel has been flying high! From “Wicked” in Chicago and on the 2nd National Tour to the national tours of “Cats” and “Evita” as well as leading her vocals to fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest participant Bobby Cronin’sReach The Sky Concert,” Anne’s voice has been heard around the world filling not only theatre’s, but the hearts of many lucky audiences. You can currently catch Anne traveling the country on the 2nd National Tour of Wicked.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? I grew up in theatre. Both my parents were musical theatre performers so, I guess in a way, they inspired me. I don’t think it was any one thing or person as much as it was just in my blood.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? Oh jeez…..whatever that impossible low note is at the end of “I’m Not That Girl” from Wicked to an E above high C ish.

3. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? There are lots!  I would love to work with any broadway icon…….Carolee Carmello is someone who I would love to be on stage with. She is just Amazing!

4. Who do you consider to be your hero? My mother. She is the coolest person I know.

5. Peanut Butter: Crunchy or Smooth? For sandwiches and apple dipping, smooth. But for glutinous chocolate dipping, crunchy.

6. What skin care products do you use? I’m always trying new things. My skin is not overly sensitive, so I enjoy trying new stuff. Currently I am using Origins A Perfect World cleanser. I also use a Hyurolonic Acid day and night cream and Vitamin E ointment at night.

7. Favorite play/musical? I don’t have just one….Funny Girl, Nine, Evita,Company…..Cats……just kidding…..not Cats!

8. Favorite hobby? Cooking.

9. Best holiday gift ever? My husband got me the most beautiful necklace for my birthday. I know its not recognized as a national holiday , but in my world it counts!!

10. “Saved By The Bell” or “California Dreams”? SAVED BY THE BELL!!!!!!!!!

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If you missed fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Katie Thompson singing the bejeezes out “No Reason At All,” written by the amazingly talented Jonathan Reid Gealt, at the Cutting Edge Composers II concert, well here is the video (if you look very, very closely at the beginning of the video when Katie flicks her hair, you can quickly see her sporting my button on the right side of her shirt).


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Get ready for this Monday, November 23 to ROCK YOUR WORLD! Fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participants Erik Sisco and very special guest Katie Thompson are performing live at The Duplex in NYC in Erik’s show “Sing What I Wanna Sing.” Showtime is 9:30pm. If you have never heard these two powerhouse voices, come down to The Duplex in NYC’s historic West Village and spend what is going to be a very enjoyable and mesmerizing night!

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Prior to making his Broadway debut in the Tony Award Winning Broadway Revival of “Hair,” Andrew Kober was touring the country in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Now he gets to let more than his “Hair” hang out eight times a week. One of the many highlights of “Hair” is watching Andrew’s gift of comedic timing and hearing his rich voice night after night. In addition to “Hair,” Andrew lent his talented vocals this past summer to fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Bobby Cronin’s “Reach The Sky” concert on the song “Just Choose Right!” If you haven’t seen Andrew in “Hair” yet (along with fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Gavin Creel), come down to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in NYC on 45th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave) and enjoy an evening of fun. For more on Andrew visit: http://www.andrewkober.com/home.html.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? I knew I wanted to do this for a living when I saw the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on my 6th Grade Class Trip to Toronto. The actor that played the Phantom was name Ciaran Sheenan, and I remember being just so taken with his performance. The idea that this is what his job was, and they actually paid him for doing this, was so shocking and exciting to me, I knew I had to be a part of this business.

2. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I know a lot (I mean a lot) about the New York City Subway System. I’m kind of a dork about that…I can also push my fingers pretty far into my eye sockets and I’m very good with electronics.

3. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? Hmmm. On a good day I have a low G. The high note I sing in “My Conviction” is an A, I sing a couple of B’s in Aquarius, and I sometimes sing higher in the show…I’m gonna guess I can comfortably sing a high D if warmed up.

4. If you couldn’t be doing what you are doing now, what career would you choose? I’d probably teach. I taught acting at a theater camp in Cleveland a lot of my summers growing up, and that’s something that makes me incredibly happy. To work with children and art in some capacity. I’d also like to be the guy that designs highway exits and overpasses. Nothing is quite as beautiful as a well-designed highway exit ramp.

5. What was your first fan encounter like? Bizarre…I was actually with my mom. She was visiting me here in New York and it was just after Hair had begun previews. We were walking down the street and someone passing by said “I think you’re wonderful!” My mom asked who they thought I was, and I realized, I think they know it’s me! It’s just so strange and exciting because I was such a fan of Broadway growing up, and now being here…It’s totally a corny dream come true.

6. Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs. (Did I just rock your world?)

7. Favorite comedian? Georgo Carlin, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Michael Ian Black.

8. Favorite website? I check a few every day. Playbill, HuffingtonPost, NYTimes, Facebook, Twitter, and a couple of iPhone and Mac blogs.

9. Favorite ride at an amusement park? I just rode my first roller coaster a year or so ago (I used to be too overweight to fit…). Now I love them! I’ve only had the chance to ride them at one park (Six Flags, Tampa), but I’m looking forward to more chances.

10. “Family Ties” or “Growing Pains”? Both before my time…Step by Step? Family Matters? Saved By The Bell?


11. Favorite drink?

Non-Alcoholic – Tropicana Some Pulp Orange Juice

Alcoholic – Gin and Tonic or Scotch on the rocks

12. Summer Resort or Winter Retreat? Winter! I’m not a fan of the heat. I think I’d love an Alaskan Cruise…Do you know Rosie? Maybe she can hook me up!

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Eric Michael KropEric is a Bay Area, CA native who started singing when he realized sound came out of his mouth. Nothing makes him happier than getting to perform for people. He moved to NYC permanently in 2005 and has enjoyed every moment. Past NYC credits include Rated: RSO at ATA, Reach the Sky: A Live Recording Concert, Brunch, The Musical (reading), Scott Alan’s “Monday Nights New Voices”, Kate Pazakis: UNZIPPED (available on PS Classics), and various other concerts and benefits in the city. Check out his original pop tunes at http://www.myspace.com/ericmichaelkrop and on iTunes.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? My grandma. She put put me in front of a microphone and recorded me singing at four years old.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? Highest note?? I can get out a D6 (soprano high D) and my lowest would be an F2. Of course, this is on a good day.

3. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I can wiggle my ears…

4. What is the best advice a teacher ever gave you? “The key to being a successful performer is to SHOW UP and BE BRILLIANT” -Jeffrey Dunn

5. Favorite way to stay in shape? I’m sick, I know, but i LOVE the stair master. Also jogging and lifting weights.

6. Boxers or Briefs? Briefs all the way. I have a big butt that needs to be contained.

7. Favorite kind of shoes? Anything from running shoes to my favorite old pair of Ben Sherman sliders.

8. Favorite Musical/play? The Who’s Tommy, ALL THE WAY. Its a kick ass musical with kick ass music.

9. Favorite website? I really enjoy netflix.com. It saves me a lot of money on going out because I can just watch movies on my computer 🙂

10. “He-Man” or “She-Ra”? Ummm, X-Men.

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Ordinary DaysJaredGertner01Be sure to catch fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Jared Gertner, along with Hunter Foster, Lisa Brescia, and Kate Wetherhead in Roundabout Theatre’s production of “Ordinary Days.” According to press notes, “Ordinary Days” tells the story about four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, and cabs. It’s sure to be a good time!

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