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This past Sunday (October 24), I participated in “Out of Darkness: The Walk To Prevent Suicide,” walking with “The Beaten Path” team. Along with 800 other walkers, we walked over the Brooklyn Bridge and back to Manhattan. Our team raised over $1900 and the walk itself raised over $125,000 with no corporate sponsorships. All of that money was raised by the participants!

It was truly a day of coming together and getting the word out about how suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Bobby Cronin performed two songs (“Daybreak” sung by the amazing Ray Lee and “The Best Is Yet To Come” sung by the equally amazing and upcoming participant Jenn Furman). Both songs of hope were the perfect fit and both Ray and Jenn really hit the mark!

It’s not too late to help support this great cause…donations are being accepted until December 31. Please give what you can…

http://afsp.donordrive.com/participant/adaumbelle

 

 

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Catch fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Zachary Infante in “Nine” the musical at Tisch School for the Arts (721 Broadway) from October 26 – October 30, playing “Little Guido.”

Come see this rising star live on stage…

For tickets send an e-mail to 9boxoffice@gmail.com. There is a $5 donation at the door when you pick-up your tickets.

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Zachary is a nineteen year old rising sophomore at NYU Tisch School Of The Arts at CAP21. Pursuing a BFA in Drama (Musical Theater), it has always been Zachary’s goal to achieve personal and professional success in theatre and film. Having survived Stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at age 15, he continues to fight to reach his dreams and certainly hasn’t let anything hold him back. He’s a laid back kind of guy, ready to work, and ready to make lasting relationships with his colleagues. He began his career at the age of ten working on numerous commercials and voice overs. He made his big break at the age of eleven when he took on the role of Gordon in Paramount’s film “School of Rock” starring Jack Black and Joan Cusack. Most recently he was seen in fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Bobby Cronin’s new musical “The Beaten Path” as the role of Jake. The production directed by Jessica Redish and produced by Erica Ruff, premiered at the Laurie Beechman Theater this past January and proved to be a great success. Currently, Zachary can be seen at the Papermill Playhouse’s performance of “Peter Pan” (along with fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Nancy Anderson) as the lost boy Nibs running from June 2nd through the 27th. After that he will participate in CAP21’s first Annual Summer Stock in New York throughout the month of July. He continues work and educate himself as his career progresses, and believes the most important part of his journey has been the love and support of his family. He continues to remember that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”-Lao Tzu. Look out for Zachary, he is certainly looking out for you! You can check him out on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/theinfant2

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? Truthfully, I’d have to say my mother and father. They gave me the outlet to begin working in New York and have stayed my biggest fans since birth. I’ll never forget seeing my parents dance together in the living room when I was a child. That sight was worth more than any Broadway ticket. I just knew I wanted to give others that same feeling of joy and happiness that my parents gave to me.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? Low-Bflat High-(most days) C!

3. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I have impeccable knowledge of state capitals. I think that qualifies as a talent. haha.

4. Who do you consider to be your hero? My father, there’s no one in my life or in this world who I’d rather be like. He’s the type of person who will talk to anyone and brighten up their day. He’s shown me to live life to the fullest and to show love to those who need it most.

5. Favorite way to stay in shape? Dance and the occasional run.

6. Boxers or Briefs? Briefs.

7. Favorite musician/singer? John Legend and Josh Groban. Their music is a frequent on my ipod.
…OH and Lady Gaga of course!

8. Favorite play/musical? Definitely In the Heights! Being Hispanic and having family living in Washington Heights definitely made it an amazing show to experience (on my Birthday!). I’d love to play Sonny one day!

9. Superman or Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman… I dig strong women.

10. Zach’s added question: Favorite Quote? “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind… don’t matter” -Dr.Seuss

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Be sure to catch fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Julie Reiber at D-Lounge tonight, Thursday (April 15) at 10pm singing the songs of Carner & Gregor! With an incredible voice, this is surely going to be a fun time!

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Join fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participants Bobby Cronin, Chad Kimball, Kate Pazakis, Erik Sisco, Morgan Karr, and upcoming participant LaQuet Sharnell for ONE NIGHT ONLY in “Not The Same: The Music & Lyrics of Bobby Cronin” this Sunday, March 28 at 7pm at The Metropolitan Room. Joining them will be Autumn Hurlbert, Lisa Brescia, Andrew Samonsky, Celisse Henderson, Brian Gallagher, Maria Mindelle, Ravi Roth, George Psomas, Rachel Potter, and Anne Fraser Thomas.

Come hear some of your favorite Bobby Cronin music along with plenty of new material from many of his upcoming projects including: “The Beaten Path,” “Til Death Do Us Part,” “Caty Bridgewater,” “The Untitled Project,” “(Un)Lucky In Love.”

There is a $15 cover charge + 2 beverage minimum. Reservations can be made by calling 212-206-0440.

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An award winning actress, Julie Reiber has been on Broadway, Off-Broadway, as well traveling the country in National Tours and Regional productions.  She was the standby for “Elphaba” in Broadway’s “Wicked,” the understudy for “Natalie” in Broadway’s “All Shook Up” and the understudy for “Brooklyn” & “Faith” in Broadway’s “Brooklyn.” Off-Broadway she starred in “Ministry of Progress” and toured Nationally with  “Rent” and “Brooklyn” as well as the Korean Concert tour of “Jekyll & Hyde.” Regionally, Julie has been seen in productions of “Caroline or Change” at The Guthrie Theatre, “Wicked” at Pantages Theater, “Godspell” at The Paper Mill Playhouse, “Aida” at the Arvada Center where she won the 2006 Henry Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as received a 2006 Denver Ovation Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as “Amneris.” Other regional productions include “Footloose” at the Merry Go Round, “Ragtime” at the Ogunquit Playhouse, “Carousel” at the North Shore Music Theatre, and “Sweeney Todd” at Theatre on the Hill. In addition to theatre, Julie has been in such films and television shows as “Guiding Light,” “Eclipse of the Heart,” and “Why Are We Here?” She also hosted the television show “Your LA.” Recently, Julie was featured in a reading of Bobby Cronin’sThe Beaten Path” and just finished a run of “The Full Monty” in North Carolina. To find out what’s up next for Julie, be sure to visit juliereiber.com!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? Well…when I was little I was constantly singing Olivia Newton-John and Whitney Houston. I was obsessed with “Annie” as a little girl too and would act out the entire show outside my house in the street. I think it was a combination of singers and shows that got me hooked. I just knew I wanted to perform from a very young age.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? Well…on a good day I’d say a high D or D# perhaps. Lowest probably low D on a low day. 😉

3. What has been your best and worst experience in a show? Best: Hmmm…I have had so many great experiences in shows. I’ve been lucky to have many great casts. I would say that “Caroline or Change” at the Guthrie was a highlight. The cast was so incredibly talented and just such lovely people. We were a real family.
Worst…do I have to say? Well…this is a combination of worst and best in one. I did an off-bdway show at The Jane St. called “Ministry of Progress.” It’s a very long story, but in short, the director was a crazy woman and we had to get her banned from the theatre. It was a wild experience…but thru it all that madness gave me some of the best friends I have in this city. I guess a crazy experience like that can bring people very close. 😉

4. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I wish I had some crazy unusual talent. I can touch my tongue to my nose. Sorry..that’s boring.

5. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Wow…you like to get personal eh Adam? 😉 Well…my boyfriend…of course. Johnny Depp ain’t bad either.

6. Favorite skin care product? Sugar Face Polish and Sugar lip balm by FRESH.

7. Favorite store to shop in? Anthropologie.

8. Favorite musician/singer? Only one?! I can’t. Here’s a few…Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Eva Cassidy…on and on and on.

9. Favorite website? Facebook…of course. 😉

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Dude…I had a Wonder Woman undies when I was a kid. ALL Wonder Woman!

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Justin Stein is one of our next generation performers to keep your eye on! At 19, he has already released his debut album “Justin Stein” and has opened for some of the biggest names in music today such as Corbin Bleu, Jesse McCartney, Jordin Sparks, and Raven-Symone. In addition to music, Justin is an actor on the rise…he’s was in the New York Philharmonic’s production of “Camelot” with Gabriel Byrne, Christopher Lloyd, and Fran Drescher, starred with Tony Award Winner Patti LuPone in the Ravinia Festival’s production of “Gypsy” as well Porchlight Theatre’s production of “The Secret Garden,” and The Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire’s production of “Bye, Bye Birdie.” Most recently, Justin starred in fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” parrticipant Bobby Cronin’s industry reading of “The Beaten Path.” For more on Justin be sure to visit: http://www.justinstein.com

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? Hmn, im not exactly sure… It has always just been a part of me. My mom brought me up on show tunes and i actually attended phantom of the opera in my moms stomach… so i guess it started then? haha. I have just always loved performing.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? Highest, belt… B on a good day… C on a crazy good day. Im a Bari/tenor.

3. What has been your best and worst experience in a show? Best experience: To be honest, i have loved working on The Beaten Path. It has been an amazing experience to create the character of Cody and watch how the character i created influences the script throughout the process of rewriting. I hope i am given opportunities to originate characters in the future. I have also enjoyed working with Patti Lupone and Lonny Price on Gypsy. Watching them work was truly a learning experience. Worst experience: When i was younger I went to a theatre/arts camp and was cast as Joe in Damn Yankees. I had just turned nine and had no idea what i was doing… Basically, i didnt learn my lines in time and because of me they had to turn the show into a musical review. I felt terrible. But it taught me never to be unprepared cause you will disappoint a lot of people… including yourself.

4. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I can do the wave with my eyebrows.

5. Who do you consider to be your hero? My parents… Especially my mom. I was a handful as a kid, haha!

6. Favorite way to stay in shape? eating healthy… although im eating a crumbs cupcake as i write this.. so… so much for that! 🙂 i try to go to the gym but seem to have a difficult time dragging myself there….

7. Boxers or Briefs? Boxers.

8. Favorite play/musical? Play: “Augst Osage County”…hands down. Musical: Proabably “Les Miserables.”

9. Favorite website? Hulu.com

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Superman..cause he can do basically everything.

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Derrick Trumbly is a Chicago actor who recently joined the New York scene. His credits include: National Tour/Sit down: Mamma Mia Las Vegas, Sky u/s; 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Coneybear (Original Chicago Company). New York: The Beaten Path (Reading) Kabien. Ripped (TRU Reading) Rip Van Winkle. Salvage (Reading), Ensemble. NAMT – How Can You Run With A Shell On Your Back, Jackson. Regional: Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire: 25th Annual P. C. S. Bee, Coneybear; Shenandoah, Tinkham. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: Cymbeline, Arviragus. Goodman Theatre: The Boys Are Coming Home (work shop), Charlie. Chicago: Solo In Blue series with Blue Moon Studio Theatre; director. Film: Coop’s Night In, (Elantra Films); Living While Falling (Project Blue Light, post production). Derrick is a proud member of AEA, AFTRA, One On One NY, and is represented by Jed Abrahams and Pete Kaiser of Talent House. Catch Derrick this Friday (February 19) performing in “Michael Pesce’s Old-Fashioned Piano Party at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC (407 West 42nd Street). Showtime is 8pm! $15 cover + $15 food/beverage minimum. Call 212-695-6909 for reservations!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? My inspiration was, unfortunately, not artistic in nature, but more…well…based in nature…you’ll see what I mean. I was inspired late in high school by the girls in the school musical. A friend was in it so I went. I fell asleep. (Don’t tell anyone…oops.) I went to the cast party after and was the only jock there…(Big old smiley face)…I had an excellent time, and decided I needed to hang out with these people more.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? This one varies on the song. (High) – I have an audition song that taps a high C. There are other songs out there however where I struggle with an A. There’s a science behind it, I know, that’s why I keep my voice coach around. (Low) – I have no idea. Give me a bottle of Beam and a piano, let’s go play. …But don’t tell my voice coach.

3. What has been your best and worst experience in a show? Most shows I’ve done have had amazing highs and few to no lows. Unless auditions count, because, wow, that’s an art I have not figured out.

4. Who do you consider to be your hero? My mom, my Grandparents, my siblings, Sheldon Patinkin, Jeff Ginsberg…people who know how smile and shrug their shoulders at the worst events out of their control, and who can also allow the most amazing events to live, and go.

5. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Oh man, if I knew the answer to that question, I’d go find a way to meet them in person.

6. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? Yes, but if I told you, people would know…okay fine…I’m really good at deflecting…

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? Running, rock climbing, and weight training.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs! Do people really still wear briefs?

9. Favorite website? What’s a “website?” Is that on the “internet?”

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Dude. Superman.

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Andrew Barbato is an actor of the next generation. At a mere 19 years old, Andrew is making his mark! He’s had lead roles in Wheelock’s Family Theatre’s productions of “Seussical,” “Peter Pan,” “Lord of the Flies,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”  He is the founder of Cellar Door Productions, a local Boston theatre company that gives back to the community from which it sprang. Part of the troupe’s mission is to bring theatre to the community and to aspire social change with theatre. Andrew is currently a first year student at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre School. Most recently, Andrew performed in the industry reading of fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant, Bobby Cronin’s “The Beaten Path.” Keep your eyes peeled, cause Andrew’s coming! For more on Andrew, follow him on Twitter….

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? Probably “Ariel” from “The Little Mermaid.”

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? Lets see, I dont know how low I can sing, but I can sing an A about the “defying gravity F” You may not believe me, but ITS TRUE haha.

3. What has been your best and worst experience in a show? Best was probably being able to FLY when I was Peter Pan, and worst was probably when I played Danny Zuko in GREASE when I was in High School hahahah!

4. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? Well, in 5th grade I won a talent show at the Boys and Girls Club for Hulla Hopping WHILE on a Pogo-Stick!

5. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? My boyfriend, Brad. Or Bea Arthur…

6. Favorite way to stay in shape? Eating raw cookie dough, pizza, and french fries.

7. Boxers or Briefs? DEFINITELY briefs!

8. Favorite musician/singer? MIKA.

9. Favorite website? Facebook. I have an addiction.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? WONDER WOMAN.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. Favorite play/musical? “Caroline or Change”

12. Who do you consider to be your hero? As corny as it sounds…Mom and Dad. They are the cutest, most supportive, loving parents.

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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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