In The Works

Sunday, April 29th at 9:30pm

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works0429

Join us for new songs from these Composers

Creating Community through Composition

In The Works

Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present “In The Works.” This exciting series is in it’s second season was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers.

In The Works is presented monthly and feature three composers or composer teams, each presenting about 20 minutes of new material. This month, Sunday March 25th at 9:30pm features the works of composers: Martin Hennessy & Rachel Peters, Teresa Lotz, and Rona Siddiqui… Hosted by: Thomas Honeck.

With Performances by: Dana Aber, Cathy Ang, Maybe Burke, Meredith Lustig, Kyle Oliver, Emma Orme and others.

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located at 61 Christopher Street (on 7th Avenue, just off the 1 train). Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and there is a two beverage minimum. $5 Ticket for Broadwayworld readers, use code BWW at check out. Tickets are available at: www.purplepass.com/works0429

Martin Hennessy is an award-winning composer of art song, chamber music and opera. His music has been performed by New York City Opera’s VOX Series, American Opera Projects and the Guggenheim Works and Process Series. In addition to awards from American Music Center, New Dramatists and San Francisco Song Festival, he has been honored with Copland House and Millay Colony residencies and commissions from the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS and the Five Boroughs Music Festival. His opera A Letter to East 11th Street (libretto: Mark Campbell) won the 2014 Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize and was premiered by the Crane Opera Ensemble at SUNY Potsdam. As winner of the 2016 University of Maryland Opera Competition he was commissioned to compose an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Young King with librettist Tom Rowan, which was premiered in February of 2017 by Maryland Opera Studio. His new song contribution to the AIDS Quilt Song Book was premiered this December at National Sawdust. Recordings can be found on Newport, Albany, GRP and Affetto.

Teresa Lotz writes music and words. Her work includes Red Emma & the Mad Monk (music, Ars Nova Ant Fest 2017, dir. Katie Lindsay) written by Alexis Roblan, A Surrealist Sort of View (music, Prospect Theater Company’s WORLD VIEWS – 2017 Musical Theater Lab dir. Dev Bondarin) with book-writer/lyricist Sarah Rebell, Mommy’s Little Princess (Reading, New Perspectives Theatre Company’s Women’s Work May Mini-Festival 2017, NYC, dir. Celia Braxton), ThreeTimesFast (book and music) with bookwriter/lyricist Naomi Matlow (Pallas Theater Table Read Series Winner 2017, (The Script at Stage 74, NYC, dir. Michael Bello 2017, New York Film Academy, Winter New Works Series 2016, NYC, dir. Robert Longbottom, 2016), Vinegar Tom (original music) by Caryl Churchill, The New School, NYC, dir. Daniella Caggiano), The Awakening (music) with bookwriter/lyricist Sarah Rebell (book/lyrics) (Reading, Musical Theatre Factory Developmental Series, Playwright’s Horizons, 2016 dir. Celine Rosenthal), She Calls Me Firefly(Workshop, Parity Productions, NYC, 2017, VHTD Foundation and New Perspectives Theatre Company, NYC, dir. Ludovica Villar-Hauser, 2015 & Cherry Lane Theatre TONGUES reading series, NYC, 2014). She is the former Director of Operations with Parity Productions and is a co-founder of LezCab. Teresa is a member of New Perspectives Theatre Company Women’s Work Lab (2012-2017), Dramatist’s Guild, ASCAP, and the League of Professional Theatre Women. Musical Theatre Writing, M.F.A. New York University. TeresaLotz.com

Rachel Peters writes all manner of works for the stage. Operas include Rootabaga Country (Sarasota Opera), The Wild Beast of the Bungalow (Center for Contemporary Opera),Companionship (Fort Worth Opera, Manhattan School of Music), and Pie, Pith, and Palette (The Atlanta Opera). Concert works include Ethel Smyth Plays Golf in Limbo(Semperoper Dresden) and Fronds: The Wisdom of Fanny Fern (Walt Whitman Project). Musicals include Only Children, Tiny Feats of Cowardice (NYC Fringe), Tomato Red, andOctopus Heart. Scores for plays include the critically acclaimed Stretch (a fantasia) (New Georges) and Tania in the Getaway Van (FleaTheater) by Susan Bernfield, andTransatlantic (Alabama Shakespeare Festival) by John Walch. Songs performed at Lincoln Center, National Opera Center, Symphony Space, and as part of The AIDS Quilt Songbook. Fellowships/residencies: New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio, American Opera Projects, John Duffy Institute, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Yaddo, Brush Creek Arts.

Rona Siddiqui is a composer/lyricist based in NYC. She is currently working on her auto-biographical musical comedy Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan. It is slated to be produced by THML Theatre Company in 2019. Her musical One Good Day (book & lyrics by Liz Suggs) was featured in the NAMT Songwriters Showcase this year. It was also selected for the ASCAP/Dreamworks Musical Theatre Workshop with Stephen Schwartz in L.A. and was named one of the Best New Musicals by the Festival of New American Musicals. Rona composed the music for an original 20-minute musical about Afghanistan, The Tin, which was selected to be part of the Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival. She also wrote the music for Treasure in NYC, an immersive, multi-sensory musical for people of all developmental profiles. She has written pieces for 24 Hour Musicals, Prospect Theater Company, The Civilians, the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus, and 52nd St Project and has been a featured songwriter in concert venues such as 54 Below, Joe’s pub, and New York City Center. Original scores she has written include Middletown, The Vagina Monologues, The Good Person of Szechuan, The Clean House, and Love Song of J Robert Oppenheimer. She is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and the ASCAP Foundation/Max Dreyfus Scholarship. She received her Masters from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. www.ronasiddiqui.com

$10 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$15 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

*Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.

Get your tickets now at: www.purplepass.com/works0429

Two Tuckers

Tickets available at: http://www.purplepass.com/tuckers0219

Two Tuckers

TUCKER plays keys; GOLDEN loses them. TUCKER produces songs; GOLDEN produces gas. TUCKER has the voice of an angel; GOLDEN has the voice of a 7-foot tall man in a dress! Together, they’re TWO TUCKERS! For TUCKER it’s his name; for GOLDEN it’s her game (anatomical origami).

TUCKER performs his original tunes all over NYC. You’ve heard his voice on SNL, iHeart Radio, Nickelodeon, and more. Paul Shaffer says: “TUCKER is the kind of guy who can bring a new sound to what’s happening, and before you know it, everybody will sound like him. TUCKER will have the longevity – and success – that comes from being an original. He’s the complete package.”

GOLDEN DELICIOUS is NYC’s juiciest drag apple: very sweet, prone to bruising. Since winning Cycle 2 of The Ultimate Drag Pageant, she’s become a frequent scene-stealer in the NYC drag community. You can catch her weekly online video series Teacher’s Pet Virtual Classroom on #SocialMedia. Marti Gould Cummings says: “Golden Delicious is just that: delicious!”

TWO TUCKERS will feature TWO SPECIAL GUESTS — NIKHIL SABOO (Broadway’s Mean Girls) and SAM TAGGART (Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest People).

$10 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$15 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

*Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.

Get your tickets now at: http://www.purplepass.com/tuckers0219

In The Works

Tickets available at: http://www.purplepass.com/works0218

Join us for new songs from these Composers

In The Works

Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present “In The Works.” This exciting new series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers.

In The Works will be presented monthly and feature three composers or composer teams, each presenting about 20 minutes of new material. This month features the works of composers: Landon Braverman, Meghan Rose, and Jessy Tomsko. Hosted by: Sarah Ziegler

Landon Braverman is a NYC-based composer, originally from Vancouver, Canada. With collaborator Derek P. Hassler (book & lyrics), he has written the scores for Picture Perfect (Prospect Theatre Company’s STAGE FRIGHT), Queen of the West (winner of Best Score and Best Musical – Manhattan Theatre Mission) and CHOICES (award winner at WVMTF, Top 10 Finalist Ken Davenport Short Play Competition, produced by NAAP). Their latest project, The White Rose, has been developed at Millikin University, the New York Theatre Barn, Musical Theater Factory, and in Toronto with Broadway Dreams. His music has been featured at Lincoln Centre, 54 Below, NYMF, and in concerts across North America. Landon is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective (CMTWC), a national organization devoted to supporting and promoting the work of Canadian musical theatre writers at home and abroad. For CMTWC he has produced Blame Canada!, an international concert series celebrating the best in new Canadian musical theatre. He also runs the CMTWC Writers Workshop in Toronto, and recently produced “An Evening with Stephen Schwartz” at the Panasonic Theatre. He is a proud alum of Mount Allison University, and the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU-Tisch. He is a member of both ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.

Meghan Rose is a songwriter, performer, and producer based in Brooklyn, recently from Madison, Wisconsin. She has written music for two NYC Fringe Festival productions (Love, Death, Brains: A Zombie Musical, and Held: A Musical Fantasy) and won awards for songwriting, bass performance, and vocal performance when she was part of the Madison scene. She currently plays piano, bass, and guitar for hire, and writes and performs rock with her band The Loud Soft Loud.

Jessy Tomsko is a singer/songwriter hailing from Philadelphia, currently based in NYC. Known for her catchy yet genuine and confessional style, Jessy is a versatile vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and composer. Though writing and performing primarily in the ever-expanding “folk” genre, she first began experimenting with songwriting whilst attending a conservatory, earning a music degree in classical voice performance. Drawn more and more to the singer songwriter coffeehouse style, her roots in classical music and musical theater provided her with a solid musical foundation and inspired her along the way to finding her own unique voice.

Jessy has independently released several EPs and albums over the years, and is currently in the studio working on her new record “Wild and Good” with producer Michael McCoy (Faith Hill, Maroon Five, Gavin DeGraw). She has shared the stage with an impressive list of notable artists (including several Grammy winners and nominees), such as Joan Osborne, Edwin McCain, Loudon Wainwright, Kim Richey, Peter Bradley Adams, Ari Hest, and Chris Trapper, and she has performed at many of the prominent venues and festivals in the Northeast and down the East coast. Recent performances include Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), Black Potatoe Music Festival (Clinton, NJ), Highline Ballroom (NYC), Club Passim (Cambridge), Mexicali Live (Teaneck, NJ), Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis), Sellersville Theatre (PA), Pittsburgh Winery, World Cafe Live (Philly), and the Musikfest Cafe.

Jessy’s music has aired on MTV-UK, The Sundance Network, and most recently RoadTrip Nation, as well as garnering play on 100+ terrestrial and online radio stations. Spring 2017 saw her perform as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, and she is now in the process of penning her first musical – a folk music presentation of the story of Anne Boleyn – “Boleyn: A Folk Musical.” Plans to begin workshopping this work are now underway.

Sarah Ziegler (lyricist and librettist) is an advanced member of the BMI Workshop. Sarah is currently working with composer David Christensen and co-lyricist/librettist Kellen Blair on an audience-interactive “choose-your-own-adventure-style” dating musical called Just Between the All of Us. Sarah, Dave and Kellen are honored to have received a commission from Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera to complete this project. This summer of 2017, Theater in Asylum and Piper Theatre in Brooklyn will present a workshop production of Sarah’s other brand new musical, The Brontes, written with composer Lucas Tahiruzzamen Syed and co-book writer Katie Palmer. Sarah’s songs have been performed at cabaret spaces across the city including 54 Below (Lady Parts, Broadway Babylon, and MuseMatch), The Duplex (In the Works) and the New York Theatre Barn (Sarah vs. Sarah). Last fall, Sarah and composer Nicky Phillips had a short musical in Stage Fright, Prospect Theater Company’s Fall Musical Theater Lab, and this past spring, Sarah and composer Kristin Bair were commissioned to write a short musical in UC Irvine’s 4@15 production. Sarah has a Masters in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory and also enjoys taking the stage as a performer herself. www.youtube.com/szigfer

$10 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$15 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

*Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.

Get your tickets now at: http://www.purplepass.com/works0218

RELATIONSH!T

Saturday January 20th at 9:30pm

Tickets available at: http://www.purplepass.com/relationjan20

Thursday February 1st at 6:30pm

Tickets available at: http://www.purplepass.com/relationfeb1

RELATIONSH!T

A humorous, musical look at relationship dysfunction told through country, pop and musical theatre songs. “You’re the Reason Our Kids are Ugly,” “How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away” and “She Only Bitches When She Breathes” are some of the songs you WON’T hear, but the ones we chose are even funnier! Featuring original songs by Selda Sahin & Derek Gregor, Tim Aumiller & Scott Schneider, David Ippolito, Matt Patrick Walsh, Joshua H. Cohen, Amanda Yesnowitz, Joel Waggoner, and Jeremy Desmon.

Conceived and Directed by Lisa Moss, produced by Thomas F. Honeck, Music Direction by Andrew David Sotomayor. Featuring Katie Bland, Michael Daly, Rebecca Geggatt, Ali Gordon, Tim Marriott and Sasha Weiss.

$15 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$20 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

*Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.