In The Works

4th Smash Season! Every 3rd Sunday of Month at 9:30pm

This Month is Sunday, November 17th at 9:30pm

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works1117

Creating Community through Composition

Join us for new songs from these Composers and get yourself a $5 ticket with the code: DCT

In the Works Performers

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: Seth Christenfeld, Sophie Danis Oberfield & Fernanda Douglas, and Kyle Segar & David Kornfeld. Special Guest: Amy Engelhardt. Hosted by: Thomas Honeck.

With performances by: DevinRe Adams, Sam Balzac, Bryan Blaskie, Hannah Eakin, Hannah Kiem, James LaRosa, Jasmine Lawrence, Anita Welch, JT Wood, and Noah Zachary.

SETH CHRISTENFELD is a lyricist, librettist, and dramaturg. With composer James Ballard (who was featured here last month, shame if you missed him), he has written the full-length musical The Oxford Epidemic (suggested by Max Beerbohm’s Zuleika Dobson; workshopped at NYU), the one-act musical A Door (Prospect Theater), and assorted songs; their works in progress include AWAKE (a hallucinatory musical comedy about a guy who stays awake for twelve days) and The Jerk Next Door (a contemporary pop-rock adaptation of Chekhov’s The Bear). An evening of their work, Getting It Right, was presented at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in 2016. His other musicals include Musical Theatre Will Save the World (and other blatant lies) (music by Jonathon Lynch, lyrics by Gil Varod; reading at Bruno Walter Auditorium), Wait Forever (music by Sean Havrilla), and The Bad Ideas of Jack Andrews (music by Joseph Trefler; NAAP Discover New Musicals series; finalist, 2014 Davenport Ten-Minute Play Festival). His opera libretti include An Unbroken Line (music by Spencer Robelen), Women’s Work (music by Benji Goldsmith; Salzman Award finalist), and Outside (music by Bryan Blaskie), all workshopped with American Opera Projects. His work has been heard at most of NYC’s notable cabaret spaces and some less notable ones (like the Brooklyn Museum), as well as various locations around the country. Raised in the lawless wilds of Westchester County, he now lives in Manhattan, where he spends his days as Literary Manager at the York Theatre Company. MFA, Musical Theatre Writing, NYU; BA, Drama Studies, SUNY Purchase. Member: ASCAP, Dramatists Guild, They Might Be Giants fan club. He tweets frequently (@earbox) and Instagrams occasionally (@sethdoesthings), but hasn’t updated his website (www.sethdoesthings.com) since 2016. Yes, ladies, he’s single. For any other questions, ask his mother

SOPHIE DANIS OBERFIELD is a lyricist, playwright, and educator. A native New Yorker, she holds a BA in Literature from Yale University and a master’s degree in Theatre History and Criticism from Hunter College-CUNY. She studied at Primary Stages’ Einhorn School for the Performing Arts (ESPA), and is a member of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop. Her work has been performed at Emerging Artists’ Theater (IN THE HORSE; music by Kit Goldstein Grant), three New York Musical Theater Festivals’ Songwriting Master Class concerts, and The Duplex (Kit Goldstein Grant and Friends, June 2019; songs from A HALLOWEEN SHIVA with Joanna Burns, August 2019). Sophie has taught English at Stuyvesant High School since 2008.

FERNANDA DOUGLAS is a composer and music director from Goleta, California, and a graduate of Columbia University. She is an active member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and her original musical, Plath., was part of the 2015 NY Fringe Festival. Fernanda is an associate voice coach with Broadway vocal supervisor, Liz Caplan, and in her free time, she’s the deputy director of The Dream Unfinished, the NYC-based activist orchestra. She recently returned from New Delhi, India where she was working on the musical adaptation of film director, Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding.

KYLE SEGAR is an actor, composer and playwright based in New York City. Most recently, he was seen touring the world in the 20th Anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical RENT! Kyle received his MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2018. His writing credits include YEARS: A New Musical, Kingdom: A Song Cycle, Ménage-A-Wahhh?!?!, and his current show YOU WISH! A Magical New Musical. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter @emerilkbs.”

DAVID KORNFELD is a Jeff Award-winning composer, lyricist, music director, and coffee enthusiast residing in New York. He grew up frolicking in California’s wine country, received his BA in composition from Carleton College and his MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch. While musical theatre is his primary medium, he also composes for and performs with big bands, jazz combos, rock bands, and whoever else he meets. A co-founder of Underscore Theatre Company and the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, he has collaborated with numerous companies in Chicago, New York, London, and other fine theatrical cities. His musicals include YOU WISH! with Kyle Segar, HAYMARKET (2019 Jeff Award—Best New Musical, Underscore Theatre, Chicago; Iris Theatre, London), MICROCOSMOS (Civilians R&D Group residency with Rebecca Hart, dir. Steve Cosson), PR0NE: A HARDCORE, AMATEUR MUSICAL (Underscore), GROUNDS: A FRESH-BREWED MUSICAL (Actor’s Training Center; Midwest Fringe Circuit), and 57th NATIONAL MATHLETE SUM-IT, (Commissioned by CPA Theatricals; CMTF 2016; NYMF 2017; Published by TRW). Most recently he music directed the Cape Cod premiere of Paula Vogel’s INDECENT with Cape Rep Theatre. He performs regularly in NYC and the Northeast with Rebecca Hart & the Wrong Band, and is working on an album of music for children. www.davidkornfeld.com

Special Guest:

AMY ENGELHARDT made her Off-Broadway debut last summer as composer/lyricist of BASTARD JONES, a rock adaptation of Henry Fielding’s TOM JONES and a Richard Rodgers Award and O’Neill Finalist. Other credits: lyrics for commissioned adaptations of Carl Sagan’s CONTACT (Puget Sound Theatre Award), NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, TESLA and music/lyrics for A COMEDY OF ERAS (with the Flying Karamazov Brothers). Amy was Creator/Artistic Producer of TUNE IN TIME, New York’s Musical Theater Game Show at the York Theatre, a recipient of MAC’s Dottie Burman Award for Songwriting and from 1998-2011, the sole female vocalist/writer/arranger for Grammy-nominated, genre-busting vocal band The Bobs.

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works1117

$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.

DREAMS EP RELEASE with Cassandra Kubinski and Tony Daniels

Wednesday Oct 23rd at 7pm

DREAMS EP RELEASE

Billboard charting artist Cassandra Kubinski and veteran voiceover actor and music producer Tony Daniels reveal their sunny, whimsical, acoustically-driven EP “Dreams” in this concert premiere. Expect kazoos. Expect 3-part harmonies. Expect to leave feeling lighter, more inspired, and more connected to your own Dreams.

For fans of: Ingrid Michaelson, Lilly Allen, Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz, Broadway musicals.

Cassandra Kubinski and Tony Daniels have been collaborating for 7 years since meeting in the voiceover studio working on a commercial for Kohl’s together. “Dreams” is their collection of 5 original and 3 cover songs. Cassandra began her career playing Annie in the 20th anniversary production of the show at Goodspeed Opera House, and has since gone on to tour the world behind her 7 albums, including releasing records and opening for the likes of the Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs, Jill Sobule, Anna Nalick, Chris Botti, and more. Tony Daniels has made a big name for himself in voiceover, working with brands like Cartier and GMC, and cartoons like Sailor Moon and Nickolodeon. He also toured or produced music with bands Triumph, Rush, and Rik Emmett.

Their song “You Get Me” (featured on “Dreams”) has already been released as a single with a music video featuring Adrian Grenier, a variety of NY models and influencers, and their beloved pets. The song has raised over $1,000 for pet rescue groups like the Humane Society of NY and Helping Lost Pets with the star studded video available on Youtube.

Cassandra and Tony look forward to welcoming fans into their world of Dreams, and spinning a magical web of musical wonder that will last long after the show is over!

$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.

In The Works

4th Smash Season! Every 3rd Sunday of Month at 9:30pm

This Month is Sunday, Oct. 20th at 9:30pm

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works1020

Creating Community through Composition

Join us for new songs from these Composers and get yourself a $5 ticket with the code: DCT

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: James Ballard, Robert Farruggia & Cristina Farruggia and Colin Gallagher & Justin Gates. Hosted by: Thomas Honeck.

With performances by: Keith Caram, Joanna Carpenter, Bill Coyne, Allyson Kaye Daniel, L.R. Davidson, Diego Diaz, Bella Grace Harris, Abel Garriga, Danny Harris Kornfeld, Sarah Mickey, Marc Malsigna, and Oliver Prose.

JAMES BALLARD is a composer, lyricist, and writer who was written works for choir, concert band, orchestra, pop/rock/jazz ensembles, and musical theatre. As composer, shows include the full-length musical The Oxford Epidemic, the one-act musical The Jerk Next Door, the 10-minute operetta A Door, and the (in-progress) musical Awake, all co-written with lyricist/librettist Seth Christenfeld. As composer/lyricist, shows include the heavy metal oratorio The Darkest Day and the theatrical song cycle Worlds To Explore. His work has been performed at venues across the country including the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles, and numerous clubs and cabarets in New York City. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Curtain Up Songwriting Workshop at the University of Lynchburg in Lynchburg, Virginia. James holds an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU and a BM in Music Composition from James Madison University.

ROBERT & CRISTINA FARRUGGIA: Cristina and Robert’s first collaboration was a Christmas pageant reenactment in their living room when they were four and three, respectively. Their parents thought it was an award winner. As they got older however, they decided to try their hands on a few more professional collaborations; their first being their cabaret, Family Album. Having written some original pieces for Family Album they decided to collaborate on a full-length musical which eventually became On the Air. It was selected as one of 10 musicals to partake in The PiTCH as part of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival at Merry Go Round Playhouse and was a finalist in The Santa Fe Musical Theatre Festival and The Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat. It was presented at The York Theatre Company as part of their developmental reading series, starring Nick Spangler and Farah Alvin and directed by Tony Nominee, Hunter Foster. Most recently it had a workshop production in Brooklyn, NY. Their second musical, The Store Under the Portico, which takes place in Italy during WWII, has been a finalist in numerous festivals and will have a developmental reading at The York Theatre Company in the new year. They recently began work on their third musical based on the life of Hedy Lamarr. Their work has been featured at Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Green Room 42, and The Laurie Beechman Theatre among others. For more information visit www.farruggiaandfarruggia.com

COLIN GALLAGHER is a New York based writer and performer, working mostly in musical theater. He recently received his Masters in Fine Arts at New York University Tisch School of the Arts in the Graduate Musical Theater Program where he studied book and lyric writing. His thesis project, “Sawyer Thompson” received its first ninety minute reading here and is currently in development. His first public work was staged at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI where he received his Bachelors in Creative Writing, as a part of the annual One Act Festival. Additionally, Colin received the Bermont Fellowship allowing him to take a master class with Pulitzer Prize winning author Paul Harding. Since then, Colin has had work and songs presented at various institutions such as the Two River Theater in New Jersey. Currently, Colin is writing and developing a web series entitled “Unintentional” with collaborators Justin Gates and Sarah Mickey, among others.

JUSTIN GATES is a Brooklyn-based songwriter, librettist, and performer, with an eclectic and enthusiastic taste. Fresh out of NYU Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Gates is continuing to work on both of his thesis musicals for which he is the composer – the beachy-indie-pop Sawyer Thompson with Colin Gallagher (written under the advisorship of Tony Award winner Rachel Sheinken), and the Lovecraftian horror story The Place Between with Celine Snippe. Other current works-in-progress include Unintentional, a new musical webseries created in collaboration with Colin Gallagher and Sarah Mickey (which features Gates as an actor as well as his original pop songs) and The City Below with Celine Snippe, a new noir podcast produced in association with the Podcast Academy at the NYU Production Lab.

Gates first began writing original musical theatre at Berklee College of Music, from which he earned a Bachelor of Music degree with a focus in Musical Theatre Writing and Drama. His theatre work was featured in masterclasses with Jeanine Tesori, Adam Guettel, Larry O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and his songs have been selected for the Curtain Up Musical Theatre Festival three years in a row, most recently with “A Thousand Wonders” from The Place Between. His song “Unlucky”, for which he wrote both music and lyrics, has also been featured in the New and Newer Festival in Seattle. Since moving to New York, Gates has had works performed at the Two River Theater and the PIT Loft.

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works1020

$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.

In The Works

4th Smash Season! Every 3rd Sunday of Month at 9:30pm,
(This Month Only 1 Week Later.)

This Month is Sunday, Sept 22nd at 9:30pm

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works0922

Creating Community through Composition

Join us for new songs from these Composers and get yourself a $5 ticket with the code: DCT

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: Alanya Bridge, David Colemand and A.J. Freeman. Hosted by: Thomas Honeck.

ALANYA BRIDGE is an award winning musical theatre composer lyricist. Her work has been performed around the world, including the Lincoln Center, Playwrights Downtown, Feinstein’s 54 Below, The Pershing Square Signature Theatre, The Times Center, The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Tristan Bates Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre and numerous theatres around New York, Australia and London.

Alanya is a graduate of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Tisch School of Arts, New York University and former member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Mercury Musical Developments. Sheet music for her compositions can be found at ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com, www.homegrownaus.com and alanyabridge.com.

DAVID COLEMAN is a singer, songwriter and advocate for social justice. He first found himself “writing” lyrics at age six—singing his own words to pop songs. Recognized in elementary school for his lovely soprano voice, David’s formal musical training began in a juvenile detention center after he was arrested for truancy and breaking his arm in a fight. He learned to play the guitar on a dare while recovering from said broken arm. Early influences include Jim Croce, Bob Seeger, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Eric Clapton. David holds a Master’s from New York Theological Seminary and is a licensed journeyman in horticulture and nursery management.

David is thrilled to have recently made his debut at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre in his “Three Chords & The Truth: a Journey of Hope and Redemption Through Music,” under the direction of Lisa Moss, and for the first time combining his love of music and storytelling. David believes music a way to be heard when no one will listen.

A. J. FREEMAN is a writer, teacher, director, and performer originally from Los Angeles, now based in New York. She has worked for over 12 years in educational theatre, directing dozens of full scale productions, and running her own literacy-based musical theatre program for low income students. Through this nonprofit, The Troupe, thousands of children in schools across Los Angeles received free reading books. The Troupe’s free musical theatre workshops and assemblies inspired students from all backgrounds to use their gifts and talents through visual and performing arts. She is also a cabaret performer, championing brilliant but forgotten music of the 1920s and 30s, and is a lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works0922

$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.