It’s a fresh new take on the tradition of the big band.Inspired mostly by Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, and Barbra Streisand, ‘Spectrum’ promises to be Shoshana’s most impressive project to date, and I agree!With a little guidance from Wayne Brady (Kinky Boots, Whose Line Is it Anyway? Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles.
The next musical, titled "Wash Your Hands," found Jonah Platt (Wicked) playing ill-fated President James A. Alongside a portrait of his former wife Karen (Ashley Fink, Glee) and an equestrian nurse (Isabelle Fuhrman, Masters of Sex), Garfield succumbed injuries resulting from his extremely unsanitary surroundings. Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles. Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles.
Maria Thayer (The Catch) played a comic newsboy, constantly charging the stage to announce the latest development in Garfield's health, and composer/lyricist Nellie Mc Kay pulled double duty, memorably taking the stage as a mysterious unicorn that comes to take Garfield away to the great unknown. " found Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) as a reality TV star about to be robbed and kidnapped by three clumsy thieves played by Retta (Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce), Alicia Witt (The Walking Dead), and Greg Worswick (Groundlings). Isabelle Fuhrman, Andrew Leeds, and Janina Gavankar.
The sisters, played by Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood), Janina Gavankar (True Blood), Herizen Guardiola (The Get Down), and Andrew Leeds (Cristela) delivered Eisenberg's clever lyrics with spunk, before yielding the floor to Bean's showstopping number "Always the Bride." Directors Bart De Lorenzo, Jackson Gay, Kate Sullivan, Casey Stangl were aided by choreographers Ken Roht and Joseph Corella, music directors, designers and a live band led by Zac Zinger! Diamond (Stick Fly) was the featured speaker for the evening.
The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles is an intensive theatrical endeavor where a team of over 100 (including artists from Broadway, film, television and music) came together to write, compose, rehearse and perform four original musicals within a 24 hour time span at the beautiful Theater at Ace.
), Michelle Visage (Ru Paul's Drag Race), and Jesse Eisenberg (The Spoils) offered audiences a special glimpse into their musical capabilities through four never-before-seen (and never to be seen again) original musicals.
"This was an unbelievable experience," said Mark Armstrong, Executive Director of The 24 Hour Plays.
As you listen to ‘,’ you’ll appreciate the flexibility and range of Bean’s voice, and as you settle in you’ll hear the influences of Ms. The track could have been easily a part of the ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ soundtrack, another one of my favorites.
If you’re looking for a modern Jazz album, I highly recommend streaming ‘Spectrum’ today.
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