David Zellnik (Book and Lyrics) Musicals include: book and lyrics for the Off-Broadway musical Yank! (composer: Joseph Zellnik) which received 7 Drama Desk nominations, incl. book and lyrics, as well as nominations from the Outer Critics’ Circle, and Lucille Lortel Foundation. The CD was released by PS Classics and there have been several regional productions from 2014–2018. London 2017, Rio de Janeiro (in Portuguese) 2017, where it won Brazil’s national theatre award. David has also worked with Disney Theatricals to create Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. (music: Eric Svejcar) which has been licensed over 1500 time in the past 5 years. Eric and David’s backstage musical THE F#@%ING WRIGHT BROTHERS will be part of the 2018 NYC Fringe. www.davidzellnik.net
Eric Svejcar (Music) is a composer and musical director living in Brooklyn, New York. With David Zellnik, he adapted Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. which has been produced by hundreds of schools across the US. Composing credits include Caligula, an Ancient Glam Epic which won the Audience Award at the inaugural New York Musical Theatre Festival, The Murder of Isaac for Centerstage Baltimore, songs for White Noise (NYMF) and a rock adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which will premiere this summer in Newtown, CT. On Broadway he conducted the Roundabout/Deaf West revival of Big River, and music directed the 2006 off-Broadway revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris (recorded by Sh-K-Boom Records.) Originally from Chicago, Eric was the front room pianist at Davenport’s Piano Bar and played for many, many singers at the late lamented Gentry on Halsted.
Michael Cassara, CSA (Casting Director) is a Casting Director and Educator based in New York City, where he and his team have cast over 400 theatre and film projects since the formation of Michael Cassara Casting in 2003. Recent credits include A Night With Janis Joplin (National Tour), Spamilton (dir. Gerard Alessandrini - NYC and Chicago companies), The Mad Ones (Prospect Theater Company, dir. Stephen Brackett), 9 Circles (off-Broadway premiere/Sheen Center), PAW Patrol Live! (Nick Jr./current national tours), Gigantic (dir. Scott Schwartz/Vineyard Theatre), Forbidden Broadway (last two editions/cast albums), The 12 (Denver Center/world premiere), Caroline, or Change (Tantrum Theater), My Fair Lady (Gulfshore Playhouse). Regional credits include frequent productions for top regional theatres including Gulfshore Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Denver Center, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Great Lakes Theater, Hangar Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, American Theater Group, and more. Film: The Hyperglot (dir. Michael Urie, Artios nomination for excellence in casting), Grantham & Rose (dir. Kristin Hanggi). Resident Casting Director for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) since 2007, and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013. As an educator, he regularly teaches at many of the top universities and training programs, in the US and worldwide. BFA, Otterbein University. MichaelCassara.net / @michaelcassara
Rachel Chauncey (Foley Supervisor & Artist) Born and raised in New Orleans, Rachel Chancey moved to New York City to attend Playwrights Horizons Theatre School at NYU. Shortly after earning her BA, she began an internship with a post-production editing facility. Here, she learned the art and craft of sound editing, and eventually focused on performing Foley. Today, she runs her own Foley studio in Brooklyn NY, working on a variety of film and television projects. Recent credits include: The Venture Brothers, I Tonya, Billions, and Hap and Leonard.
Recorded at: PPI Studios, 19 Mercer Street, NYC 10013
Engineered by Chip Fabrizi
Louise Baranger - Trumpet
Chip Fabrizi, Adam Wolfe - Drums
Allison Seidner - Cello
Eric Svejcar - Piano/Bass/Guitar
Bill Todd - Reeds
Ron Wilkins - Trombone
Jordan Schildcrout, Andy Roninson, Jacob Hoffman, Lynne-Marie Rosenberg, Conor Ryan, Constance Zaytoun, Jason Liebson, Michael Hicks.