A.C.T.'s World Premiere Musical: A WALK ON THE MOON JUNE 2018

This was a gift of an experience, and Sheryl Kaller, our fearless leader, said on day one that Theater is one of the last collaborative arts. Being a part of a new musical - and one of this caliber - is incredibly exciting and artistically fulfilling, as you are literally creating the characters and the life of the show with everyone involved. Everyone on the creative team was of the best in the country--truly all Tony nominees and winners! -- and the cast was phenomenal. 

The show was truly a thing of beauty, and performing at the American Conservatory Theater is literally a dream come true. Thank you to everyone who came!

 

 

FEINSTEIN'S SET LIST

ARIELA MORGENSTERN: UNFILTERED

Feinstein's at the Hotel Nikko with Dan Feyer & Mike Smith

(The pieces that are bolded have links to special youtube videos of the songs!)

1. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS - Rufus Wainwright 

2. Another Life - Jason Robert Brown from The Bridges of Madison County

3. ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE - Stephen Sondheim from Company

4. PERFECT, FINITE - Chris Miller & Mark Campbell

5. SAY YAS - Natalie Tenenbaum & Kevin Wanzor

6. OOH, DO YOU LOVE YOU - Charles Strouse & Lee Adams from It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman

7. KEEPIN' OUT OF MISCHIEF NOW - Fats Waller

8. NOBODY'S SIDE - Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus from Chess

9. HIGH & DRY - Radiohed

10. THE GLAMOROUS LIFE - Stephen Sondheim from A Little Night Music

11. AMMONIA - Joe Iconis

12. EVERYTHING CHANGES - Sara Bareilles from Waitress

13. MOVE ON - Stephen Sondheim from Sunday In The Park With George

BERKELEY REP: My Father The Speeding Bullet (Nincest)

When I was invited to participate in workshop a new musical with Berkeley Rep, a company I’ve been looking forward to building a relationship with, and it conflicted with another wonderful opportunity, to lead a breakout session at the Theater Communications Group annual conference in DC, I was torn. But the minute I heard that the show, Jen Silverman’s and the inimitable Max Vernon's My Father The Speeding Bullet (Nincest) was written for Pig Iron founder Dito Van Reigersberg, it was a no-brainer.

 I’ve been mildly obsessed with Dito and his alter-ego Martha Graham cracker for over a decade, and have take every opportunity to see him and her in NY. My…admiration began when I saw my first Pig Iron show while they were travelling to CA to perform at Stanford, (and give a Le Coq/collaborative theater-making workshop to our company Rococo Risque,) in 2003, and our paths have crossed several times since then (by which I mean I’m in the audience and am happy as a little clam.)

What a thrill to work with such creative geniuses! Jen Silverman is a much sought-after playwright who’s wildly talented, and the director Mike Donahue and I worked together years ago on a reading of Kim Rosestock’s 99 Ways To Fuck A Swan with Studio 42. The rest of the Bay Area cast and NY creative team were fantastic, and we navigated and explored our gender-bending incest-conflicted Nincest script expertly. Cheers!

NY READING: ALL FOR JOE

Book & Music by Joe Pizza, cast by Stephanie Klapper

Starring Glenn Seven Allen, Patrick Boll, Rita Harvey, Kevin Kraft, Kathleen Monteleone, Ariela Morgenstern, Trisha Rapier, Matthew Rodin, & Jessica Van Kipp