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Multimedia-inspired song cycle to hit the AKT stage

35 MM
The AKT Theatre Project
April 19 - May 4, 2013

Posted: April 13, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.

WYANDOTTE - "35MM" is an exciting new collaboration between art forms. With music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver, "35MM" draws its inspiration from the photography of Matthew Murphy, while company members of The AKT Theatre Project lift the text and music from the page and bring it to life. It's a one-of-a-kind experience the company is thrilled to be involved with.

Just over a year ago, a Kickstarter fundraiser successfully funded a group of actors, writers and musicians to bring their show to New York City and record a cast album. It was shortly thereafter that AKT artistic director Angie Kane Ferrante stumbled upon the album. "I was looking for something new and exciting, and I found it in '35MM.' The music was begging to be listened to, to be experienced. I couldn't pass it up."

Composer and lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver wrote 18 songs based on the images of New York City photographer Matthew Murphy. The color-saturated images inspired songs like "Crazytown," which plays out a young man's nightmares, and "You Make Me Happy," a glimpse at a somewhat-snarky couple completely in love. The show also visits serious issues like domestic violence and dealing with the loss of a loved one, but takes a walk on the light side as well with songs like "Twisted Teeth" and "The Ballad of Sara Berry."

What do all of these things have in common? Just as art is the expression of the human imagination, these songs are an expression of the human condition. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this exciting new production!

"35MM" is directed and choreographed by Angie Kane Ferrante; assistant directed by Jon Pigott; music co-directed by Adriane Galea and Angie Kane Ferrante; and lighting design by Harley Miah. The production features Sebastian Adams, Marc Buchko, Jordan Fritz, Ian Hector, Gerald Hymer, Michelle King, Sarah Mikota, Katherine Nelson and Morgan Neubacher.

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All performances will take place at The Wyandotte Arts Center, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte 48192.

Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information about The AKT Theatre Project, call 734-258-8370 or visit www.AKTtheatre.com.


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