35MM: A Musical Exhibition

The Unknown Artists present the Los Angeles PROFESSIONAL PREMIERE of:

35MM: A Musical Exhibition

Music and Lyrics by RYAN SCOTT OLIVER

Based on the Photographs of MATTHEW MURPHY

TICKETS at UA35MM.eventbrite.com

$20 Pre-Sale, $25 at the door

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FEBRUARY 26th-MARCH 19th, 2016

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT – Only Eight Performances!

DORIE THEATRE AT THE COMPLEX

6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Representing a collision of artistic disciplines as disparate as musical theatre, photography, and pop/rock music, 35mm, according to press notes, “pushes the limits of self-expression to create an art form utterly its own. A collection of ‘snapshot stories’ are woven together as each of the evening’s original songs is performed – with gusto and musical virtuosity — while the audience is immersed in stunning projections of the photography that inspired it. 35mm brings the connection between pleasures visual and aural into razor-sharp focus, creating a singular, multi-sensory emotional journey.”

Direction for this eighteen selection song cycle is shared by directors drawn from the Unknown Artists stable.  Each director will work with one or more stories from 35mm, as each selection stands alone in the song cycle varying structurally, tonally, and emotionally.

STARRING:

Jeff Scot Carey*^
Cody Clark*
Emily Clark*
Vincent Perez*
Dana Shaw
Katherine Washington

*Company Member, The Unknown Artists
^Appearing courtesy of the Actor’s Equity Association

CREATIVE TEAM
MUSIC & LYRICS: Ryan Scott Oliver
PHOTOGRAPHS: Matthew Murphy
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Brigham Freeth
STAGE MANAGER/MULTIMEDIA/LIGHTING DESIGN: Martyn Tyler

*DIRECTORS: Lucas Alifano, Meghan Allison, Amy Bartlett, Jeff Scot Carey, Emily Clark, John Ross Clark, Allie Costa, Kate Purnell

*All of our directors are company members of The Unknown Artists. Each director will work with one or more pieces of 35mm, as each piece stands alone in the song cycle and varies structurally, tonally, and emotionally.

Donate to the 35MM Kickstarter!

The Unknown Artists are thrilled and excited to bring 35mm: A Musical Exhibition to the stage for the first time professionally in Los Angeles!

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT BY DONATING TO THE
35MM KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!!

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As a non-profit company, we often rely on tax-deductible donations to fund our productions, and this is our most ambitious project yet! Your donations will help us with the following elements of production: a killer five-piece band, theater rental fees, production rights, sound and lighting equipment, set pieces and build, costumes, publicity, programs, and importantly: concessions (we always provide a hearty amount of beer, wine, and candy for your lobby time!).

No donation is too small and no donation will go unappreciated. Not able to donate at this time? You can also help by spreading the word about this project on social media and letting anyone who may be interested in this sort of thing know about us.

Our production is scheduled to run in February & March of 2016 at The Complex in Hollywood. We hope to see you there!

To Donate: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1604241134/35mm-a-musical-exhibition

Auditions for 35mm – Oct 19th

The Unknown Artists are having AUDITIONS for our upcoming production of 35mm, music and lyrics by RYAN SCOTT OLIVER, based on photographs by MATTHEW MURPHY.

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Representing a collision of artistic disciplines as disparate as musical theatre, photography, and pop/rock music,” 35mm, according to press notes, “pushes the limits of self-expression to create an art form utterly its own. A collection of ‘snapshot stories’ are woven together as each of the evening’s original songs is performed – with gusto and musical virtuosity — while the audience is immersed in stunning projections of the photography that inspired it. 35mm brings the connection between pleasures visual and aural into razor-sharp focus, creating a singular, multi-sensory emotional journey.

AUDITIONS:
Monday, October 19th
6:30-10pm

Madilyn Clark Studios
10852 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

PERFORMANCES:
February 26 – March 19, 2016 (Friday & Saturday nights, possible 2 Sunday matinees w/talkback)
The Complex, Hollywood CA

BREAKDOWN:
Woman 1 (Soprano) – On Monday, Twisted Teeth
Woman 2 (Mezzo-Soprano) – The Ballad of Sara Berry, Hemming and Hawing
Man 1 (Tenor) – Cut You a Piece, Crazytown
Man 4 (Bass) – Good Lady, Make Me Happy

*Woman 3 (Alto), Man 2 (Bari-Tenor), Man 3 (Baritone) are already cast.

For more info as well as audio & video clips, go to http://ryanscottoliver.com/show/35mm/

Please email iamanunknownartist@gmail.com to schedule your audition appointment.
You will be given sides to prepare for the audition.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
January 9 – February 25, 2016

Rehearsals Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings, Saturday early afternoon, Sunday late afternoons. All rehearsals will be in Pasadena, until tech week when we move to the Complex in Hollywood.

This show has a lot of difficult music, so ALL performers MUST be available for 3 rehearsals a week at the very least. This is non-negotiable.

The Girl is Still Here (Feb 20-Mar 7, 2015)

The Unknown Artists Present…
THE GIRL IS STILL HERE
An original song cycle by Gayle Leslie Bluemel and DeVorah Ross Johnsen

TICKETS
$15 pre-sale at http://thegirlisstillhere.eventbrite.com/
$20 at the door

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FEBRUARY 20th – MARCH 7th, 2015 (LIMITED ENGAGEMENT)

ONLY SEVEN PERFORMANCES
Fri 2/20 8pm, Sat 2/21 8pm 
Fri 2/27 8pm, Sat 2/28 8pm Sun 3/1 7pm
Fri 3/6 8pm, Sat 3/7 8pm

Dorie Theatre at the Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Meet Debe and Gayle, The Wild One and The Wise, on their road to self-discovery, drawn together in high school by their common interests in music and poetry. Through a complex song cycle, we see their lives unfold ….one the free-spirited word-smith and poet, the other the disciplined musician. Their close friendship as girls and their divergent experiences as women culminate in their glorious partnership as passionate and fearless songwriters. THE GIRL IS STILL HERE is an entertaining vision of womanhood, touched with comedy, tragedy, and emotional insight.

CREATIVE TEAM
MUSIC & LYRICSGayle Leslie Bluemel & DeVorah Ross Johnsen
DIRECTOR – Emily Clark*
MUSIC DIRECTOR – Gayle Leslie Bluemel
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Amy Bartlett*
STAGE MANAGER/SET DESIGN – Cody Clark*
MULTIMEDIA/LIGHTING DESIGN – Martyn Tyler
SOUND DESIGN – Dan Ames
CHOREOGRAPHY/COSTUMES – Meghan Allison*
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – Kate Purnell*
COMPANY MANAGER – Tiffany Brain*
GRAPHIC DESIGN – Katrina Rennells*


CAST
GAYLE THE GIRL – Danielle Wallius
DEBE THE GIRL – Quinn Gearheart

GAYLE THE WOMANKatrina Rennells*
DEBE THE WOMANEmily Clark*

GAYLE THE SAGE – Gayle Leslie Bluemel
DEBE THE SAGE – DeVorah Ross Johnsen

MALE PLAYERLucas Alifano**
FEMALE PLAYER – Jenny Martin

*Company Member, The Unknown Artists
**Appearing courtesy of the Actor’s Equity Association

BAND
Michelle Beauchesne – CELLO
Gayle Leslie Bluemel – KEYBOARD
Brian Boyce – DRUMS
DeVorah Ross Johnsen – GUITAR

Find “The Girl is Still Here” event on FACEBOOK and follow The Unknown Artists on TWITTER!

Interested in what the music from THE GIRL IS STILL HERE sounds like?  Here are some clips of songs from the show, performed at our Gala Fundrasier in August 2014, as well as Debe and Gayle themselves performing with their band, Sister Moon.

4th Annual FESTIVUS Holiday Show (December 11th)

The Unknown Artists Present…
Play Club West’s 4th Annual FESTIVUS

It’s that time of year again… It’s time for the Unknown Artists to bring you an LA Snow Day, full of slightly off-kilter holiday cheer! Join us on December 11th for our fourth annual holiday cabaret, complete with a silent auction, refreshments, and some amazing performances to get you in the Festivus (for the rest of us) Spirit.

Tickets at http://uafestivusshow.eventbrite.com/

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11th
Refreshment Hour & Silent Auction 7:00pm
Show 8:00pm

Dorie Theatre at the Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038

Tickets $20
http://uafestivusshow.eventbrite.com/
Cash Only at the Door

Featuring performances by…
Lucas Alifano
Meghan Allison
Amy Bartlett
Anna Bowen
Tiffany Brain
Cody Clark
Emily Clark
John Ross Clark
Oscar Gubelman
Pat Lentz
Jenny Martin
Vincent Perez
Tripp Pettigrew
Kate Purnell
Travis James Riner
Sunshine Smith

With Gayle Bluemel on the Piano

Emily Clark is SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC 9/26

SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC is back!!!  The show that spawned a web series, and inspired an entire generation of young people returns on September 26th at The Complex in Hollywood. Catch Emily Clark in her semi-autobiographical cabaret and learn of her semi-triumphant rise to semi-stardom.  Featuring a book co-written by musical theatre phenom Ryan Scott Oliver (Jasper in Deadland, 35MM, Mrs. Sharp), with Brett Ryback (Off-Broadway’s Murder for Two) tickling the ivoriesEmily will bring you true-to-life tales about dead dogs, mean girls, bipolar boyfriends, and Bernadette Peters.  This show has something for everyone…if you’re a Broadway geek, or a gay man, or lived through the 90’s. Or all of the above.
Tickets $15 at http://slightlydramaticcabaret.eventbrite.com

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The Unknown Artists Present…
SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC
Starring Emily Clark

Written by Emily Clark and Ryan Scott Oliver
with Brett Ryback on the Piano
with Special Guests Anna Bowen, Jeff Scot Carey, and Jenny Martin

Friday, September 26th 
7:00pm Cocktail Hour
8:00pm Show

Dorie Theatre at the Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles 90038

Tickets $15 online, $20 at the door
http://slightlydramaticcabaret.eventbrite.com/

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Photos by Darlington Swink Photography
Graphic Design by Sunshine Marie Smith

The Unknown Artists’ 1st Annual Fundraising Gala (Aug 14th)

You are cordially invited to join your kooky friends from The Unknown Artists on Thursday, August 14th for a night full of fun, frivolity, and fundraising! There will be cocktails, a silent auction, and a cabaret (featuring performances from your favorite Unknown Artists and Play Clubbers), all to support our upcoming THIRD SEASON, and our new home at The Complex!

Tickets at http://uagala.eventbrite.com/

UA 1st Annual Fundraising Gala


The Unknown Artists’
FIRST ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA

Complex Theatres
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14TH
Cocktail Hour begins at 6:30pm
Silent Auction in the Ruby Theater
Cabaret Performance at 8:00pm in the Dorie Theatre

Tickets
$20 Online, Cash at the Door
http://uagala.eventbrite.com/

Featuring performances from previous shows, some new stuff, and a sneak peak at a new show we will premiering next season! Not to mention some talented Unknown Artists like…

Lucas Alifano
Meghan Allison
Amy Bartlett
Gayle Bluemel
Tiffany Brain
Jeff Scot Carey
Cody Clark
Emily Clark 
Jeni Incontro
Ross Johnsen
Vincent Perez
Tripp Pettigrew
Kate Purnell
Caitlin Reilly
Katrina Rennells
Travis James Riner