About the Event
Big Thunder Productions’ #YesAllWomen Raise Your Voice will be presented by the Tank on Friday, November 21 at 9:30 P.M., featuring a stellar lineup of performers including Wicked’s Jenna Leigh Green, Wunderkind’s creator and star Tim Realbuto, and emcee Dana Aber. From the hotbed of American theatre in New York City, Big Thunder Productions has cultivated the #YesAllWomen Raise Your Voice concert project hoping to connect performing arts communities around the country and give their voice to this immediate social issue of gender inequality. The concert of original songs will address the many complicated sides of the gender equality movement through the work of contemporary NYC composers and songs written specifically for the show.
Contributing musically to this new concert project are a vibrant group of hot composers, including Anna Jacobs, Rachel Peters, Katie Thompson, EllaRose Chary and Erato A. Kremmyda, Joshua Cohen and Marisa Michelson, Nora Terzo, David Wolfson, Christina Capatides and Daniel Maté, among others.
The #YesAllWomen Raise Your Voice concert will also be presented in San Francisco, the nation’s heart for social reform, in a joint venture with San Francisco Conservatory of Music alums and ACT MFA students. Big Thunder’s #YesAllWomen Raise Your Voice concert is aiming to travel with its creator and director, Dana Aber, into multiple cities, and be performed by local talent in every venue, creating a unified theatrical experience in tandem with the #YesAllWomen message, linking artist to artist through common experiences and collective songs, creating solidarity and connecting people through a unified voice. More info on the San Francisco concert available online.
Music Directed by Julianne B. Merrill.
About the Artists
<strong>Jenna Leigh Green:</strong> Wicked on Broadway and Nat'l Tour, OffBway's Bare: a Pop Opera, and TV's Sabrina the Teenaged Witch
<strong>Tim Realbuto:</strong> creator and star of acclaimed Wunderkind, co-writer of Ghostlight the Musical, featured on The Sopranos and The Emporer's Club
<strong>Kimberly Faye Greenberg:</strong> New York Times heralded performer, the first and only actress to perform leading roles in two Off-Broadway Musicals at the same time
<strong>Nikki MacCallum:</strong> MAC Award nomination in 2011 for Matchmaker Matchmaker I'm Willing to Settle!, Kandor and Ebb cabaret Familiar Things featured at Lincoln Center and 54 Below.
<strong>Gavyn Pickens:</strong> daughter of Grey's Anatomy's James Pickens Jr., Alliance Theatre's Night Writers
<strong>Vanessa Bronfman:</strong> daughter of Warner Music's Edgar J. Bronfman and sister to Ben Brewer (rock musician) and Hannah Bronfman (style-maker)
<strong>Daniel Mate:</strong> 2013 Kleban Prize winner for musical theatre lyrics. Also a composer and Hip Hop Karaoke enthusiast
<strong>Gina Morgano:</strong> Masters from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
<strong>Kyle G. Bailey:</strong> NYMF Showchoir the Musical, traveling from Alaska to perform
<strong>Dani Faitelson</strong>: Appeared Off Broadway in the original productions of "Honky" and "I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan," graduate of the MFA Acting program at Columbia University.
<strong>Sarah Smith</strong>: currently on tour with Mamma Mia as Rosie
<strong>Loresa Lanceta</strong>: Rocky Horror Picture Show with Neil Patrick Harris, and AFTER THE STORM concert at the Kennedy Center.
<strong>Big Thunder Productions</strong> is a production company committed to the creation and proliferation of new works, and has created 5 concerts of original musical theatre songs designed to share the music of over 50 composers during its first year. We believe theatre is an American experience, and this next collaborative project addresses a very American issue.