The Jersey Tenors: Part IIBy Brian Noonan
Back with a new show, this opera/rock mash-up sensation blends iconic opera classics with Rock & Roll hits from artists like Queen, Journey, and Elton John, along with the songs from Jersey’s finest—Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and Bon Jovi.
From Frank Sinatra to Figaro, hear The Tenors’ original arrangements of songs celebrating artists from the stage to the screen, including “Walk Like A Man,” “Your Song,” “That’s Life,” “Eye of the Tiger,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and many more.
Lively and energetic
MATTHEW BILLMAN is a singer, composer, producer, and arts technologist from Brooklyn. Off-Broadway: The Phantom (Phantom); Ash (The Imbible). NY Premiers: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Masquerade; Phoebus (The Hunchback of Notré Dame). Selected new projects and concert work: El Condor Pasa (w/ the UN Symphony Orchestra), Pleasure Never Lies (Ensemble Studio Theatre w/ the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation), Visaré (Original Cast Recording). Matthew is currently producing a concert series in collaboration with Stanford In Entertainment featuring the work of alumni composers.
J.D. DAW Select credits include: George in Sunday in the Park with George (FUSE Productions); Spamalot, Forever Plaid, The Music Man, and Funny Girl for North Shore Music Theatre; Next to Normal for TheaterWorks Hartford; The Music Man and 1776 for the MUNY St. Louis; Rags (Irish Tenor/Sal U/S) for Goodspeed Opera House; and Moon Over the Brewery, I Love You, You’re Perfect..., Comedy of Tenors, The Affections of May, One Slight Hitch, and Things My Mother Taught Me for The Mountain Playhouse.
BRANDON LAMBERT is an NYC-based songwriter and performer. His musical, Just Laugh, won Best Musical at the RAVE Festival and was produced Off-Broadway at Triad Theater. Other writing credits: At First Sight and Fun at the Beach Romp-Bomp-A-Lomp! Recent performing highlights: Marcus in Murder for Two, Jinx in Forever Plaid, and Scotty in Ripcord. A proud member of the Lehman Engel BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop. Winner of the Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre.
ROBERT KOUTRAS has appeared on stage in New York, across the US, and internationally. Recent appearances include Basilius in Head Over Heels at Slow Burn Theatre Company, King Arthur in Camelot & Jimmy Ray Dobbs in Bright Star at TheatreZone, and Bill Austin in Mamma Mia! at The Wick Theatre. Carbonell Award nominee for Leo Frank in the South Florida premiere of Parade. His own original musical, The End, is currently in development. BFA Ithaca College. robertkoutras.com
JIM PROSSER This season marks the 26th season as FST’s Resident Pianist. He most recently appeared in Laughing Matters, The Wanderers, Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas, and Vintage POP!. He has arranged and co-developed over 50 Cabarets at FST including: Laughing Matters, The Wanderers, Three Pianos, Light My Fire, Outlaws and Angels, That’s Amoré!, The Wonder Years, Unchained Melodies, and more. He has served as Composer/Music Director for The FST School, writing numerous scores for children’s shows.
Line Producers | Catherine Randazzo and Alex Price
Scenic Design | Bruce Price
Lighting Design | Andrew Gray
Sound Design | Thom Korp
Sound and Lightboard Operator | Passion Shaffer