A HELLA 90'sROCK MUSICAL ABOUT LETTING GO SCROLL
Written by Leyna D'Ancona Music by Paul Martin SiegelNEWSGRUNGE, a musical play with an idiosyncratic approach, finds its way back to stage.
During the pandemic of 2020, the public presentation was shut down and the script
adapted as a first of its kind multi-actor, musical audio drama with concept album. Sound
design by 5 time Emmy Award winner Dave Smith of Audio Alchemy. Original cast
performances include Marc Von Em (Rob Thomas), John Brodeur (Birdstreets), Nakia
(The Voice), John Carlin (Turn Me Loose), Ashley Monique Menard (The Art of Blowing It),
Bettina Skye (Limitless) and many other great talents. Pandemic be damned.
We are thrilled to introduce this original work to you. Peace out.
About the Story
It's the 1990's and Charley, a broody working-class guy and gifted frontman of an up-and-coming alternative rock band, discovers a note that sends him on a quest to find the father who abandoned him. Unaware of the burgeoning digital revolution that will change the music industry forever, the band gets its first big break. Facing loss in times of great change, courage and confidence are elusive, opportunities for independent artists are fleeting. Should he move on or wait for his time to come around? Bringing back wack slacks and fuzz, this is a generation-gone-by story about a fatherless son, the brotherhood of a band and what it means to let go.
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About the StoryOrigin & Music
1993 - 1998
Origin & Music
1993 - 1998
Based on true events and real people, the music in GRUNGE includes songs from the unreleased
albums "Lyriculous Meloddities" and "Demoliberation" recorded between 1993 and 1998 at the old Dutchboy paint factory in Oakland and Dancing Dog Studios in Emeryville, California.
Along with Paul Siegel on lead vocals and guitar, bandmates include bassist Jon Evans (Tori Amos), drummer Scott Amendola (Charlie Hunter) accomanied by keyboardist Charlie GIllingham (Counting Crows). LISTEN on YOUTUBE LISTEN ON YOUTUBE
"Grunge Musical" was first released as a pioneering audio drama with a full cast of 15 equity and non-union actors, performers and professional singers.During lockdown, all recordings were produced individually and remotely with no two people in the room at the same time.
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Born into an unconventional life in Berkeley, California, Leyna D'Ancona learned to push boundaries from the Merry
Pranksters, road tripped with Dead Heads and slam danced at the Fab Mab. Leyna’s professional stage career developed in New York City as a dancer. A Cal Berkeley graduate, survivor of two social revolutions, and witness by happenstance to the rise and fall of indie rock bands, Leyna artfully combines skill and memory to write the story of “Grunge.” her debut musical theater work Download Info Deck
Paul Martin Siegel
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Paul Siegel, singer/songwriter and lead guitarist of the 1990's San Francisco based alt rock band "Charley Django", with Grammy nominated drummer Scott Amendola (Charley Hunter) and Jon Evans, bass (Tori Amos) the band reunited in 2020 to record the concept album "Grunge." This album of 28 original songs is featured in Grunge the musical
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CreativesEvan Bernardin Productions arrow_forwardBrian Hodous is widely recognized as one of the top experts in the areas of interactive entertainment, and technology. He is the founder of the annual "Hodie Bash", a fundraising concert to support Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Brian became the key executive for the world's leading video game powerhouse Activision Blizzard, the company behind Guitar Hero and many more. Mr. Hodous currently works with Sammy Hagar (Van Halen) in the role of COO at Sammy's Beach Bar Brands. Following Brian's experience with the music industry, Brian recently became involved with the Broadway bound production, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo's musical Invincible.Brian Hodous
A Tony Award winning producer, talent manager and lawyer. Rashad Chambers recently produced FatHam, the Pultizer prize winning and Tony nominated Broadway musical. His Broadway producing credits include the New York premiere of the award winning musical Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical, American Son, Ain't Too Proud, Betrayal, The Inheritance, Caroline, or Change, The Music Man and Topdog/Underdog.Rashad attended Morehouse College where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He also earned his JD and MBA degrees from The Ohio State University. Rashad is a founding member of The Industry Standard Group as well as a board member of On Broadway Performing Arts Training Program and Houses on the Moon Theater Company. Visit EBP Website keyboard_arrow_rightRashad Chambers
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