From Press Release
SEVEN OF US
Music and Lyrics by Brian Goldenberg
Book by Brian Goldenberg and Jean-Paul Yovanoff
Directed and Choreographed by Dayna Chernoff
Music Directed by Brian Goldenberg
May 27, 2010, Toronto, Ontario…Brian Goldenberg, Artistic Producer of Angelwalk Theatre (Altar Boyz, The Last Five Years), brings an exciting new musical to the Toronto Fringe Festival this summer. Seven of Us will receive its Toronto premiere at the Bathurst Street Theatre starting on July 1, 2010 and running until July 10, 2010.
With a captivating pop/rock musical score, Seven Of Us is a thrilling new musical piece by Brian Goldenberg and Jean-Paul Yovanoff about seven friends and their relationships. When Rob returns home from university to spend the summer with his friends, a sudden death immediately throws everyone a curve. Relationships are tested, and Rob and his friends soon come to realize what is truly important to them. Seven Of Us is a story about love, friendship, new beginnings, but most of all, hope.
“A resonance of melody and lyrics which stay with the listener long after the music stops.”
Originally conceived as a graduating high school music project, Seven of Us has come a long way since its first public performance on January 20, 1999, when it was a twenty-minute medley of music orchestrated for a twenty-one piece orchestra. Markham Youth Theatre supported a workshop of Seven of Us on July 26, 2003 at the Vaughan City Playhouse and the show was programmed into Markham Youth Theatre’s 2004 season. Seven of Us premiered on July 15, 2004 at the Markham Theatre for Performing Arts to great acclaim.
Seven of Us will be directed and choreographed by Dayna Chernoff, who served as one of the directors on the original 2004 production. An active member of the Toronto theatre community, Chernoff has worked as a Production/Stage Manager for Altar Boyz, Stage Manager for The Last Five Years (Angelwalk Theatre), and Assistant Stage Manager for A New Brain (Acting Up Stage Company). Dayna has also served as Stage Manager for Little Women and Stage Manager and Choreographer for Les Misérables (Steppin’ Out). Recent stage credits include: Songs For a New World (Charcoal Sketch Productions), Sex on the Beach (Alumnae Theatre), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hart House).
The show will be music directed by pianist/conductor Brian Goldenberg. A two-time graduate of York University (BFA in Music, Schulich MBA), Goldenberg works professionally as a theatre producer, music director, songwriter and performer. He won first-place in an In Front Magazine Music Contest for his song “Music Will Always Lead Me Home”, and wrote the music and additional lyrics for the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Theme Song. Previous music direction credits include: Chess (MYT); Oliver! (SMT); West Side Story, Urinetown, and Reefer Madness (Vanier College Productions); Little Women (Steppin’ Out); Into the Woods and A Chorus Line (Markham Theatre).
Runs: July 1, 2010 – July 10, 2010
Opening: July 1, 2010
Schedule: Thur. July 1st – 8:45 pm / Sat. July 3rd – 5:15 pm
Mon. July 5th – 12:45 pm / Tue. July 6th – 6:45 pm
Wed. July 7th – 3:30 pm / Thur. July 8th – 5:15 pm
Sat. July 10th – 11:00 pm
Tickets: $10 at the door; $11 in advance
Fringe passes also available
Location: Bathurst Street Theatre – 736 Bathurst Street, just south of Bloor
Box Office: By phone: 416-966-1062
For more information, please visit www.sevenofus.ca or contact: