I am thrilled to announce that there will be a premier release of a full concept recording of all the songs from I AM ALIVE - a new musical. Slated for a late summer early fall 2021 release, this 2 CD set will include most of the dialogue from the newest version of the script that leads into each of the songs allowing the listener to have a virtual experience of the storyline, without the visual. A lot of work went into this project and some new actors have brought a new perspective on the songs which led to some new songs! These wonderful singers are some of Denver's best and I am proud to have them put their voices to this story. Thank you:
Lauren Shealy Seth Dhonau Paul Page Shannan Steele Eugene Ebner Jennifer Burnett
Mary Louise Lee Jake Mendes Michael Morgan Aaron Vega Sophia Dotson Miles Shaw
Kieran O'Brien David Nehls Anna Marie High Sherean Samimi Stacey Landes
I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to say thank you to ALL the actors and crew throughout the now seven year process of this project. They have all helped to shape, teach and elevate this work to levels I could never have imagined.
The I AM ALIVE family - beginning in 2015:
(ALL PERFORMANCES WERE EITHER ON BOOK - OR STAGED READINGS)
I AM ALIVE 1 - Gates Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts
University of Denver, Premier April 21, 2015
in alphabetical order:
Casey Andree, Patrick Brownson, Jimmy Bruenger, Jennifer Burnett, Shelley Canales, Alik Christianian, Kim Christianian, Benjamin Cowhick, Heather Doris, Eugene Ebner, Ellen Orloff Gauthier, Brandon Joseph, Charlie Korman, Brody Lineaweaver, Gustavo Marquez, Anna Melkonian, Gabriel Morales, Zoey Morse, Angela Mendez, Norrell Moore, Paul Page, Zhanna Poghosyan, Sherean Samimi, Erica Sarzin-Borillo.
I AM ALIVE 2 - Mile Hi Church, Lakewood, Colorado, April 2016:
Jimmy Bruenger, Jennifer Burnett, Benjamin Cowhick, Mary Eslaminia, Lilli Hokama, Rob Janzen, Avi Levin, Brody Lineaweaver, Scott Lubinski, Gustavo Marquez, Susannah McLeod, Angela Mendez, Michael Mendez, Michael Morgan, Paul Page, Zhanna Poghosyan, Sherean Samimi, Erik Sandvold, Mare Trevathan. The I AM ALIVE choir from Mile Hi Church directed by Stacey Landes: Aileen Arroyo, Denise Dash, Joel Dash, Cindy Dooley, Kandis Glasgow, Kristi Gleason, Linda Hilliker, Carole Johnson-Wolff, John LaFace, Bob Larson, Ariel Lipscomb, Bruce McCreary, Bruce McDonald, Tanya Park, Denae Parker, Sean Ratchford, Edith Rincon, Bonniejune Rohwer, Donna Schulte, Michelle Signs, Janice Smith, Janet Sykora, Latie Thompson, Sam Waters, Bernie Wienski, Beth Wienski, Erin Willis. The Mile Hi Church Crew: Sound-Nathan Marschall, Lights-Larry Varvel, Video-Nathan Matsoukas
I AM ALIVE 3 - Alex Theatre, Glendale, California, September 2016:
Jennifer Burnett, Benjamin Cowhick, Diana Dresser, Paul Dwyer, Logan Ernstthal, Mehfy Eslaminia, Lilli Hokama, Rob Janzen, Brandon Joseph, Andrew Keeler, Thadd Krueger, Avi Levin, Brody Lineaweaver, Gustavo Marquez, Susannah McLeod, Angela Mendez, Gabriel Morales, Zhanna Poghosyan, Sherean Samimi, Mare Trevathan, Thaddeus Valdez.
Thank you to the wonderful singers who helped with the demo recordings:
Darrow Klein, Kyriana Kratter, Jordan Leigh, Sarah Rex, Jalyn Courtenay Webb, Steve Klein, Joe Callahan, Jeremy Rill and Steven Burge.
With special thanks for their help along the way in various capacities: Dave and Tina Lemieux, Susan Bender, Sue Gallanter, Joe Mauro, Randall Boyd & Simon Toparovsky, Simon Maghakyan, Susanna Hairapetyan, Sona Hedeshian and the Armenians of Colorado, Susan Draus, Melissa McCarl, Susie Leiser and Hasmik Nikoghosyan.
A very special thanks to Lauren Shealy for going above and beyond the call of singing to impart her wisdom, grammar acumen and friendship along the way. I will be forever grateful for the emotion you brought to this project and how you created a beautiful image of my grandmother at an age I never knew her. Thank you...
Directed by Christy Montour-Larson, Original Costume Design by Clare Henkel, Costume Design by Katie Horney, Seamstress Faith Reed, Choreography by Diana Dresser, Stage Manager Jean Egdorf, Assistant Stage Managers Ashley Duke & Veronica Leggier, Props by Tim David, Production Design by Brian Freeland, Projections by Mark Montour-Larson, Sound Mixer Meaghan Holdeman, Music Director Denise Gentilini, Assistant Music Director Scott Lubinski, Lighting Design by Shannon McKinney, Dramaturgy by Larry Loebell, John Dietrich and Cheryl Coons.
Enjoy this sneak preview video of one of the songs from I AM ALIVE - a new musical - Concept Recording