Christiana sings in “Serving Time” at Royal Family Productions
Located in the heart of Times Square, Royal Family Productions is presenting a one-night-only, “live concept album” concert performance of Serving Time, a new musical revue capturing the frantic, eclectic and eccentric world of restaurant life conceived by Michele Foor, who also wrote the lyrics, along with composers David Gaines, William TN Hall, Timothy Huang, Ryan Langer and Frank Spitznagel.
The concert will take place on Monday, September 12, at 7 pm at The Royal Family Arts Center (145 West 46th Street, 3rd floor). The concert version of Serving Time includes a cocktail reception with the cast after the performance. There is a suggested $20 donation and reservations can be made by calling Royal Family Productions 212-837-1756; or by emailing RoyalFamilyOffice@gmail.com.
Royal Family has assembled a wide mix of noted Broadway, Off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, cabaret and improv performers for this concert presentation. The cast includes Broadway’s Tony Chiroldes* (In the Heights, Carmen, La Cubana), Stacia Fernandez* (Mamma Mia, The Drowsy Chaperone), Leah Hocking* (The Last Ship, Billy Elliot), Lacretta* (Disaster!, Unexpected Joy), Rosemary Loar (Sunset Boulevard, Chess), Frank Mastrone* (Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde).
Cabaret favorites include Vodka Stinger and the Martha Rayes (Garth Schilling*, Dan Travis and Anne Rodeman), and multiple MAC award-winner Gretchen Reinhagen.
Also featured are frequent Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway performers Peter Brown*, Megan Carver, Christiana Cole*, Ryan G. Dunkin*, Michele Foor*, Brittney Lee Hamilton*, Curtis Howard, Rachel Alexa Norman*, Aaron Phillips, Kim Reinle, Timothy Ellis Riley*, Jonathan Todd Ross*, Jillian Vitko and Sarah Ziegler.
The evening is directed by Michael Perreca, Executive Director of Royal Family. Frank Spitznagel is the music director and Miles Lindahl is on percussion. Serving Time was developed through the acclaimed BMI Workshop.
“Some of BMI’s finest writers are featured here, and ‘Serving Time’ is ready to be seen by more than the enthusiastic composers and lyricists who are members of the workshop and have loved watching this show evolve over the years,” Perreca explains. “We brought together working actors from all walks of New York life to celebrate this material and introduce theatergoers to Royal Family, which is dedicated to the development of new works.”
Royal Family Productions, under Artistic Director and Co-Founder Chris Henry and Executive Director Perreca, produced the highly successful musical “Rock and Roll Refugee” earlier this year, directed by Henry, who also wrote the book, and features the music of rock pioneer Genya Ravan.
Reservations can be made by calling Royal Family Productions (be sure to give your name, phone number and number of tickets): 212-837-1756; or by emailing RoyalFamilyOffice@gmail.com.You will receive a confirmation. Seated is limited. Reservations are necessary.
*Actors appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.