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Sing Me Home

Book by Amber Cassell; Music and Lyrics by Kristy Hanson

Sing Me Home

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre  [map]

  • Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Sometimes healing a broken heart means finding your voice.

Years ago, music superstar Lexi Angel mysteriously vanished from the spotlight. On the eve of her auspicious comeback, a familiar face appears in her dressing room in need of help. As Lexi embarks on this new phase of her career, the demands of her future and shadows of her past collide, taking Lexi on a hilarious and heartfelt journey to a place she’s never been before… home.

Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission

Kristy Hanson (Music/Lyrics)

Kristy Hanson is a singer-songwriter based in LA. She recently won West Hollywood's Summer of Music song contest, making her original "Welcome Me Home" the city's theme song. She has toured colleges across the country and within Los Angeles, at the Hotel Cafe, Genghis Cohen, Room 5, and Witzend, to name some, and has showcased at industry events including NACA conferences, the 2012 AIMP showcase at the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference, and at NAMM 2013 as part of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

In 2013, Kristy's songs and voice were featured in two independent films and the web series Unicorn Plan-It. Kristy's new EP Piece of Your Heart, was just released, and she recently licensed the title track to Bravo show Newlyweds: The First Year. She'll be back in the studio shortly recording songs she co-wrote with her husband Mike Chiaburu for their indie rock band East Paris. She and Mike also composed the theme song to the Funny or Die animated short "Late Night Baby."



Mandy Gonzalez

Mandy Gonzalez (Performer)

Mandy Gonzalez is best known for her portrayal of Nina Rosario in the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical, In the Heights, a role she originated off-Broadway at 37 Arts, and a show which received a Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble. Most recently, she starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked; her show-stopping performance of “Defying Gravity” helped earn her a Broadway.com Award for Best Replacement.

Other Broadway roles include Princess Amneris in the Elton John and Tim Rice musical Aida and multiple roles in Lennon, including the title role. Mandy made her Broadway debut in Dance of the Vampires, starring opposite Michael Crawford. She received an OBIE Award and critical praise for her performance in the Off-Broadway production of Eli’s Comin’, directed by Diane Paulus and based on the music and lyrics of singer-songwriter Laura Nyro.

As a film actress, Mandy has appeared in Across the Universe, After, and Man on a Ledge. Her television credits include White Collar, The Good Wife, 666 Park Avenue, One Life to Live, and Third Watch. She was the voice of Mei in Disney’s Mulan II, and she can be heard on the original Broadway cast album of In the Heights as well as Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live and The Man Who Would Be King with Brian D’Arcy; she has started working on her first solo album, with plans for a 2015 release. Mandy made her 54 Below debut last December and performs concerts in prestigious venues across the US and around the world. Her website is mandygonzalez.com



Telly Leung

Telly Leung (Performer)

A veteran of Rent's final Broadway cast, Telly Leung was most recently seen on Broadway in the revival of Godspell. He made his Broadway debut in the 2002 revival of Flower Drum Song. He starred in the first Broadway revival of Pacific Overtures in 2004, and originated the role of Boq in the Chicago company of Wicked. Leung was also featured as a member of the Dalton Academy Warblers opposite Darren Criss on the second season of TV's Glee. His next Broadway project will be starring opposite Lea Salonga and George Takei in Allegiance, a new American musical about the internment of Japanese-Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He has performed all over the world at venues like Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the London Hippodrome, Tokyo's La Donna Music Cafe, New York's 54 Below, and the Hollywood Bowl. His debut album, {i'll cover you}, was released on The Yellow Sound Label in 2012. Telly holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and has taught as an adjunct professor at NYU's New Studio on Broadway. Telly can also be seen coaching the next generation of Broadway performers on the PBS documentary, Broadway or Bust. Please check out his website at www.tellyleung.com and follow him on twitter @tellyleung.



Angela Parrish (Musical Director)

Award-winning songwriter Angela Parrish takes the stage with the belief that a fantastic song should tell a compelling story and touch the heart in every listener. She is a vintage modern artist and a writer for the current age who proudly creates her own blend of American Roots music. The richest of influences can be heard in Angela's music and lyrics, including Ray Charles, Carole King, Eva Cassidy, and Alison Krauss. But Angela's story is all her own. A born-and-raised Kansan, she wins audiences with her sweet, soothing voice and distinctive piano playing and engages them with lyrics of wit, wisdom and Midwestern warmth.

Angela Parrish has garnered praise for her songwriting from across the country; among other accolades, her song "Higher" was selected as a Finalist in the prestigious 2013 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. She has headlined at Typhoon, Room 5, and the legendary Vitello’s Jazz and Supper Club. Called "a performer on the verge of greatness," Angela is currently recording her debut album. She lives, writes, and performs in Los Angeles.