FROGTOWN LIVE! October 17, 2015 (one day only!)
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LAKEWOOD THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH FROGTOWN
Lakewood Theatre Company, in association with FROGTOWN, Oregon’s Socially Conscious Entertainment Company, will be presenting the musical show FROGTOWN LIVE!, on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, Oregon on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 PM. There will be books and CDs for sale with a meet and greet book signing after the show with the cast.
The show runs a little under an hour, and is directed by Philip Pelletier and produced by Philip Pelletier and Heather Christie. Chuck Baliconis created the props and character designs are by Verne Lindner.
About the show: This new high-energy dance party concert takes kids on a musical journey through blues, funk, soul and pop by Emmy-Winning Writer/Composer Philip Pelletier. This acclaimed celebration of cultural diversity comes alive through riveting live music performances featuring Portland All-Stars Andy Stokes (Oregon Music Hall Of Fame), Heather Christie (Lilith Fair), saxophonist Andy Warr (Oprah Winfrey), and Philip Pelletier.
The performance will be on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego. Ticket prices are $17/adults and $12/students. For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or CLICK HERE to order securely online.
This special event is sponsored in part by the Oregon Community Foundation, whose support has helped Mr. Pelletier and friends share Frogtown’s "Diversity Through Music" bullying-awareness program with thousands of families throughout Oregon. FROGTOWN'S wide-ranging musical canvas exposes kids to different kinds of music, from R&B, to Classical, to Hip-Hop while addressing the important issues of bullying and cultural diversity. The diverse styles of music symbolize the differences between the groups of frogs, while the pond itself acts as a metaphor for the world. Pelletier explains, “When I showed FROGTOWN to the cast, they all said, of course we’ll do it. The world needs this right now...”
History of the production: Featured on THE GRAMMYS "Education Watch," FROGTOWN LIVE! has received rave national reviews for it's unique musical stories, including the National Gold IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award), and the National Gold Moonbeam Children's Award, marking the first time a Northwest company has won both these prestigious children's awards. Frogtown also tours across the country, having performed for audiences of all ages.
Creating the show: Much of the new production was created through Oregon Story Board, a new program for Digital Storytelling Innovation, sponsored by Intel and the Oregon Film Board: http://oregonstoryboard.org. From the OSB Workspace at OMSI, Frogtown developed state-of-the-art Digital Storytelling projects for kids of all ages that feature award-winning stories, cutting-edge technologies and Oregon’s A-list musical performers. Click here to see Frogtown's website for more info on the company.
About the Artists:
Andy Stokes - Lead Vocals
Andy’s soulful talent and exciting stage presence are legendary. He has performed with Esperanza Spalding, Tower of Power, Chicago, Michael Bolton, George Clinton, The Temptations, Stylistics, Curtis Salgado, Linda Hornbuckle, and many others. A recent inductee into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, Andy Stokes has recorded with A&M Records, Warner Brothers Records, toured Japan, and enjoyed a solo career. His recording of the song "Test of Time" made the Top 10 on the Billboard charts. Additionally, he was voice for one of the famous California Raisin characters, developed at Will Vinton Studios. Andy continues to perform his unique soulful music throughout the US and beyond.
Heather Christie - Vocals
Heather Christie was born singing to a family of musicians in the Pacific Northwest. As a baby she attended her dad's rock shows under her mother's poncho. Early on she began playing in bluegrass jams, country & western tunes, gospel sing-alongs and radio theater. After a major stint of spinning seventies vinyl in her early teens, she borrowed her mom's 1940s Martin guitar and started writing music. With nuances of Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell, Heather has written and produced three albums of her own. A Lilith Fair Finalist, Heather has shared the stage and recorded with A-List talents like Curtis Salgado, Linda Hornbuckle, Fred Eaglesmith, Tracy Grammer and Andy Stokes touring nationwide. http://www.heatherchristiemusic.com
Andy Warr - Saxophonist
Andy plays and records for major network and cable television programs, feature films, and blockbuster video games. His sax playing has appeared on many of Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions and OWN programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Rosie, Nate Berkus, and The Dr. Oz Show. Andy has recorded and performed with a long list of world-class musicians, and currently tours the country with FROGTOWN LIVE!. See more about him on his website: http://andywarr.com
Philip Pelletier - Vocals / Writer / Composer
FROGTOWN LIVE! is the latest creation from Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Philip Pelletier. He has composed and directed projects for film and TV studios like Disney, Pixar, and Amblin Entertainment. Pelletier enjoys collaborating with all kinds of talented folks, from the LA Philharmonic Orchestra to the Willie Nelson Band. His work has been featured in the NY Times, Wired, Premiere, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and BBC World News. .
For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or CLICK HERE to order securely online.
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Tickets are available through the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503) 635-3901.
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