Final Performance at the Acorn!

A slide show of photos from September 19, 2018, our last night at the Acorn Theatre in NYC! Thanks so much to Gene Fisch, Jr. and the NYNW Theatre Festival team!!

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Planet Connections Award Ceremony

Kyra and I had a fabulous time at the Planet Connections Award Ceremony. While we did not win the categories for which we were nominated (Outstanding Supporting Actress for Kyra and Outstanding Music/Lyrics for me), we appeared as the final performance of the evening, with a rousing rendition of “Richer Am I.”

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The final chorus: “You’ll go higher than you can go when I’m beside you, letting you know: We’re in this forever, together we’ll weather whatever comes. Because the higher you fly, the richer am I.” Indeed!

 

A THIRD Show — Sep 19 @ The Acorn

What a week!!

We are thrilled to announce that Gene Fisch Jr. and the New York New Works Theatre Festival have given us a third show!! We will be performing our 25-minute version of Happy If Happy When TONIGHT, September 19, at 7 PM, at the Acorn, 410 42nd Street in New York City!! We will be appearing with four other terrific shows — and we will be first of the evening. This festival is an excellent opportunity for us to share our work with friends, family, and the Broadway world, at a top notch off-Broadway theatre! We’d love to see you there.

TICKETS: https://www.nynwtheatrefestival.com/book-tickets

We so appreciate your support!

Then, this Friday, September 21, Kimerer and Kyra will be back in NYC to perform as part of the Planet Connections Award Ceremony, at the Abrons Center for the Arts! Happy If Happy When has been nominated for two awards: Supporting Actress (Kyra) and Music/Lyrics (Kimerer & Geoffrey). Wish us luck!!

Last but not Least — Leif!

Leif, our youngest member of the cast of Happy If Happy When (age 9), plays a boy his age named Ted. Leif as Ted routinely grabs the attention of reviewers who comment on his presence and persona! This animal-loving actor has the intensity of a child who WILL keep up with his four older siblings… and he uses it. As he is doing @ The Acorn, Theatre Row, NYC!

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Kai is Joe

Our Happy If Happy When actor of the day is Kai! Kai does not miss a beat. Literally. This drummer, singer, actor, farmer has a powerful stage presence, playing twelve-year old Joe, the fourth child in the family. Joe is enthusiastic about pretty much everything. In our segment for our two Wednesday performances at The Acorn Kai will be singing part of the smile-inducing duet he performs with his younger brother called “Copy Cat.” Move over Zach E…..

Kyra Plays the Part of Eliza

Our player of the day is Kyra!

In Happy If Happy When, Kyra plays the 14-year-old Eliza, the most fictional of our characters. Eliza does not want to move to a farm, and is not happy when she does. Yet her unhappiness is a catalyst that draws the whole family together. One of the songs she sings is a killer duet with Sarah whose refrain is: “The higher you fly, the richer am I.” It is a philosophy we practice daily here on the farm.

Kyra was recently nominated for a Planet Connections Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical Award! Congratulations, Kyra!

Come see her in action — September 5 and 12th @ 7 PM @ The Acorn in NYC.

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Jessica is Sarah

Jessica, a naturally gifted actor who is beginning her second year in veterinary school, takes on the role of Sarah in our production coming up, September 5 and 12th!

Sarah is a 16-year old who knows what she wants and is out to get it! One of her songs is a hilarious duet with Hank: “Everything I Need to Know is in a Book” where he promptly responds, “Nothing that I need to know is in a book…” A favorite among my academic friends!

Join us at THE ACORN in NYC!