“Rise Up and Sing” to be performed at Niles Discovery Church in Fremont, CA

The anthem “Rise Up and Sing” from the musical Petrified will be performed at
Niles Discovery Church this Sunday, April 2nd. Conductor Ofer dal Lal will lead his choir in this song of inclusiveness and community, with soloist 
Angelica Lopez joining them to reprise her dynamic performance. 

NovAntiqua to perform “Rise Up and Sing"

The vocal group NovAntiqua will perform the song “Rise Up and Sing” from our musical Petrified featuring soloist Angelica Lopez on August 7th, 2016. NovAntiqua is a group of professionally trained singers and musicians dedicated to performing vocal music in its many forms. For more information about the group, go to novantiqua.org.

Revamped “Petrified” website up and running!

Petrified Web Logo

After a rewarding demo recording in 2015; an outstanding staged reading at Cap21 in 2014; after rewrites and tweaks to dialogue, lyrics, and musical arrangements, Petrified is finally reading to go out in the world. We have given the musical’s website a makeover, including all 13 songs a lengthier synopsis of the show.

Check it out: www.petrifiedmusical.com

“Rise Up” with Sheria Johnson!

We had a fantastic session Wednesday night with vocalist Sheria Johnson doing “Rise Up and Sing” from Petrified. Also along was her amazing vocal coach Rusty Watson helping us along with the session.

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Another Great Session for “Petrified” Demo

Last night we had another great session with talented character actor Titus France singing the roles of Rash and Hill, and the fabulous Sheria Johnson singing the anthem “Rise Up and Sing” from Petrified. Here are some pictures from last night’s session (thanks to Titus for the pics!)


Titus France at the microphone.

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Music open, ready to record.


Recording engineer Ben Bernstein of Petting Zoo Studios at work.

“Petrified” Demo Recording becoming a reality

After months of preparation, orchestration, and casting, we are in the home stretch of completing our 13-song studio demo recording for Petrified. We had a fantastic session with Bay Area actress and singer Rebecca Faiola singing the role of Fran last week. (Pictured below.)

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We also had some terrific sessions with Clive Worsley, Beth Carr, Jessica Wan, and Dominic Lim. Upcoming are sessions with Sheria Johnson, Titus France, and Shelley Johnson. Thank you to all that have given your talents in helping to make our new musical a reality!

“Petrified” Stage Reading at CAP 21, a success!

Our Stage Reading of Petrified at CAP 21 was a magnificent success due to our committed and talented cast, as well as our magnificent creative team. We had a terrific 2-show run at CAP 21’s “The Shop” space with only 29 hours to put it all together. A big THANK YOU to cast members Michael Barattini, Annie Dow, Callie Falk, Kelly Gibson, Jamie Kolnick, Justin Lawrence, Gavin Lodge, Max Perlman, Meg Pryor, Ben Roseberry, Gael Schaefer, Kissy Simmons, and Jackie Washam. And to our creative team, Terry Berliner, Kristen Rosenfeld, Geraldine Anello, Jeromy Hunt, and Victor Lockwood, for putting it all together and directing us into inspired performances.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, Petrified was mentioned in both Playbill.com and BroadwayWorld.com.

“Petrified” song to be premiered at MHR Spring Concert

One of the songs from Petrified will be premiered at Most Holy Redeemer's Spring Choir Concert on May 4th at 1 pm. The theme of the concert is “True Light” and will feature the anthem “Rise Up and Sing.” 

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“Petrified” begins building its team

Here’s who we have on board for our New York staged reading of Petrified in May: Director, Terry Berliner; Musical Director, Kristen Rosenfeld; Assistant Director/Stage Manager, Jeromy Hunt. Our cast so far is Jim Newman (Broadway’s Hands on a Hardbody and Curtains), Meg Pryor (Off-Broadway’s Hair, National Tours of Damn Yankees, Grease!), and Gael Schaefer (New York’s Counselor-at-Law, NYMF’s Emma and I Come for Love.) The rest of the cast to be announced soon!

“Petrified” to be a staged reading in NYC

Our new show, Petrified, which started as a one act, has been developed into a full length musical.  We’re scheduled for a reading at Cap21 in New York in May.  So we’re on our way as we’ve already met up up with the behind-the-scenes talent that will help bring this to life.  The performance dates are currently scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, May 19 and 20.