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atomicbig

Book & Lyrics by Danny Ginges
Music & Lyrics by Philip Foxman

 

 

S Y N O P S I S

April 1933 and Berlin is the shining pinnacle of science and culture. No one cares that Adolf Hitler has just become chancellor. Well almost no one. A brilliant young Hungarian physicist named Leo Szilard sees imminent disaster. And as his former physics student Trude Weiss knows too well, Leo is never wrong. About anything. As they flee to America, Leo works out a way to harness the elusive power of the atom, promising unlimited power for mankind. But all their dreams for the future are put on hold when scientists in Berlin split the Uranium atom. After Leo alerts the authorities to the possibility of a German atomic bomb, he battles against time, bureaucracy, and his own mortality to beat Hitler to the terrible weapon that could decide the war. But the seed he plants and nurtures soon grows out of his control. And Leo faces the prospect that his own actions could be instrumental, not in saving saving mankind, but ending it. A true story.

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R E V I E W S

"If there's a tighter, more creative musical production anywhere in Australia this year, please lead me to it" - Stage Whispers (Sydney 2013)

 

 

"This new musical does what the best of the genre does so well - revitalize ways of looking at the world" - Theatre Red (Sydney 2013)

"I was completely won over" - Kevin Jackson Theatre Reviews (Sydney 2013)

"Both interesting and moving... Philip Foxman's music is beautiful" - The New Yorker (New York 2013)

 

"Intelligent, thought provoking with a hot rock score that sizzles" - Times Square Chronicle (New York 2013)

 

"Compulsively watchable... blows the roof off the theatre" - Theatremania (New York 2013)

 

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"The music and songs are exhilarating" - The Monitor (Michigan 2016)

 

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"A story most people should know and don't. Surprisingly good as a musical" - The Monitor (Michigan 2016)

 

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"Atomic is a deeply satisfying look at American History. The music is terrific" - Examiner (Michigan 2016)

 

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"It's a history lesson, it's a rock musical with a dramatic soundtrack, it's thought provoking and great entertainment" - Its All Theatre (Michigan 2016)


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U P C O M I N G

New Line Theatre St Louis June 2-25, 2016

 


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C R E D I T S

Book and Lyrics by Danny Ginges
Music and Lyrics by Philip Foxman

 

 

NIDA STAGED READING SYDNEY - February 28 & March 1 2013

CAST
Ric Herbert - Leo Szilard
Amanda Harrison - Trude Weiss Szilard, Ensemble
Rodney Dobson - General Groves, Lord Rutherford, Ensemble
Jay James Moody - Eugene Wigner, Robert J Oppenheimer, Ensemble
Blake Ericson - Arthur Compton, Ensemble
Julian Pulvermacher - Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Ensemble
Lana Nesnas - Betty Compton, Ensemble

TEAM
Danny Ginges - writer, producer
Philip Foxman - composer, producer
Damien Gray - director
Ric Herbert - associate producer
Lana Nesnas - production manager

 


NIDA SHOWCASE SYDNEY - November 16-30 2013

CAST
Michael Falzon - Leo Szilard
Bronwyn Mulcahy - Trude Weiss Szilard, Ensemble
David Whitney - Enrico Fermi, Ensemble
Simon Brook McLaclan - J Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Teller, Ensemble
Blake Ericson - Arthur Compton, Ensemble
Lana Nesnas - Lucy, Ensemble
Christy Sullivan - Leona Woods, Ensemble

CREATIVES
Danny Ginges - writer, producer
Philip Foxman - composer
Damien Gray - director
Andy Peterson - md, orchestration, vocal arrangement
Larissa McGowan - choreographer
Neil Patel - set designer
Niklas Pajanti - lighting design
Michael Waters - sound design
Emma Kingsbury - costume design
Shannon Murdoch - dramaturg

BAND
Andy Peterson - MD/Keyboard
David Russel - Guitars
Eric Hutchens - Bass
David Manuel - Drums/Percussion
Elena Vershinina - Violin
Janean Lee - Cello

CREW
Keith Foote - production coordinator
Jack Horton - technical production manager
Mia Schack - stage manager
Liam O'Keefe - assistant stage manager
Ross Graham - assistant lighting designer and programmer
Anthony Love - sound Operator
Sarah Pickup - properties
Caitlin Newbury - wardrobre supervisor
Kar Chalmers - publicist
AKA - Advertising
Samara Kinney - financial controller, PA to the producer
Brooke Cooper Scott - costume assistant/buyer

 

 

ACORN THEATRE NYC - June 26 to August 17 2014

CAST
David Abeles - Compton, Rutherford
Alexis Fishman - Leona Woods, Ensemble
Sara Gettlefinger - Trude Weiss
Randy Harrison - Paul Tibbets/Edward Teller
Jeremy Kushner - Leo Szilard
James David Larson - Fritz, Ensemble
Euan Morton - J Robert Oppenheimer
Grace Stockdale - Mae, Ensemble

CREATIVE TEAM
Danny Ginges - Writer, Producer
Philip Foxman - Composer
Damien Gray - Director & Musical Staging
Julie Bleha - Assistant Director
Ashley Tata - Assistant Director
Lisa Timmel - Dramaturg
Greg Grahamn- Choreographer
Alison Solomon - Associate Choreographer
Neil Patel - Scenic Design
Cate Mcrea - Assistant Scenic Designer
David Finn- Lighting Design
Ross Brandon Graham - Associate Lighting Designer / Programmer
Jon Weston - Sound Design
Michael Waters - Original Soundscapes
Emma Kingsbury - Costume Design
David Mendizabal - Assistant Costume Designer
Faye Armon-Troncoso - Properties Design
Greg Meeh - Special Effects Design
Rob Green & J. Jared Janas - Hair & Wig Design
Stephen Gabis - Dialect Coach
Rick Sordelet - Fight Director

BAND & MUSIC
Andy Peterson - Music Director, Piano/Conductor, Orchestrations, Vocal Arrangements, Music Preparation
Cody Owen Stine - Associate Music Director, Keyboard, Guitar
Trey Files - Drums
Mario Gotoh - Violin
Enzo Penizzotto - Bass
David Matos - Guitar
Chrisopher Jahnke - Music Producer
Michael Keller - Music Supervisor
Michael Aarons - Associate Music Supervisor
Randy Cohen - Synth Programmer
Taylor Williams - Synth Programmer
Ryan Touhey - Music Preparation

CREW & PRODUCTION
Jamie Cesa - Executive Producer
Diane Alianiello - Company Manager
Billy Zavelson / Richard Kornberg & Associates - Press Representative
Howie Cherpakov - Casting
Production Core - Production Supervisor
Christine Catti - Production Stage Manager
Kelly Ruth Cole - Stage Manager
Amber Mathis - Production Manager
Katie Barnhard - Production Assistant
Angela Perez - Production Assistant
Casey Rowe - Assistant Production Manager / Head Deck Carpenter
Kate D'Andrea - Assistant Production Manager
Jeffrey Feola - Associate Company Manager
Josh Millican - Production Sound Mixer
Josh Staines - Deck Sound
Matt Walsh - Production Sound
Megan Lang - Special Effects assistant
Alison Mantilla, Bridgete Santaniello - Assistant Properties Designers
Joel Connelly - Master Carpenter
Zaire Baptiste - Production Carpenter
John Anselmo - Head Production Electrician and Head of Special Effects /Lighting Board
Michael Bert - Assistant Production Electrician
Dan Mullens - Assistant Special Effects
Katie Chai - Deck Crew
Laura Archer - Wardrobe Supervisor
Shanna Riker, Jessa-Raye Court - Wardrobe Crew
Victoria Nidweski - Spot Operator
Lauren Erwin - Prompter/Runner
Madison Gordon - Directing Intern
Silvana Ottavianelli - Costume Intern
Yaqi Zhou - Properties Intern
Alexander Irish - House Manager
Pia Cincotti, Alex Spiegel - House Staff
The Pekoe Group - Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Website
Samara Kinney - Executive Assistant


 




ATOMIC STUDIO CONCEPT ALBUM NYC - November 2015

Lyrics - Danny Ginges & Philip Foxman
Music - Philip Foxman
Vocal arrangements & orchestrations - Andy Peterson

Vocals - Michael Falzon, Bronwyn Mulcahy, 
Andrew Call, Jeanna de Wall, Pearl Sun
and Bradley Dean
Drums - Trey Files
Bass - Alan Stevens Hewitt
Guitar & mandolin - Dillon Kondor
Violin - Jonathan Weber
Cello - Alisa Horn
Keyboards - Andy Peterson
Sound Design - Taylor Williams

Produced by Philip Foxman
Executive Producer - Steve Margoshes
Creative Director - Damien Gray
General Manager - Cesa Entertainment
Recorded and mixed by Geoff Sanoff at Renegade Studios New York
Mastering - Benchmark Mastering
3D imagery - Heckler
Concept and album design by Danny Ginges
Dedicated to Berel Ginges

 



MEADOW BROOK THEATRE MICHIGAN - February 10 to March 6 2016

CAST
Ron Williams - Leo Szilard
Stephane Wahl - Trude Weiss, Laverne, Ensemble
Richard Marlatt - Enrico Fermi, Ensemble
Lucas Wells - Edward Teller, Paul Tibbets, Ensemble
Chip DuFord - Arthur Compton, Ensemble
Rusty Mewha - J Robert Oppenheimer, Ensemble
Katy Kujala - Leona Woods, Lena, Ensemble
Tobin Hissong - General Groves, Ensemble
Kimberly Alley - Mae, Ensemble, Understudy
Garett Michael Harris - Ensemble, Understudy

BAND
Andy Peterson - Music Director, Conductor, First Keyboard
Paul Clauson - Second Keyboard, Guitar
Sig Hepler - Guitar
Allison Rhoades - Violin
Joan Hovda - Cello
Timothy D Martuch - Bass
Nick Matthews - Percussion

PRODUCTION
Cheryl L Marshall - Managing Director
Travis W Walter - Artistic Director, Director
Andy Peterson - Music Director, Orchestrations, Vocal Arrangements
Terry W Carpenter - Associate Director, Stage Manager
Sarah Lin Warren - Assistant Stage Manager
Brian Kessler - Scenic Designer, Technical Director
Liz Goodall - Costume Designer, Costume Shop Manager
Reid G Johnson - LightingDesigner
Mike Duncan - Sound Designer
Sarah Lin Warren - Production Manager
Jeremy Burzuk - Head Stage Technician
Kristen Gribbin - Properties Director
Mary Pettinato -Cosume Shop Foreman
Lizzy Trawick - Head Wardrobe Technician
Ben Pfahlert - Scene Shop Foreman
William Douglas, John Wright - Scenic Carpenters
Gwen Lindsay - Scenic Artist
Reid G Johnson - Master Electrician
Daniel Morency - Assistant Master Electrician
Mike Duncan - Audio Engineer
Lauren Aquilina, Jasmine Radetski, Amy Skrodzki, Christa Tausney, Mary Winther - Interns



 

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