Spacegrove Productions presents New Theatre, Original Music & Classic Film with Jenny Ledel & Paul Slavens
DALLAS, TX, April 8th, 2013 – In their first venture since On The Eve, Spacegrove Productions has teamed up with Paul Slavens and Jenny Ledel to bring two May events to The Greenzone at 161 Riveredge in Dallas TX for three days featuring a combination of live performance, visual media, and a diverse range of Dallas artistic talent.
Tickets now available: https://www.prekindle.com/events/spacegroveproductions
May 2nd & May 3rd at 8:00 PM. For her first full-length play, local actress and playwright Jenny Ledel takes a woman plagued by poor life choices and plunges her into a fairytale “wonderland” populated by a brutish King Henry VIII, a cross-dressing gossip, a pop-singing Cleopatra, and a monstrous hawk named Brian. Heads will roll, blood will spill, and shoes will glow as our heroine searches for a way back home. Directed by Michael Federico, with sound & projection design by Shawn Magill and movement by Anastasia Munoz, this staged reading marks a major step in the development phase of this new work. Features Drew Wall, Danielle Pickard, Ian Ferguson, Seth Magill, Whitney Holitik, & Dana Jensen.
May 4th at 8:00 PM, Dallas musician and KXT radio host Paul Slavens presents his original score to the classic 1923 silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Watch Lon Cheney take the screen as Paul, members of Home By Hovercraft and other local musicians accompany the film live. Paul has brought his unique blend of film and live music to venues across the city and country including the DMA’s Horchow Auditorium; the Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma, CA; and Sons of Hermann Hall, playing with members of Brave Combo, Baptist Generals, Baboon, Pinkish Black, and more. Each performance is truly one-of-a-kind, so don’t miss your chance to see this line-up.
This three-day series, takes place May 2nd – 4th at 8PM at The Greenzone, at 161 Riveredge Dallas TX. Tickets: https://www.prekindle.com/events/spacegroveproductions
On The Eve in Theatre Three’s 2013-2014 Season
Theatre Three is going to be doing some time traveling next season! The critically acclaimed new musical, “On the Eve”, will be part of Theatre Three’s 2013/2014 season on the Norma Young Arena Stage. Performances dates will be announced in April when Theatre Three announces the rest of the season. Learn more about Theatre Three: http://www.theatre3dallas.com
Rave Reviews for On The Eve!
On the Eve — a new musical by Michael Federico and Home by Hovercraft’s Seth Magill and Shawn Magill — premiered this fall at the Margot Jones Theater in the Magnolia Lounge in Dallas’ historic Fair Park. Produced by Spacegrove Productions, LLC in association with Nouveau 47 Theatre, On the Eve completed a two-week run November 30 through December 15, 2012, to sold out audiences and rave reviews from audiences and critics.
On The Eve – What the audiences said!
“The musical was amazing, I wish I had a time machine so that I could revisit the moment again and again.”
“If you want to experience the genesis and birth of something really amazing, go see this show. To me it is everything live theater should be- surprising, beautiful, passionate, interesting, full myth and wonder; creating another time and place. It’s messy, rough and unpolished, and unmistakably watchable brilliant theater. Go now see art in development.”
“Ok. Well that was, what’s the word? Oh yeah. Inspirational. And too too cool. Thanks for a spellbinding evening of rockin entertainment. So so so. I mean woah…”
“Thank you- cast and crew for making a show so transcendent. The grief that has burdened my heart since yesterday has not been lifted but it has been given a context. I have hope for the human race after all. We have been unable to stop talking about it in the hours since we walked,awestruck, out of the theater.”
“If you didn’t see this you really missed out. I felt so uplifted, the ending felt more like a new begining.”
“What an absolutely amazing show! Thank you for a magical experience; I was in heaven.”
On The Eve – What the critics said!
“Nouveau 47 and Spacegrove Productions’ gave us a new musical that’s joyful, original, engaging, restorative; with a cast, crew, and creators who so clearly delight in testing the boundless limits of the stage.” — Liz Johnstone
“As busy as we are, it is not often that critics get a chance to see a play more than once, especially ones that we are not reviewing. When I heard the unbelievable buzz about this show, I had to check it out. I was blown away to the point that I saw this musical extravaganza of wit, whimsy, and whirlwind performances twice.” — M. Lance Lusk
“It feels as if Dallas theater is on the cusp of a new era of greatness, and what better evidence than the last show of the year, the time-travel musical On the Eve? Written by Kitchen Dog actor Michael Federico and Home by Hovercraft band members Shawn and Seth Magill (who also played time-challenged hero “Chase Spacegrove”), the show directed and designed by Jeffrey Schmidt filled tiny Magnolia Lounge with really good rock music, Irish step-dancing, eye-popping bits of stage magic and stirring performances. The too-short 10-performance run left standing-room-only audiences begging for encores. If any show needs a repeat in 2013, it’s this one.” - Elaine Liner