Sunday, December 7, 2014

The STC Hall of Fame: Second Entry

As we prepare for the newest show, soon to be announced, we bring you a brand new feature: 

The Serious Theatre Collective Hall of Fame
Second Entry 12/07/2014: 
Megan Barbour's "Chicken Truck" puppet featured in The Magic Jukebox
A prop inspired by SFX created by Dan Naglia
 and delightfully puppeted during the show by Mike Drummey.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rozanna Radakovich says, " It’s hilarious"

New Review!

Rozanna Radakovich of theatrechitchat.webs.com says, "Each scene is funnier than the last...This is a must see show, it’s original, funny, and enjoyable to watch...I’d like to see this show to come to an off Broadway theatre with this talented cast".

Read the full review here

Vivereny.it Reviews the Magic Jukebox!


New Review! 

www.vivereny.it says, "...a truly New York experience, and once the hour-long show has ended you’ll likely find yourself humming the songs...I absolutely encourage you to reserve your ticket online, IMMEDIATELY."

Read the full review here (in Italian) or here (delightfully translated by friend of the STC Annie Shapero)

All photos by Laura at www.vivereny.it

the first ever pop up theater in Cannon's Walk
@ the South Street Seaport

Right to left: Britton Saffer, Kacie Laforest 
in STC's animatronic "Intro"

Left to right: Laura Aristovulos, Sam Durant Hunter, Kymberly Tuttle
in STC's animatronic "Intro"

Sam Durant Hunter
about to save the world with science "Alien Invasion"

Left to right: Kymberly Tuttle, Mike Drummey
on a first date in "Gods of Bullshit"

Left to right: Britton Saffer, Sam Durant Hunter, Ricardo Delgado
helping the broken hearted in "Mid to Late 90s R&B Cure"

Left to right: Abby Goldfarb, Britton Saffer
over everything in "the Critical Condition"

Left to right (top row): Kymberly Tuttle, Abby Goldfarb
Left to right (bottom row): Britton Saffer, Mike Drummey
on a hipster's journey in "the Critical Condition"

Sam Durant Hunter
shows buyers an apartment in Manhattan's hottest up and coming neighborhood in "White Noise"

Left to right: Kacie Laforest, Laura Aristovulos, Kymberly Tuttle, Sam Durant Hunter, Britton Saffer, Mike Drummey
living the nightmare of a Barbershop Quartet that sings your innermost thoughts in
 "...And My Stream of Consciousness Was a Barbershop Quartet"

Left to right: Abby Goldfarb, Kacie Laforest, Laura Aristovulos, Kirsten Eagen
about to make some magic in "Karaoke Crisis"

Left to right: Sam Durant Hunter, Kacie Laforest, Mike Drummey's beard, Kirsten Eagen
exposing the horrible truth about dolphins in "the Dolphin Interpreter" 

Left to right: Andrew Hollis (guitar), Ari Kessler (piano) Ricardo Delgado (drums)
the live band




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Magic Jukebox- the first review is in! "...a performance that is funnier than anything you’d see on SNL"


Tracy Sayre of thehesoproject.com says:

"One of the things that I love about New York City is that it attracts some of the funniest, most talented people in the world. It seems like on every corner, you can stumble into a bar and watch a performance that is funnier than anything you’d see on SNL. The Magic Jukebox, presented by The Serious Theatre Collective, is no exception. This is the third Serious Theatre production I've seen and I’m a big fan of their low-brow meets high-brow humor, and their efforts to make high-quality, original theater affordable.

The Magic Jukebox is a zany combination of sketch comedy and musical theater. Make sure you go to the bathroom before the show starts because you’ll be peeing in your pants. The collaborative writing style has led to some hilarious sketch ideas: a gospel choir that offers support during a first date, singing tele-spam, and homicidal dolphins just to name a few.

Some of the performance highlights include Ricardo Delgado’s R. Kelly inspired cameo, any time Sam Durant Hunter’s on stage, and Abby Goldfarb’s comedic timing. It was especially fun to come early and sing along with the impromptu karaoke that sparked up from the house band’s catchy set."
The Serious Theatre Collective Presents 

The Magic Jukebox

Musical Sketch Comedy for Lovers and Platonic Friends Vol. 1

The Magic Jukebox is a new theater event at the South Street Seaport
sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation.

With the announcement of the Howard Hughes Corporation sponsorship the Serious Theatre Collective is offering FREE* tickets to ALL SHOWS!
 Just click HERE to reserve your seat!
 Tickets are still available, but they are going fast!

A world premiere, the Serious Theatre Collective brings you the ridiculous joy of live musical theater with the packed laughs of sketch comedy. What happens when aliens invade earth and the only way to defeat them is to sing a Broadway power ballad? How does an ex-con avoid going crazy when his dark inner monologue is sung by a barbershop quartet? What happens when two best friends accidently sell their souls for a jukebox that can play literally any song? (Want to hear the song from Kanye West's dream last night? Done.)

Join the Serious Theatre Collective for an evening of our most unique, entertaining, and hilarious sketches underscored by original music played by STC's live band. Featuring a wide variety of musical styles and genres- from R&B to hair metal to Barbershop Quartets, The Magic Jukebox will delight audiences from the theater new-comers to veteran Broadway addicts.

The show is runs approximately 75 minutes and contains 18 original scenes complimented by custom artist-created set items, and accompanied by a live band.

The Serious Theatre Collective, winner of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award: Best Ensemble, is committed to bringing fun entertaining theater to a wide range of audiences.

*Have you already purchased a ticket to the show? Don't fret! We are working diligently with our ticket sales platform to provide refunds for all ticket holders who bought a ticket before the sponsorship took place. We appreciate your patience as we work out the logistics on the back end, but we are optimistic that we will have things taken care of soon! Please, note even though we will refund your tickets, they will still be completely confirmed and reserved!

What:
The Magic Jukebox
STC’s Can’t Miss Musical Sketch Comedy for Lovers and Platonic Friends
Run Time: 80 minutes

Where:
Cannon's Walk @ South Street Seaport
206 Front Street
New York, NY 10038

When: 
All Shows: 7:30pm door, 8pm curtain
Thursday 11/6
Friday 11/7
Saturday 11/8
Thursday 11/13
Friday 11/14
Saturday 11/15
Thursday: 11/20
Friday 11/21
Saturday 11/22

Cost:
The Magic Jukebox is a new theater event sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation
Tickets are FREE and can be reserved online:
themagicjukebox.brownpapertickets.com


Credits From left to right: 
Sam Durant Hunter, Kymberly Tuttle, Britton Saffer,
 Ricardo Delgado, Kacie Laforest, Mike Drummey

Not pictured but, absolutely in killing it in the show: 
Laura Aristovulos, Abby Goldfarb, and Kirsten Almeida


Photo by: Morgan Shortell 

The Magic Jukebox is an Equity Showcase.


Free Tickets for the Magic Jukebox Now Available! Opening Thursday 11/6!


The Serious Theatre Collective Presents 

The Magic Jukebox

Musical Sketch Comedy for Lovers and Platonic Friends Vol. 1

The Magic Jukebox is a new theater event at the South Street Seaport
sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation.

With the announcement of the Howard Hughes Corporation sponsorship the Serious Theatre Collective is offering FREE* tickets to ALL SHOWS!
 Just click HERE to reserve your seat!
 Tickets are still available, but they are going fast!

A world premiere, the Serious Theatre Collective brings you the ridiculous joy of live musical theater with the packed laughs of sketch comedy. What happens when aliens invade earth and the only way to defeat them is to sing a Broadway power ballad? How does an ex-con avoid going crazy when his dark inner monologue is sung by a barbershop quartet? What happens when two best friends accidently sell their souls for a jukebox that can play literally any song? (Want to hear the song from Kanye West's dream last night? Done.)

Join the Serious Theatre Collective for an evening of our most unique, entertaining, and hilarious sketches underscored by original music played by STC's live band. Featuring a wide variety of musical styles and genres- from R&B to hair metal to Barbershop Quartets, The Magic Jukebox will delight audiences from the theater new-comers to veteran Broadway addicts.

The show is runs approximately 75 minutes and contains 18 original scenes complimented by custom artist-created set items, and accompanied by a live band.

The Serious Theatre Collective, winner of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award: Best Ensemble, is committed to bringing fun entertaining theater to a wide range of audiences.

*Have you already purchased a ticket to the show? Don't fret! We are working diligently with our ticket sales platform to provide refunds for all ticket holders who bought a ticket before the sponsorship took place. We appreciate your patience as we work out the logistics on the back end, but we are optimistic that we will have things taken care of soon! Please, note even though we will refund your tickets, they will still be completely confirmed and reserved!

What:
The Magic Jukebox
STC’s Can’t Miss Musical Sketch Comedy for Lovers and Platonic Friends
Run Time: 80 minutes

Where:
Cannon's Walk @ South Street Seaport
206 Front Street
New York, NY 10038

When: 
All Shows: 7:30pm door, 8pm curtain
Thursday 11/6
Friday 11/7
Saturday 11/8
Thursday 11/13
Friday 11/14
Saturday 11/15
Thursday: 11/20
Friday 11/21
Saturday 11/22

Cost:
The Magic Jukebox is a new theater event sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation
Tickets are FREE and can be reserved online:
themagicjukebox.brownpapertickets.com


Credits From left to right: 
Sam Durant Hunter, Kymberly Tuttle, Britton Saffer,
 Ricardo Delgado, Kacie Laforest, Mike Drummey

Not pictured but, absolutely in killing it in the show: 
Laura Aristovulos, Abby Goldfarb, and Kirsten Almeida


Photo by: Morgan Shortell 

The Magic Jukebox is an Equity Showcase.



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Track/Scene #15 of "The Magic Jukebox"

Track/Scene #15 of "The Magic Jukebox"
STC's Musical Sketch Comedy for Lovers and Platonic Friends Vol. 1!

FREE Tickets Available Now!

The Serious Theatre Collective Presents 

The Magic Jukebox

Musical Sketch Comedy for Lovers and Platonic Friends Vol. 1

The Magic Jukebox is a new theater event at the South Street Seaport
sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation.

With the announcement of the Howard Hughes Corporation sponsorship the Serious Theatre Collective is offering FREE* tickets to ALL SHOWS!
 Just click HERE to reserve your seat!
 Tickets are still available, but they are going fast!

A world premiere, the Serious Theatre Collective brings you the ridiculous joy of live musical theater with the packed laughs of sketch comedy. What happens when aliens invade earth and the only way to defeat them is to sing a Broadway power ballad? How does an ex-con avoid going crazy when his dark inner monologue is sung by a barbershop quartet? What happens when two best friends accidently sell their souls for a jukebox that can play literally any song? (Want to hear the song from Kanye West's dream last night? Done.)

Join the Serious Theatre Collective for an evening of our most unique, entertaining, and hilarious sketches underscored by original music played by STC's live band. Featuring a wide variety of musical styles and genres- from R&B to hair metal to Barbershop Quartets, The Magic Jukebox will delight audiences from the theater new-comers to veteran Broadway addicts.

The show is runs approximately 75 minutes and contains 18 original scenes complimented by custom artist-created set items, and accompanied by a live band.

The Serious Theatre Collective, winner of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award: Best Ensemble, is committed to bringing fun entertaining theater to a wide range of audiences.

*Have you already purchased a ticket to the show? Don't fret! We are working diligently with our ticket sales platform to provide refunds for all ticket holders who bought a ticket before the sponsorship took place. We appreciate your patience as we work out the logistics on the back end, but we are optimistic that we will have things taken care of soon! Please, note even though we will refund your tickets, they will still be completely confirmed and reserved!

What:
The Magic Jukebox
STC’s Can’t Miss Musical Sketch Comedy for Lovers and Platonic Friends
Run Time: 80 minutes

Where:
Cannon's Walk @ South Street Seaport
206 Front Street
New York, NY 10038

When: 
All Shows: 7:30pm door, 8pm curtain
Thursday 11/6
Friday 11/7
Saturday 11/8
Thursday 11/13
Friday 11/14
Saturday 11/15
Thursday: 11/20
Friday 11/21
Saturday 11/22

Cost:
The Magic Jukebox is a new theater event sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation
Tickets are FREE and can be reserved online:


Credits From left to right: 
Sam Durant Hunter, Kymberly Tuttle, Britton Saffer,
 Ricardo Delgado, Kacie Laforest, Mike Drummey

Not pictured but, absolutely in killing it in the show: 
Laura Aristovulos, Abby Goldfarb, and Kirsten Almeida


Photo by: Morgan Shortell 

The Magic Jukebox is an Equity Showcase.



Monday, October 20, 2014

Track/Scene #14 of "The Magic Jukebox"

Track/Scene #14 of "The Magic Jukebox"
STC's Musical Sketch Comedy for Lovers and Platonic Friends Vol. 1!

FREE Tickets Available Now!

The Serious Theatre Collective Presents 

The Magic Jukebox

Musical Sketch Comedy for Lovers and Platonic Friends Vol. 1

The Magic Jukebox is a new theater event at the South Street Seaport
sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation.

With the announcement of the Howard Hughes Corporation sponsorship the Serious Theatre Collective is offering FREE* tickets to ALL SHOWS!
 Just click HERE to reserve your seat!
 Tickets are still available, but they are going fast!

A world premiere, the Serious Theatre Collective brings you the ridiculous joy of live musical theater with the packed laughs of sketch comedy. What happens when aliens invade earth and the only way to defeat them is to sing a Broadway power ballad? How does an ex-con avoid going crazy when his dark inner monologue is sung by a barbershop quartet? What happens when two best friends accidently sell their souls for a jukebox that can play literally any song? (Want to hear the song from Kanye West's dream last night? Done.)

Join the Serious Theatre Collective for an evening of our most unique, entertaining, and hilarious sketches underscored by original music played by STC's live band. Featuring a wide variety of musical styles and genres- from R&B to hair metal to Barbershop Quartets, The Magic Jukebox will delight audiences from the theater new-comers to veteran Broadway addicts.

The show is runs approximately 75 minutes and contains 18 original scenes complimented by custom artist-created set items, and accompanied by a live band.

The Serious Theatre Collective, winner of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award: Best Ensemble, is committed to bringing fun entertaining theater to a wide range of audiences.

*Have you already purchased a ticket to the show? Don't fret! We are working diligently with our ticket sales platform to provide refunds for all ticket holders who bought a ticket before the sponsorship took place. We appreciate your patience as we work out the logistics on the back end, but we are optimistic that we will have things taken care of soon! Please, note even though we will refund your tickets, they will still be completely confirmed and reserved!

What:
The Magic Jukebox
STC’s Can’t Miss Musical Sketch Comedy for Lovers and Platonic Friends
Run Time: 80 minutes

Where:
Cannon's Walk @ South Street Seaport
206 Front Street
New York, NY 10038

When: 
All Shows: 7:30pm door, 8pm curtain
Thursday 11/6
Friday 11/7
Saturday 11/8
Thursday 11/13
Friday 11/14
Saturday 11/15
Thursday: 11/20
Friday 11/21
Saturday 11/22

Cost:
The Magic Jukebox is a new theater event sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation
Tickets are FREE and can be reserved online:


Credits From left to right: 
Sam Durant Hunter, Kymberly Tuttle, Britton Saffer,
 Ricardo Delgado, Kacie Laforest, Mike Drummey

Not pictured but, absolutely in killing it in the show: 
Laura Aristovulos, Abby Goldfarb, and Kirsten Almeida


Photo by: Morgan Shortell 

The Magic Jukebox is an Equity Showcase.