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Show Choir News

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September 2019

Raise your jazz hands in celebration!
We are thrilled to announce that Show Choir! - The Musical is now available
for amateur and professional licensing through Steele Spring Stage Rights.
It is an honor to join their esteemed catalogue and we are very thankful for this opportunity.

March 2018

James River High School's Anything Goes Show Choir performs

"Show Choir" from Show Choir! - The Musical as part of their set this season.
Check out this brand new all female arrangement of Show Choir by Assaf Gleizner

September 2017

Choral selections from Show Choir! - The Musical are now available!

Arrangements of "Show Choir," "Destiny," "Christmas Time," and more for you to sing with your choir!

Contact us for more information!

  • Show Choir! -The Musical at Winnipeg Studio Theatre
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May 2016

CKUW Radio Winnipeg interviews cast members of the 2016 production of Show Choir! - The Musical with Winnipeg Studio Theatre at MET Winnipeg

April 29th, 2016

Shannon Cuciz of Global Morning News speaks with Christina Claeys and Pamela Roz about the Canadian premiere production of Show Choir! - The Musical at Winnipeg Studio Theatre. Stay tuned to the end for a sneak preview of cast members singing "Show Choir"

Sound Street Productions presents the first full-length recording of Show Choir! - The Musical with new orchestrations by Assaf Gleizner, and under the musical direction of Kenneth Gartman.

Leading the studio cast is Kevin Duda (Beautiful, Book of Mormon /Broadway) and Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde /Broadway) They are joined by additional cast members Bay Bryan (Growing Into My Beard,) John Raymond Barker (Vampire Drag Queen,) Taylor Coriell (Titanic National Tour,) Joshua Lance Dixon (2015 BISTRO Award,) Shira Elias (Turkuaz,) Julie Galorenzo (Show Choir! - The Musical! NYMF & FringeNYC,) Adam Glickman (Jimmy Nederlander Awards,) Carly Kincannon (NBC's The Sing Off,) Mark Martin (Voca People,) Tegan Miller (Fancy Nancy National Tour) Michelle Millerick (Side Show /Original Broadway Cast) Aubyn Peterson (Cabaret Showdown Champion) Tony Ponella (First Runner up, Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook) and Stuart Williams (Mind The Gap Theatre.)


The Show Choir! - The Musical Studio Cast Album is available for download and streaming on the official website. www.showchoirthemusical.com

Kevin Duda and Christiane Noll in Show Choir! - The Musical by Mark McDaniels and Donald Garverick

September 24th, 2015

Show Choir! - The Musical 2015 Studio Cast Recording is here!

NYMF cast of Show Choir! - The Musical performing the opening number

Show Choir! - The Musical is a melodious mockumentary about America's favorite teen pastime...with jazz hands. This original musical comedy by Mark McDaniels and Donald Garverick has been developing in New York City since 2006, including an award winning production at the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival and a sold out run at the 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Show Choir! also received acclaimed productions at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The American Conservatory Theatre - San Francisco in 2012.

Sound Street Productions is currently producing the first full-length Studio Cast Recording with orchestrations by Assaf Gleizner and musical direction by Kenneth Gartman.

Leading the studio cast is Kevin Duda (Beautiful / Bway) and Tony nominated Christiane Noll (Ragtime / Bway.) They are joined by additional cast members Bay Bryan (Cabaret Showdown All Star Champion,) John Raymond Barker (Cabaret Showdown Champion,) Taylor Coriell (Titanic National Tour,) Joshua Dixon (BISTRO Award,) Shira Elias (Turkuaz,) Julie Galorenzo (Show Choir! NYMF & FringeNYC,) Adam Glickman (Jimmy Nederlander Awards,) Carly Kincannon (NBC's Sing Off,) Mark Martin (Voca People,) Tegan Miller (Fancy Nancy National Tour,) Michelle Millerick (Side Show / Original Cast Bway,) Aubyn Peterson (Cabaret Showdown Champion,) Tony Ponella (1st Runner up in Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Competition) and Stuart Williams (Mind The Gap Theatre.)

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July 2012

Mark McDaniels and Donald Garverick, writers of Show Choir! - The Musical, join Glee Speak Radio to talk about all things Show Choir

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Young Conservatory Director Craig Slaight has announced the West Coast premiere of Show Choir! - The Musical, described as a melodious musical about America's favorite teen pastime-with jazz hands! Featuring abook, music, and lyrics by Mark McDaniels and Donald Garverick, Show Choir! - The Musical tells the story of what it takes to become the top show choir in the country, as told through the framework of a musical biography television show. Part mockumentary, part song-and-dance extravaganza, the show explores the hopes, dreams, and schemes of young singers determined to make it to the top.

Show Choir! - The Musical plays May 26–June 9, 2012, at The Theater at Children's Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum Theater), located at 221 Fourth Street, San Francisco. Tickets are $20.50 and are available by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org.

Says Slaight: "McDaniels and Garverick have crafted a side-splitting, rocking musical that allows every showbiz nerd to feel they belong, while recognizing the passion and intensity that makes us keep performing. Their clever mockumentary reveals a teen equivalent to Christopher Guest's astonishing film Waiting for Guffman. The best part for us, as a training program for young actors and singers, is that this piece challenges every aspect of the performer to get to the heart of the comedy. When I met McDaniels and Garverick, I knew this show was for us!"

Mark McDaniels Talks Show Choir! - The Musical

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AMDA alum Mark McDaniels and his writing partner Don Garverick wrote the new musical Show Choir! – The Musical in 2006, a comedic musical documentary that follows The Symphonic Sensations from their small town show choir to big time showbiz success with an explosion of tight harmonies and jazz hands. Show Choir! has had successful runs at the 2007 NY Fringe Festival, where they were the winner of two awards for Overall Excellence, and last year’s New York Music Festival (NYMF). Mark and Don were also honored at the 2010 York Theatre's NEO (New, Emerging, Outstanding) Concert celebrating new musical theatre writers in NYC. More recently, Show Choir! was picked up by The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and will be presented in workshop at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival throughout the month of August. We spoke with Mark McDaniel about his AMDA days and what he’s been up to since.

The York Theatre Company will present NEO7, a benefit concert celebrating "New, Emerging Outstanding" musical theatre writers May 16 at its home in Saint Peter’s Theatre.

The 7:30 PM concert will feature songs penned by Will Aronson and Bill Nelson; Andre Catrini; Adam David Cohen and Patrick Gallagher; Jonathan Matthew Gilbert and John Andrew Tarbet; Tom Gualtieri and David Sisco; Richard Isen; Steven Jamail; Mark McDaniels  and Donald Garverick; Mary Liz McNamara; Michael Mitnick; Jonathan Monro; Benjamin Velez; and Derrick Wang.

Performers will include Tituss Burgess (30 Rock, The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls), Jennifer Cody (The Princess and the Frog, Shrek, Urinetown), Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon, All Shook Up), Tony nominee Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins, The Music Man, The Sound of Music), Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd), Jill Paice (Curtains, The Woman in White) and Tanner Tompkins (York Mufti: I Remember Mama.)

The evening will be directed by Jennifer Paulson Lee (Enter Laughing, The Musical) with music direction by Matt Castle (Company; Enter Laughing, The Musical.)

A champagne and dessert reception will follow the performance.

Casting has been announced for Show Choir! – The Musical, which will be presented Sept. 28-Oct. 11 at American Theatre of Actors, as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Gary Slavin will direct a cast featuring Zi Alikhan, Kyle G. Bailey, Jarad Benn, Mick Bonde, Leigh Ellen Caudill, Hannah Corrigan, Lynn Craig, Kara DeYoe, Shira Elias, John Farchione, Julie Galorenzo, Jenn Zarine Habeck, Andrew Holder, William Goulet Keane, Amy Linden, Steve Luker, Neal Mayer, Michelle Millerick, Macaela C. Sears, Rachel Sussman and Don Whitmore.

The show features book, music and lyrics by Mark McDaniels and Donald Garverick. Slavin and Garverick will co-choreograph the show and Kenneth Gartman will provide musical direction.

December 3rd, 2009


The Laurie Beechman Theatre, located within The West Bank Café (407 West 42nd St.), is pleased to continue our Friday night soiree, THE AFTER PARTY. Now going strong it's third, THE AFTER PARTY is billed as "a weekly schmoozefest for the theatrically inclined." Every Friday from 10:30 pm until the wee hours, pros from Broadway and aspiring stars alike belt it out on the stage of The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Join host Brandon Cutrell (Bistor, MAC and Nightlife Award winner) with Ray Fellman (Bistro Award winner) at the piano for this weekly party in the theatre district. There is no cover charge for this event. Come and sing yourself as the mic is always open, or sit back and enjoy a cocktail with friends. Located just blocks from the Great White Way, you never know who might drop in.

Friday, December 4th, we're pleased to to welcome Nicholas Rodriguez, a Broadway veteran who now stars on ABC's "One Life To Live." The cast of SHOW CHOIR! The Musical also will be featured. All will be on hand to greet fans and perform as only they can.