AUDIOSTAGES

Saturday 7:00 - 8:00pm

Hosted by: Tim Jerome + Marc Moritz


Web Site: http://www.mainstreetmusicals.org/
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Tim Jerome
Marc Moritz
Mainstreet Musicals presents a series of “radio musicals". Facing the terrible fact that, for the duration of the current Pandemic, live theater presentations are deleted from the human cultural diet. Screens and audio devices must take up the challenge to keep theatre alive. In the case of musical theater, screen versions are limited to full presentations of shows recorded before the lockdown and “Zoom”-type virtual presentations. Audio, on the other hand, has much more potential.

MainStreet intends to explore those possibilities using the most interesting of theatrical forms, the theatrical musical. Our intention is to build the “stage” inside the imaginations of listeners.


TIM JEROME Brief Professional Bio:  At 76 years old, I am a semi-retired actor-singer. I have been performing professionally on-stage since 1968 with 18 Broadway shows (one Tony nomination) and 12 feature films to my credit. I have also performed in regional theaters and on tour throughout the country exclusively in principle roles. (See attached bio) For eight years, during the 1970s, I worked as a volunteer at radio station WBAI making radio dramas – adaptations of short stories and serializations of novels. Our bi-weekly program was called The Radio. In the early 1980s, I founded Radio Arts, Inc., and continued to make radio dramas for several years. In 1983, I founded a company, National Music Theater Network, Inc., with a mission to encourage the development of new theatrical musicals. Under my presidency, the company founded the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), perhaps the most successful new works festival in the country until it failed early in 2020.

I left that company in 2008 and, in 2010, founded MainStreet Musicals, Inc., to expand new works development into regional communities and colleges around the U.S. Though I spend most of my time working on the MainStreet project, I frequently perform in “readings” and record demos of new musicals-in-development in the New York area. Last year, for instance, I portrayed Henri Matisse in The Schoolhouse Theatre (Croton, NY) production of Jesse Kornbluth’s THE COLOR OF LIGHT. In addition, I have served as an elected Councilor (Board Member) for Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and as 1st Vice President of the American Guild of Musical Artists. My hobby is sailing which I have been doing since my teens. It has always been my dream to live somewhere where I can see the water from my window.

MARC MORITZ -Marc originated the role of Talk Show Host in the Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim / Hal Prince Musical, Merrily We Roll Along. Other Shows/Roles include: Twelfth Night (Grumio) Boy (Barnes), Diary of Anne Frank (Otto), Amadeus (Emperor Joseph) Scottsboro Boys (Interlocutor), Into the Woods (Mysterious Man), Sunshine Boys (Lewis) Theaters: Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Goodman, Long Wharf, New Harmony, Dobama, Karamu, Porthouse, Off The Wall, Idaho Shakespeare, Riverside Shakespeare, Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Theatre Festival. Marc was the Founder / Director of Cleveland's successful Improv Troupe - GIANT PORTIONS and has taught Improv at ImprovOlympic and Second City in Chicago. Marc has taught acting at AMDA and CAP 21 in NYC and is the Midwest Affiliate for MainStreet Musicals (http://www.mainstreetmusicals.org), a NY -based Non-Profit organization committed to nurturing new works regionally. Marc was in the Returning Professional Program at Kent State University where he received his MFA. He has two beautiful children - Sarah and Joseph.
 

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