Friends and Supporters of The Phantastic Theater and our work! We had announced that this Friday we were to travel to Minnesota and present the world premier of the New Full Orchestral version of THE MUSICAL FOREST… with my glorious friend Daniel Rieppel leading the Southwestern Minnesota Symphony… but alas… Dan’s dear wife has had a turn for the worse in her battle with cancer and Dan had to cancel all of his activities… So let’s all take a moment to cherish our friends!The show will go on!… The orchestra was kind enough to express their desire to have the concert in November… so we will let you know then of that news…
THE PHANTASTIC ZOO – 3/4/17
Tomorrow, Saturday morning March 4th at 11AM, I will present, with my talented daughter Sofia and dear friend the world renowned flutist Robert Dick, an extraordinary feast for the senses. [The Brooklyn Fellowship 210 24th street, (between 3rd and 4th aves)…
Under the umbrella of my series The Phantastic Theater – fine arts for the young of all ages, my work, The Phantastic Zoo, hits many levels simultaneously. You will hear brilliant full classical symphonic music, see gorgeous colorful illustrative art and text flow by on screen (like a living book), dance and voice acting enhance the storytelling experience, as does the use of the large puppets I created. You will hear fine actress Stephanie Erb read the part of The Mermaid. The main attraction is, of course, Robert… who personifies the Wizard Zitthoona, The Dragon and the Living Tree at the end. He will perform on cflute, piccolo, alto and bass flutes and you will hear his sonorous acting voice throughout the show. Theatrical presentation with lighting effects give a glamorous feel to what is… the presentation of serious art… art which appeals to people of all ages… and is a celebration of the Imagination.
World renowned flutist Robert Dick (his site) performs on Cflute, Piccolo, and Alto and Bass Flutes in Christopher Kaufman’s THE PHANTASTIC THEATER production of his THE PHANTASTIC ZOO!
SAT: March 4th 11AM – The Brooklyn Fellowship Gallery 210 24th Street (tween 3rd and 4th): Tickets at door ($10 for adults, $9 for children, under 3 for free)
Robert will personify The Wizard Zitthoona, The Dragon and The Living Tree as colorful illustrative and art text flow by on screen and gorgeous symphonic music flows through speakers! Dance, Voice Acting and Puppetry enhance the Storytelling Experience! Join Mary and Tim as their adventures begins on a field trip to the Zoo and they meet the Wizard Zitthoona who ushers them into the Phantastic Zoo where they hear the timeless stories of The Phoenix, The Mermaid and The Dragon who each give secrets on living life and opening the Imagination!
FANS, FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS!
The opportunity has arisen and we are a go!
Saturday March 4th 11AM
The Brooklyn ARTS Fellowship GALLERY
210 24th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (between 4th and 3rd aves)
THE R TRAIN lets you off one block away at 25th!
(members of Dr. Kaufman’s Studio and supporters donation only!)
My mother – Actor/Screenwriter, mother/Nana, Anna Filameno… who you might have met selling tickets at our last The Phantastic Theater event… passed January 30th, 2017… I just finished this short memorial film… check it out if you wish. All best, Christopher
Join Mary and Tim on a field trip to the Zoo, where they see elephants, exotic birds and lions! The Wizard Zitthoona ushers them into The Phantastic Zoo and you will experience the stories of Fabulous Beasts! Featuring the voice talents of Robert Dick and Stephanie Erb! With fully orchestrated symphonic music and colorful illustrations!
These Musical Adventures whisk you and your young people along on a thrilling and moving Story. Squiggle learns Music Words, gathers ‘Seed Pods’ from Teacher Friends and passes tests and riddles from ‘Little Troll’- all with the goal of bringing these ‘Seed Pods’ to the Mysterious Cave of Dr. Soundartus to make Music on his Magic Music Wall! Orchestra score on Audio Album with Narration and voice acting!
Michael Spudic of ASCAP
Steven Sandberg of Dora the Explorer fame
April 25th! Sofia and I will HIE to Minnesota to perform with a Minnesota Orchestra, led by the inestimable Daniel Rieppel! We’ll give the world premiere performance of my new orchestral version of The Musical Forest! Can’t wait!
I love the new layout for my Epic Fantasy series ‘Tales of the Ocean City’ books… Take a look! Excellent for young people 13 on up… including adults who love fantasy… Comes with a brilliant audio album, an hour of epic symphonic music and story!
Each page is a piece of illustrative art!