Halfway Home Productions will present AVARICE the concert, featuring book, music and lyrics by J. William Bruce and musical direction and orchestrations by David A. Shenton. The concert will star Tom Ashton, J. William Bruce, Lorelei Mackenzie, Stuart Metcalf, Kristen Penner and Joni Ernst.
Featuring a mixture of rock, country, gospel, and R & B music, Avarice tells the tale of five friends living in New York City in the late 1980's. The story begins six months following graduation as the group of friends struggle with adulthood and their impending future. Over the course of one year they soon discover that the bond that was formed at eighteen may not be enough to overcome the obstacles they are about to face. Throughout their journey they begin to question many things about not only life but themselves as well.
J. William Bruce (Book/Lyrics/Music) produced and directed the critically acclaimed four week run of Closer Than Ever at Dillon's Theatre. Since founding Halfway Home Productions in 1994 he has directed and produced The Baker's Wife, Suburbia, Our Town, and Silvery Moon. Mr. Bruce makes his debut as a composer/lyricist with Avarice.
David A. Shenton (Music/Orchestrations) a native of England graduated with honors from the Royal College of Music in London. He has played piano and violin extensively in his native land and has arranged and orchestrated music for TV, radio and concert venues in Europe, Australia, Japan and the Caribbean. Mr.Shenton has composed four other musicals, all of which have had their premières in New York City.
Avarice The Concert will play two performances at The Duplex on Monday March 11 and Wednesday March 13 at 7pm. The Duplex is located at 61 Christopher Street and 7th Avenue. Tickets are $10 and there is a 2 drink minimum. To make reservations please call (212) 255-5428 or log on to www.theduplex.com. Seating is limited to 70 so we recommend that you make your reservation in advance.