Saturday, July 26, 2014

Expresso DVD Release!

Hey there, fans of Firebird! Hope you're all having a fantastic Summer!

The DVD of our latest production, Expresso, has just been released for public sale. To get a copy, simply transfer $20 per disk to firebird.stage@gmail.com via PayPal, and choose the "Friends & Family" option to avoid extra fees. 

If you are ordering from outside NYC, or if you live in NYC and would like the disk mailed to you, then in the PayPal comment field, include your name and address. This will require an additional $4 for shipping.
Otherwise, email firebird.stage@gmail.com and arrange a meeting to receive the disk in person.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Expresso


WHAT IS EXPRESSO?
May 2nd-4th 2014, FYT is putting on Expresso, an original two-act comedy by Leo and Pavel Lion. This is FYT's second production, following in the footsteps of "Down the Chocolate River and Beyond" (based on the work of Roald Dahl) performed in an off-Broadway theater in the Spring of 2013. The show filled the house for five nights in a row, and was adored by audiences of all ages.

Expresso tells the story of a business threatened by the looming monopolistic powers and the state of the economy. Through unforgettable characters and hilarious writing, Lion and Lion have crafted a world that is still holding onto hope. The piece takes place in a local independent coffee-shop trying desperately to stay in business after a "Sckubrats" opens up across the street. Hilarity ensues as the employees of Brown Coffee House, often eccentric and misguided, all scramble to get business booming again and rid their area of the corporate plague.

The cast of Expresso performs a promo scene at the NYCHEA Performance Fair, in April 2014.
Photo taken at Dixon Place.


WHEN IS EXPRESSO?
Showtimes:
Friday May 2nd - 7PM
Saturday May 3rd - 1PM
Saturday May 3rd - 7PM
Sunday May 4th - 1PM
Sunday May 4th - 7PM

WHERE IS EXPRESSO?
Roy Arias Theater - Stage 2
300 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036


WHO IS EXPRESSO? (in alphabetical order)
Director - Leo Lion
Stage Manager - Thomas Pflanz

Jane Albert
Dan Allen
Jeremiah Burch
Sofe Cote
Iossy Freud
Lucia Kolba
Milo Kotis
Eliza Lee
Leo Lion
PJ Lodin
Lucy Love
Emily Mondrus
Baird Norris
Izzy Pflanz
Thomas Pflanz
Misha Sherman
Leigh Stern
Kyla Watkins

Instructions for buying tickets follow: Transfer $15.00 per ticket via PayPal to firebird.stage@gmail.com. Make sure to select the “Friend & Family” option to avoid extra fees. When sending money, please use the “add special instructions to recipient” field to enter the name under which the tickets should be filed, the number of tickets, and the date and time of the performance. The show dates and times are:

Friday May 2nd - 7PM 
FRIDAY 7PM SHOW IS SOLD OUT: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BUY TICKETS FOR IT
 
Saturday May 3rd - 1PM

Saturday May 3rd - 7PM
SATURDAY 7PM SHOW IS SOLD OUT: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BUY TICKETS FOR IT 

Sunday May 4th - 1PM

Sunday May 4th - 7PM
 
Tickets are disappearing fast, so grab 'em while you can!

We hope to see you at the show! 

 

To contact us with any questions or messages, write to firebird.stage@gmail.com

Monday, April 29, 2013

Down the Chocolate River and Beyond: Ticket Purchases!

Ticket sales are open to the public! To buy tickets, please transfer $15 per ticket via PayPal to the email address: firebird.stage@gmail.com. When sending money, please use the “add special instructions to recipient” field to enter the name under which the tickets should be filed, the number of tickets, and the date and time of the performance. Go to http://www.paypal.com to sign up for an account. You will need to give credit card information. Paypal then enables you to use your credit/debit card to send money to someone or to pay for things on the Internet. Once your sign up is completed, use the "Send Money" tab. MAKE SURE TO CLICK THE TAB MARKED "PERSONAL"; and mark either "GIFT" or "OTHER" (otherwise Paypal will charge a transaction fee.)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Golden Ticket Raffle!

Who wants a Golden Ticket!?

Doesn't everybody?

What a shame that there are only five...



How might YOU find such a Golden Ticket? Support our company by buying one of the virtual candy wrappers below for a mere $1.

How might you increase your chances of finding a Golden Ticket? By buying many, many virtual candy wrappers. Bucketloads. Every dollar you spend earns you another chance to be one of five lucky Golden Ticket recipients, who will soon be feasting on delicious sweets from our glamorous and knowledgable sponsors.

Golden Ticket Winners will be notified Wednesday, May 8, two days before the world premiere of our theatrical confection, DOWN THE CHOCOLATE RIVER AND BEYOND. Prizes can be collected at the show, or by mail.

Every virtual candy wrapper purchase helps this all-homeschooled, teen-run production cover space rental and costume and prop-related expenses. Your purchase is neither tax-deductible nor fattening, merely necessary and deeply appreciated. Please get started by clicking the donate button anchoring any and/or all of the candy wrappers depicted below.
























Further Instructions and FAQ for Those Who Crave Such Things:

What's with those little golden  Donate buttons?
When you click 'donate' you'll be taken to our secure paypal account, from whence you can donate any amount of your choosing.

Is there a fixed donation amount?
No. For every dollar you spend, we'll credit you a virtual candy wrapper - in other words, another chance to win one of the five Golden Tickets.

What if I buy hundreds of wrappers of each variety of wrapper on display above?
You will have the gratitude of many homeschooled young actors, directors, musical directors and designers. You can't win twice, but your chances of "finding" a Golden Ticket (via email notification on May 8) go up with every dollar you spend!

Is there adult supervision?
The production itself is teen-run, but yes, there is adult supervision with regard to donations and advance ticket sales.

Is my donation tax deductible?
No. But it's deeply appreciated.

Is my virtual ticket edible in any real sense of the word?
Only if you are revealed as one of the five lucky Golden Ticket recipients on May 8, at which time you will be notified via email and we will arrange for you to claim your prize in person at the show, or for those against whom geography conspires, by mail (US residents only, please. If a Golden Ticket recipient resides outside the US, we are happy to mail his or her prize to any US address of his or her choosing.

This show sounds wonderful. Give me the details again!
With pleasure:


DOWN THE CHOCOLATE RIVER AND BEYOND
This teen-run and teen-performed production, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s works, tells the story of a poor young boy who suddenly receives the amazing opportunity to tour the world’s most amazing and fantastic factory, one that produces candy to be eaten all over the world. See the wonders created by the world’s greatest visionary chocolatier genius, and join our heroes as they go down the chocolate river and beyond…


THE NEW 45TH STREET THEATER

Friday May 10th   7:30 pm
Saturday May 11th  2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday May 12th  1pm & 7pm

(advance ticket sales to be announced soon)



Directed by Leo Lion
Musical Direction by Sydney Harris

CAST (in alphabetical order)
Jane Albert
John Albert
Mary Albert
Daniel Allen
Jeremiah Burch
Ella Crowell-Lang
Neva Gentleman
Quintin Harris
Milo Kotis
Eliza Lee
Leo Lion
PJ Lodin
Euphrozinia Martin
Baird Norris
Brielle Randall
Neo Randall
Michael Scuotto
Joseph Shupp
Julia Smith
Anna Steingold


* thanks to cast member John Albert for creating the virtual wrappers for our Golden Ticket raffle.





Down the Chocolate River and Beyond: Highly Unauthorized Look at Rehearsal

This is how things look DOWN THE CHOCOLATE RIVER AND BEYOND, six weeks shy of opening. Thanks to Different Directions for providing our rehearsal space.






See you 
DOWN THE CHOCOLATE RIVER AND BEYOND


at the New 45th St Theater 
Friday May 10th - Sunday May 12th 

advance tickets available soon.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Down the Chocolate River and Beyond



DOWN THE CHOCOLATE RIVER AND BEYOND is  a teen-run and teen-performed musical adaptation  of Roald Dahl’s story about a poor boy who suddenly receives the amazing opportunity to tour the world’s most amazing and fantastic candy factory. See the wonders created by the world’s greatest visionary chocolatier genius, and join our heroes as they journey down the chocolate river and beyond…

THE NEW 45TH STREET THEATER
354 W 45th St
NYC


Friday May 10th   7:30 pm
Saturday May 11th 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday May 12th  1pm & 7pm
Mark your calendars & stay tuned for advance ticket purchase options.





DOWN THE CHOCOLATE RIVER AND BEYOND 

Directed by Leo Lion

Musical Direction by Sydney Harris

All Homeschooled Cast (in alphabetical order):

Jane Albert
John Albert
Mary Albert
Daniel Allen
Jeremiah Burch
Ella Crowell-Lang
Neva Gentleman
Quintin Harris
Milo Kotis
Eliza Lee
Leo Lion
PJ Lodin
Euphrozinia Martin
Baird Norris
Brielle Randall
Neo Randall
Michael Scuotto
Joseph Shupp
Julia Smith
Anna Steingold