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Night At The Ballet: Rodéo

Adapted from the ballet by Alexa Chipman

Sure, the gorgeous ballerinas in pink tutus always seem to get their prince, but what about a cowgirl on a ranch who only wants the head wrangler to notice her? This ballet was originally choreographed by Agnes de Mille for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo with music composed by Aaron Copland (one of his pieces was used for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine theme). The ballet premiered 16 October, 1942, although this audio drama was adapted based on the San Francisco Ballet recent staging.

Featuring the voice talent of:
Champion Roper – Jeff Musick
Head Wrangler & Caller – Scott Wentworth
Cowgirl – Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard
Ranch Owner’s Daughter – Tanja Milojevic
Cowhands – Alexander Cockrum & Bill Hollweg
Eastern Friends – Tanja Milojevic & Alexa Chipman
Misc Cowboys & Cowgirls – Antonia Gottesman, Alexander Cockrum, Scott Wentworth, Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard, Bill Hollweg, Alexa Chipman

Sound Effects by:
Alexa Chipman, Stevie K. Farnaby, Bill Hollweg and Capt. John Tadrzak

Promo Featured:
The Deadeye Kid (19 Nocturne Blvd)

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Night At The Ballet: Giselle

Adapted from the ballet by Alexa Chipman

A girl falls in love with a disguised prince who betrays her. Brokenhearted, she dies, only to be reborn as an undead Willy bent upon destroying all men. When the prince wanders into the haunted forest, will she choose to save or slaughter him? Giselle premiered 28 of June, 1841 at The Paris Opera. Composed by Adolphe Adam, choreographed for Carlotta by Jules Perrot, traditional choreography by Jean Coralli. It was one of the first ballets performed fully on pointe in the romantic era. This particular version was based off of that staged by Peninsula Ballet Theatre in the 1980s.

Featuring the voice talent of:
Hilarian – Mark “the Encaffeinated ONE” Kilfoil
Wilfried – Michael Hudson
Prince Albrecht – Scott Wentworth
Giselle – Tanja Milojevic
Herald – Stevie K. Farnaby
Giselle’s Mother – Antonia Gottesman
Princess Bathilde – Christina J Boyd
Gravedigger1 – Scott M. Sandridge
Gravedigger2 – Capt. John Tadrzak
Willy – Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard
Queen Myrtha – Alexa Chipman
Peasants & Courtiers – Tanja Milojevic, Christina J. Boyd, Alexa Chipman, Ronnie Rowlands, Stevie K. Farnaby

Sound Effects by:
Alexa Chipman, Stevie K. Farnaby, Bill Hollweg and grsites.com

Promos Featured:
Red Sands Investigations (Pendant Audio)
How Much Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways (Lightning Bolt Theatre of the Mind)

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Night At The Ballet: Le Corsaire

Adapted from the ballet by Alexa Chipman

The ballet originally premiered 23 January 1856, in Paris. It was inspired by Lord Byron’s poem and made famous by the staging of Marius Petipa. There are many different versions of the ballet, and even the score has evolved through the years. The most famous dance of the ballet is the Pas de deux between Medora, Conrad and the Slave which was altered to be simply Medora and the Slave. This particular audio version of the story was heavily influenced by American Ballet Theatre’s production of Le Corsaire.

Featuring the voice talent of:
Captain Conrad – Carl Cubbedge
Medora – Elaine Barrett
Birbanto – Nick Pendleton
Slave – Lee Labit
Isaac the Slaver – Stevie K. Farnaby
Pasha – Capt. John Tadrzak
Gulnare – Katie Dehnart
Pirates, Shopkeepers, Citizens – Lee Labit, Scott M. Sandridge, Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard, Anthony Rooney

Sound Effects: Alexa Chipman, Stevie K. Farnaby, Bill Hollweg

Promos Featured: Star Trek: Outpost

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