RansomWHERE?

Book  |  Eric Grunin

Music  |  Jonathon Lynch

Lyrics  |  Gil Varod

 

CAST

Grandma  |  Sierra Rein

Thomas  |  Michael Perrie, Jr.

A.I.D.A.  |  J.Elaine Marcos

Alex  |  Cassidy Rose Layton

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director/Casting/Editing  |  Christopher Michaels

Music Supervisor/Music Director/Host  |  Jonathon Lynch

Orchestrator/Sound Design/Tracking/Editing  |  Andrew Fox

Mixing & Mastering  |  Jay Rosen

Executive Producers  |  Christopher Michaels & Jeremy Terry

General Manager  |  Jeremy Terry

RELEASE DATE

COMING SOON!

SYNOPSIS

When a virus from a pop-up ad holds Grandma's computer and files for ransom, she calls her grandson Thomas to help her figure things out. After all, computers like him more than they like her! But Thomas must be quick to find the origins of the virus and unfreeze Grandma's computer before time is up or she'll lose her many precious memories stored on the hard drive. This charming and sweet new musical is played out in real-time and shows us that the joy of our memories is in the making.

MUSICAL NUMBERS

"You'll Never See Your Memories Again"  |  A.I.D.A.

"Computers Like You

     More Than They Like Me"  |  Grandma, Thomas

"It Can Hear Us"   |  Thomas, Grandma

"Finale"  | A.I.D.A., Thomas, Grandma, Alex

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WRITER PHOTOS & BIOS

ERIC GRUNIN (Book - RansomWHERE?)
ERIC GRUNIN (Book - RansomWHERE?)

Credits: BROOKE ASTOR'S LAST AFFAIR (Music; Chicago Musical Theater Festival; Emerging Artists Theater), OUR WOMAN, FRANK THOMPSON (Music/Lyrics; Musical Theater Factory/Playwrights Horizons Downtown), BYSTANDER (Sound Bites 6.0 Winner: Best Music; Hudson Guild Winner: Best Short Musical), WE'RE STILL HERE (Lincoln Center). Book: DYBBUK OF THE OPERA (Lincoln Center). Contributions: MUSEMATCH (54 Below), THE RESISTANCE CABARET (The Tank). Alumnus: BMI Workshop. PhD: Composition from Juilliard.

JONATHON LYNCH (Music - RansomWHERE?)
JONATHON LYNCH (Music - RansomWHERE?)

Producer: BITE SIZED BROADWAY (podcast). Songwriter: THE TURING TEST (Gallery Players), THE BAROQUE CYCLE (Bruno Walter at Lincoln Center), NewB (webseries). Music Director & Dance Arranger: THE GIANT HOAX (Theatre Row), THE CITY CLUB (Minetta Lane). Asst Music Director & Copyist: FINDING NEVERLAND (Broadway workshop). Teacher: AMDA, 92nd St. Y, Court Theatre Chicago. Workshops/Education: BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, TheatreNow Lab, Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop, Northwestern University.

GIL VAROD (Lyrics - RansomWHERE?)
GIL VAROD (Lyrics - RansomWHERE?)

Gil is a bookwriter/lyricist. Recent works: OEDIPUS FOR KIDS (NYMF, 54 Below, Sam French), AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN (UnsungMusicalCo’s writer lab), MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU RIDICULOUS GENTILES (Duplex), TIME ET AL (FringeNYC), THE COMMUTERS (Riant Theatre), RANSOMWHERE, TIME TRAVEL MAKES COMPLETE SENSE, MUSICALS WILL SAVE THE WORLD (NY Public Library), THE ZEGEND OF LELDA (WVMTF, Best Musical/Lyrics/Book), THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WALT DISNEY ABRIDGED (WDI), and BROADWAY ABRIDGED.

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CAST & MUSICIAN PHOTOS & BIOS

SIERRA REIN (Grandma, Alice, Ensemble)
SIERRA REIN (Grandma, Alice, Ensemble)

Sierra appeared in IndieWorks’ SAXE & THE CITY in 2019 and has been seen waving wands, swords, and tentacles for Disney Cruise Line, and as a villainous singing Russian in the film BETTER DEAD THAN RED. She is a founding member of vocal group Marquee Five and her solo show RUNNING IN PLACE garnered her Bistro and MAC Awards. Regional: WHITE CHRISTMAS (Mrs. Snoring Man; Ogunquit Playhouse), CITY OF ANGELS (Angel City 4/Donna-Oolie u/s; Goodspeed Opera). AEA/SAG-AFTRA. sierrarein.com | @sierrarein

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MICHAEL PERRIE JR (Thomas, Narrator, Cancellieri)
MICHAEL PERRIE JR (Thomas, Narrator, Cancellieri)

Actor, Playwright, and Composer originally from Baltimore, MD. National Tour: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. NY/Regional: MATILDA and BUDDY (John W Engeman Theatre), THE FULL MONTY, BUDDY (Maples Rep), MDQ (Laguna Playhouse; Broadway By The Bay), BUDDY, THE MUSIC MAN, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, THE PRODUCERS (TBTS), ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (Heritage Theatre). For theatrical and commercial inquiries contact THE ROSTER AGENCY at 212.725.8459. www.michaelperriejr.com | @mikeperriejr

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J. ELAINE MARCOS (A.I.D.A)
J. ELAINE MARCOS (A.I.D.A)

Bway: MISS SAIGON, FLOWER DRUM SONG, WONDERFUL TOWN, SWEET CHARITY, A CHORUS LINE (Connie), ANNIE (Lily St. Regis), THE WEDDING SINGER (Imelda Marcos), PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT (Cynthia), GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, A CHORUS LINE (Valerie; City Center). Film: MORNING GLORY, ST. VINCENT, BEFORE I DISAPPEAR, EVERY LITTLE STEP. TV: RENT: LIVE (Alexi Darling; FOX), 2 BROKE GIRLS, GRACE AND FRANKIE, 30 ROCK, LAW & ORDER: SVU. AMDA Alum. AEA & SAG-AFTRA. www.jelainemarcos.org | @jelainemarcos

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CASSIDY ROSE LAYTON (Alex)
CASSIDY ROSE LAYTON (Alex)

Cassidy’s a tastefully weird writer, actress, UX/UI designer, director, producer, trapeze artist, and Story Pirate. When she isn’t running her experimental theater company, she is in the process of publishing her first book, a collection of existential dark-humored grown-up bedtime stories. National Tours: CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Fern; TWUSA) TV/Film: HUNTERS (Amazon Prime), NEW AMSTERDAM (NBC), FULL FRONTAL W/T SAM BEE (TBS) SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC). www.cassidylayton.com | @casadilla67

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PRODUCTION TEAM PHOTOS & BIOS

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CHRISTOPHER MICHAELS (Executive Producer/Director/Casting/Editing)
CHRISTOPHER MICHAELS (Executive Producer/Director/Casting/Editing)

Founder/Artistic Director of IndieWorks Theatre Co. Select directing credits: CASPER, THE NOT-SO-FRIENDLY GHOST, SONGS FROM A HAT, EMPTY FRAMES, THE GIANT HOAX, THE COMMUTERS... (nom: Best Musical; Winner: Best Director, Strawberry Theatre Fest), CLOSER THAN EVER, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, VANITIES, OKLAHOMA!, INTO THE WOODS, TWO BOYS IN A BED ON A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT, SAXE AND THE CITY. Film: VALLEY HIGH (based on the song by Drew Gasparini).

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JONATHON LYNCH (Producer/Music Supervisor/Host)
JONATHON LYNCH (Producer/Music Supervisor/Host)

Credits include music director and dance arranger for The City Club (Minetta Lane), assistant music director and copyist for FINDING NEVERLAND (NYC workshop), faculty music director at AMDA, and music director for several Chicago venues. He wrote words and music for THE BAROQUE CYCLE (Bruno Walter Auditorium) and THE TURING TEST (Gallery Players), and music for NEWB (webseries score), and ¡CANTA! (album). Jonathon is a Northwestern University and BMI workshop alum. jonathonlynchmusic.com.

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ANDREW FOX (Producer/Orchestrator/Sound Design/Tracking/Editing)
ANDREW FOX (Producer/Orchestrator/Sound Design/Tracking/Editing)

Andrew's theatrical and concert orchestrations include STARKID: HOMECOMING (featuring Darren Criss), Matthew Hardy’s VIRTUOSO (premiering in Poznan Fall 2020), Justin Roberts' HANSEL AND GRETEL, Starkid's TWISTED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF A ROYAL VIZIER, and FOREVERMAN (Winner 2012 NYMF Awards for Excellence, Outstanding Orchestration). Andrew has co-produced multiple cast recordings, including TWISTED and HANSEL AND GRETEL. www.AndrewFoxMusic.com

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JAY ROSEN (Mixing & Mastering)
JAY ROSEN (Mixing & Mastering)

Audio engineer and music maker who plays piano, guitar, pedal steel guitar, and other instruments. He honed his craft as an engineer at Ithaca College and as a freelance engineer around Philadelphia, then added work as a musician for theater and other media in New York, Philadelphia, and more. He can be heard on IndieWorks' studio recording of VALLEY HIGH, on record with Rachel Andie and the V Element (Tu Me Manques), Emily Drinker (Run the Race EP, more in 2020-21), and more. jrosen476.com

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EVAN FEIST (Assistant Audio Engineer)
EVAN FEIST (Assistant Audio Engineer)

Evan ran the audio production company Stacks of Wax, spontaneous songwriting & vocal improv courses (Creative Vocal Lab), was Content Director for the world’s first all-vocal TV channel, FloVoice, coached for NBC’s THE VOICE, and scouted for AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. Evan teaches a cappella, runs sound for a cappella groups, and produces content/digital media strategies for bands/ festivals. Awards: “Best Arrangements/Orchestration”, “Best Musical Direction” for A CAPPELLA: THE MUSICAL (NYMF 2015).

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JEREMY TERRY (Executive Producer/General Manager/1st AD)
JEREMY TERRY (Executive Producer/General Manager/1st AD)

Jeremy serves as the Managing Director for IndieWorks, whose inaugural mainstage production premiered this past year with THE GIANT HOAX (Theatre Row). Jeremy has also served as a Producer and GM for IndieWorks’ Annual Summer Cabaret Series. Additional producing and management work includes THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING at Minnesota Fringe Festival, the D&D inspired improv show THE CAMPAIGN, and the short film VALLEY HIGH, based on the song by Drew Gasparini.

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