Jenna Rubaii, Tony Vincent & More to Lead AVALONA Concert Workshop Presentation

Conceived and created by award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and activist Dina Fanai, AVALONA, An Immersive Musical, weaves together a multidimensional art form of song, storytelling, dance, digital projections, video mapping and AI technology. AVALONA, under the musical direction of Bob Kinkel, co-directed and produced by Hank Stampfl, and choreography by Nathalie Lomonte, will receive a special two-day concert workshop presentation on Thursday, November 10 and Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul & St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church (263 West 86th Street, NYC). For more information on purchasing tickets, visit AvalonaImmersive.com. To arrange industry tickets, please email [email protected].

AVALONA is a sacred place of magic, courage and transformation…a place in all of us. The performance takes you on a journey from darkness to light, from fear to freedom. Each audience member acts as “The Seeker” following the path of a woman who must make the conscious choice between life or death, to see or not to see. Her choice plunges her into a beautiful, but terrifying, odyssey. As the audience journeys with her, they are encouraged to step into their own light and discover their own truth.

“Music is a sacred expression and a powerful force; a gift in which we can heal and connect more deeply within ourselves and with each other. May we each experience and remember the truth about who we are really and find magic and peace in connection with the earth.”

– AVALONA writer/director Dina Fanai

The cast includes Jenna Rubaii (Broadway: Groundhog Day, Jesus Christ Superstar), Tony Vincent (NBC’s “The Voice”. Broadway: RENT, American Idiot), Mayan days (Broadway: RENT, Aida), Madeline Serrano (Regional: Evita) and Dina Fanai (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Foreigner) with ensemble members Kathy Liu, Maurice Ivy, Morgan Andrews, Thomas Curtis. Joie Giordano and Breanna Bella will be the doubles for the main roles.

Creative includes Alex Nero (AI Visual Language/Projection Designer), Liz Liguori (Lighting Director), Whitney Sprayberry (Co-choreographer), Chloe Lowery (Casting/Vocal Coach), Linds Cadwell (Chief Music Engineer), Pamela Lubell (Creative Director/Productor), Cassidy Hamilton (Associate Producer/ Casting Assistant), pre-recorded tracks produced by Dina Fanai & Bob Kinkel accompanied by live musicians including Chuck Palmer (percussion) and Tom Valdez (Cellist).

Performance details:

AVALONA, an immersive musical

With music, lyrics and direction by DINA FANAI

and musical supervision by BOB KINKEL

Thursday November 10 and Friday November 11 at 7:30 p.m.

St. Paul & St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church is located at 263 West 86th Street, NYC

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by visiting AvalonaImmersive.com

Biography :

DINA FANAÏ

(Designed by/Director/Writer/Composer) is an award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and activist. Dina has performed, produced, arranged and written for artists such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Foreigner, Jackie EvanchoIl Volo, Tina Turner Project “BEYOND” and Rocktopia on B’way. She has received grants and awards from the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the National Endowment for the Arts, has conducted tours and educational programs in the United States and Southeast Asia. Through her company One Vision Music and the new Power of Music Global platform, she continues to produce concerts and recordings supporting a wide variety of causes, including people with disabilities, mental health awareness, empowerment and women’s equality, LGBT, homeless children, climate change and animals. rights. @avalonamusic

BOB KINKEL

(Music Producer/Supervisor) is a music producer and composer best known for his role as co-creator/co-producer/co-composer and musical director of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He co-wrote TSO’s 2 multi-platinum hit songs “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)” and “Wizards in Winter”, resulting in sales of nearly ten million. Over the past 30 years Bob has worked with artists such as Five for Fighting, The Who, Aerosmith and Genesis. He was educated at Columbia University and Hamilton College and received honors and awards from the Williamsville Education Foundation and the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. @kinkelbob

(Executive Consultant) is a producer, general manager, and entertainment director with experience managing award-winning Broadway theaters, Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, award shows, and premier events in the Tristate area .

For more information, visit AvalonaImmersive.com