TrueFriend Productions teams with legendary producer Howard Rosenman to bringAnne Rice's THE GRAND FINALEto the stage.
Based on international bestselling author Anne Rice’s short story, THE GRAND FINALE spans the ages, churning with sex, lust, fallen angels, frail humans and the possibility of redemption. An exploration of humanity as reflected between the Devil, a Composer and their Muses, women gifted with the voice of Heaven, their story starts in 17th century France, crescendos in Jazz Age New Orleans and ends in a present day desert music festival.
Lance Horne (Emmy Award winner, ASCAP Young composer award for Emerging Songwriter) will compose the lyrics, score and book.
THE GRAND FINALE
Written by Steven Bogart
What happens when your first kiss becomes your first kill?
Frankie is seventeen, just trying to grow up in a crazy world. But before she can find out where she's going, she has to find out where she came from.
Family secrets revealed can set us free. But some secrets are best left untold. Like who, for example, is buried in her mother's grave?
Growing up is one thing. A journey into eternity is another.
International sensation Meow Meow has already stormed Berlin, Paris and London. Now TrueFriend Productions, in association with ArtsEmerson and Berkeley Rep has brought this cat to Berkeley and Boston.
"She's bawdy and brash, tender and vulnerable; she's graceful and klutzy, commanding and helpless. She's a singer who hits every vocal nuance, whether serious or satiric; a high-energy dancer who could probably double as a contortionist; a comic who draws roars from pratfalls, subtle glances, punchlines and sensuality. She calls herself Meow Meow and -- need I say this after that lead-in -- she's wonderful." -Leo Stutzin Huffington Post
"Being present for “An Audience With Meow Meow’’ — and I’d strongly recommend that you do so if you can — is like taking part in a high-wire act in which the performer has invited you up onto the wire with her.
What Meow Meow delivers so wittily over 80 minutes at the Cutler Majestic Theatre is part cabaret act, part performance art, part sendup of the trappings of celebrity and the conventions of show business, and, perhaps most intriguing of all, part affirmation and heartfelt celebration of theater’s power to lodge itself in our souls." Don Aucoin The Boston Globe
Expectations are always high for Meow but whatever may go wrong, she is a professional and will undoubtedly deliver to you, her beloved audience, a BIG FINISH...but she may need your help to do it. Helmed by Tony-award nominated director Leigh Silverman, Meow Meow will sing and dance her way through a hilarious, poignant theatrical experience like no other.
The Effects of Magic
A magician, aided by his talking magic bunny, joins forces with his estranged magician father, and together they fight the forces of evil to protect the art of magic.
Produced in association with Showtime Networks, TrueFriend Productions' family film stars Kathy Bates, Melinda Dillon and Robert Carradine.
Writen by Belinda Casas-Wells and Lee Cohen Directed by Chuck Martinez.
Who we are
TrueFriend partners Chuck Martinez and Belinda Casas-Wells are dedicated to the art of the story: on the stage or screen, a good story well told inspires, entertains and enthralls. As producers we are deeply committed to our artists, audiences and investors.