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Annabella

musicals and operas · the sam and tony show · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America

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SHAR WILSON certified reviewer June 07, 2015
Annabella has such an amazing and beautifully written original score, along with a haunting storyline. This production is performed masterfully with power and passion by it's extraordinarily talented cast and these truly gifted composers!... full review
KELLY D'ANGELO certified reviewer June 07, 2015
tagged as: musical · brilliant
Moving, haunting, and mysterious, ANNABELLA grabs you and refuses to let you go. Sam & Tony have a brilliant talent at creating music that sends chills down your spine. The fantastical world created will do the same, doused with jealousy, love, and betrayal. This is especially complemented by the STELLAR performances by Kimberly Hessler and the impeccable Tony Gonzalez. If you're only going to see a few shows during the Fringe, you need to see this one, or else you won't know what you're missing.... full review
REY POZON certified reviewer June 21, 2015
Sam Johnides and Tony Gonzalez have created an absolutely mesmerizing musical in "ANNABELLA". The story, the music, the cast - all come propitiously together to give a most magnificent, and breathtaking, experience that is PURE MAGIC! The original musical score and stage-play are truly well-crafted works of art. The story will make you laugh, cry, and rejoice - it will make you believe in the redemptive power of love ... the ending will surprise you! Kimberly Hessler's (Annabella) soaring lyrical prowess and Tony Gonzalez's (Lorenzo) vocal depth will tantalize and amaze; as well, the other cast members are wonderfully adept at skillfully taking us into a fabulous and exquisite journey. Go see it! ... full review
ERIN MOORE certified reviewer June 07, 2015
Add Annabella to your must see Fringe list, this one is sure to sell out! From a script that is a love story leaving you wanting more to hauntingly beautiful music this show has everything you could want in a musical. The vocalists are some of the strongest I've seen in my 5 years at the Fringe! It was such a treat to be in the audience for their first fringe performance. ... full review
LINDA SAURENMAN certified reviewer June 07, 2015
Annabella is a wonderful production. The story was filled with tension and some humor. Beautiful original music sung by very talented voices moved the action along. It would be fun to see it again! ... full review
MICHAEL MCCLISH certified reviewer June 08, 2015
I enjoyed the show. Every singer had something interesting to offer. The show was fast paced and laced with magical/mystical action. The show incorporated aspects of ancient dramatic plays ( ie, Greek chorus in the form of marionettes) which made for a show you had to pay attention to to keep the plot straight! Sam was right there for the singers, I kind of wish he had a small amp for his keyboard so he could be a little more present in the room. A very interesting and creative effort by Sam and Tony, and one can see how it could grow! Carol Vaness, international operatic soprano who teaches Opera Workshop at Indiana University and Master Classes with the Lindemann Program at the New York Metropolitan Opera and Bolshoi Opera, has ventur... full review
CORD JONES certified reviewer June 09, 2015
tagged as: Wonderful · amazing · musical · Must See
Somebody give these guys some money. Annabella begs for a larger theater. This isn't to say it wasn't wonderfully performed (especially with the vocal prowess of Tony Gonzalez), it simply deserves a larger venue. A venue that can seat more people, and in turn, delight a vaster audience. The music (which is all original), is an absolute pleasure. It's heartfelt, and most importantly, well written. Thoughtful lyrics with tones to match. I found myself eager to reach the next. The story itself chauffeurs us nicely between each musical number. Somewhere between a Disney creation and Phantom of the Opera. In conclusion, see this one before they do get money and each ticket costs a fortune.... full review
BOBBY HUYNH certified reviewer June 14, 2015
Sam & Tony are a dynamic duo not to be missed. This show has awesome vocals that alone will make your $10 ticket worthwhile. The musical compositions are fantastic and it's a great group of people! ... full review
SASHA FEILER certified reviewer June 13, 2015
Great story, power house performers and beautiful emotional music!... full review
ROBERT KWAN certified reviewer June 14, 2015
tagged as: Fantastic show
Wonderful lyrics and fantastic cast. Vocals are incredible. Highly recommend. Bobby L.... full review