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Broadway’s MiG Ayesa Stars in
CHOICES: A ROCK OPERA
Original Musical About an ‘80s Hair-Band Lead Singer Sets Goal for Broadway with Westchester Performances, Nov. 11, 12 and 13
Composed, Written and Directed by John Krupa
Orchestrations by Artie Dillon, Mike Rosenman, Tommy Vinton and William “Bill” Wittman
Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
480 North Bedford Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514
Ticket: $40.00, plus $2.50 service fee. Visit: https://choicesarockopera.com/
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Runtime: Two Hours, plus one 15-minute intermission
Broadway’s MiG Ayesa (Burn the Floor, Rock of Ages) stars in Choices: A Rock Opera, an electrifying new musical with an original rock score by John Krupa about a driven but naïve lead singer of a 1980’s spandex-wearing, hairspray Rock band. Following an earlier workshop production of Choices, two performances will now be staged at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N. Bedford Avenue in Chappaqua, NY.
With lyrical melodies uniquely juxtaposed against heavy metal guitars and screaming synthesizers, Choices: A Rock Opera follows our lead singer on a universal journey through monumental roadblocks, dilemmas, and moral ambiguities. A mysterious man promises super-stardom; while friends, fans, and a captivating woman show him a vast world beyond his passionate focus that has garnered the band’s success, yet has stunted his own personal evolution. Torn between a life of domestic bliss and a life of fame, can he make the right choice? An introspective, authentic depiction of the pulsating and electrifying ‘80s rock era, the story is the music in this modern coming-of-age musical.
John Krupa directs a cast of 16 which includes Krupa and Ayesa as well as Nick Celio, Layla DaVias (“American Idol,” “Star Search”), Ronnie DiMaria, Annemarie Josephson, Christina Labrador (Count Zero Records), Joe Leo, and Dave O’Briskie, with Holly Block, Lielle Burk, Elana Cantor, Moriah Ritchie, Katie Weinstein, and Mia Williams.
The music and lyrics for Choices: A Rock Opera were written by John Krupa. Orchestrations by Artie Dillon, Mike Rosenman, Tommy Vinton, and Grammy Award-winning producer William “Bill” Wittman (Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper), who are also members of the band, which is rounded out by Hank DeCora, Jonathan Flaks, and Felix Guiffra. Together, they are an ensemble of professional musicians with over 150 years of combined experience working with the music industry’s top talent.
“With six new songs and an enhanced storyline, we are excited to continue to explore the characters and music in this new full production,” says Krupa. “Our talented cast of Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theater performers continue to bring this important story to life.”
Performances are Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m; Sunday, November 13, at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $40.00, plus a $2.50 service fee. For tickets and additional information, visit choicesarockopera.com. Direct ticketing link: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/choicesarockopera/752677#
The runtime for Choices is approximately two hours, plus one 15-minute intermission.
Executive Producer: John Krupa; Managing Producer: Dawn Levy; Producers: Chris Grajewski, Layla DaVias, Tommy Vinton, Choices, A Rock Opera, LLC; Associate Producer: Mike Rosenman; Musical Director: Mike Rosenman; Choreographer: Holly Block; Lighting Designer: Zachary Dulny; Sound Designer: Chris Grajewski; Costume Designer: Dawn Levy; Hair Dresser: Karen Catalano; Audio Engineer: Jessica Klee; Additional Publicity and Marketing: Jay Byrne and Annie Vinton; Press Representative: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.
Choices: A Rock Opera was presented as a workshop production in April 2022.