‘80s Icon Tami Stronach Does Jack And The Beanstalk Musical

Tami Stronach

Tami Stronach, has spent her time in dance, choreogrphy, and theater and is now starting something new: a children’s music album and touring live show inspired by the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.

The Childlike Empress from The NeverEnding Story is back! Tami Stronach is putting together a new album and show for families and children with the album set to launch next month, and the show set to kick off in New York on February 4th.

Thirty years ago, we fell in love with her character The Childlike Empress when she beckoned Bastian to call her name. Now, the star of the 80s hit is back – ready to invade both the film and music world with her new family label and a Luck Dragon-sized load of exciting new projects.

Directed by Wolfgang Peterson, The NeverEnding Story was a West-German produced English-language film that, at the time, was the most expensive film produced outside the United States or the Soviet Union.

Tami Stronach's Beanstalk Jack

Tami Stronach’s Beanstalk Jack

The NeverEnding Story, which won several awards over 1984 and 1985, was a global hit, snaring $100 million worldwide against a production budget of $27 million.

The movie, which catapulted Stronach to stardom, has been a huge inspiration in pop culture and is just as popular today as it was when it was first released.

After a couple of decades of making dance and theater in NYC, Tami has now turned her attention to laying the foundation for a content shop that makes family-friendly work – not unlike The NeverEnding Story. The brand is Called Paper Canoe Company, which she founded with husband, Greg.

In February, Tami releases a new album, Beanstalk Jack, a folk-rock opera based on Jack and the Beanstalk.

Tami Stronach, Beanstalk Jack

Tami Stronach performing in the Beanstalk Jack live touring show featuring the music on the Beanstalk Jack album.

Beanstalk Jack is a 50 minute folk-rock concept album that the whole family can enjoy. It tells the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk with an Americana sound, and a girl meets boy twist. In it, young Jack goes up the Beanstalk with his six-string to find his fortune. In the big world at the top of the Beanstalk, Jack steals the heart of a giant’s daughter, Harmony, a bright star just waiting for the right band to come along.

Tami made one album Faerie Queen that nostalgia buffs will remember was a sleeper hit in the ‘80s. This new project is the first in a series of collaborations with a notable crew of indie folk-rock artists in Williamsburg. In the coming months she’ll be choreographing and performing in videos for the album and doing promo concerts in preparation for launching a full live theatrical experience later in the year. The performance will be built to tour nationally and internationally in theatrical concert venues with video projections, puppets, and Tami performing the role of Harmony, the Giant’s rock star daughter.

On February 4the, you’ll also be able to see a live theatre version of Beanstalk Jack in New York.

Erich Mrak Releases His First New Song Of 2017 Today

Toronto—Rejoice, people! As 2017 begins, our close personal pal Erich Mrak debuts his first release of year, titled “Think About It.” Written by Erich, and produced by Bento (Erich’s in-house producer), the song displays a new direction sonically, as it has a laid back feel, mixed with various instrumentation breaks between Erich vocals. 

“Think About It” is Erich’s first of many releases planned for 2017. “Think About It” will be available for streaming through all major streaming services, such as SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, ect. 

Here is the link to the new song:

You are now musical informed. Go and do likewise. 

Tim Burton, Robert Rodriguez And Quentin Tarantino To Collaborate On Christmas Horror Flick

Unnamed Burton Rodrigues Tarantino Christmas Horror Film

We are unsure how early or late in the process this mock up promotional material was made in the production of Unnamed Burton Rodrigues Tarantino Christmas Horror Film but we can’t wait to see it.

Hollywood—Sources confirmed yesterday, after weeks of speculation, that quirky filmmakers Tim Burton, Quentin Tarantino and Tarantino’s pal Robert Rodriguez have gotten the green light to begin work on a Christmas-themed thriller/horror movie set to hit theaters next holiday season.

“It’s been the worst kept secret in LA the past few months,” said a spokesperson for Sony Pictures, who will be producing the as-yet-titled film. “But we can finally say with great excitement and anticipation that these three geniuses are set to start filming next month.”

While the exact plot of the flick has not been confirmed, a source close to the project said that “it will most definitely contain elements that all three are known for, including Johnny Depp, an unorthodox, non-linear plot with shady characters and kids that spy.” Rumors have been flying around Hollywood that the film will have slasher zombie snowmen, possibly snow vampires, or a plot line involving a haunted and abandoned mental institution at Christmas time.

“There just aren’t enough Christmas horror movies out there,” the Sony spokesman said, “and the genre is especially sorely lacking from not having the finger prints of these great filmmakers on them.”

The studio confirmed that Depp had been cast in the film, but would not say whether he was playing a demented Santa Claus, a weird knock off on Scrooge or some other sort of malevolent psychopath out to destroy the holiday and anyone who celebrates it. Helena Bonham Carter has also been cast, as well as Christoph Waltz, Emily Osment and Tim Roth.

“While these filmmakers certainly appreciate the great plot and storytelling in such classic holiday slasher films as ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night,’ ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation’ and the vastly underrated ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: the Toy Maker,’ they just felt the time was right for them to put their own twisted touch on the holiday horror film genre,” the spokesman said. “And we can’t wait to see how they raise the bar with this film, which we are really hoping will be the first in a franchise that Robert Rodriguez can then run with and over-saturate the nation with until the last three or four in the series eventually and inevitably can be direct-to-video releases, or available only on Netflix.”

 

Donald Trump Planning Broadway Musical About His Amazing Life

Trump The Musical

This is going to be the best musical. You are going to love this musical.

New York—Sources close to President-elect Trump confirmed yesterday that he has commissioned a musical to be written about his life, but it had nothing to do with a recent trip by Vice President-elect Mike Pence to Broadway to view mega-hit juggernaut “Hamilton.”

Trump has hired actor/musician Gary Sinise to write the musical, as well as the score, based on “the amazing, incredible, all-American, American dream tale of Mr. Trump’s incredible, amazing life,” said the source.

The musical will depict Trump’s humble beginnings as a street urchin during the French Revolution, followed by his short stint as a junkyard cat, leading into how he made his fortune by producing lousy Broadway plays, and touching on his time haunting an opera house and wooing Melania.

“We expect Mr. Sinise to finish up the play by next Tuesday, with casting being finalized and rehearsals starting by Friday, followed up by an off-Broadway run for a week or two in December, and finally selling out huge theaters on Broadway in plenty of time for the inauguration,” the source said. “You’re going to love the new show. It’s the best new show.”

Representatives for Gary Sinise confirmed the former “Forrest Gump” star was “fully committed and very excited” about completing the musical. “When you’re working with such an inspiring and incredible individual as Mr. Trump is, you’d have to try really hard to come up with a lousy show. It’s almost impossible to fail at this. It’ll be great.”

The source for Mr. Trump said the President-elect is already planning on installing a trophy case “for all of the Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Grammy Awards and eventual Oscar award that the musical is bound to spawn. Just wait. If that tree-hugger non-president Al Gore can get himself an Oscar, this show will rack up. Mark my words.”

 

Erich Mrak Releases Another Video, For “Retrospect” Today

Once again we turn to our friends from the north to take our minds off of the turmoil here in the states. Our close, personal Canadian friend Erich Mrak releases a new video today!

“Retrospect” is now available:

“Retrospect” Official Music Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItrIPzzzhZM

And here’s a link to “Retrospect”

https://soundcloud.com/erichmrakmusic/sets/retrospect

14500594_1451798981500388_6088563236246086924_oAnd for Heaven’s sake, follow our boy Erich on Twitter and like his Facebook page.

Once again we (and Canada) bridge the gap to bring the entire nation together. You’re welcome, America.

You are now informed. Go and do likewise.