Book, Lyrics, and Music by:
AZooNY (Richard Rinehart)
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Published by Back To The Beat Music
Josh Peters is an illustrator and graphic designer from West Jefferson, Ohio. He has worked with such clients as Hasbro, the Chicago Cubs, and Image Comics. Currently he is an art director at Just Funky where he creates licensed merchandise. When he isn’t there, Josh volunteers his time with the West Jefferson Youth Athletic Association as the soccer commissioner and a coach. He’s also working on his first comic book.
By day Rich “AZooNY” Rinehart is a manager of Computational Sciences and Emerging Technologies for DB Consulting at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland Ohio. By night he spends his time as a singer/songwriter, composer, producer, and multimedia specialist.
He is also President of the Grammy Award Winning Cleveland Chamber Symphony (and GM for NEOSonicFest, a new music festival) and Vice-President of Cleveland’s Verb Ballets, Cleveland’s leading contemporary dance company.
|Dreaming of home Dreeson sings “Shed My Night” while in flight to Mars
In his current Mars Opera project, Rich inserts new technology into the show production, an element sure to capture tech-savvy and young audiences. “I want to keep the technology demands on the production staff to a minimal, but it does require a high-tech awareness not usually found in traditional theater”.
A love for science and the arts combined with a good dosing of comical wit has fostered the creation of his Mars Opera. “I’ve got it all: dance, science, social media, symphonic and rock-n-roll music, space aliens, and all in a light-hearted and wacky comical presentation. It’s really not an opera but a play with music.” And a wacky presentation it is, somewhat in the Loony Tunes, British-wit comical style. “To be clear though, I’m not doing this for pure entertainment. I have a motive. I wish to have folks think and come together. Laughter is the secret sauce, science and fantasy the hook, and drama and music the emotional glue.” .
Well, it’s not a blast to use like a Bucky-Ball-Battering-Bat. Or a Quantum modulator paddle that is both here and there at the same time. Or even an iStaff with a Galactical service coverage plan. It’s a gun that defies all relative relatively models and picks up steam, or whatever else is actually out there, within the 5th dimension. —Ballo