On the Air
On the Air is an original musical based on the lives of Jack and Loretta Clemens, a real life brother and sister duo that started in Vaudeville and went on to star in Radio and Television.
Because of its coverage of time, On the Air has a wide range of musical undertones; some pieces are reminiscent of the golden age while others have a more contemporary flair. In terms of dramatic tone, it has the adventure of Annie Get Your Gun, the drama of Gypsy, and the heart of Funny Girl.
It's a story that deals with major changes in society and entertainment throughout the early half of the 20th century, but at its core, the story focuses on the siblings' relationship and the balance of their dreams.
It is also the first musical in history about a brother and sister, written by a brother and sister, starring a brother and sister.
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“Family Album” is a brother’s and sister’s humorous and musical tale of growing up and working in show business starring Robert and Cristina Farruggia. As the son and daughter of two professional opera singers (their father was Pavarotti’s understudy at the Met) they were practically raised on stage. Equally at home in contemporary and classical genres, this sibling duo’s fast paced, yet intimate act, appeals to a wide range of audiences by using humor, original songs and beautiful singing. Robert and Cristina weave together personal, unique stories of their lives in the theatre with music spanning from classic/contemporary Broadway to pop to even original songs.
Family Album is easily adaptable to many events, venues, and audiences, offering a unique and fun twist to the normal slice-of-life cabaret acts. Although the full act is 75 minutes, it can also be easily adjusted to a 30-minute, 20-minute, or even 15-minute act if it needed to serve as an opening act for a larger event.
The Store Under
The Store Under the Portico
Inspired by a real life story, The Store Under the Portico is an original musical set in Mantova, Italy during the German occupation of Northern Italy in WWII. Renata Baraldi, affectionately called "Tata" (a Mantovano term for "nanny"), takes over a fabric store for a Jewish family in hiding at the height of fascism (where women were deemed nothing more than child bearers). In a country literally torn in two, where Nazis shot Italians at random while the allies bombed them, things in Italy were not as simple as they seemed. The Store Under the Portico tells the untold story of the enemy/ally of World War II, but at its heart, focuses on the everyday lives of the people of Mantova and what they are willing to do for love --- love of country, love of family, love of neighbor -- and how these types of love can blend together.