Introducing the Red Menace, Chris Blisset

Writer

starBasquiatstar

Conceived by Paul Stancato.
Written by Larry Tobias (with Paul Stancato and Chris Blisset).
Music and lyrics by Chris Blisset and Matt Uremovich (with Paul Stancato).

During the late 70's and early 80's, a collective of artists from New York's East Village paved the way that would eventually become America's artistic mainstream. At the center of this movement was Jean-Michel Basquiat, a graffiti artist turned painter. Basquiat is the story of how one man's desire to be famous eclipsed his own artistic merit.

On the night Basquiat dies of an overdose, Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix appear to decide whether or not Basquiat will be remembered as an icon, or a talent who squandered his opportunities. Told through a series of flashbacks and flash forwards, we follow Basquiat through his life.

With a soundtrack of music evocative of the era, the play examines the role he played in changing the cultural landscape.

Tom Song

Genius Child

Everything Has Changed

starRockShowstar

Written and Composed by Paul Stancato, Chris Blisset and Matt Uremovich.
RockShow is the story of a band on the brink of making it. On the biggest night of their lives, can New York City rock band Group Therapy keep it together long enough to get signed? With authentic, blistering rock "&" roll woven throughout the story, RockShow is utterly real.

RockShow was a Fringe Festival hit, and had a successful run at Club El Flamingo (Donkey Show) and other theatres in New York. RockShow shared the stage with such opening acts as Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Rhett Miller (The Old 97’s) and Alice Ripley (Tony Award winner).

Rock Show Cast

Belly Up


 

Night School

starCountry Comes To Townstar (A Country Christmas)

Written and composed By Chris Blisset, Larry Tobias and Matt Uremovich.
Tyler Slim and the Carolina Cowboys are on their last tour; when they find themselves trapped in New York City on Christmas Eve. They put on a concert at the homeless shelter that has taken them in. A snow storm, a blackout, and a trio of unruly vagabonds are on hand to complicate things. Not to mention that one of the singers is minutes away from having a baby.
Will they get home?
Will Tyler see the light?
Will Barbara Mandrell really save the world?

Country Comes to Town has an original score, mixed with Christmas classics. This holiday musical includes the traditions of Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa.

Country Comes to Town

Statesville

Bear's Song