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CAST ALBUM

The original cast album is NOW AVAILABLE for order on CD (in a beautifully packaged cd wallet design.)  Request your order through the contact page.  $10 each (plus shipping.)  We accept Paypal and Venmo.

AND it is NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and can be found on Spotify.

ABOUT

 

THE ASTRONAUT LOVE SHOW is a fast paced, darkly comedic original musical that tells three infamous "love stories" ripped from the headlines: a diaper-donning astronaut, a humble gay German cannibal and a Mormon-kidnapping/dog-cloning beauty queen!

Through an original '70s inspired score, this cosmically explosive musical explores themes of loneliness and obsession in a world where technology gives us a fast track to act upon our deepest desires.

The show was performed in November 2015, at the Kraine Theatre, NYC.  It was produced by the writers, Leschen and Sauter, fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and made possible by donations from family, friends and fans.  

For interest in licensing or optioning this show, or to purchase sheet music, please email leschenandsauter@gmail.com or use the contact page.  Thank you!  

 

 


 

CAST

NICK DEMATTEO is a stage/film/voice actor, and a singer/songwriter/composer/musician.  Credits include: Robert Sherman’s Easy Laughter, the musical Marianela; feature films Clandestine (costarring Tom Sizemore), DEALeR, (which Nick also directed); voices for Connect-4, World of Warcraft.  Nick has scored several productions, and is the founder of the indie-pop-electro-rock band REC, whose new album, The Sunshine Seminar, is available everywhere.  Nick is also cofounder of Feenix Films.  He is thrilled to be part of The Astronaut Love Show family.

NICK DEMATTEO is a stage/film/voice actor, and a singer/songwriter/composer/musician.  Credits include: Robert Sherman’s Easy Laughter, the musical Marianela; feature films Clandestine (costarring Tom Sizemore), DEALeR, (which Nick also directed); voices for Connect-4, World of Warcraft.  Nick has scored several productions, and is the founder of the indie-pop-electro-rock band REC, whose new album, The Sunshine Seminar, is available everywhere.  Nick is also cofounder of Feenix Films.  He is thrilled to be part of The Astronaut Love Show family.

INJOY FOUNTAIN graduated from AMDA. She was last seen in Scotland doing RENT at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She was in the Pre Broadway run of Fat Camp  Last summer she was The Dragon in Shrek the Musical at The Crown uptown in Wichita Ks where she was born and raised. She is in a band called Condola and the Stoop Kids with 2 time Tony nominee Condola Rashad. You can dowload the album 'The letter 9' On I tunes. Sit back relax and Injoy the show. For Doris. Love to Mom

INJOY FOUNTAIN graduated from AMDA. She was last seen in Scotland doing RENT at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She was in the Pre Broadway run of Fat Camp  Last summer she was The Dragon in Shrek the Musical at The Crown uptown in Wichita Ks where she was born and raised. She is in a band called Condola and the Stoop Kids with 2 time Tony nominee Condola Rashad. You can dowload the album 'The letter 9' On I tunes. Sit back relax and Injoy the show. For Doris. Love to Mom

AMBER MARTIN is a celebrated NYC Comedian and Vocalist. She was named one of the top performers of 2010 by The New Yorker. Amber’s performances include appearing with Joan Rivers on Celebrity Apprentice and opening for Joan’s live NYC shows. Amber brought Mayor Bill Di Blasio and the celebrity-filled venue to their feet as her popular character portrayal of Reba. You can hear her belting out featured vocals on The Scissor Sisters/Pharrell single “Inevitable”. Martin has performed alongside Kylie Minogue and Jake Shears and was a featured vocalist with Sandra Bernhard at Town Hall in NYC and with Justin Vivian Bond at The Royal Music Hall in San Francisco. The role of Leslie Marie Starvak will be a thrill of a challenge for Amber to perform. 

AMBER MARTIN is a celebrated NYC Comedian and Vocalist. She was named one of the top performers of 2010 by The New Yorker. Amber’s performances include appearing with Joan Rivers on Celebrity Apprentice and opening for Joan’s live NYC shows. Amber brought Mayor Bill Di Blasio and the celebrity-filled venue to their feet as her popular character portrayal of Reba. You can hear her belting out featured vocals on The Scissor Sisters/Pharrell single “Inevitable”. Martin has performed alongside Kylie Minogue and Jake Shears and was a featured vocalist with Sandra Bernhard at Town Hall in NYC and with Justin Vivian Bond at The Royal Music Hall in San Francisco. The role of Leslie Marie Starvak will be a thrill of a challenge for Amber to perform. 

ROSS MCCORKELL hails from Greenock, Scotland. He is thrilled with the opportunity to be tormented by three different lovers bordering insanity! Usually, it’s just one. NYC/Readings: Loch Lomond (James), Gods & Kings; Regional favorites: Pageant (Miss Industrial Northeast, Lyric OKC) Altar Boyz (Juan, Lyric OKC), Sunset Boulevard (Manfred, MTWichita), Next To Normal (Dr. Madden, Crown Uptown). BFA Wichita State University. Endless thanks to Mum, Dad, Lew, & Beth.

ROSS MCCORKELL hails from Greenock, Scotland. He is thrilled with the opportunity to be tormented by three different lovers bordering insanity! Usually, it’s just one. NYC/Readings: Loch Lomond (James), Gods & Kings; Regional favorites: Pageant (Miss Industrial Northeast, Lyric OKC) Altar Boyz (Juan, Lyric OKC), Sunset Boulevard (Manfred, MTWichita), Next To Normal (Dr. Madden, Crown Uptown). BFA Wichita State University. Endless thanks to Mum, Dad, Lew, & Beth.

MARK RINZEL is honored to reprise his role in this amazing play, after playing Arwin in a 2010 reading and cast recording.  Mark can be seen weekly as a lead singer in Jessie's Girl, an 80's tribute band that plays Les Poisson Rouge every Saturday at midnight and recently played Madison Square Garden Theater.  Mark has been a fixture of the New York rock scene for nearly two decades and has performed all over the city. He currently fronts a Police tribute band (New York's Finest) in the "Sting" role, as well as a Beatles tribute act (Bubble do Beatles), where he plays Paul McCartney. Previous theater work includes: Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Blood Brothers (Ensemble/Eddie).

MARK RINZEL is honored to reprise his role in this amazing play, after playing Arwin in a 2010 reading and cast recording.  Mark can be seen weekly as a lead singer in Jessie's Girl, an 80's tribute band that plays Les Poisson Rouge every Saturday at midnight and recently played Madison Square Garden Theater.  Mark has been a fixture of the New York rock scene for nearly two decades and has performed all over the city. He currently fronts a Police tribute band (New York's Finest) in the "Sting" role, as well as a Beatles tribute act (Bubble do Beatles), where he plays Paul McCartney. Previous theater work includes: Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Blood Brothers (Ensemble/Eddie).

SAMANTHA STOLTZFUS is thrilled to be a part of this exciting project! A graduate of The University of The Arts, she recently played ‘Gracie’ in Burlesque To Broadway International Tour. Favorite regional credits include Cabaret, Xanadu, Catch Me If You Can, Legally Blonde, Young Frankenstein, The 39 Steps. She has also performed with Honolulu Theatre for Youth and as a vocalist for the Royal Hawaiian.

SAMANTHA STOLTZFUS is thrilled to be a part of this exciting project! A graduate of The University of The Arts, she recently played ‘Gracie’ in Burlesque To Broadway International Tour. Favorite regional credits include Cabaret, Xanadu, Catch Me If You Can, Legally Blonde, Young Frankenstein, The 39 Steps. She has also performed with Honolulu Theatre for Youth and as a vocalist for the Royal Hawaiian.

CREATIVES

FRED SAUTER (Book & Lyrics/ Producer) Fred wrote book & lyrics for the hit Off-Broadway rock musical Bedbugs!!! His band The Production is recording their first EP Oct 1-9 and currently filming their first music video, “Good Ol’ Fashioned Bloodletting” to be released this December.  Fred’s work has been seen at Ars Nova, Laurie Beechman Theatre, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub and Baltimore Theatre Project, among others.  MFA from NYU Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Program,  BA from Maryland Institute, College of Art.  Member of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.  Explore his other projects at fredsauter.com

FRED SAUTER (Book & Lyrics/ Producer)

Fred wrote book & lyrics for the hit Off-Broadway rock musical Bedbugs!!! His band The Production is recording their first EP Oct 1-9 and currently filming their first music video, “Good Ol’ Fashioned Bloodletting” to be released this December.  Fred’s work has been seen at Ars Nova, Laurie Beechman Theatre, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub and Baltimore Theatre Project, among others.  MFA from NYU Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Program,  BA from Maryland Institute, College of Art.  Member of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.  Explore his other projects at fredsauter.com

  PAUL LESCHEN (Composer/ Producer) Paul is the composer and co-creator, along with Fred Sauter, of Bedbugs!!!, a 2014 New York Times Critic's Pick. Bedbugs!!! was nominated in 2013 for best original score by NY Innovative Theatre Awards. Paul was also nominated for a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Music for his first musical Twist. A frequent collaborator with Scissor Sisters, his co-arrangement of “Comfortably Numb” was a massive hit. Paul has worked with Hedda Lettuce, Murray Hill, Bebe Zahara and other gender-benders and has a rock band, Kingship, with singer/co-writer and frequent collaborator Chris Hall. Paul’s collaboration with Fred Sauter has also yielded Astronaut Diaper and Other Love Stories, and Karma Kills- the Jukebox Musical Thriller. He is a graduate of Northwestern and a member of the Dramatists Guild and BMI.

 

PAUL LESCHEN (Composer/ Producer)

Paul is the composer and co-creator, along with Fred Sauter, of Bedbugs!!!, a 2014 New York Times Critic's Pick. Bedbugs!!! was nominated in 2013 for best original score by NY Innovative Theatre Awards. Paul was also nominated for a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Music for his first musical Twist. A frequent collaborator with Scissor Sisters, his co-arrangement of “Comfortably Numb” was a massive hit. Paul has worked with Hedda Lettuce, Murray Hill, Bebe Zahara and other gender-benders and has a rock band, Kingship, with singer/co-writer and frequent collaborator Chris Hall. Paul’s collaboration with Fred Sauter has also yielded Astronaut Diaper and Other Love Stories, and Karma Kills- the Jukebox Musical Thriller. He is a graduate of Northwestern and a member of the Dramatists Guild and BMI.

JOHN DE LOS SANTOS (Director/ Choreographer) John's directing credits include The Rose and the Knife for LoftOpera, Carousel for Ashlawn Opera, and Hello Again for Uptown Players. This fall, he choreographed the world premiere of Jake Hagee and Terrence McNally’s Great Scott. Also a librettist, John collaborated with Clint Borzoni on When Adonis Calls and The Copper Queen. His new opera, Service Provider, composed by Christopher Weiss, will premiere this December at The Kennedy Center.   Http://johndelossantos.com

JOHN DE LOS SANTOS (Director/ Choreographer)

John's directing credits include The Rose and the Knife for LoftOpera, Carousel for Ashlawn Opera, and Hello Again for Uptown Players. This fall, he choreographed the world premiere of Jake Hagee and Terrence McNally’s Great Scott. Also a librettist, John collaborated with Clint Borzoni on When Adonis Calls and The Copper Queen. His new opera, Service Provider, composed by Christopher Weiss, will premiere this December at The Kennedy Center.   Http://johndelossantos.com

ASHLEY SOLIMAN (Costume Designer) Ashely is an artist and costume designer who loves to make things.  She was awarded "Best Costumes" for her work in "Whiskey Pants" (Frigid 2015) and "Fatty Fatty No Friends" (NY Fringe 2014).  Ashley has a BFA in Printmaking from SVA and is delighted to be a part of this show.   www.terribleboogie.com

ASHLEY SOLIMAN (Costume Designer)

Ashely is an artist and costume designer who loves to make things.  She was awarded "Best Costumes" for her work in "Whiskey Pants" (Frigid 2015) and "Fatty Fatty No Friends" (NY Fringe 2014).  Ashley has a BFA in Printmaking from SVA and is delighted to be a part of this show.   www.terribleboogie.com

ANDY PETERSON (Music Director)   Andy is currently a New York based composer, musical director, arranger and orchestrator. FILM: Happy Yummy Chicken OFF-BROADWAY: Atomic, Stalker OFF-OFF BROADWAY/REGIONAL: 35MM, That Was Then, It Would Take Armageddon, Connections, More Than All The World, The Severed Hand of Neverland. ASIA: Sinbad: The Musical, Kiss Me, Kate. AUSTRALIA: Bare, Pippin, A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast. http://andypetersonmusic.com.au

ANDY PETERSON (Music Director)  

Andy is currently a New York based composer, musical director, arranger and orchestrator. FILM: Happy Yummy Chicken OFF-BROADWAY: Atomic, Stalker OFF-OFF BROADWAY/REGIONAL: 35MM, That Was Then, It Would Take Armageddon, Connections, More Than All The World, The Severed Hand of Neverland. ASIA: Sinbad: The Musical, Kiss Me, Kate. AUSTRALIA: Bare, Pippin, A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast. http://andypetersonmusic.com.au

DEAN A. DENMON (Projection Designer/ Production Design Coordinator) A bachelors graduate of Trinity University (San Antonio, TX), scenic-costume design and masters graduate of NYU (ITP), M.P.A., Mr. Denmon has been on countless teams for such in New York shows as Two Character Play (featuring Amanda Plummer/Brad Dorif), Sleep No More (Punch Drunk Productions), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, numerous productions with NYC International Fringe, and several seasons with SpiegelWorld, Site Manager/ Production Coordination. Other regional as Technical Director: Tropical Baroque Music Festival/Miami, FL; Provincetown Theater, MA.

DEAN A. DENMON (Projection Designer/ Production Design Coordinator)

A bachelors graduate of Trinity University (San Antonio, TX), scenic-costume design and masters graduate of NYU (ITP), M.P.A., Mr. Denmon has been on countless teams for such in New York shows as Two Character Play (featuring Amanda Plummer/Brad Dorif), Sleep No More (Punch Drunk Productions), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, numerous productions with NYC International Fringe, and several seasons with SpiegelWorld, Site Manager/ Production Coordination. Other regional as Technical Director: Tropical Baroque Music Festival/Miami, FL; Provincetown Theater, MA.

BLAKE KILE (Production Stage Manager/ Lighting Designer) Blake is currently a New York based Stage Manger and Lighting Designer.  His credits include: Off Broadway: Nevermore (PA), Tours: Patio Pastico Plus (PSM), Skink (PSM), The LD Zone (PSM). New York: Light (SM), The Hour of the Star (ASM), Tooth of Crime (ASM), Regional: The Divine Sister (PSM), Cinderella Rock with Todrick Hall (PSM), Next to Normal (SM). He would like to thank his friends, and his family. To find out more blakekile.com.  

BLAKE KILE (Production Stage Manager/ Lighting Designer)

Blake is currently a New York based Stage Manger and Lighting Designer.  His credits include: Off Broadway: Nevermore (PA), Tours: Patio Pastico Plus (PSM), Skink (PSM), The LD Zone (PSM). New York: Light (SM), The Hour of the Star (ASM), Tooth of Crime (ASM), Regional: The Divine Sister (PSM), Cinderella Rock with Todrick Hall (PSM), Next to Normal (SM). He would like to thank his friends, and his family. To find out more blakekile.com.  

BOB KALE, CSA (Casting Director) Broadway includes: A Tale of Two Cities, Souvenir, August Wilson's King Hedley II, Little Women, Titanic, Jekyll & Hyde, and The Who’s Tommy. Off-B'way includes: Bedbugs!, Frank McGuinness’ Gates Of Gold, 3 Mo’ Tenors, Dietrich & Chevalier; Deep Throat Sex Scandal. Tours include: Best Little Whorehouse starring Ann-Margret, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, Nunsense (25th Anniversary Tour). Films include additional casting for: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Don't Mess With The Zohan, Jack and Jill.

BOB KALE, CSA (Casting Director)

Broadway includes: A Tale of Two Cities, Souvenir, August Wilson's King Hedley II, Little Women, Titanic, Jekyll & Hyde, and The Who’s Tommy. Off-B'way includes: Bedbugs!, Frank McGuinness’ Gates Of Gold, 3 Mo’ Tenors, Dietrich & Chevalier; Deep Throat Sex Scandal. Tours include: Best Little Whorehouse starring Ann-Margret, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, Nunsense (25th Anniversary Tour). Films include additional casting for: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Don't Mess With The Zohan, Jack and Jill.

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