SOMETHING FOR THE BUOYS MUSICAL COMEDY FUNDRAISER
July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT$15
Join us for a dazzling night of music and comedy as we raise funds for a musical comedy!
Featuring performances by Tom Finn, Emma Heidenheim, Eli Pasic, and Rob Sapienza!
Something For The Buoys is a new musical comedy from the gut-busting pen of Eli Pasic! Poking fun at nautical musicals of the 1930s, it tells the story of a starry-eyed sailor named Jimmy who sneaks ashore with his best pal Larry, desperately determined to find a girl and fall in love before his cranky, Alka-Seltzer-addicted captain catches him! (Realism at its finest.)
Produced by Rob Sapienza and Bryan Kling of Sapling Productions, in association with Bygone Theatre and Larry Silverberg, Something For The Buoys will receive its world premiere this coming October at the George Ignatieff Theatre in Toronto!
ELI PASIC is a playwright, screenwriter, and bookwriter/composer-lyricist of musical comedies. He studied piano and composition at Berklee College Of Music and was mentored by Broadway orchestrator Larry Blank as well as Broadway conductor Eric Stern. He’s been involved in countless productions as a rehearsal pianist and pit musician, and he’s a ubiquitous performer on the Toronto jazz scene. He recently wrote the book and lyrics to a new musical comedy with composer Henry Krieger (co-author of “Dreamgirls” and “Side Show”), which has been published by Broadway Licensing. If show business fails, he will move to Greece and become a dairy farmer.
ROB SAPIENZA is an actor, musician, director, producer, writer and Co-Founder of Sapling. He graduated from the Randolph College of Performing Arts in 2016 and has been working consistently in theatre since. Some of his recent credits include: Davey in Newsies, Lefou in Beauty and the Beast, Jake Laurents (George Bailey) in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and Chef Pisghetti in Curious George and the Golden Meatball. He played Jimmy in the second staged reading of Something For The Buoys. He will also be making his directorial debut this summer in the Toronto Fringe Festival for Tales Of A Cocktail by Breakaway Entertainment.
BRYAN KLING has been working in theatre and pushing himself as a singer and an actor since his graduation from the Randolph College for Performing Arts in 2014. Since first endeavoring into this industry, Bryan dreamed of one day running a production company of his own. He is absolutely thrilled to present this next step forward for both himself and the industry that has continuously brought him so much joy.