Genre: Musical
©Derk Scholtz
Book, Music, Lyrics: Danny Ashkenasi, Director: Tracy Bersley

beTwixt, beTween & beTWAIN, a Mark Twain musical comedy, adapts several of Mark Twain's best-loved short stories for the musical stage, including "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Caleveras County," "A Genuine Mexican Plug," and "Cannibalism in the Cars" as well as excerpts from Life on the Mississippi and The Innocents Abroad. A troupe of singers and storytellers regales the audience with witty, odd and poignant tales from the American West and then travels on the first American cruise ship journey to Europe and the Holy Land, where the American character meets Old World sensibilities with comic and moving results. beTwixt, beTween & beTWAIN is performed by a talented ensemble of seven actor/singer/instrumentalists who play multiple comic characters, sing a wide array of jaunty tunes and engrossing melodies, and play numerous instruments like piano, guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, accordion and two wooden frogs. Book, music and lyrics are by Danny Ashkenasi, whose music the New York Times said has "dimensionality and touches of poignancy," and the Village Voice called "lovely." Danny Ashkenasi also received the FringeNYC Festival's Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics in 2006.

Cast: Danny Ashkenasi, Jennifer Eden, Alexander Gonzales, Rachel Green, Andrea Pinyan, Michael Satow
Open:   05/16/08
Close:   06/08/08

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8PM
Sunday at 3PM
Theater:   Producers Club Theatres
Address:   358 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Aaron is a classically trained musician who has sung several musical and opera roles in the states and abroad.  In New York City, Aaron appeared at the Producers' Club in the equity showcase of 'Betwixt, Between & BeTWAIN' and in the title role of Henry in the new musical 'Henry and Hyde.'  Most recently he was seen at the Metropolitan Playhouse in 'Cock-a-doodle-doo!' which will also remount at the NY Fringe this August.  Aaron is an active composer and teaching artist at the Metropolitan Opera Guild where he guides students in creating original musicals.