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Heidi Blickenstaff performs It's Only A First Date by Douglas J. Cohen
 
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Heidi Blickenstaff performs It's Only A First Date. Music by Douglas J. Cohen - from the new musical, "NINE WIVES," Book by Dan Elish. Directed by Richard Roland, Musical Direction by Jonathan Smith. Produced by Tim Pinckney. Filmed By Michael Stever.
Views: 20671 Michael Stever
Jonathan Groff & Michael Stever: Defying Inequality
 
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VIEW THE DEFYING INEQUALITY: THE BROADWAY CONCERT PRESS RELEASE: http://www.prlog.org/10190727-wicked-wonder-woman-defy-inequality.html VIEW THE DEFYING INEQUALITY: THE BROADWAY CONCERT TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11WwQFh399M&feature=channel_page VIEW THE DEFYING INEQUALITY DANCE PARTY PRESS RELEASE: http://www.prlog.org/10170246-wicked-movement-defies-inequality-in-nyc.html FOR MORE INFO: VISIT... http://www.MichaelStever.net
Views: 21968 Michael Stever
Resurrecting Carrie! - Directed By Michael Stever
 
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Check Out Our Feature Write-up at 'Death Ensemble!' visit http://deathensemble.com/blog/2012/05/20/resurrecting-carrie/ The literary & cinematic institution that is Stephen King's 'Carrie,' has remained a conundrum for its creators where the musical stage version is concerned. And even though she's yet to see her finest hour on the boards, terms like "cult-hit" and "epic-flop" continue to give 'Carrie The Musical' a legendary notoriety that simply can't be bought. While the mixed reviews for MCC Theatre's 2012 revival of 'Carrie' were not what the theatre community at large had hoped for, it's important to consider when juxtaposed to the 'scathing, 'Brutal-As-Hell' reviews from 1988, this production team was definitely on the right track. "I simply wanted more," notes New York City producer, director & actress Linda S. Nelson. So many elements of this 'Carrie' were spot on, yet when it came to the execution of her telekinetic powers on stage this production really fell short." "It's also clear they chose a more personalized, 'human-interest' approach with the story, which was interesting but might have steered a little too far from the epic 'over the top' Grand Guignol blood-letting Carrie fans thirst for." This itself is a fascinating consideration, and exemplifies just how difficult a 'pitch-perfect' production of 'Carrie The Musical' will be to successfully execute. But between the ever evolving state of on-stage special effects, in conjunction with the use of eye popping projections Carrie will one day have her bloody revenge not only on her cruel class mates and religious fanatic mother - but the evil critics, theatre snobs and naysayers to boot! "I remember when the '88 production of 'Carrie' came out," recalls indie horror actor & filmmaker Joe Zaso, "I saw the TV spots and they were actually really cool, very creepy. Then I saw the reviews and was amazed and how nasty the reviewers were to this show. However, to this day it's the one show all my friends tell me they wish they'd seen, but didn't' get the chance as it closed way too soon." Despite heavy duty success for 'Fame' & 'Footloose' lyricist Dean Pitchford & composer Michael Gore, both admit entrusting 'Carrie' to 'British Import' director Terry Hands, and German producer Fredrich Kurz proved to be the nail in the coffin for Carrie '88. "We were so young and naive back then," notes Pitchford . "Looking back now we'd have done things much differently." Composer Michael Gore admits that their naivete put them at a serious disadvantage. "We were dealing with a talented, but rather overbearing director who had virtually no knowledge, or affinity for the very American institution of 'Senior Prom' - in addition to a nervous German producer who basically fled the country when things got dicey after the New York opening." Given the thunderous cheering, and standing ovations the show received nightly, the producers should have had more faith in Carrie 88's ability to recoup its investment. Of course hindsight is always twenty/twenty. Few people are even aware that iconic directors like Bob Fosse & David Lynch had all thrown their hats into Carrie's 'ring of fire!' "Fosse wanted the piece to be even darker," noted Gore. Fosse was a smart man indeed. The aforementioned 'human-interest' angle has manifested with a focus on "bullying," a term which has grown in the heart's of the 'Carrie 2012' producing team. It's also the focus of a fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary short film you can watch here hosted by director & filmmaker, Michael Stever Stever talks candidly with virtually every major player on the Carrie 2012 creative team, plus legendary actress Piper Laurie who starred in Brian DePalma's classic 1976 film 'Carrie.' Laurie is presently promoting her own riveting memoir entitled, 'Learning To Live Out Loud: A Memoir.' "Bullying has always been there." notes Laurie in Stever's short film, 'Resurrecting Carrie!' "To me it's a crutch used by news organizations. I honestly don't know if it's any worse now or not." Fortunately this current revivals creative team was much more in sync, and it shows. Yet, those trouble spots remain. Who will pick up that 'Carrie Mantle' next? There are a number of theaters vying for that coveted spot. Whoever does deserves major kudos and ONE HELL of a lofty band of creative geniuses to make it work! But worry not Carrie fans, our telekinetic underdog Queen will have her on stage revenge one day soon - and what a glorious day it will be indeed!
Views: 7635 Michael Stever
World's Largest Stage Show
 
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In 1978, the largest show ever produced on-stage came to Reno and the world. Don Arden's Hello Hollywood, Hello featured a landing 737 jet, a massive earthquake, three-story waterfall, levitating space dome complete with aliens and an eerily beautiful Space Queen, not to mention a cast of 150 singers and dancers on a massive 1 acre sized stage! Hello Hollywood, Hello ran for nearly 13 years. It was seen by more than six million people. During its run, more than 600 different entertainers appeared in the show and featured such celebrity headliners as Carol Channing, Susanne Summers, Carol Lawrence and many more! Over seven million dollars was spent on the scenery and the 1,273 costumes. The producer, Don Arden, was considered the king of all show spectaculars. The dancers were hand-picked by Miss Bluebell herself Margaret Kelly - the grand dame of showgirls who first met Don Arden at the Lido in Paris. The amazing sets were constructed off location, primarily in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. They were then re-assembled in Reno. It was a large operation with carpenters and assistants hired for weeks of assembly work.The San Francisco earthquake struck the grand stage nightly. The skyline was created out of boards and hinges, and to the accompaniment of fireworks, smoke and plenty of screams from the cast, the skyline trembled and fell — simulating the earthquake of 1906. Also figuring prominently in the show was a Donn Arden staple, the grand staircase! There singers descended night after night, crooning love songs to the elaborately coifed showgirls.
Views: 11925 Michael Stever
Michael Stever puts Charlotte Rae in the hot-seat on her feud with Joan Collins!
 
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Michael Stever puts Charlotte Rae in the hot-seat on her feud with Joan Collins at the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards, 2011! Joan was clearly astral projecting her revenge here, as Charlotte's male companion somehow found himself supernaturally knocked through the step & repeat! Luckily he was okay, but wow...Hell hath no fury than the wrath of Joan!
Views: 4161 Michael Stever
Judy McLane concert Demo
 
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Judy McLane performed live at West Bank Cafe's Laurie Beechman Theatre on November 3rd, 2008 to a sold out house! This dynamic songstress with a power-house set of pipes left the capacity crowd completely revved up screaming for more! They could not get enough of her! This gal knows how to belt out a song!
Views: 3299 Michael Stever
West Side Story Dance at the Gym
 
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In tribute to West Side Story's 50th! This Berlin-based production of the Broadway musical 'West Side Story' sported what was believed to have been one of the strongest casts ever assembled. Cast includes Greg Whitney, Marie Danvers, Jackie Lowe, Greg Ramos, Spencer Rowe, Scott Seay, Charlie Brumbly, Jamie Gustis, Todd Smith, Amy Langer & Michael Stever. Under the watchful eye of Alan Johnson and keeping true to the ass-kicking Jerome Robbins choroegraphy and Sondheim/Bernstein score and lyrics. Topped off by the brilliant book by Arthur Laurents, it's easy to see why this production remains one of the greatest musicals ever created.
Views: 10602 Michael Stever
Damn Yankees - You Gotta Have Heart
 
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From NETworks National Tour of Damn Yankees!
Views: 48697 Michael Stever
West Side Story - Quintet - Broadway in Berlin
 
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In tribute to West Side Story's 50th! This is a Berlin-based production of the Broadway musical 'West Side Story.' Cast includes Greg Whitney, Marie Danvers, Jackie Lowe, Greg Ramos, Spencer Rowe, Scott Seay, Charlie Brumbly, Jamie Gustis, Todd Smith, Amy Langer & Michael Stever. Under the watchful eye of Alan Johnson and keeping true to the ass-kicking Jerome Robbins choroegraphy and Sondheim/Bernstein score and lyrics. Topped off by the brilliant book by Arthur Laurents, it's easy to see why this production remains one of the greatest musicals ever created.
Views: 16552 Michael Stever
Michael Stever interviews John Amplas star of Martin
 
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Filmmaker and playwright Michael Stever interviews John Amplas, star of George A. Romero's cult horror classic MARTIN, at the Landmark Jersey City Loews Movie Palace for the 1st Annual Saturday Nightmare's Horror Expo!
Views: 1518 Michael Stever
Jan Broberg Stolen Innocence Book & Lecture Promo
 
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One of the most bizarre, surreal 'true-crime' stories ever, Jan Broberg survived a nearly 5 year ordeal having been kidnapped and brainwashed by a insidious madman! Fortunately, she has not only survived to tell the tale, but has emerged as one of our nations true heroes. Her story is shocking, compelling, disturbing, and true. To learn more about Jan, visit her 'Official' You Tube page, see link below Jan Broberg On You Tube http://www.youtube.com/user/janbroberg1
Views: 3639 Michael Stever
Crane Tower Dismantled
 
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Amazing sequence from freelance filmmaker & camera man Michael Stever. Perched dangerously close to the edge on the 56th floor of a newly built skyscraper in midtown Manhatten, Stever documents the fascinating process of dismantling a state of the art crane tower. Utilizing a process of 'counter balancing' the crane is dismantled one section at a time, from the top.
Views: 60427 Michael Stever
Hello Hollywood Hello
 
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Here it is, the final performance of the opening number of Hello Hollywood Hello. The world's largest stage spectacular! Picture it; A MASSIVE 1-acre sized stage, 150 cast members, and this HUGE 737 jet appearing right on stage! Sadly, seeing it here is nothing compared to seeing it live, but it's better than nothing! Enjoy,
Views: 18282 Michael Stever
Brini Maxwell Does Vertigo
 
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Music Copyright Owner: Sony Music Entertainment. No Copyright Infringement Intended. Brini Maxwell & Bradford Noble's epic photographic series is set to music and motion by Bernard Herrmann & actor turned filmmaker Michael Stever.
Views: 1295 Michael Stever
World's Largest Stage Show  - 1 of 2
 
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In 1978, the largest show ever produced on-stage came to Reno and the world. Don Arden's Hello Hollywood, Hello featured a landing 737 jet, a massive earthquake, three-story waterfall, levitating space dome complete with aliens and an eerily beautiful Space Queen, not to mention a cast of 150 singers and dancers on a massive 1 acre sized stage! Hello Hollywood, Hello ran for nearly 13 years. It was seen by more than six million people. During its run, more than 600 different entertainers appeared in the show and featured such celebrity headliners as Carol Channing, Susanne Summers, Carol Lawrence and many more! Over seven million dollars was spent on the scenery and the 1,273 costumes. The producer, Don Arden, was considered the king of all show spectaculars. The dancers were hand-picked by Miss Bluebell herself Margaret Kelly - the grand dame of showgirls who first met Don Arden at the Lido in Paris. The amazing sets were constructed off location, primarily in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. They were then re-assembled in Reno. It was a large operation with carpenters and assistants hired for weeks of assembly work.The San Francisco earthquake struck the grand stage nightly. The skyline was created out of boards and hinges, and to the accompaniment of fireworks, smoke and plenty of screams from the cast, the skyline trembled and fell — simulating the earthquake of 1906. Also figuring prominently in the show was a Donn Arden staple, the grand staircase! There singers descended night after night, crooning love songs to the elaborately coifed showgirls.
Views: 35465 Michael Stever
Radio City Christmas Show Opener - We Need A Little Christmas (1990 - 1993)
 
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* Produced by MSG Entertainment & Radio City Entertainment, no copyright infringment intended: * The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show began in 1933 when the Music Hall presented lavish live stage shows along with the latest Hollywood feature films. The first Christmas show was produced December 21, 1933, along with the RKO musical movie Flying Down to Rio, and ran for two weeks.[1] This was just one year after the opening of the Music Hall in 1932. The show was created by the Music Hall's stage producer Leon Leonidoff and designer Vincente Minelli. It consisted of an overture with Erno Rapee and the Radio City Symphony; a solo on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ; a Toy Shop Ballet; The Rockettes' "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers", choreographed by their founder, Russell Markert; and "The Living Nativity". These last two scenes have continued in every edition of the annual show up to the present day. The Christmas show, like all the Radio City stage shows, was produced and choreographed by Leonidoff and Markert through the early decades of the Music Hall's history. * In addition to the Christmas show's annual production at Radio City, road companies have presented a touring version in theaters throughout the United States. The first Christmas Spectacular outside of Radio City was presented in Branson, Missouri at the Grand Palace Theatre in 1994. The Rockettes, having been originally founded in St. Louis (where they were called the Missouri Rockets), literally returned home for the extravaganza. The successful show launched a national tour the following year. The original touring show was presented in conjunction with Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation and ran from 1994 to 2003. In 2008, a new tour consisting of the 2007 edition was launched, playing at selected theaters and arena venues around the country.
Views: 52707 Michael Stever
Mary Bond Davis sings Pour Me A Man
 
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Dynamic songstress and theatrical powerhouse Mary Bond Davis enchants her audience by pouring herself one frothy, steamy musical foray into the male animal... Filmed live at The West Bank Cafe's Laurie Beechman Theatre by New York City actor turned filmmaker, Michael Stever. Click the below link to see 'Pour Me A Man Part 2' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx_oMULwaOk
Views: 2451 Michael Stever
Superstar Television Attraction
 
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My stint as MC for Walt Disney World's Super-Star Television attraction at the Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando Florida.
Views: 6816 Michael Stever
Valley Of The Dolls Actors Fund Benefit
 
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NYC Actor turned filmmaker Michael Stever spins together a fun teaser highlighting some of the best moments from The Actors' Fund benefit reading of Valley Of The Dolls!... (additional dramatic musical strains go to the brilliant Lalo Schifrin)
Views: 2518 Michael Stever
Michael Stever interviews Adrienne Barbeau
 
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Filmmaker Michael Stever interviews the legendary Adrienne Barbeau, fellow Sacramento Ca native and star of countless films in addition to being a veteran theatrical dynamo! Interviewed at the Landmark Jersey City Loews Movie Palace for the 1st Annual Saturday Nightmare's Horror Expo!
Views: 7845 Michael Stever
Consolidated Carpet Demo
 
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Carpet Renovation Program
Views: 3456 Michael Stever
JANICE MARTIN - Passing It On
 
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When she's not amazing audiences as a classical musician, opera singer & aerialist, the extraordinarily gifted Janice Martin travels the United States teaching Master Classes to a wide age range of aspiring students. Michael Stever works as a freelance film maker & camera man in and around New York's five Burroughs.
Views: 1883 Michael Stever
ABLE Rigging Demo
 
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Established in 1986, ABLE Rigging Contractors is a full-service rigging, and machinery moving company. We are experts in metal working, HVAC, construction rigging, special crane rigging, machinery & equipment moving and storage. With over 50 years of combined experience, we are confident in providing rigging expertise. * Trucking Legal and Over Dimensional Loads * Crane & Forklift Service to unload your job site materials (Forklifts with or without operator) * Warehousing Short or Long Term Storage. Receive, Store / Reload and Delivery of job site materials * Rigging Licensed Master Riggers to assist companies to perform complex rigging projects in a reliable and cost effective way. * Visit www.ablerigging.com * Filmed & Edited By Michael Stever, www.michaelstever.net
Views: 6792 Michael Stever
Sam Dubel / Sergio Real Tribute Video
 
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Today, on January 21st 2012 at 6:45pm, our dear friend Sam took his last breath, and transitioned after a brutally/mercifully(?) fast bout with inoperable liver cancer. Those of us fortunate enough to be at his bedside are but a small handful of people lucky enough to call Sam their friend. Sam's spirit transcended this particular earthly-realm on August 13th, 1965 and left an imprint on our hearts like no other ever will... Interestingly, what often determined how well one actually knew Sam, sometimes deepened the more one understood Sam's spiritual & God-loving essence. It's as if Sam had this built-in radar for those who were either striving for some kind of spiritual enlightenment, or at the very least acknowledged in something bigger than ourselves in the Universe. Most who knew and loved Sam were also privy to the fact that he was one of the most popular Brazilian/Portuguese gay porn stars (as Sergio Real) to ever 'machismo' his way across a screen! This phenomenally 'contrasty' (to say the least) juxtaposition of devoted 'Disciple-Of-God-By-Day' and 'Swarthy-Brazilian-Porn-Star-By-Night,' was truly at the core of Sam's uniqueness. Not merely because this juxtaposition is virtually impossible to find anywhere, but because everything about Sam was utterly genuine where this is concerned, from the inside out. There was no pretense, no artificiality, no arrogance in what made him so good at what he did. I would be remiss If I didn't also mention a third component to what made Sam a true 'Wizard' in every sense. He was without a doubt, one of the most phenomenally talented singer/musicians I have ever come across in all my years in the business. Sam could effortlessly 'turn you into putty' the minute he picked up his guitar, and opened his mouth to sing... As a filmmaker, camera man & editor who thanks his lucky stars daily that I am able to do what I love and make a living at it, It is an honor to be able to say that Sam's cabaret debut at The Triad in 2005 (ironically and humorously titled 'The Naked Me') was one of my first professional filming gigs. Sam opened his show with 'Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries.' a most fitting opener. Having faced religious persecution from his family, Sam was keenly aware of the importance of looking inwards for that 'spiritual fix' and although not his aim or goal, he could even shake the faith of the most hardened, 'self described Atheists' from time to time. As I type this now with tears streaming down my face, I sit in absolute awe at this man's bravery, and willingness to accept the hand that life gave him with class, dignity, and an unwavering respect for his maker... Thank you Sam, you are my hero. Michael Stever Tribute video Filmed/Edited By: Michael Stever
Views: 1884 Michael Stever
Jan Broberg Documentary Backers Demo
 
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For more information, or to learn how to become a backer or associate producer, please contact 435-862-1314
Views: 1016 Michael Stever
Radio City Christmas In New York
 
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* Produced by MSG Entertainment, and Radio City Entertainment no copyright infringement intended: * The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show began in 1933 when the Music Hall presented lavish live stage shows along with the latest Hollywood feature films. The first Christmas show was produced December 21, 1933, along with the RKO musical movie Flying Down to Rio, and ran for two weeks.[1] This was just one year after the opening of the Music Hall in 1932. The show was created by the Music Hall's stage producer Leon Leonidoff and designer Vincente Minelli. It consisted of an overture with Erno Rapee and the Radio City Symphony; a solo on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ; a Toy Shop Ballet; The Rockettes' "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers", choreographed by their founder, Russell Markert; and "The Living Nativity". These last two scenes have continued in every edition of the annual show up to the present day. The Christmas show, like all the Radio City stage shows, was produced and choreographed by Leonidoff and Markert through the early decades of the Music Hall's history. * In addition to the Christmas show's annual production at Radio City, road companies have presented a touring version in theaters throughout the United States. The first Christmas Spectacular outside of Radio City was presented in Branson, Missouri at the Grand Palace Theatre in 1994. The Rockettes, having been originally founded in St. Louis (where they were called the Missouri Rockets), literally returned home for the extravaganza. The successful show launched a national tour the following year. The original touring show was presented in conjunction with Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation and ran from 1994 to 2003. In 2008, a new tour consisting of the 2007 edition was launched, playing at selected theaters and arena venues around the country.
Views: 13999 Michael Stever

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