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Shadows: An Original Musical
Friday August 17, 2012
Saxon-Serbin Productions Presents: "Shadows: An Original Musical"
August 17th and 18th at 7 pm located at Center Stage Theater
Co-written, co-directed, and co-produced by high school seniors Griffin
Saxon and Zoe Serbin, "Shadows: An Original Musical" will debut at
Center Stage Theater August 17 and 18 at 7 pm. The musical, based on
Nintendo video game characters, follows Luigi, Link, Daisy, and Wario
on their journey from Hoboken, New Jersey to the Mushroom Kingdom.
Along the way they meet a cast of quirky characters who help them
further advance in their quest and discover their true potential as
heroes. The show includes a 3-piece band, choreography by Santa
Barbara High School Sophomore Malcolm McCarthy, and a set
completely designed and created by the cast.
This is Griffin and Zoe's second show, having their production debut in
2010 with their original show "Star Wars: The Musical," a parody of the
beloved film series. The Saxon-Serbin duo is already recognized for
their work, having been featured at TEDx American Riviera in Mike
Degruy's film "The Spark Within," and they have been widely supported
by the local community.
Founded with the goals of providing a free theater experience for their
cast while supporting local non-profits, Saxon-Serbin productions has
formed a cast and crew of 22 devoted students, ranging from tenth
graders to college sophomores. The cast has joined together to support
Transition House by donating all proceeds from their show, as well as
private contributions through their own fundraising, to the organization.
For more information about the show, visit:
For ticket sales visit: www.centerstagetheater.org or call their box office
at (805) 963-0408. Tickets are $12.00 for Students and Seniors and
$15.00 for adults.
About Griffin Saxon and Zoe Serbin
Griffin Saxon and Zoe Serbin have been good friends since
kindergarten. In fifth grade they acted together in The Adderley School's
production of "The Music Man." Since then they have been inseparable.
Best friends, Griffin and Zoe have taken on multiple creative efforts
together - from making short-films to writing songs. On their off time
you'll mostly see them by a TV playing video games, or running down
State Street belting ABBA songs.
Griffin Saxon, a senior at Santa Barbara High School, has been raised
in a household where community service is an important part of their
lives. Recently his entire family was awarded "Family of The Year" by
the Family Service Agency for their work with the community. In 2009 he
was featured in the local book "Hometown Santa Barbara" for his work
with the homeless population at Project Healthy Neighbors. He has
taken service trips to Bolivia to help with water sanitation, to New
Orleans for Hurricane Katrina work, and to Arizona to build houses on a
Native American reservation. Zoe and Griffin's first production "Star
Wars: The Musical" raised $1,400 to support the New Orleans service
Zoe Serbin, a senior at Laguna Blanca, has always had a passion for
serving the homeless. She has been involved with Congregation B'nai
B'rith's monthly service dinners, as well as Christmas meals, with
Transition House since 2004. She also went to Washington, D.C. to
attend Panim. El Panim, a conference where she met and talked to the
formerly and currently homeless about what it's like first-hand. After
returning to Santa Barbara, she wrote an article for Laguna Blanca's
student-run newspaper, The Fourth Estate, about how society views and
reacts to the homeless in the local community. The article,
"Homelessness: A National Issue and a National Solution" won a 2011
Gold Circle Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. She
is so excited to have their new show support Transition House.
Appropriate for children ages 13+
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