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PERFORMING ARTS


FLASHBACK & FUNNY FORWARD
A Comedy, Musical, Variety Revue
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Starring

Karen Bowman
Michelle Krajecki
Christie Mclendon
Darryl Van Leer


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Flashback & Funny Forward, is a comedy, musical variety review show that takes audiences on a journey beginning with a flash from American Vaudeville and continues through the USO performance era and brings it forward with portrayals of beloved modern performers. The show combines singing, dancing, piano playing, multimedia visuals, comedic and historic sketches and tributes to many favorite American Performers including W.C. Fields, Mae West, Cab Calloway, Ethel Merman, Ginger Rogers, The Andrew Sisters, Lucille Ball, Ray Charles, Phyllis Diller, Big Joe Turner, and Rose Marie. The show also has modern fun and flair featuring character portrayals of Gilda Radner, Dolly Parton, Joan Rivers, Sonny & Cher and many original characters. The show is an uplifting, toe tapping, knee slapping, family friendly show that will have you laughing and humming all the way home.


  David Barrett
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Emmy Award Winning Composer
Singer & Songwriter Entertainer
David Barrett

David’s Emmy award winning music has reached millions of people. He writes songs about children, love, and live. He composes music for sports, dreaming, achieving, movies, television and for historic events.


In 1986, Barrett penned The song,

“One Shining Moment”—the anthem that crowns the NCAA Basketball Finals, dampening every eye in the arena as it plays and tournament video footage is mixed to the music. In 2016 the song celebrated its  30th year with much acclaim.


Barrett, now composes regularly for television: the Olympics, the U.S. Tennis Open, ABC, the CBC… but it isn’t all sports events. He recently won a silver medal at the New York Film festival for a hip-hop song in “Don’t Cross that Line”—a short film about gambling and student athletes. Barrett has also won an Emmy for scoring a PBS documentary on the writer C.S. Lewis.


David's show is a blend of piano playing, guitar playing, singing, humor and story telling!


Click Photo for Link to "Golden Street"                                    Some of David Barrett's Compositions:
New York Times ..."music to stir anyone’s adrenaline."
  • A Nation Remembers: 9/11 featured score
  • Arlington: Scored TV film
  • The Magic Never Ends: Emmy award score/PBS
  • Beyond the Gridiron: Emmy award score/PBS
  • Norman Vincent Peale: PBS documentary Score
  • Henry Wallace: PBS documentary Score
  • Our Gang: TBS/Turner Ragtime Score
  • Ready for Love: Featured song for film “Don’t tell Her it’s Me” European version
  • Devotion: Theme/CBS/US Tennis Open
  • The Gift: Theme/CBS/PGA Championship
  • Gold: Theme/CBC Olympic coverage
  • Don’t Cross that Line: Silver Award/NY Film Festival
  • Golden Street: Underscore/CBC Olympics
  • The Great 18: Underscore/ABC special
  • CBS Golf Series: Underscore/CBS broadcasts
  • One Shining Moment: Featured Anthem/CBS
  • One Shining Moment: Book released by Rutledge Hill Publishing
  • You Believe in Me: Featured Song/Olympics/CBC
  • The Medal: Scored TV film
  • The Power of the Dream: Women’s NCAA Basketball Theme

 

Congratulations to David on 30 years of ONE SHINING MOMENT used for the
NCAA Man's Basketball Tournament!

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ONE SHINING MOMENT

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David's Arts Midwest Showcase

                             Darryl Van Leer
                                           and his One Man Shows
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Great Inventors
Frederick Douglas
ALL NEW LAS VEGAS STYLE SHOW
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One Man Shows Include:

MANDELA: LET FREEDOM REIGN

The One Man Play

Nelson Mandela retells his story from early life to becoming leader of the ANC. He delivers his famous "I Am Prepared to Die" speech at his treason trial and receives a life sentence. 

He describes the 27 dark years in prison, but also how the Apartheid regime is forced to contend with the unstoppable international outcry. At the climax, he delivers his Inaugural Presidential Address in which he urges all in the new Rainbow Nation to "Let Freedom Reign.


GREAT INVENTORS

Great innovators and inventors, such as George Washington Carver, Dr. Charles Drew, and Garrett Morgan are the highlight of this entertaining and thought-provoking performance.


ROCKIN & ROLL ROADHOUSE

A Jukebox Musical on saving the Blues!


FREDERICK DOUGLAS
In this powerful, one-hour, two-act play based on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Van Leer brings to stage a young scrapping Douglass, who gives an account of the most gut-wrenching events of his life.

THE NORM OF GREATNESS

Based on the essential writings of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


POWER ON EARTH
Led by the angelic narrator Gabriel, the audience is taken on a magical tour and comes face to face with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Thurgood Marshall, Marcus Garvey, Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner, and blues greats Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson.

Soulful Legends Live
High Energy, Las Vegas Style

Is the highly entertaining  Las Vegas styled concert. Darryl Van Leer, through elaborate costumes and live music, lights up the stage with tributes to the legends of soul and rock & roll:
The Doobie Brothers
Chuck Berry,  Billy Preston, Sam Cooke,
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Earth Wind & Fire, Billy Joel,
Jerry Lee Lewis, James Taylor,
George Benson, Lionel Richie
& More!

NOW AVAILABLE:

Performances with daughter Carmen Van Leer, percussion instruments & vocalist. 

Comedian Leslie Norris Townsend
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Jeff German

& The Blankety Blanks

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Jeff German and the Blankety Blanks could be called the working man’s band.  Hailing from Columbus, OH, this self-described Blue Collar, Classic Rock, singer songwriter and “old man troubadour with a big kicking rock and roll band behind me” is touring nationally in 2017.

Though the subject of the music may not always be too serious, the band takes performing very seriously.  Expect a variety with hard rocking songs, intimate ballads, acoustic solos and covers. 

German has toured with musicians such as Lydia Loveless and was a member of The Cur Dogs before striking out on his own forming Jeff German and the Blankety Blanks.   As the band leader, German writes the lyrics and basic arrangements for all the songs.  Like many, German was influenced by listening to his brother’s records as a kid – The Rolling Stones, The Clash, and The Sex Pistols.  “British punk bands from the ‘70s probably had more to do with shaping me as a song writer,” says German.  “And as I started to grow and listening to Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt, that shaped me who I am… this whatever Blue Collar Rocker or whatever they call me.”  German reflects that “whatever evokes that particular song, that’s what you get.”

 
CUSTOM MULTI MEDIA SHOWS
We can create custom Multi Media for all of your live shows, concerts and productions. We can mix live footage, still photos, videos to create an amazing once in a lifetime event.
Options include live mixing during your performance or event or
pre mixed media for your event.

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