Fedore, a 2012 graduate of
He will reunite with vocalist
The first part of the show will offer patrons an intimate cabaret experience with Fedore, Felton and
The second act will feature a band of local musicians who will play contemporary hits and groundbreaking music from the '70s and '80s.
"I open with a well-known song, 'Cabaret,' followed by eight of my own original works," Fedore said.
The original music is presented as a self-contained, one-act play.
"There is no dialogue and the act is theatrical rock," Fedore said.
"I describe it as a mini-rock operetta."
The first act is a half-hour, but Fedore wanted to explore new territory and offer something different to the people of
He wanted to challenge himself and thought the time was right to share his own ideas. He wrote the lyrics and collaborated with Philibin to create the musical arrangements.
Fedore is a junior at
He recently made his Big Apple debut in an independent theater company workshop, acting and contributing an original song.
"That was the impetus to keep me writing," Fedore said.
"I feel like the time is right to unveil some of my music, and we will see what happens," he said.
Fedore is a classically trained tenor of
Felton will be a senior at
Some of her previous dramatic roles have included
Felton is pleased to be part of Fedore's production.
"Max's original music is phenomenal," she said.
"I'm amazed that he found the time to write a mini-rock opera, but once I heard his first lyric, I couldn't wait for the next line."
Felton has dabbled in writing her own music, but found it grueling.
"I couldn't find the words," she said.
"It is much more difficult than people can imagine, and Max makes it look easy."
Philibin, a musician, a Web developer and entrepreneur from Johns-town returns home to perform at the grand piano.
He and Fedore have been collaborating on projects for the past few years.
In the second act, the two singers will perform some of the most famous rock ballads of the '70s and '80s.
They will be accompanied by
Fedore will lend his dramatic flair to legendary music. He will perform Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "The Show Must Go On" and
In keeping with the theme, he also will perform "Cosmic Love" by Florence & The Machine.
Felton will soar through
While studying writing and directing at
With two years of school remaining, he has two additional films to complete.
"I hope to make a name for myself and the films may be my calling card to break into the movie industry," he said.
"Last year we had an audience of over 700 people and I'm hoping we can push that number even higher this year," Fedore said.
Doors open at
Tickets: 269-7981 or at the door.
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