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Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up

24 May 07 - 04:40 PM (#2060160)
Subject: Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up
From: PPickow

Check out this sample of a show we did a while ago based on the songs and life story of Jean Ritchie.

Singin' the Moon Up


Performers: Susie Glaze, Kenny Kosek, Jon Pickow, Peter Pickow.
Written and directed by Steve Rankin.

Enjoy,
Peter


24 May 07 - 08:10 PM (#2060305)
Subject: RE: Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up
From: Jeri

Wow!
Was the whole show recorded? Any plans to sell it? It looks like it must have been very inspiring to work on. The woman - Susie Glaze? - who played the young Jean seems very like her, both in appearance and voice.

Thanks for putting this up, Peter.


24 May 07 - 09:55 PM (#2060358)
Subject: RE: Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up
From: Big Mick

I am speechless!! Peter, please tell us the whole story. Is there a video? Is the play being performed anywhere? Can we get a tape through the website?

Thanks, and please give your Mom and Dad my very best regards.

All the best,

Mick


24 May 07 - 11:34 PM (#2060397)
Subject: RE: Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up
From: georgeward

I'm right here with Jeri and Mick, Peter. I'd love to know more and see more. Where was the show done ? Future plans ?

Best to you all,

George Ward


24 May 07 - 11:36 PM (#2060398)
Subject: RE: Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up
From: iancarterb

Wow!


25 May 07 - 08:00 AM (#2060562)
Subject: RE: Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up
From: Saro

Wow from me too - I was introduced to Jean's songs by my friend Mary Eagle, who now lives in North Carolina, and both she and i would love to know more about about the show, especially if there's a video of the whole thing.
Saro


25 May 07 - 09:04 AM (#2060598)
Subject: RE: Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up
From: fretless

A video of the show would be great. There's also a video available of Mountain Born, a video biography of Jean produced in 1996 by Kentucky Educational TV.


25 May 07 - 09:23 AM (#2060608)
Subject: RE: Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up
From: katlaughing

WOW, from me, too!! And, yes, please let us know if a video is available. Thanks so much for sharing. Fantastic!


27 May 07 - 11:22 PM (#2062174)
Subject: RE: Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up
From: GUEST,Susie Glaze

Hi All!
Susie Glaze here, and I'm new to this "thread" thing! Very cool!
If you all are interested, the original cast recording of "Singin' The Moon Up: The Voice of Jean Ritchie" will be available in just a few weeks. I can take pre-orders for it now, and you can contact me directly for mail order here: Contact me here.
The CDs will arrive in mid-June and I will ship the pre-orders near the end of the month. After that time they will be available through our online retailers CDBaby.com and Amazon.com.

Thanks!
Susie


27 May 07 - 11:41 PM (#2062180)
Subject: RE: Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up
From: Big Mick

Welcome to the Mudcat, Suzie. Nice to see you here.

I will be in touch for a CD.

All the best,

Mick Lane


28 May 07 - 02:23 PM (#2062512)
Subject: RE: Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up
From: catspaw49

I see why the most used comment is "WOW"............Geeziz, what a piece of work!

Thanks for the thread Peter and a Welcome and Thanks to you too Suzie. One of us will keep this thread active for awhile for best exposure.

Spaw


28 May 07 - 07:53 PM (#2062690)
Subject: RE: Review: Jean Ritchie--Singin' the Moon Up
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)

Sorry you thought this was a DVD being offerred- no, this was U.of PA's advert., played on local TV before the opening, and what you saw is all there is with movement, so far. Plans for a DVD may materialize later, but Susie and Steve HAVE made a fine CD which we'll see soon, as she has told you, above. I'm so very pleased with the little show, and we're all hoping and working now to get it "on the road," in cultural centers, small theatres, schools and colleges around the country. If you have any helpful ideas, let Susie know!      Jean