Finding Venus at Santa Monica Playhouse
One Night Only! Please join us as we celebrate Caroline Waters' haunting musical thriller, Finding Venus, in concert at the lovely Santa Monica Playhouse. This is a guest production by Redhead Records, starring Caroline Waters on vocals, piano and guitar, Kiersten Spence as Venus, Susan Spano as Stefanie, Paige Baxter-Hart as Esther, Alan Curelop as Frank, the psychiatrist, Marie Bergenholtz as Mama, Jennifer Leitham as Missionaries and on upright bass, Aristides Rivas on cello and Eve Harrison on flute.
Vinyl release party 6:30PM (refreshments included)
Showtime 7:30PM (please arrive 15 minutes before showtime to ensure seating)
Finding Venus is a deeply moving musical about trauma recovery, self discovery and the power of unconditional love. It tells the story of Caroline's dramatic transformation, after a near death accident that gave her post traumatic amnesia, and how her search for a missing soul mate, in serial killer territory, led to an amazing discovery.
"This is art. High art. It is also a compassionate, realistic study of what unsolved mysteries can do to a human life. How do we let go? How do we move on? How do we smile again? We find Venus." A.J. Llewellyn
CREDITS: The Finding Venus album is written, arranged, recorded, mixed and performed by Caroline Waters (TONO/ ASCAP) on vocals, piano, guitar and percussion. Additional musicians include Abraham Laboriel on electric bass, Jennifer Leitham on upright bass, Katisse Buckingham on saxes, flutes and programming, Julian Coryell on electric guitars, Mark Schulman and Chris Wabich on drums, Irina Chirkova, Carter Dewberry and Elisa Herbig on cello, Tom Zink on keyboards, Aina O'Kane, J'Nae Fincannon and Gary Imhoff on vocals. Recorded at Tom Zink's Studio in Long Beach. Mastered by Jan Erik Kongshaug at Rainbow Studios. Coded and assembled by Bob Rice. Cover photo by Aina O'Kane. Graphic design by Caroline Waters. Label: Redhead Records. Publishing by Red Velvet Sensations.
BIO: Caroline starred in her first movie at age three and often performed as a duo with her legendary entertainer dad, Per Asplin. By age sixteen she had become a celebrated Jazz entertainer and musical ambassador for her home country, Norway, with more than 2000 shows to her name. As a voice over artist, she is best know for her roles as Christopher Robin and Roo in Norwegian film versions of Winnie The Poo.
Waters graduated top of her class at The Grove School of Music in Los Angeles and released her first solo album, Compassion, in memory of her friend, Stefanie Stroh. The search for Stefanie, who vanished without a trace in the Nevada desert, presumably by the hands of a serial killer, was instrumental in helping Caroline find her true calling. Since then, Caroline has been a fierce advocate for human rights, promoting child abuse awareness and women's issues. After receiving status as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability in the Arts, Caroline established her music production- and publishing companies in Los Angeles (California), Oslo (Norway), Åmål (Sweden) and is frequently touring. Her productions, so far, include ten albums, music for ten films and two one-woman shows, two musical comedies, one musical thriller and numerous live shows.
As part of her commitment to human rights, Caroline gives keynote presentations and seminars in Vocal Freedom, a program she initially designed to help people heal from PTSD. Today Vocal Freedom is a powerful transformative experience for all who wish to free their expression and enhance their performance ability. For those who wish to heal physical and emotional issues on a deeper level, Caroline Waters is also accepting online clients as an Accredited Journey Practitioner when schedules allow.
More info at www.carolinewaters.com or call (310) 650-7649.
"With a stylistic comfort zone nestled snuggly between George Gershwin, Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones, Caroline Waters is one of those rare artists who have the ability to transform pain and heartache into strength and a love of life that resonates throughout their music. Graced with a clear and tender voice, the multi-instrumentalist is part sultry jazz diva, part international minstrel and part idealistic folkster." Cat Johnson, Santa Cruz Weekly
Santa Monica Playhouse (View)
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|