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Friday, December 17, 2010

DON receives an award for work at the Shanghai Expo!

Don returns to China to receive an award for his work at the Shanghai Expo. Below are stills from the 270 degree wrap around film that was the highlight of the Inner Mongolia Exhibit within the China Pavilion.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

YOU'RE RIGHT! We did NOT work on this project this year. But an ordinary Saturday stroll through Central Park found hundreds of Santas gathered for "Santa Com!" Check out their site at Nice that this IS an ordinary stroll in NYC. Have a happy holidays!

Friday, November 19, 2010

US Talent goes to Shanghai Theatre of Drama

Here is a representation of the Shanghai Academy Artists in Residence! Over a five week period the team is instructing the new Music Theater Center at the Academy, the most controversial Broadway tuner in China, MISS SAIGON. Just take a beat and imagine the Chinese ensemble being introduced to, grasping the complex understanding of and finally performing as if they were there...the quintessential theater piece about the Vietnam War.

From left to right: Robert McQueen (director), Lisa Kassay (choreographer), Chuan Jing Jing (associate music director), and Ma Yue (faculty supervisor). Missing - Jasper Grant (musical director), Don Frantz (producer) and Wang Luoyong (visionary and artistic director of the new centre)

Robert McQueen and the actors at work.

The Results.

And even though there will be no audience for this project, the players will certainly gain some perspective about us and the world around them.

Friday, October 15, 2010

NBC's Today Show - Sun 10/17

Stay tuned to NBC's Today Show on Sunday, 10/17 as Jenna Wolfe adventures into the Amazing Maize Maze at Queens County Farm Museum and gets lost!

Amber Ford, Jenna Wolfe, Laurie Brown, Elizabeth Van Meter

Don & The National Theatre of China

Don meets with members of The National Theatre of China, as we embark on a new endeavor. The Final Struggle is a family drama that is both revolutionary and profound, revealing the inside of a culture so foreign yet so personal. It's the first of its kind created in China, displaying the opposite sides of the political spectrum within a family built within the Communist Party. The play has recently been translated into English, with hopes of a production in the United States next winter.

From left to right: Liu Tiegang, Producer of The Final Struggle; Zhang Zhi Qiang, President of The National Theatre of China; Don Frantz, President of Town Square Productions, Inc.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Amazing Maize Maze in CHINA!

And by mere coincidence, Li Jing, from the Chinese Press joined Laurie at the Amazing Maize Maze at Queens County Farm Museum this weekend. The final piece will be sent to over 200 affiliates in China next week!

The Trees that Inspired the Story

And even more photos!