THE CALICO BUFFALO @ NYMF

This last month I was blessed with the opportunity to play
THE CHIEF and work as Dance Captain on a new musical,
THE CALICO BUFFALO,
at THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL.

Below you can find our promo video along with production photos from the show.
What an incredible experience. Look out for this kid, it definitely has a life ahead!

THE CALICO BUFFALO
book by EJ Stapleton
music & lyrics by Peter Stopchinski
music direction by Jesse Warkentin
choreography by Billy Sprague Jr.

www.nymf.org
www.facebook.com/calicobuffalomusical
 

JUNE/JULY 2015 - DEMOS!

What a wonderful summer it has been already!
The studio has been calling and Rhys has had the pleasure of working on demos for some new musicals by incredible composers he has long admired, including:

JULIET & JULIET
music & concept by Natalie Tennenbaum
book & lyrics by Sean Patterson
www.natalietenenbaum.com

Here's a video from a recent presentation of J&J at THE NEW YORK THEATRE BARN.









THE VIEW FROM UP HERE
by Timothy Huang
www.timothyhuang.net


You can hear me featured on the following tracks:








(un)LUCKY IN LOVE
Book by Crystal Skillman
Music by Bobby Cronin
www.bobbycronin.com

Video/Audio soon to come!


 

'SUB', a HOMOTOGRAPHY EXCLUSIVE, by Dusty St. Amand

I had the immense privilege to work with photographer
 Dusty St Amand on a series exclusive for HOMOTOGRAPHY

The series is reminiscent of #fiftyshadesofgrey, and the full spread can be found at the links provided above. Please note that some of these images are 
#NSFW.

 

StAmandOne

AUTUMN DATES

Autumn has descended and after a couple months of hopping from ship to ship as a guest entertainer with Holland America Cruise Line, Rhys is back in Arizona and California for the next 6 weeks touring with TAD Shows. 

Check out the dates and venues below, and stay on the look out for his solo shows coming in 2015. Tickets can be purchased through www.tadmgmt.com

As always, thank you for your love and support. Happy Fall!

 

  • 10/21  - ABBA FAB @ Sun City Festival - Buckeye, AZ
  • 10/22 - PIANO MAN @ Sundial - Sun City, AZ
  • 10/31  - PIANO MAN @ Dove Mountain - Tucson, AZ
  • 11/01  -  PIANO MAN @ Elks Theater - Prescott, AZ
  • 11/04  - ABBA FAB @ Quail Creek - Tucson, AZ
  • 11/06  - ABBA FAB @ Sun City Grand - Surprise, AZ
  • 11/07  - ABBA FAB @ Sun Lakes - Gilbert, AZ
  • 11/08  - DECEMBER '63 @ Lido Beach - Newport Beach, CA 

 

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN @ Arizona Broadway

Today I popped by one of my very favorite theaters, Arizona Broadway Theater, and they were kind enough to allow me a peek at tech rehearsal for their upcoming musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. The cast is stacked with some of my favorite people, and per usual, the production is fantastic - not to mention completely hysterical.

If you live in Arizona, support local theater and go see YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Arizona Broadway. I've been blessed to work with this amazing company on many occasions, including their 2012 production of TARZAN, where I played the title role. I wouldn't be where I am today without this incredible theater.

The links to their Facebook page and website are below. The show opens this weekend, May 23, and runs through June 22.

#supportlocaltheater #ItsALIVE

www.facebook.com/ArizonaBroadway
www.azbroadway.org

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THE PALMS THEATER

Finished up with a weekend of DECEMBER '63 shows here in Arizona filled with incredible audiences, and one of our lovely audience members snagged a great video of me singing "FALLEN ANGEL" by Frankie Valli.  Figured I'd pass it along. One more show left in AZ then back home to the City.

Hope you enjoy, and thanks to everyone who came out to support DECEMBER '63 this weekend. Share and follow below!

www.facebook.com/rhysgilyeat
www.facebook.com/december63show
www.december63show.com

ACADEMIA NUTS

Last night I was asked to sub in for a reading of the new musical ACADEMIA NUTS. This hysterical new show is heading to the New York Musical Theater Festival this summer as an official selection of their Next Link Project and deserves all the support you and I can rally.

Take a moment to like their Facebook page by clicking the icon below, and donate whatever you can to their Indiegogo fundraising project. Tickets go on sale June 16th for NYMF, which runs July 7-27, 2014.

#ISpeakGeek

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/academia-nuts-heading-to-nymf
http://www.nymf.org/tickets/2014-events/academia-nuts/
 

THE MUNY

Rhys is stoked to be joining the cast of TARZAN at THE MUNY in St Louis this summer. This iconic theater seats 10,000 patrons in a gorgeous outdoor amphitheater and is known for its exemplary broadway level productions. This year's cast is directed by John Tartaglia (Original Broadway Cast, Avenue Q, Shrek the Musical), and musical directed by Rick Bertone (Current M.D. for Avenue Q, NYC).

TARZAN runs June 25 - July 2. Click on the icons below for ticket information.