MN Opera's Romeo & Juliet (& Aaron): 9/24 - 10/2

I am very excited to be slipping into tights and drawing a sword as a featured dancer in MN Opera's "Romeo & Juliet" composed by Charles Gounod. MN Opera starts its season with this 19th-century spin to Shakespeare’s classic tale of passion and tragedy conducted by Michael Christie, directed by Matthew Ozawa and choreographed by Penelope Freeh. 

Keep an eye on my dance belt journey starting next month. The show opens on Friday, September 24th, with only 5 performances through October 2nd at the Ordway Theater

Get your tickets here ($25-$200: 9/24, 9/27, 9/29, 10/2, 10/2)

Thank you to all, especially my family at the Guthrie, for the support of my Twin Cities debut!

   

 

 

Moving to the Guthrie Theater!!!

I am excited and proud to announce that I will be joining the team at the Tony award-winning Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN! I've accepted a position on their Development Team and look forward to supporting their donor community as well as managing the VIP Kitchak Lounge.

I start in the Cities on December 8th, which doesn't leave much time to say goodbye to New York City! If our paths have crossed over the last 7 years here, THANK YOU for the laughs, songs, lessons, and bows. Click HERE to send me a note, and let's either get together for one last drink, or arrange a date in Minneapolis!

Love,
Aaron

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This Spring: ASCAP Reading + Cabaret Debut + ATC Staging Success + Web Series!!!

Here's to hoping the sunshine will stay, but there's no denying that April marks a time of wonderful opportunities. Cheers to the coming Spring!

 

"Clouds" ASCAP Reading                                           Tuesday, April 7th @ 7 PM

"Clouds" ASCAP Reading                                           Tuesday, April 7th @ 7 PM

Aaron is proud to be a part of the upcoming ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop presentation of the musical CLOUDS ARE PILLOWS FOR THE MOON, by Ty Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke. He will be playing the role of FOX, but is most excited to share this beautiful story and score with Stephen Schwartz, who will be present at the presentation and will lead a panel of other musical theater professionals.

Monday, April 13th @ 8 PM                                              Room 53 (314 W 53rd Street)

Monday, April 13th @ 8 PM                                              Room 53 (314 W 53rd Street)

SPICE+RICE is the love fusion of high school friends, Nataysha Echevarria and Aaron Komo, under the dapper music direction of Eric Loehr. SPICE+RICE will be making their NYC cabaret debut at Room 53 with a 30-minute set of pop music, including an original by Eric Loehr. Thank you to Pollie's Follies for this chance to be in the spotlight!

Staging Success presents WEPA!                            Thursday, April 30th @ 7pm                                              Park Slope Collegiate (Brooklyn, NY)                   

Staging Success presents WEPA!                            Thursday, April 30th @ 7pm                                              Park Slope Collegiate (Brooklyn, NY)                   

Aaron has been honored with the opportunity to be working with Atlantic Theater Company's Staging Success program, which brings the theatrical process to high school students at Park Slope Collegiate. As vocal coach and choreographer, Aaron has enjoyed bringing to life the music and dance components of the curriculum, and is extremely proud of the work displayed throughout the process. Staging Success will present WEPA! to the entire student body, family and friends on Thursday, April 30th, at Park Slope Collegiate in Brooklyn, NY.

Coming to FUNNY OR DIE this Spring!

Coming to FUNNY OR DIE this Spring!

Aaron will wrap up the first season of On the Job, written by Morgan Swank and picked up by FUNNY OR DIE. This has been an incredible opportunity to flex new muscles and to be working with the fun and creative team at Mourning Glory Productions. PRESS RELEASE and INFO COMING SOON!




Hula for HAPA @ Highline Ballroom

Aaron is honored to be dancing with Pua Ali'i 'Ilima O Nuioka (The Royal 'Ilima Blossom of New York) under nā kumu hula, Vicky Holt-Takamine and Jeffrey Takamine (full bio). He is excited to make his debut performance dancing with HAPA, an international musical duo from Hawaii (full bio) at Highline Ballroom in Chelsea, NYC.  (more info)

An Evening with HAPA: "The Sound of Maui"

Wednesday, Feb. 18th @ 8pm (doors open at 6pm)

Admission: $25 - $50

GET TIX

4 x 15 @ Musical Theatre Factory THIS WEEKEND!

Aaron is excited to be joining the ensemble of the musical "Rent A White Guy: A Modern China Musical Fable" (Music, Book, & Lyrics by Anna Grace Carter), which had a sold-out run at The Secret Theater in 2012 (info here). Musical Theatre Factory will present pieces from this play in their upcoming 4 x 15 event which is in their 7th round of this series. 

FREE Admission and drinks are available!

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Concerts in September

Although the summer heat is still here, September has arrived and is welcomed with a couple of exciting concerts. Both projects involve a lot of heart and NEW MUSIC! 

Eric Loehr LIVE at The West End Lounge will feature his original music (singer/songwriter) and the musical stylings of a few friends.

TAMAR OF THE RIVER will have its Album Release Concert at Musical Theatre Factory! Come join the cast and creatives in a night of celebration and charity, proceeds are being donated to Seeds of Peace.


Saturday - Sept. 13th @ 6pm   The West End Lounge (955 W End Ave)   $5 Tix HERE I  $10 at the door  

Saturday - Sept. 13th @ 6pm   The West End Lounge (955 W End Ave)  

$5 Tix HERE I  $10 at the door

 



Monday - Sept. 23rd @ 8pm   Musical Theatre Factory (250 W 40th St) $20 tix HERE - Including special promotions to buy the album!

Monday - Sept. 23rd @ 8pm   Musical Theatre Factory (250 W 40th St)

$20 tix HERE - Including special promotions to buy the album!

Assisting Spamalot in Hawaii!

Alooooha! Aaron is happy to be home - after 2 years away - and proud to be assisting Director/Choreographer, Andrew Sakaguchi (New York), with Diamond Head Theatre's production of Spamalot ! Rehearsals are well under way, and Opening Night is Friday, July 18! 

If you're in the Islands, you won't want to miss this outrageous show and stellar cast, which showcases some of the best talent Hawaii has to offer.

NOW EXTENDED thru August 10th!!!

Purchase tickest HERE

2nd Annual Broadway Charity Songs @ Le Poisson Rouge

There is no greater gift than to share your art for a greater good.  Aaron is proud to be singing in this spirited fundraising event, and happy that his work will benefit the whales and dolphins, which are two of his favorite sea creatures.

Aaron will sing in a piece written by Marisa Michelson (Composer) and Joshua H. Cohen (Lyricist), and is excited to work with them again, since the closing of Tamar of the River.

 

Playbill article HERE

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Monday, Feb. 24th @ 7PM 

Le Poisson Rouge

Tix: $20/$30/$100/$250  

To purchase, click here.

The King and I @ The Olney

Aaron will be spending this Holiday Season in Siam, MD! Aaron is excited to dance the part of Simon of Legree and to understudy Lun Tha.  

This marks Aaron's Equity debut!

The Olney Theatre Center (Olney, MD)  - website

November 14 - December 29 (no shows on Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Buy tickets HERE!

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The Legend of New York

Aaron is excited to be working with Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham on their new musical, The Legend of New York ! There are a couple of upcoming performances that will feature selections from the show, and amazing performers like Anne L. Nathan, Kevin Massey, Katie Rose Clark, F. Michael Haynie, Dee Roscioli and Alan H. Green.

Check it out!

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Broadway’s Future Songbook Series

Monday, Sept. 30, 6PMBruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. 111 Amsterdam Ave and 65th St.

FREE!!! 

Playbill Article


Monday, Oct. 7, 7:30PM  @ Merkin Concert Hall. 

129 W. 67th St. (btw Broadway and Amsterdam)

$45

Info and Tickets

 

 

 

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Tamar of the River: A New Musical

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Baruch Performing Arts Center:     55 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10010

 

Back from Ancient China, UT, Aaron is excited to announce that he is joining the cast of Tamar of the River.  Check out this promotional video and the show's website!  CLICK HERE

This AEA Showcase run is put on by Prospect Theater Company in NYC!

September 22 - October 20.  Click HERE for tickets and drop me a note so I know you're coming!!!

code: CAST - $30 until Sept. 21! 

 

 

Hello, Dolly! with NAAP

Aaron is happy to make his NAAP debut in the ensemble of Hello, Dolly!.  Supported by Baayork Lee and directed by Lee Roy Reams, this production has two performances at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center!  

Click here to get your tickets for either April 29th or May 6th at 7:30pm.

Visit the NAAP Homepage for info on the project and their very inspirational and necessary mission.

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Steinhardt Music Theatre Showcase 2013

Aaron will be performing in the NYU Steinhardt Music Theatre Showcase on Tuesday, April 23, at 3pm and 6:30pm.  He is proud to perform "Hold On" from the Broadway musical Lysistrata Jones by Lewis Flinn.   

This event will be at New World Stages!!!

Please visit www.steinhardtshowcase2013.com for more info on the event, the class, the music, and how to make a reservation for your FREE seat!

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