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Reviews for: Fruit Flies Like a Banana
Cast and Crew
Hilary AbiganaFlute, Piccolo, Boomwhackers, General Shenanigans
Hilary Abigana is a founding member and flutist for The Fourth Wall - hybrid arts ensemble. Hilary was the winner of the 2003 Eastman Nielsen Flute Concerto Competition, the 2008 Houston Flute Club’s Byron Hester Young Artist Competition, a prizewinner at the 2008 Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition, and a silver medalist at the 2008 Fischoff Competition (with Trio Destino). She is on faculty at Floot Fire and was co-director, co-founder, and Irish flute teacher at the Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis. She was invited to join the Strategic Planning and Career and Artistic Development Committees for the National Flute Association in 2015. Hilary is at home in the orchestra as well as in front of it. She has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestras with the “music- telling” ensemble, Tales & Scales; with the Evansville Philharmonic in a performance of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4; and premiered a new family show in 2013 with The Fourth Wall and the Capitol City Symphony. She was a member of the Evansville Philharmonic and Owensboro Symphony Orchestras from 2008 to 2014. She received her Bachelor of Music with Distinction and Performer’s Certificate from The Eastman School of Music and her Masters Degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.
C. Neil ParsonsBass Trombone, Boomwhackers, General Shenanigans
Bass trombonist C. Neil Parsons has been performing for as long as he can remember, appearing in his first professional theatre production at age three. Extensive touring has taken him to 40 states, with performances at major performing arts centers such as the Kennedy Center, residencies at numerous universities, and guest appearances with symphony orchestras, including the Boston Symphony. His creative output runs the gamut of music, theatre, and dance productions: from solo to chamber to orchestral music (including symphony, pit, and disco orchestras); from Shakespeare to musical theatre to outdoor drama; and from modern to tap to site-specific dance pieces. Neil also has experience with aerial silks and clowning. Beyond his versatility across disciplines and genres, Neil is best known for blending his talents in music, theatre, and dance. Before founding The Fourth Wall with flutist Hilary Abigana and percussionist Greg Jukes, Neil spent nine years performing with Tales & Scales, an ensemble that created interdisciplinary Musictales for children and family audiences. Other interdisciplinary productions include collaborations with Windfall Dancers, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Early Music in Motion, songwriter Krista Detor, and numerous projects with flutist Zara Lawler. Neil is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he designed an individual major: Interdisciplinary Performance and Education. He holds a Masters Degree in Contemporary Music Performance from Boston Conservatory.
Greg JukesPercussion, Accordion, Boomwhackers, General Shenanigans
Greg Jukes is a percussionist and narrator whose work focuses on blending music, acting, and dance in hybrid arts performances. Greg is a founding member of The Fourth Wall, a hybrid arts ensemble in which musicians are also actors and dancers. He has created and presented concerts for young people with the Delaware Symphony, Newark Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, and Columbia Orchestras and is the narrator for the National Philharmonic’s second grade concerts, which reach over 11,000 second graders every year. Greg currently lives in Massachusetts where he is a project manager for Kadence Arts, a percussion-centered organization focused on presenting concerts and building community. In the summer of 2015, Kadence Arts launched the BeatBus, melding drumming and music technology in workshops and pop-up events around Boston. Greg maintains an active freelance schedule outside of TFW and KA, performing as a percussionist with orchestras, in recording studios, for musical theatre, and other projects including Waking the Monster in which nine percussionists turned historic Fenway Park’s iconic “Green Monster” into a musical instrument for thousands of people at Illuminus Boston 2015. Greg is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University with a degree in percussion performance. When not performing, Greg teaches private percussion and drum set lessons via Skype to students in the U.S. and Middle East.
3 performers. 45 minutes. 15+ pieces.
Music, theatre, and dance collide in this madcap variety show, and YOU choose the order. The Fourth Wall combines stellar musicianship with daring physicality to make music that leaps off the stage. Praised for their "deft choreography" (The Wall Street Journal), conservatory-trained flutist Hilary Abigana, bass trombonist C. Neil Parsons, and percussionist Greg Jukes have devised a new hybrid art form. They play while dancing a tango, hanging upside-down, or maneuvering atop fast-moving hover boards.
MN Fringe audiences have experienced three years of Fruit Flies and have awarded the trio with TWO Encores! This year, come prepared to sing, laugh, jump up onstage, or dance in your seats because this interactive show needs YOU to come to life! Voted Best Family Show, Best of Venue, and Patron's Pick at Orlando Fringe.