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    Thursday, January 25, 2007

    80'S Musical Film "Teen Witch" Casts Spell

    Above photo shows Sara Niemietz with original "Teen Witch" actress Robin Lively.

    The 1989 film musical "Teen Witch " has been packing them in at midnight movies from New York to Seattle rivaling the popular "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and there are millions of “Teen Witch” fans worldwide.

    The film which stars Robin Lively, Zelda Rubinstein, Dick Sargent, Joshua Miller, Noah Blake and Shelly Berman has new life due to it's first time release on DVD from MGM/Sony.

    "We were at the Bridge Cinema in San Francisco and there were lines around the block", said Larry Weir, the films songwriter/composer who also hit #1 that same year producing Michael Damian's "Rock On" (A&M/Cypress).

    The stars from the original film were in attendance at all of the showings for a Q&A prior to the screenings that included Weir and the film's producer Alana Lambros (Killer Clowns From Outer Space / Brenda Star). "There is such a demand for the soundtrack that was never released that we are re-recording it with newer artists, and we are also in pre-production for Teen Witch / The Musical, which we will take to Broadway in 2007," adds Weir.

    Regardless of how trends move this year, here is one single that will “get the phones ringing”. The track “Finest Hour” which marks the debut for recording artists Sara Niemietz & Blake Ewing, is something that fans of the 80’s cult favorite “Teen Witch” have been waiting for.

    Since the soundtrack was never released, you can bet that fans will go “through the roof” once they hear this song on their favorite radio station.
    This also marks the debut release for Caption Records, a long overdue venture for brothers Larry Weir, Michael Damian & Tom Weir.

    Michael Damian, long known for his work on the Young & The Restless is now directing feature films, and his current “Moondance Alexander” starring Kay Penabaker, Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin & Sasha Cohen will hit theatres this summer. Larry Weir runs the highly successful Heartland Entertainment Group and is the editor of New Music Weekly. Tom Weir, engineer and mixer, who became a recent Grammy winner, runs the highly successful Studio City Sound that has played host to everyone from No Doubt to Natasha Bedingfield.
    This is a team of “first rate” producers, and they have spared no expense at making a great single. The full-length CD album will be released in February, and will feature 14 tracks including three new songs added for the musical rendition of this new production.

    The players on “Finest Hour” are being called the “new wrecking crew”. They include drummer Josh Freeze who has been on the road as Sting’s drummer as of late. Guitarist Tim Pierce who has worked with Avril Lavigne, Michelle Branch & Jewel among others, provided his best work to date on both acoustic and electric guitars. Lance Morrison who helped put Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” on the map played bass on the track while taking a weekend off from the Eagles tour. Arranger and trombonist Nick Lane who has done work with just about everyone from the Pussycat Dolls, to Chicago, put together a major horn section that includes the best veteran players on the planet. There is a live string section on “Finest Hour” conducted and arranged by Japanese conductor Heday Ikuno featuring some of the industries “finest”. Bernadette Barlow who has been the featured voice on the music for Survivor (CBS) & who has toured in support of Sarah McLaughlin & Melissa Etheridge, puts her unique and powerful background vocals at work here.

    “Finest Hour” comes from “Teen Witch The Musical”, a rock musical rendition of the 80’s cult film “Teen Witch” that is Broadway bound in 2007! The single is being serviced to multi-formats that include AC Mainstream, Hot AC, CHR & Triple A radio.
    Radio programmers are already buzzing about the single.

    Below photograph is Blake Ewing and Sara Niemetz during rehearsal last year.

    Sara Niemietz and Blake Ewing's duet release of Finest Hour [4:03] from "Teen Witch - The Musical" is an incredible performance that every radio programmer should be adding to their 2007 playlists! It's already been getting heavy spins all this month on "The Time Machine".


    At 5:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Great job here. We'll "Spread the Word" here in the mainland!!

    At 11:53 AM, Blogger Kamie said...

    I can't wait for this to come out. It's been on my mind for years!


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