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A Little New Music

August 21, 2017

Catalina Jazz Club
Los Angeles, CA

Co-hosted by Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (HAIRSPRAY) and LA favorite Ryan O'Connor ("BIG LITTLE LIES," "LADYWATCH" podcast)

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"She Doesn't Know Me"

Adam J. Rineer — Music & Lyrics

Amber Hurst-Martin (National Tour: Jesus Christ Superstar)— Vocals

Gregory Nabours (three-time Ovation Award winner) — Piano/Music Director

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United We Stand

June 28-29, 2017

The Green Room 42
New York, NY

Presented by New York Musical Festival Student Leadership Program

Directed by Lindsey Ruggles

Music Supervision by Makulumy Alexander-Hill

Produced by Alexa Spiegel

Stage Managed by Jane Silverstein

Casting Direction by Andrew Brown

Marketing Direction by Chris Barron

"She Doesn't Know Me"

Adam J. Rineer — Music & Lyrics

Alicia Hurtado — Vocals

Nick Wilders — Piano

Jacob Fjeldheim — Cello

Janna Graham — Drums

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Head and Heart

August 3, 2019

Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
New York, NY

Presented by New York Musical Festival Student Leadership Program

Directed by Miranda Cornell
Music Direction by Chloe Geller
Stage Management by Laurel Ledesma
Produced by MacKenzie Engeldrum
Casting by Chelsea Thiessen
Marketing by Joyce Lee

"You'd Have Loved It Here"

Adam J. Rineer — Music & Lyrics

Bryan Freedman — Vocals

Chloe Geller — Piano

Kyle Brenn — Drums

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Merce: a comedy series

Charles Sanches — Producer/Writer/Actor (Merce)

Tyne Firmin — Producer/Director/Actor (Mama)

Johnny Coughlin — Director of Photography/Lead Editor

Merce is a hilarious, award-winning musical comedy series about a middle-aged, HIV-positive man living in New York City. He is unashamedly and flamboyantly gay, a Pollyanna who sees some events in his life through an MGM lens. Merce is bawdy, outrageous and fun, proving that...

Life can be positive when you're positive!

Awards:

  • Official Selection, Official Latino, 2020

  • Official Selection, NYC Web Fest, 2020

  • Official Selection, World Webfest Mania, 2020

  • Prize for Inclusivity, The Wayward Festival, 2020

"Click Delete"
Season 2, Episode 3 "When It Was Hip to be Hep I was Hep"​

Charles Sanchez — Merce

Alex Lawrence — Yellow Fairy

Alexander Tomas — Red Fairy

Sean Griffin — Blue Fairy

"Your Cure"
Season 2, Episode 4 "Time Heals Everything"​

Randall Taylor — Remington

Charles Sanchez — Merce

"'Your Cure' sounds like a number from Falsettos. What a lovely thing to say! I think Adam really hit this one out of the park." - Get Out Magazine

“'Your Cure', written by Adam J. Rineer, is all about love in the face of HIV. It’s a powerful anthem that lays bare the shared experience of sero-diverse couples, particularly the perspective of the negative partner." - Shawn and Gwenn

"Can't Say No"
Season 2, Episode 7 "He's Gotta Have Cream or Die"​

Sam Given — Todd

"Without You (I Can't Do It)"
Season 2, Episode 8 "Ding Dong the Bells are Gonna Chime"​

Colleen Hawks — Holly-Lynn-Jo-Rae Culpepper Boudreaux

Tyne Firmin — Mama

Bess Eckstein — Corvette

Sam Given — Todd

Amanda Bruton — Lisa Minelli

Alex Lawrence — Yellow Fairy

Alexander Tomas — Red Fairy

Sean Griffin — Blue Fairy

Jeff Pierce — Bradley Boudreaux

Charles Sanchez — Merce

Randall Taylor — Remington

Anna Itty — Dr. Dixit

Brooke Alexandra — Jo

"Your Cure (Company)"
Season 2, Episode 8 "Ding Dong the Bells are Gonna Chime"​

Tyne Firmin — Mama

Bess Eckstein — Corvette

Sam Given — Todd

Amanda Bruton — Lisa Minelli

Alex Lawrence — Yellow Fairy

Alexander Tomas — Red Fairy

Sean Griffin — Blue Fairy

Colleen Hawks — Holly-Lynn-Jo-Rae Culpepper Boudreaux

Jeff Pierce — Bradley Boudreaux

Charles Sanchez — Merce

Randall Taylor — Remington

Anna Itty — Dr. Dixit

Brooke Alexandra — Jo

“'Your Cure,' by composer Adam J. Rineer lifts up individuals that are HIV positive and highlights the love shared between a HIV positive and HIV negative partnership." - Donyae Lewis, South Florida Gay New

"Suddenly, all of the actors in the Merce cast appear in choir formation and sing what might be the most beautiful song written for the series, "Your Cure," by composer Adam J. Rineer." - Mark S. King, The Body