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THE TEAM

MEET THE MINDS BEHIND MARS 2076

Mars 2076

LISA RALIA HEFFTER

COMPOSER

is a melodic-driven composer of classical music, rock operas, and award-winning musicals. After receiving a master’s degree from the Juilliard School, Lisa wrote her first rock opera, “Atom & Eve,” drawing the attention of director Tom O’Horgan (Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”) who staged her sung-through show to sold out audiences in New York’s Westbeth Theater. Commissions followed, and Lisa wrote the full score for “Blood and Fire,” a period musical that won the ASCAP/Disney award with praise from the judges’ panel: “Each song is a hit out of the ballpark. . .way out of the ballpark!” Lisa went on to compose the one-act rock opera “Permission” for a two-week sold out run at The Triad in NYC. Her bawdy petite musical theater piece “Oh! The Sport of Love” has been performed in salons and concert halls all over the world.

 

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JEAN WITTER 

WRITER

has been fascinated with all things “space” from a young age, when she constructed a pinhole camera to photograph the moon from her backyard. After studying dramatic criticism at the University of Manchester, England, and graduating from the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism and history, Jean traveled to New York, where she found work as an editor in academic publishing. For the past twenty years she has worked as a freelance writer, editor, and communications consultant for clients ranging from publishing houses to foreign embassies, from arts organizations to technology companies. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Columbia University and was a recipient of the CAP21 New Writers Residency for musical theater. Mars 2076 is her first musical.

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GARY FREILICH

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

has been developing innovative creative partnerships for funding for more than 25 years. TV/Theatre: Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Velocity Channel, Tonight Show, Billy Elliot on Broadway, Blue Man Group at Universal Studios. Events: Four Olympic Games, Education Nation. CSR / Non-profit: City Harvest, TEACH.org, U.S. Dept. of Interior’s Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, No Kid Hungry.

Talent / IP Licensing: Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, Martha Stewart, Jessica Simpson, Planet Entertainment.

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DEJO ANDERSSON

MUSIC PRODUCTION

is a multi-platinum award-winning songwriter and producer from Sweden, with millions of records sold worldwide and number 1 hit songs in Japan. He’s also the CEO of Eleven B Studios, a record label & publishing company.

Special thanks to Sound Associates’ Peter Fitzgerald for his years of generous studio contributions to the Mars 2076 recordings and to Doug Rockwell and Tovah Litvin for their music production and additional lyrics on "Oh, The Ocean."  

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