Gary Sohmers

Gary Sohmers

is creating musical theater
A love story that takes place at a concert in New York's Central Park when an otherworldly being affects positive change on society saving a planet teetering on destruction ... told in 17 songs.

Created for Broadway musical theater, Beasties: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera tells an uplifting story about the range of human emotions affecting behavior and effecting change. Along with bringing awareness of one's self within, it asks the audience to understand human's place in society on this planet, as part of history and as an integral element of the universe.

The two act performance features lead character Voice, finally attaining respected status as a musician being asked to perform their new hit album at a free concert in New York's Central Park. Surprises are in store as unbeknownst to Voice, the promoter hired a former love interest to be a back up singer, and sold a title sponsorship to a greedy corporate organization that the musicians detest.

The show is really a concert in the park, that is interrupted by the presence of an alien being, inhabiting an old musician turned stage hand, that mysteriously helps the humans become aware of their inner beasts to save our humanity.

"Beasties" attempts to save humanity from climate destruction, hate, greed and fear by instilling common sense, hope, empathy and kindness through music and art, with a variety of musical genres of inspiring messages and memorable melodies.

Creator Gary Sohmers is experienced in many aspects of show business. As well as being a musician, producer, promoter, writer, publisher, and fan, he has also become popular on television as an expert in popular culture for 13 seasons on the PBS show, “Antiques Roadshow”.

Besides co-writing several of the new songs, all of the songs have been orchestrated and arranged for Broadway by multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Bill Holloman, who also performs as part of the band Chic with Nile Rodgers, among other touring and concert groups.

The stage show involves computer projected animation that immerses the audience into a world where the Beasties can be experienced by the audience. Character development and animation is being produced by former Disney animator Philo Barnhart, who developed and animated Ariel for The Little Mermaid and numerous other characters and films.

The story of Beasties is comprised of several books about that experience that took place for those two hours in Central Park from the perspectives of those that were there to witness it.  Each person has a unique viewpoint through which this concert happened. And each book recounts the sights, sounds and awareness generated during that magical time by that specific being. Since the crowd filled the sheep meadow there could be tens of thousands of perspectives of what really happened there that day. But all who were there, and all who were touched by the electronic media coverage, were affected. 

Was everything experienced by each "real," or just real in their minds?

Please join us as we take on the biggest challenge in history to save and heal our humanity.

Kindness is the currency of the universe ... spend freely.

For business inquiries, please feel free to email [email protected]

Thank you very much
Tiers
Beastie Fan
$3 or more per month

As a Beastie Fan, you are joining to add the incentive of belief that some money, even a little, can help move this magic forward ... we appreciate your support and since this is $36 spent in one year, we will be sending you one link to a demo or an advance mix every month with a progress update  ... if you stay with us for a whole year, you will receive a Beasties T-Shirt in your 13th month after joining ... once the demos are completed, you will continue to receive early updates about upcoming concerts, performances and exclusive merchandise and even once the show is a success, we will still be able to offer you rare previously unseen and unheard mixes and demos from the growth process for a look back at how it was done ... thank you so much for helping us achieve this dream come true ... and helping save humanity from destruction at the will of those bad beasties. 

Beastie Wrangler
$10 or more per month

As a Beastie Wrangler, you are helping us make magic  ... we appreciate your support and since this is $120 spent in one year, we will be sending you links to demos and advance mixes and if you stay with us for six months, you will receive a Beasties T-Shirt in your 7th month after joining ...  as a Wrangler, you will get to see advance artwork of the Beasties animation in process from character development through the entire process of animating the cartoon characters that will interact with the actors onstage in the Broadway and touring stage shows ... we are lucky to have Disney lead character designer and animator Philo Barnhart overseeing design and animation ... Philo was the character creator of Ariel for The Little Mermaid, along with animation and design work on Beauty & The Beast, the Black Cauldron, Secret of NIMH and many others ... we appreciate you becoming a Beasties Wrangler.

Beasties Trainer
$20 or more per month

As a Beastie Trainer, you are helping us make magic with your ability to assist in making the show the very best possible ... we appreciate your support and since this is $240 spent in one year, we will be sending you links to demos and advance mixes and if you stay with us for three months, you will receive a Beasties T-Shirt in your 4th month after joining ...  Like Beasties Fans and Wranglers, as a Trainer, you will get to see musical demos in advance along with artwork of the Beasties animation in process from character development through the entire process of animating the cartoon characters that will interact with the actors onstage in the Broadway and touring stage shows ... As a Trainer, we will be providing you with advance information and ask for YOUR OPINION on important decisions related to the show through surveys, along with early access to tickets for concert performances and other activities ... we appreciate you becoming a Beasties Trainer.

Beasties Therapist
$50 or more per month

As a Beastie Therapist, you are helping us make magical progress with your ability to be involved to a level to assist us in making the show the very best possible and get it to the Broadway stage as quickly as possible ... we appreciate your support and since this is $600 spent in one year, we will be sending you everything Fans, Wranglers and Trainers receive, and you will receive a Beasties T-Shirt immediately after joining, another different T-Shirt after 6 months and again on your annual anniversary of your membership, along with early access to tickets for concert performances and other activities ... As a Beastie Therapist, we will be providing you with advance information and ask for YOUR OPINION on important decisions related to the show through surveys, along with early access to tickets for concert performances and other activities, and after remaining a Beasties Therapist for one year, you will receive 1 free admission to a Beasties performance, and advance access to purchase tickets to any concert or Broadway performance ... we appreciate you becoming a Beasties Therapist.

Beasties Producer
$10,000 or more per month

As a Beastie Producer, you are helping us make incredible progress with your ability to be involved to a very high level to assist us in making the show the very best possible and get it to the Broadway stage as quickly as possible ... we appreciate your support and we will be sending you everything Fans, Wranglers, Trainers and Therapists receive, and you will receive a Beasties T-Shirt immediately after joining, another different T-Shirt after 3 months and again on your annual anniversary of your membership, along with early access to tickets for concert performances and other activities ... As a Beastie Producer, we will be providing you with advance information and ask for YOUR OPINION and INPUT on important decisions related to the show through direct contact and surveys, along with first access to tickets for concert performances and other activities, along with having a producer title on the show ... we truly appreciate you becoming a Beasties Producer.

Join $10,000 Tier

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Goal is to complete the demo recording and mixing of the 17 songs that comprise Beasties: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera. Attaining this goal would move the project one more step closer to a Broadway run.
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A love story that takes place at a concert in New York's Central Park when an otherworldly being affects positive change on society saving a planet teetering on destruction ... told in 17 songs.

Created for Broadway musical theater, Beasties: A Sci-Fi Rock Opera tells an uplifting story about the range of human emotions affecting behavior and effecting change. Along with bringing awareness of one's self within, it asks the audience to understand human's place in society on this planet, as part of history and as an integral element of the universe.

The two act performance features lead character Voice, finally attaining respected status as a musician being asked to perform their new hit album at a free concert in New York's Central Park. Surprises are in store as unbeknownst to Voice, the promoter hired a former love interest to be a back up singer, and sold a title sponsorship to a greedy corporate organization that the musicians detest.

The show is really a concert in the park, that is interrupted by the presence of an alien being, inhabiting an old musician turned stage hand, that mysteriously helps the humans become aware of their inner beasts to save our humanity.

"Beasties" attempts to save humanity from climate destruction, hate, greed and fear by instilling common sense, hope, empathy and kindness through music and art, with a variety of musical genres of inspiring messages and memorable melodies.

Creator Gary Sohmers is experienced in many aspects of show business. As well as being a musician, producer, promoter, writer, publisher, and fan, he has also become popular on television as an expert in popular culture for 13 seasons on the PBS show, “Antiques Roadshow”.

Besides co-writing several of the new songs, all of the songs have been orchestrated and arranged for Broadway by multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Bill Holloman, who also performs as part of the band Chic with Nile Rodgers, among other touring and concert groups.

The stage show involves computer projected animation that immerses the audience into a world where the Beasties can be experienced by the audience. Character development and animation is being produced by former Disney animator Philo Barnhart, who developed and animated Ariel for The Little Mermaid and numerous other characters and films.

The story of Beasties is comprised of several books about that experience that took place for those two hours in Central Park from the perspectives of those that were there to witness it.  Each person has a unique viewpoint through which this concert happened. And each book recounts the sights, sounds and awareness generated during that magical time by that specific being. Since the crowd filled the sheep meadow there could be tens of thousands of perspectives of what really happened there that day. But all who were there, and all who were touched by the electronic media coverage, were affected. 

Was everything experienced by each "real," or just real in their minds?

Please join us as we take on the biggest challenge in history to save and heal our humanity.

Kindness is the currency of the universe ... spend freely.

For business inquiries, please feel free to email [email protected]

Thank you very much

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Tiers
Beastie Fan
$3 or more per month

As a Beastie Fan, you are joining to add the incentive of belief that some money, even a little, can help move this magic forward ... we appreciate your support and since this is $36 spent in one year, we will be sending you one link to a demo or an advance mix every month with a progress update  ... if you stay with us for a whole year, you will receive a Beasties T-Shirt in your 13th month after joining ... once the demos are completed, you will continue to receive early updates about upcoming concerts, performances and exclusive merchandise and even once the show is a success, we will still be able to offer you rare previously unseen and unheard mixes and demos from the growth process for a look back at how it was done ... thank you so much for helping us achieve this dream come true ... and helping save humanity from destruction at the will of those bad beasties. 

Beastie Wrangler
$10 or more per month

As a Beastie Wrangler, you are helping us make magic  ... we appreciate your support and since this is $120 spent in one year, we will be sending you links to demos and advance mixes and if you stay with us for six months, you will receive a Beasties T-Shirt in your 7th month after joining ...  as a Wrangler, you will get to see advance artwork of the Beasties animation in process from character development through the entire process of animating the cartoon characters that will interact with the actors onstage in the Broadway and touring stage shows ... we are lucky to have Disney lead character designer and animator Philo Barnhart overseeing design and animation ... Philo was the character creator of Ariel for The Little Mermaid, along with animation and design work on Beauty & The Beast, the Black Cauldron, Secret of NIMH and many others ... we appreciate you becoming a Beasties Wrangler.

Beasties Trainer
$20 or more per month

As a Beastie Trainer, you are helping us make magic with your ability to assist in making the show the very best possible ... we appreciate your support and since this is $240 spent in one year, we will be sending you links to demos and advance mixes and if you stay with us for three months, you will receive a Beasties T-Shirt in your 4th month after joining ...  Like Beasties Fans and Wranglers, as a Trainer, you will get to see musical demos in advance along with artwork of the Beasties animation in process from character development through the entire process of animating the cartoon characters that will interact with the actors onstage in the Broadway and touring stage shows ... As a Trainer, we will be providing you with advance information and ask for YOUR OPINION on important decisions related to the show through surveys, along with early access to tickets for concert performances and other activities ... we appreciate you becoming a Beasties Trainer.

Beasties Therapist
$50 or more per month

As a Beastie Therapist, you are helping us make magical progress with your ability to be involved to a level to assist us in making the show the very best possible and get it to the Broadway stage as quickly as possible ... we appreciate your support and since this is $600 spent in one year, we will be sending you everything Fans, Wranglers and Trainers receive, and you will receive a Beasties T-Shirt immediately after joining, another different T-Shirt after 6 months and again on your annual anniversary of your membership, along with early access to tickets for concert performances and other activities ... As a Beastie Therapist, we will be providing you with advance information and ask for YOUR OPINION on important decisions related to the show through surveys, along with early access to tickets for concert performances and other activities, and after remaining a Beasties Therapist for one year, you will receive 1 free admission to a Beasties performance, and advance access to purchase tickets to any concert or Broadway performance ... we appreciate you becoming a Beasties Therapist.

Beasties Producer
$10,000 or more per month

As a Beastie Producer, you are helping us make incredible progress with your ability to be involved to a very high level to assist us in making the show the very best possible and get it to the Broadway stage as quickly as possible ... we appreciate your support and we will be sending you everything Fans, Wranglers, Trainers and Therapists receive, and you will receive a Beasties T-Shirt immediately after joining, another different T-Shirt after 3 months and again on your annual anniversary of your membership, along with early access to tickets for concert performances and other activities ... As a Beastie Producer, we will be providing you with advance information and ask for YOUR OPINION and INPUT on important decisions related to the show through direct contact and surveys, along with first access to tickets for concert performances and other activities, along with having a producer title on the show ... we truly appreciate you becoming a Beasties Producer.

Join $10,000 Tier