Rock Opera The Bell Ringer by Peter Orullian to Hit Holiday Stages
By: Symphony North
The stage performances of The Bell Ringer, featuring former Trans-Siberian Orchestra members, deliver a powerful and inspiring experience in the early TSO tradition, combing anthemic rock music with poignant storytelling. Currently, the production is scheduled for appearances on December 18th at the Nampa Civic Center/Nampa, ID; December 19th at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center/Salt Lake City, UT; December 21st at the Aladdin Theater/Portland, OR; and December 22nd at the Moore Theatre/Seattle, WA.
The Bell Ringer composer and producer, Peter Orullian, is a published novelist (Tor Books) and has a forthcoming collaboration with #1 New York Times best-selling writer Brandon Sanderson. He is also a former lead singer for legendary Seattle bands Heir Apparent and Fifth Angel. With a lifelong love of the holidays, Orullian began in 1987 to conceive a record that would combine his three passions -- storytelling, symphonic rock, and Christmas.
"While I wanted to write songs that stood on their own," says Orullian, "I also wanted the album to have a real narrative arc, start to finish, with characters we could relate to and cheer for as they change, grow and learn that the best gift is the gift you give of yourself." Years later, in a chance meeting, he received words of personal encouragement from Paul O'Neill -- the late founder and composer of the multi-platinum-
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