Dear Shushy and Dreamster Fans,
On behalf of our phenomenal singer Michael North, esteemed choreographer Mat Davies, all-seeing and all-knowing director Lindley Mayer, the marvelous Frank Caruso and team of set designers and, of course, our incredibly talented cast of Shushy and Dreamster dancers, it is my thrill to express our appreciation to the wondrous audiences that came out for The Shushybye Holiday Musical at the Odyssey Theatre in West Los Angeles on Saturday December 4. We all had such an amazing time on Saturday – completely fueled by the enthusiasm and warmth of our awesome audiences! What a wondrous way to usher in the absolute best time of the year – the holiday season!
Speaking of the holidays, we are proud to unveil our first-ever Christmas music CD, A Shushybye Christmas. The CD features 11 tracks, including “All I Want Is To Spend Christmas With You,” which is a fast rocker with a special message; “When the Sun Comes Up,” a joyous gospel-style song brilliantly performed by our world-class Shushybye Dream Band musicians and magnificently sung by Michael North, pulling inspiration from the 5 Blind Boys from Alabama; “Dreams from the Bible,” a rock tune that underscores how dreams and visions played a critical role in the stories of many of our most beloved heroes of the Bible; “There’s A Star,” the first-ever Dreamery lullabye; “As For Me and My House (We Serve the Lord),” a rocker that is based on my favorite biblical passage (and, interestingly, this happens to be Michael favorite passage as well!); “This Goodnight Lullabye,” which is Michael at his very best performing a doo-wop style ’50′s-style tune guaranteed to get your fingers snapping; “My Newest Best Friend,” a pop tune that is sure to become a family holiday favorite; and “I Want To Thank You,” which you’ll be hearing in our new DREAMERY TV series and carries a message we look forward to children embracing when they hear the song! The CD also presents my own personal favorite Shushy song, “A Night Time Prayer” which we oftentimes perform in concerts. Shushy hits “Feels Like Magic” and “A Shushybye Lullabye” round out the holiday good feelings!
For everyone working with Shushybye and The Dreamery, it is all very much a true labor of love – and our TV show editors, director Karolyn and producer Ivan are hard at work this month editing all the material shot over the past several weeks for our new DREAMERY television series. Included inside the new TV series are 27 magical-looking music videos that I can hardly wait for you to see (it won’t be too long now!!). The shows, of course, boast our new Dreamery characters PJ THE DJ, STARBRIGHT, SNORE and CAPTAIN JOHN YAWN (who made their public debuts at our recent holiday musical to audience acclaim!), as well as all-new storylines and all-new songs in a wide variety of music styles.
For those of you following Shushybye and Dreamery developments, you may already be aware how proud we are to welcome rock legend, the one and only Brian Setzer, who performs our DREAMERY TV series rockabilly-style theme song. In addition to the genius of Brian Setzer, there’s lots more musical surprises we’ll be sharing with you soon (major artists who will be performing new Shushy and Dreamery songs alongside our very own maestro Michael North especially for our new TV series).
As we continue to build Shushybye and The Dreamery, we look forward to unveiling our newest members of our plush doll family, PJ, STARBRIGHT and SNORE who will become available this spring along with SNOOZLES, DOZIE and ZEEZ. I would like to recommend (humbly and sincerely!) that you email us as soon as you can to get on the reservation list for these extraordinarily adorable dolls by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know you’d like your family added to the list (we’ll then be in touch with you as soon as they arrive in April). We all want to make certain that every family wanting the Shushy and Dreamster 16″ plush dolls can get them!
On behalf of everyone at Shushybye and The Dreamery, a wondrous holiday season to all, and to all…Shushybye and Goodnight!