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Monday, May 6, 2019

New Musical/Film Hybrid NO ONE CALLED AHEAD - Trailer



New York, NY – Apples and Oranges StudiosJudith Manocherian, and Streaming Musicals announce the release of their latest soundstage musical, No One Called Ahead, coming to your favorite device on June 13, 2019. Filmed as a hybrid between film and stage, No One Called Ahead launches for streaming at, where you can also view the trailer.

No One Called Ahead follows Ben as he seeks a weekend getaway but gets more than he bargained for when he begins to receive a series of visits from several astonishing women from the great beyond. This darkly comic romance with a contemporary pop-rock score explores how life can change in an instant. For this artist, alone in the woods with his life on the line and his potential still undiscovered, the answer proves not what he expected.  

Written by Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre, EmmaDaddy Long Legs), produced by Apples and Oranges Studios (An American in Paris, Memphis, HAIREmma), Judith Manocherian (The Prom, The Lifespan of a FactOnce On This Island), and Streaming Musicals (Emma), No One Called Ahead features Justin Matthew Sargent (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages), Lora Lee Gayer(Holiday Inn, Follies), Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella), Storm Lever (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Freaky Friday), Morgan Weed (The Greatest Showman, American Psycho), and Pamela Winslow Kashani (Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast).  Tim Kashani directed the film, with scenic design by Dara Wishingrad, costume design by Daryl Stone, lighting design by Benjamin Weill, sound design by Julian Evans, choreography by Michele Lynch, and cinematography by Nate Hochstetler

For more information on No One Called Ahead, visit

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Forged by husband and wife team Tim and Pamela Kashani, Apples and Oranges Studios creates a marriage of technology and the arts. Eschewing tradition, Apples and Oranges Studios combines the team’s diverse involvement in the entertainment industry with experience in the tech start-up and enterprise IT worlds to develop and produce new musicals in cutting-edge ways. Utilizing revolutionary tools and complex data analysis to build audiences and drive business, Apples and Oranges Studios endeavors to tell compelling stories with strong commercial viability.
Tim Kashani recently announced a partnership with the Shubert Organization called Broadway Tech Accelerator, an environment for entrepreneurs in technology to accelerate early-stage startups in the live entertainment sector. From candle footlights to holograms, Broadway embraces new technology. However, a number of complexities in the ecosystem prove daunting to many startups and notoriously challenging to break through. With high barriers to entry, and a relatively small number of venues, live entertainment remains one of the true remaining frontiers for technologists to have a major impact. Broadway Tech Accelerator provides a unique environment to fast track business development by connecting entrepreneurs to industry leaders, major institutions, infrastructure and real-world testing environments.

Together, the Kashanis are also the creators of THEeatre ACCELERATOR, an immersive musical theatre development intensive for promising storytellers.  Beginning with book, music, and lyrics, participants develop their shows in a collaborative environment.  Utilizing cutting-edge technology and lean development methods, mentors interact with the artists, while THEatre ACCELERATOR team provides frequent feedback throughout the process.  Staff and storytellers collaborate to design a custom distribution plan that includes brand development and audience analysis to get stories in front of the right audiences.  Applying the model that accelerates technology start-ups, THEatre ACCELERATOR treats storytellers as founders creating an opportunity to interact with experts in storytelling, production, distribution, and the business of show business.

Through strategic innovation to advance the arts, Apples and Oranges Studios is committed to changing the future of storytelling. Learn more at For more information on the Broadway Tech Accelerator, visit, and for more information about THEatre ACCELERATOR, visit

In the world of film, Judith Manocherian helped produce Liberte, A Call To Spy before joining the team of No One Called Ahead. Broadway credits as Co-Producer include The Prom, The Lifespan Of A Fact and the Tony Award winning, Once On This Island. In the Off-Broadway arena, Judith was an Associate Producer of Smart Blonde and Smokey Joe’s Cafe as well as Co-Producer of RRRED and Goldstein. Judith is thrilled to help bring No One Called Ahead to life; a new hybrid of film and theater.  

Streaming Musicals is a new platform that is designed to be a playground for writers, actors, directors, and designers.  It is a way to create and brand musicals worldwide that would otherwise have no way of finding an audience.

The Sound Stage Musical allows writers, composers, directors and producers to build a show themselves and share it with the world in a responsible economic fashion while creating an enormously satisfying version of the show that will live forever and help ignite future stage productions all over the world. 

The key to this new platform is profit-sharing with the artists who create the musicals.  This allows Streaming Musicals to keep production values high and production costs low -- making stage musicals more accessible, affordable and sustainable in the 21st Century. 

The first production, Emma, was released in October 2018 and is available to be streamed as a rental or purchase on along with No One Called Ahead and all future releases.  Sign up today for email updates and never miss the next release.  Learn more at


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