'The Corporate Circus™' Book Satirizing the Workplace Turns Musical

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The Corporate Circus, Inc. team-up with Rob Appel Production to produce a musical theater workshop of new work adopted from Adela JP’s book, The Corporate Circus.

"The Corporate Circus," the uniquely original and innovatively creative 5 Star book-based property written as a fantasy style “tongue-in-cheek” corporate satire by Adela JP (pen name of Adela Josue Polin) is being produced as a musical theater workshop of a new “corporate musical” under the production of Rob Appel (http://www.appelpresents.com). It is tentatively set to premier at the Lyceum Theatre in San Diego, California in early 2006.

The Corporate Circus, Inc. (http://www.thecorporatecircus.com) is collaborating with musical director Rayme Sciaroni (http://www.mollyguard.com/event/19843352) who is composing the music and lyrics (adopted from the dialogue and story of The Corporate Circus book) for this concert presentation of new work.

Adela JP, author and creator of The Corporate Circus, is an MBA whose corporate experience led to the writing of “The Corporate Circus” as an entertainingly satiric look at corporate life and office drama in what she called, “an intricately complete story adaptable for novelization, television, feature film and theatrical release, as well as a broad array of licensing categories.”

The Corporate Circus is also being launched in China as a business “Edutainment” (education-entertainment) project. It has recently signed a cooperation deal in Shanghai, China with Shanghai TianYu Technology Development, Co. (http://www.tianyu.com.cn) and is currently moving forward with the animation effort of the TCC characters and the translation of the book into Chinese. Plans are in the works to initially launch The Corporate Circus (Chinese version) as a humorous business “edutainment” book and animation property addressing job stress.

Attorney Michael R. Polin, founder of the International Law Firm of Michael R. Polin (http://www.polinlawfirm.com), has arranged the collaboration deal between The Corporate Circus, Inc. and Rob Appel Production and represents the company in all domestic and international affairs.

About The Corporate Circus book: (http://www.thecorporatecircus.com/book.htm )

"The Corporate Circus book” has been awarded a 5 Star rave review by Midwest Book Review describing the story as, “a bizarre and fantastic tale told almost entirely in dialogue, with each corporate lackey player represented as an animal. "The Corporate Circus," by Adela JP offers the reader a genuinely fantastic interplay of office politics and an original "tongue-in-cheek" satire. Humorous, witty, and engagingly presented, The Corporate Circus is highly recommended reading which leaves a marked impression of business that combines the exotic with the all-too-real."

"The Corporate Circus book,” a comical fantasy soap opera look at the workplace, details the office drama and travails of 15 key characters that Adela JP created. As the story goes, a dissatisfied and frustrated corporate employee named Amy is caught up in a boring dead-end job. While attending a focus group to reduce her job stress, she falls asleep and imagines an elaborate business fantasy world called “The Corporate Circus.” In this dream state, her colleagues morph into The Corporate Circus characters and become her office confidants. During this fantasy they show Amy how to relax and have more fun in life. Amy’s adventure with these off-the-wall characters (presented below) gave her the wisdom to become a happier person, thus improving her work attitude and brightening her dull serious office life.

  •      Ring Master, the fearless "boss" whose clown face belies his tough management style.
  •      Cat, a secretary with “unspoken power” in the company, is the protector of her boss.
  •      Gopher, the happy-go-lucky mail clerk.
  •      Gorilla, the Research &Development genius creates and designs products and ideas.
  •      Lion, the “King” marketing guru who regally and flamboyantly carries out his work.
  •      Bull, the sales head whose persistent aggressiveness powers the company forward.
  •      Owl, a fussy accountant who works late as both "bean counter" and party "night owl."
  •      Horse, an operations head whose dependable workers are the company’s backbone.
  •      Vulture, the lawyer who defends the company and cleans up any corporate mess.
  •      Laughing Hyena, the customer service “joker” who handles customer frustrations.
  •      Bug, a reclusive computer support kid-like manager who enjoys computer games.
  •      Octopus, the human resources manager who reaches into all areas to enforce policies.
  •      Kangaroo, the purchasing executive with a powerful “kick” and deep money pouch.
  •      Snake, a genderless calculating troublemaker, whose sneaky ways are to be avoided.
  •      Rat, the gossiper whose dubious, tricky methods are irritatingly troublesome

About Rob Appel: (http://www.appelpresents.com and http://www.bravo.com)

Rob Appel is President of Appel Presents and co-founder, producer-director of BRAVO San Diego. Rob is the producer of BRAVO San Diego and serves as a Trustee with the Balboa Theatre Foundation and the San Diego Repertory Theatre. Mr.Appel also produced and directed SummerQuest for six years.

Rob Appel is a member of the Advisory Board of the California Ballet, and Photo Charity and past Chairman of ITNAVA Corporation. He serves as the representative of County Board Chair - Supervisor Pam Slater-Price 3rd District on the San Diego County HIV/AIDS Planning Council. Rob served as Executive Director of the Greater San Diego Business Association and past presidents of the California Ballet Company, the International Special Events Society, Los Angeles Celebration Theatre, and as Vice President of the Los Angeles Business & Professional Association.

A director-choreographer since 1958, Rob's staged and choreographed many stars including Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Elvis Presley, Frankie Laine, Ann Miller, George Chakiris, Peter Allen and Rita Moreno.

About Rayme Sciaroni: (http://www.mollyguard.com/event/19843352)

Rayme pulled up his roots in New York City where he directed, musical directed and choreographed several off-off-Broadway shows as well as several large scale children's productions. Being a true composer at heart, he currently has two songs in the Off-Broadway smash hit, "Naked Boys Singing!" now in it's seventh year and playing in several countries around the world. He continues to write music and lyrics for various singers in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego. Since landing in San Diego he has directed, musical directed and composed a wealth of songs and shows for popular theaters and clubs through out the county. Most currently he has come out with a piano solo Christmas CD of his own entitled, "A Quiet Kind of Christmas". It is compiled with arrangements of traditional Christmas songs along with a few of his own originals.

About The Corporate Circus, Inc.: (http://www.thecorporatecircus.com)

The Corporate Circus Inc., founded by Adela Josue Polin, is headquartered in Henderson, Nevada. The company owns and created all intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents, and trademarks, including characters, artwork, illustrations, designs and books involving The Corporate Circus characters and publishing.

For United States and International licensing, distribution and sales inquiries, please contact the International Law Offices of Michael R. Polin (http://www.polinlawfirm.com) at 858-350-4225, in San Diego, California.

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