Front Row Center
All songs sung by 12-year-old Marissa O'donnell.
All songs written, produced and recorded by Art Halperin
MARISSA O DONNELL: Lead Vocals
Art Halperin: All Instruments except...
Bass: Jay Cavanaugh
Drums: Patrick Conlon: (7, 10)
Al Maddy: Trombone (5)
Ed Stein: Keyboards (2, 10)
Backing Vocals: Meeka Halperin, Kristina Koller, Mikie Sakanaka, Marissa O'Donnell
Album Design: Thea Kluge Front Photo: Jose Ortiz Inside photo: Anya Wallach
MARISSA O DONNELL is currently touring as 'Annie' in the 30th anniversary tour of Annie! Marissa s other roles include Off-Broadway s American Girls Revue, (Hallie/Felicity/Nellie), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy) with The Random Farms Kids Theater and Meet Me in St. Louis. In addition to her many stage roles and charity and television appearances Marissa has performed at Philadelphia s Boscov Thanksgiving Day Parade, Giants Stadium at the Meadowlands.
Of young Marissa O'Donnell, Martin Charnin said, "She's just breathtaking" --Playbill
This girl has got some pipes! --Chad Young, Parent World
Her voice is sweet and she's adorable without being too saccharin. --Edgar Loessin, WHRO-FM
About the Artist: Marissa O'Donnell, headliner for the 2005-2007 national tour of Annie, has consistently received rave reviews as "a real star" and "a mega-talented singer" with "a voice that will knock you straight into Tuesday." Impressed by her talent, Art Halperin, veteran producer/musician/songwriter, invited Marissa to record her first solo CD on his label, Sword in the Stone Records.
The result of their collaboration is "Front Row Center," a musical journey of hope and inspiration Marissa dedicated to her biggest fan, her late grandfather. Songs range from the heartrending title song and "Home Again" to the playful "A Cappella Song" and "Money, Money, Money" and are suitable for both the young and the young at heart.