Friday March 24, 2023

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NO HOPE Productions announces the album release of The Year After: A Song Cycle, will be available on all major streaming platforms beginning Friday, March 24, 2023.

The Year After follows a contingent of New Yorkers as they confront the realities of seeking love, losing love and enduring relationships in a time of personal and political chaos. For more information and to listen to the album, visit nohopeproductions.com. The cast includes Brittneyann Accetta (The Office! A Musical Parody), Krystina Alabado (Mean Girls), Michael Lee Brown (Dear Evan Hansen), Max Crumm (Disaster!), Dayna Dantzler (Waitress), Deon’te Goodman (Hamilton), Nathan Lee Graham, (Hadestown, National Tour), Jason Moody (Hair, National Tour) and singer/songwriter Shanna Sharp. Trailer available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLjI6xo7gJk

In the weeks and year after the election, there was a rupture, a seismic shift in our political landscape. Nazis were unabashedly showing their faces. The unthinkable happened every day and became complete normalcy. And yet we also found love, fell out of love, had babies. Amidst the chaos we persisted and tried to let everything go. That’s what we were trying to capture, all of those things and how people were processing, including us,” said writers Tim Aumiller and Scott Schneider.


A song cycle by Tim Aumiller and Scott Schneider


Drums and Percussion – Murph Aucamp

Saxophone – Zach Herchen

Violin – Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim

Piano – Scott Schneider

Acoustic and Electric Guitar – Jacob Shipley

Cello – Wick Simmons

Creative & Production

Executive Producer / Mixing – Robert Maril

Casting – John Ort

Recording Engineer – Matthew Sullivan / Power Station at BerkleeNYC

Drums and Percussion Recording Engineer – Mark Frankel / Nearfield Studio

Mastering – Alan Douches / West West Side Music

Strings Orchestrations – George Tsz-Kwan Lam


Brittneyann Accetta

Krystina Alabado

Michael Lee Brown

Max Crumm

Dayna Dantzler

Deon’te Goodman

Nathan Lee Graham

Elisabeth Halliday-Quan

Robert Maril

Jason Moody

Shanna Sharp

The Year After received a one-night only presentation at The Green Room 42 in 2018.

About NO HOPE Productions

Tim Aumiller and Scott Schneider have written five full-length musicals and presented over a dozen evenings of new work including two sold out shows at the legendary Joe’s Pub –Siren/Kings In Concert and their anniversary celebration Pulling The Plug: a decade of NO HOPE. Their musical Hello, My Name Is Billy, was a Backstage “Critic’s Pick” and a FringeNYC award winner. Hailed as a “rocking new musical,” BILLY ran for six weeks at the Duplex and The Slipper Room in the spring of 2010 before its 2011 FringeNYC run at Le Poisson Rouge. NO HOPE has produced four other original FringeNYC selections including Flight (also a Backstage “Critic’s Pick) and Luke Nicholas (4 stars from Time Out). On screen, their song “Fools Like You” was featured in the 2014 award-winning documentary Actress and they collaborated with NYC-based power diva pop trio Siren on their music video “Evolution.” Sheet music for their first decade of compositions is available through The NO HOPE Songbook Volume I: 2003-2013 (published by Scissortail Press), which includes their MAC Award nominated song “So Many Reasons.” Their first consensual cannibal musical, Once Begun, was presented at The Fresh Fruit Festival in July of 2019 and received an award for Outstanding One Act. Check out their podcast NO HOPE, the podcast: Outcasts in the Arts on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. For more information, visit www.nohopeproductions.com.