Do You Believe In Magic Press Release

 

 

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  Aoede featured on Multi-Genre Author Marie Lavender's Writing in the Modern Age! Read the interview to discover inspirations, views on writing and setbacks, and Aoede's words of wisdom...
     
  Dec 11, 2015-Music Friday Live Interview-Aoede brings magic in songs and story...

Aoede brings magic in songs and story. Her latest release “Do You Believe In Magic?" is an alternative musical/rock opera, now adapted into a musical stage play.

     
  Star Wars, Aoede, Mike Young, Splash Entertainment and More

" Listen in as we interview Mike Young, CEO of Splash Enertainment, Lisa Sniderman, the producer of Aoede, discuss Star Wars 4, 5, and 6 ..." Note: Aoede interview starts at 14:02

     
  DYBIM: a magical, mystical, musical journey for the ears

"DYBIM harnesses the talents of over a dozen people to give us a magical, mystical, musical journey that delights the ears and lights up the mind of tweens, teens and the young in spirit regardless of age... Put on your headphones, close your eyes and believe in magic." Patrick O'Heffernan

     
   

Jenn's Review Blog: Aoede's Do You Believe in Magic Review

"My boys love all kinds of music...They have a few other Aoede cd's and have come to love the music, the characters and the fun in the stories of these collections. The music is fun and infectious and stays in your head all day. I love all fairy tales and I love that my boys share that love also. The narration really brings the story in the music together The boys and their friends dance and play to it and seem to really enjoy it!" Jenn's Review Blog

     
 
Family Review Magazine

"...you will indeed believe in magic, because you will find it one that is spellbinding and it will have you holding your breath until the story comes to an end ... The music is exquisite, her voice is radiant throughout, the story line is captivating and the narration is very well done..."

     
  Do You Believe In Magic? Kids First Endorsement

"... a fanciful adventure - down the rabbit hole - of magical musical riveting storytelling and exciting labyrinths of trust and misdeed... The music is true to its story and well produced. The story moves along fluidly and the structure and continuity are true to its genre (fantasy). The content is stimulating and attractive. It is in touch with its audience (tweens) and leads and guides them along the way. The performances and production values are terrific."
Kids First
     
     Do You Believe In Magic? Featured in Big Blend Magazine- October Issue (p. 17) A Toast To The Arts.
     
     The IMC Magazine Issue 8 October 2015-Featuring Aoede Do You Believe In Magic? (p.16-17).
     
     Tillywig Top Fun Award - Do You Believe In Magic?

"The scope of the production is remarkable - 23 cuts laced with excitingly dramatic spoken-word performances and songs that would be at home in a Broadway musical, served up by a sizable, highly talented cast. No small undertaking, this."
Tillywig Toy Awards Review

     
  Do You Believe In Magic? Creative Child Magazine's 2015 CD of the Year Award
     
  BigMusic News-Do You Believe in Magic? Rock Opera Musical for tweens
     
  Do You Believe In Magic?-Parent's Choice Approved Award
     
  Sep 2015-The Independent Music Show Magazine. Aoede's "Do You Believe In Magic?" Click on 12-13 at bottom of page to view article.

"Do You Believe in Magic" is one of the most creative musical projects that has come across my desk. It will be featured in my 'Independent Music Magazine" this September. Singer/Songwriter Aoede glistens & writer Lisa Sniderman delights us with her imagery and writing skills. Bravo!"
Tom Lambert, Producer/Presenter, The Independent Music Show
 

     
  Aug 30, 2015 -Big Blend's Champagne Sundays Radio. 20 minute Podcast. Interview with Aoede. "Do You Believe In Magic?" Scroll down to listen and go behind the scenes of Aoede's newest fantasy musical.
     
  Aug 28, 2015-White's Wyrd World. Album Feature Aoede's "Do You Believe In Magic?"
     
     May 2015-IMC (Independent Music Coalition) Magazine Issue 3. p. 28-29. Carol Riordan. Special Feature on Aoede.
 
   
   
 

What People Are Saying About DYBIM:
 

 

"Percy Jackson meets Into The Woods!"

"From concept to reality to a strong production quality-this works, and is a winner, and I "Do believe in magic"!"

"An enticing, well written musical theater production that captivates audiences through a fantasy world, creativity and an unbelievable amount of talent that is involved with this project. 5 star rating!"

"I had the great pleasure of seeing "Do You Believe in Magic?" live and so enjoyed this imaginative tale, woven with Aoede's magical musical selections. Highly recommended for teens and parents alike. Yes, I do believe in magic!"
Laura Sullivan
 

“Your stage performance and vocal performance of AOEDE is AMAZING!!!”
Elbert Montgomery
 

“Very, very creative concept. I like it. I was watching the live theater piece as well. As a fellow theater student myself, I can appreciate this. It is tough work. You will do great this, I am certain. This sounds epic! … I will be looking out for you.”
Darrick Spears 

“Love it-very other worldly!”
Cindy Pruitt
 

“Really really really good! The production, the voices, the sound effects. And, the story is so fun! …I would like to get it for my niece. I love it!!!!”
Kim Cameron
 

“Very entertaining and energetic with a real message..”
yamila guerra
 

“I love musicals and this looks like a musical that I can love. Much success.
Ron Aprea
 

" How I would LOVE to see this performed on Broadway with the production values and budget of a show like Wicked. The story is fascinating, the music delightful, and the characters charming and compelling. The time is right for a New Age blockbuster show and ' Do you Believe in Magic ' is it !!! "
Paul Avgerinos
 

“It’s incredible”
Vivi Melody
 

“Love how unique and different it is, bravo!”
Nelson Foltz
 

“I love it … it's wonderful and exciting to watch. you did a outstanding job with this amazing project.”
Angel Sessions

“It's really cool! I love the worlds you create.”
Lorrraine Feather
 

"With her latest stage production and recording entitled "Do You Believe In Magic?,"Aeode (Lisa Sniderman) continues to enliven the style of modern Greek mythology in her stage craft. Lessons are learned through her characters who bring enduring life lessons alive with songs, musings and humor. This stage production is a good example of Aoede's musical skill for musical theater that both children and adults will enjoy."
Steve Pullara

"Aoede's "Do you believe in Magic" is a creative tale that echo's Harry Potter and The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe. It is filled with whimsical songs that are very expressive both melodically and harmonically."
Reviewer, Academics Choice Awards

"You are an exceptionally talented writer and theatre person. This shows a lot of dedication and talent. Love it!!!!!"
Richard Byford

“funny lively and utterly charming!”
Winifred Philllips

“Straight Broadway material! "Nobody can know" is my favorite, but I love the whole thing. Very cool vibe throughout.. like an updated "Labyrinth" movie vibe, sweet!”
Frank Cisco “Steel”

“…truly magical and took me away to another place”
Catherine Duc

"All the little ones can get lost and wander safely for hours in the world that Aoede creates for them."
Erik Scott

“…beautifully crafted musical production which takes the listeners to a journey to the fantasyland, kingdom of Wonderhaven! Brilliant storytelling and musical score that will keep the audience captivated.”
Rupam Sarmah

“The tunes and settings are very memorable and really stay in the musical mind.”
Douglas Knehans

“it is so unique.... so different ( in a great way. )”
Jerico DeAngelo

“its amazing piece of work...really cleverly written from beginning to end”
Greg Ryan

“Unbelievable… I have never heard anything so cool… I've never had so much fun listening to an album.”
Madi Das

“Your songs are terrific, and you've done a great job creating a whole new world.”
Tom Peters

“I was completely captivated by the world you created. My boys are19 and 17… they both agreed that it was "enchanting””
Sarah Partridge

“sooooooo creative and innovative, GREAT work. I really dig the artwork, captivating.”
Peter Spero

“Quite a production… AMAZING WORK!!”
Cindy Paulos

"Do You Believe in Magic" is one of the most creative musical projects that has come across my desk. It will be featured in my 'Independent Music Magazine" this September. Singer/Songwriter Aoede glistens & writer Lisa Sniderman delights us with her imagery and writing skills. Bravo!"
Tom Lambert, Producer/Presenter, The Independent Music Show

“I wish I was on a road trip right now.This would be perfect!!”
Aaron Nigel Smith

“Like Tolkien with a soundtrack. Great job.”
Alastair Moock

"Epic project... so dramatic and fun!"
Lori Henriques

"I am blown away by your story,.. the songs ...your voice... the production... Wow!!!! The entire project is top shelf 5 stars!!!!!"
Cindy Hughlett

"Incredible stunning new music.. your voice, the characters, the songs, just wonderful-we all need more magic and miracles in life."
Seay

"I've never been a huge fan of audio books, much preferring the turn of the page and the weight of a good book, but Lisa Sniderman's 'Do You Believe In Magic' could be the one to change my mind... it really does grip the listener from start to finish."
Michael Kennedy, Welsh Connections Magazine

"...a world of magical innovation and enchanting creation...Narnia-like and yet of it's own character completely!! A fabulous production..."
Heidi Breyer

"What a LOVELY Production and story!!"
David Longoria

"Great story! Love your magical world. Very enjoyable!"
Rebecca Labb

"I just absolutely love the voiceovers, well done and engaging. Just such a nice inviting timbre... the great storytelling makes me want to be a kid again :-)"
Laurie Larson

"Wow! This is such a creative work... I love the story and all the magical things... The songs are beautifully rendered, and the actors voices depict each character so aptly!"
Susan Merdinger

"'Do You Believe in Magic?' is a fantastic musical performance. Bravo. The vocals and the music worked really well together. Great job!"
Tamara Maellero

"Great story telling and engaging. I imagine the target audience of tweens will be enthralled by the the story line, music and vocals. Such a special time in their lives to be touched by such magic."
TJ Doyle

“It has an old-school" vibe/sound which in my opinion its a great thing. It reminds me of certain things from my childhood. My favorite track is "Aoede's House".
Carmine Miranda

"I listened to the musical in its entirety.... I was mesmerized by the creativity in the creation of each character. It's very well done."
Nathalia Palis-Mclaughlin

"...epic project! Beautiful artwork and packaging... captivated by the narrative, voices, and sound production. You do a wonderful job weaving the dialogue and music together-- definitely has the feeling and exciting pacing of a fantasy movie or musical theater piece. An impressive range of musical styles too."
Andy Furgeson

"Wow the production value on your album is off the charts!"
Dennis Sy

"Very creative story telling. Well performed and recorded. Congrats on creating such a great work."
Peter Calandra

"For those of us raised on The Hobbit and Harry Potter and places to get lost when the skies are dismal, once again, Aoede has created a safe haven for our respite. The intended audience for this magical journey is "tweens" - but its reach is far more generous than that. There is no termination date for imagination and there is no expiration date for magic. Aoede is a muse for all ages. The detail and depth of the production enhances the messages skillfully embodied within the magical Kingdom of Wonderhaven. I am going to take this beautiful record with me to my favorite hot tub hideaway in the forest and get lost for a weekend. Thank you for your concept and detail Muse Aoede!"
Amazon Review, Musical Mermaid

"I love the sound palette you use, it brings a very cool vibe that suits the storytelling well."
Aeb Byrne

"Completely blown away by the concepts, characters, music!"
Seay H. Delgado

"This is great!... It is a masterpiece!!"
Sean Patrick Kalil

"I DO Believe in Magic!! Love your packaging; the voices are clear, understandable, and well recorded; favorite characters: Luk, Curial! I'm a speech-language pathologist and I love the respectful way you treated Curial. And Luk -- will be a favorite of all kids young and old! This took me back to the days of listening to mystery radio!" Kathy McGuire

"Quite Amazing. Like your own Lord Of The Rings!!!"
Herschel Garfein

"I'm in my hotel bed at 12:25 am and should go to sleep but I don't want to miss anything. This is really good. Sounds great with my iPhone ear phones. What a great imagination and production. Congratulations!"
Eirinn Abu

"I truly enjoyed Aoede’s Do You Believe In Magic? It was on a delightful, fanciful journey that I found myself trailing along with the delightful storybook Aoede! I enjoyed the introduction to the various spectacular characters and the adventures encountered through the Book of Shadows, which I would love to have so that I can also have fabulous adventures! The voice talent was superb, energetic, and full of fun and kept me entertained throughout the story! Although meant for children, this audio book can be enjoyed by all ages! This truly is an award winning work and I look forward to hearing more tales from Wonder Haven!"
Michelle Cornwell Jordan, Producer and Host of IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio

"I LOVE the Character Voices But I also absolutely LOVE the arrangements, the use of instrumentation and Production that supports the characters in such a Beautiful way!"
Paul Brown

"Wow! Very cool. Interesting and truly a musical Journey. Very visual. Theatrical without being at the theatre. Love the unique quality."
Rick Barretta

"Very cool stuff. Really effective underscoring and general accompaniment of the characters."
Tom Nazziola

"I absolutely LOVED IT! What a wonderful magical adventure!!! What a great story plot too! Oh how much I enjoyed the adventure! I was a little girl in the land of Wonderhaven-every minute something new and exciting happened to my inner child that made me sit on the edge of my seat waiting with excitement for what's going to happen next! It made my heart smile and the little girl inside happy!!! :-) Then there was the music... Oh how catchy and hooky the songs were! I LOVED everything about AOEDE!"
Dorie Pride

"...very unique & inventive storytelling journey. Wonderful job with colorful dialog that helps the listener paint the picture of the story in their own minds."
Erin Starks

"What a beautiful accomplishment! The story, the acting, the music. I loved the interweaving of fantasy and mythology. The story just flows... It's beautifully produced, performed, the book is gorgeous, it's a total triumph, perfect for kids and adults."
Michael Lewin

"What a phenomenal production! "Do You Believe in Magic" is wonderful and very creative! It kept me intrigued and entertained. Congratulations on a great production!"
Carlos Mojica

"What an album. Seriously. I am loving this as much as I have loved Is Love A Fairy Tale and What Are Dreams Made of. And then some more. Incredible storyline, songwriting, production as well as the performance... Superb sound textures too."
Arun Shenoy

"Its great!! Best magic i ever feel :)) good luck!!!!!"
Dor

"Wow Lisa!! You should have seen me when I accidentally clicked out of the player! I was jabbing those keys on the keyboard to get back to hear the story! Still listening but if the rest of the story is as well done as the first 7 or 8 parts, it is captivating because it is really a human story told from a fantasy genre perspective. This story and the professional preparation production wise of the music, character parts, and voice overs are so well done! Great story, presentation, production, Loving the music attached to each part (movement)! Fantastic job!"
Bernard Rose

"My family and I listened to your project on a trip home from Grandma's in the car... We all thoroughly enjoyed the journey. My kids have never been so quiet - we were all transfixed."
Jennifer Dashney Longbine

"What a huge undertaking....I loved it much!"
Cecil Parker

"What a wonderful project! Overall, I love it!... The story line is very creative and the direction is superbly done with spot-on timing and pacing. The character voices are completely believable. Great job!!"
Gary Gray

"Thank you, this is really cool."
Bill Tilford

"thanks for sharing with me good work kids love it!"
chance

"I am impressed on how much effort was put into this project. Everything from the graphics to the writing and recording. It's a labor of love in epic proportions."
Aaron Aranita

"This album truly is one of the most inventive and creative I've heard this season! ...the songs and voices blend perfectly with the lush orchestration, and the music brilliantly complements and punctuates the story. This sounds like a Broadway cast album! I can visualize the entire story"
Karen Commins

"...you will indeed believe in magic, because you will find it one that is spellbinding and it will have you holding your breath until the story comes to an end ... The music is exquisite, her voice is radiant throughout, the story line is captivating and the narration is very well done. This will be one that all ages will find enchanting, as long as they can still connect to their childhood world of make believe ... where everything is possible.... "
Family Review Center

"... a fanciful adventure - down the rabbit hole - of magical musical riveting storytelling and exciting labyrinths of trust and misdeed... The music is true to its story and well produced. The story moves along fluidly and the structure and continuity are true to its genre (fantasy). The content is stimulating and attractive. It is in touch with its audience (tweens) and leads and guides them along the way. The performances and production values are terrific."
Kids First

"My boys love all kinds of music...They have a few other Aoede cd's and have come to love the music, the characters and the fun in the stories of these collections. The music is fun and infectious and stays in your head all day. I love all fairy tales and I love that my boys share that love also. The narration really brings the story in the music together The boys and their friends dance and play to it and seem to really enjoy it!" Jenn's Review Blog

"DYBIM harnesses the talents of over a dozen people to give us a magical, mystical, musical journey that delights the ears and lights up the mind of tweens, teens and the young in spirit regardless of age... Put on your headphones, close your eyes and believe in magic."
Patrick O'Heffernan

"Do You Believe In Magic? is a Masterpiece with soaring melody and smart arrangements. An intriguing plot and sophisticated character development! Thanks for enriching the world with your creativity!"
Kabir Sehgal

"A sweeping, melodic odyssey, Aoede: Do You Believe in Magic? is a treasure for both the young and the young at heart. Highly recommended, especially for gift-giving!"
Midwest Book Review-Children's Bookwatch-The Audiobook Shelf
 

 

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