"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
"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
Reviewer, Academics Choice Awards
"You are an exceptionally
talented writer and theatre person. This
shows a lot of dedication and talent. Love
“funny lively and utterly charming!”
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
"All the little ones can
get lost and wander safely for hours in the
world that Aoede creates for them."
“…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.”
“The tunes and settings
are very memorable and really stay in the
“it is so unique.... so different ( in a
great way. )”
“its amazing piece of work...really cleverly
written from beginning to end”
“Unbelievable… I have never heard anything
so cool… I've never had so much fun
listening to an album.”
“Your songs are terrific, and you've done a
great job creating a whole new world.”
“I was completely captivated by the world
you created. My boys are19 and 17… they both
agreed that it was "enchanting””
“sooooooo creative and innovative, GREAT
work. I really dig the artwork,
“Quite a production… AMAZING WORK!!”
"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.”
"Epic project... so dramatic and fun!"
"I am blown away
by your story,.. the songs ...your voice...
the production... Wow!!!! The entire project
is top shelf 5 stars!!!!!"
"Incredible stunning new music.. your voice,
the characters, the songs, just wonderful-we
all need more magic and miracles in life."
"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
"What a LOVELY Production and story!!"
"Great story! Love your magical world. Very
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 :-)"
"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!"
"'Do You Believe
in Magic?' is a fantastic musical
performance. Bravo. The vocals and the music
worked really well together. Great job!"
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
“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".
"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."
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
production value on your album is off the
"Very creative story telling. Well performed
and recorded. Congrats on creating such a
"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."
blown away by the concepts, characters,
Seay H. Delgado
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
Like your own Lord Of The Rings!!!"
"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
"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
"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!"
"Wow! Very cool.
Interesting and truly a musical Journey.
Very visual. Theatrical without being at the
theatre. Love the unique quality."
stuff. Really effective underscoring and
general accompaniment of the characters."
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!"
& inventive storytelling journey. Wonderful
job with colorful dialog that helps the
listener paint the picture of the story in
their own minds."
"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
phenomenal production! "Do You Believe in
Magic" is wonderful and very creative! It
kept me intrigued and entertained.
Congratulations on a great production!"
"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."
Best magic i ever feel :)) good luck!!!!!"
"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
"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!"
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!!"
"Thank you, this
is really cool."
sharing with me good work kids love it!"
"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."
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"
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
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."
"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
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."
"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!"
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!"
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