Startup Cover.png

STARTUP

The theme and main title from Val's first motion picture score, League of Heroes!

logo-broadwayworld.png

Upstage Theater Takes On FALSETTOS!

 

"Director Val Zvinyatskovsky says, 'This story is just as important now as when it premiered in 1992. It paints a distinct historical picture for the younger generation, reignites a childhood memory for their parents, and offers a window back into how life was for their grandparents.' At the completely teen-run company, Upstage Theater's production stars exclusively young adults from all around the San Francisco Bay Area."

"Every so often we are fortunate to cross paths with somebody with that intangible spark that makes them stand out in a really good way. They bring enthusiasm to all they do, and they inspire others to reach far beyond what seems possible. I ran into such a person some years ago, and I’ve been amazed by what this young fellow has done and continues to do."

 

Read the article by Val's mentor, Ande Jacobson, music director and founder of A Good Reed Review here:

DSC03531.jpg
51eoQ5e-hSS._SL500_.jpg

"The podcast is pleased to present its first special guest episode with Val Zvinyatskovsky, a 15-year old actor, stage manager, lighting designer, magician, and so much more! With a new perspective on the podcast, we learn about Val's passion for theatre and his multi-layered horror story about the current production he's working on, Tuck Everlasting. It turns out producing a show during a pandemic is very difficult!"

The Shelter Near Fireplace (Cabaret) was a weekly variety show created and performed by Val on Instagram live every Friday. Each performance would include a set of Val's piano-voice renditions of popular classics or new hits. The night would then transition to a magic segment where fresh, new close-up magic would be presented. The show would finish off with a topical parody of either a famous ballad or musical theatre hit. All this, next to a fireplace! The intention was to create a relaxing space, that is nevertheless entertaining, for viewers to enjoy and start the weekend with, while in quarantine. SNF closed after a successful 7-week run and is planning to reopen in the fall with a slightly wider schedule. 

Samples of the show will be available in the video media section (above) shortly. 

11BDC12D-979E-4A42-A439-6F32668886EE.jpg
Screen Shot 2020-08-04 at 11.21.50 PM.pn
TDF_edited.png

For a community service project at his school, Val chose to help the Theatre 

Development Fund non-profit organization as he strongly believes and supports their values and the work that they do to try and bring theatre to everyone. As an actor in community theatre sensory-friendly productions, he was hooked on TDF when he realized that this kind of work for the community is done on a professional level. Read more about the project, Val's participation, the organization, and more!

Good Reed.jpg

A Good Reed Review is a website run by Sunnyvale Community Player's "Urinetown" orchestra director, Ande Jacobson. Val and Ande have worked together on many shows as actor-conductor and most recently as musician-conductor respectively. Check out the article promoting the Urinetown production as well as talking about Val's experience in his first orchestra pit.

 

"While most of the players are adults and are very experienced in the orchestra pits around the Bay Area, one player is enjoying his first pit experience with this show. Keyboard player Val Zvinyatskovsky is only 13 years old"