Friday, December 11, 2009


Everything has been transferred to PLAY-MANIA.COM.

Please access the site from that URL from now on! All of the posts and comments from the past two years seem to have transferred over!

This site will no longer be updated, everything will be at PLAY-MANIA.COM

- LISA :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Anna Sundstrand: "What's On My Mind"

Anna made her first blog entry on Starshine.. except she promised herself she would never "blog", so check out her first "What's On My Mind" entry!

Very cute! Looking forward to more from Anna! She said she will probably be doing this about 2-3 times a week.

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Grease Dress Rehearsal

Marie Serneholt (formerly of A*Teens!) put up this picture from the dress rehearsal of Grease and Janet's in it.

You can check out more pictures from rehearsals on Janet's picture blog.

Thanks Erin and Ashley!

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See Anna Perform Live

Anna will be performing live at Sandy Lo's book release party at Cargo Cafe in Staten Island, New York, on January 23rd, 2010. I hope some of you guys can make it!

To celebrate the release of DREAM CATCHERS, Sandy Lo is having a book release party on January 23, 2010 at Cargo Cafe in Staten Island, NY. She will be signing copies of the book, taking Q&A, and having performers. Sandy Lo will also be debuting “Haley’s Letter”, a song she wrote for DREAM CATCHERS with longtime friend and musician, James Manzello. James Manzello will be performing the song acoustically at Cargo Cafe. Other performers include pop star, Anna Sundstrand (formerly of Columbia Recording artist, PLAY).

More info.

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Hi everyone!

Last week I had mentioned that the blog will be accessible through soon. I'm still working on that! With the group back together, I thought it would be the right thing to do instead of keeping the long Blogger URL. I'm in the process of transferring the blog and editing everything. I hope everything goes well in the transition.

I will update again when everything is set!

~ Lisa

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Rosanna Speaks About Play

Rosanna sent this letter about Play's reunion and her decision to go solo:

Hello All You Wonderful PlayMania Readers!

I've understood theres been quite a lot of confusion out here these last couple of days.

I feel like I want to say a few words and try to clear things up regarding the reason why I choose not to continue working with the group this year. Play was an amazing journey and I have the best memories from our Play times.

I've been through so much with these girls right by my side and they will always mean alot to me.

These last couple of years I've written a lot of songs on my own.

These songs are telling the stories about all that has been and about my hopes and my dreams for the future.

My main aim and dream today is to let these songs see the light of day and get them released and with a little luck they soon will.

I don't wanna be a modest person so this is what I need to do.

I need to at least try to walk that line and this is what I would have told you to do, if you would have asked me.

I'm so proud of the fact that I've been a part of Play and I'm proud of having people like you supporting us.

Let's all continue to support Fanny, Janet, Anna, Sanne and Anais in their future projects and wish them the very best of luck.

Cause I know that I will!


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Dance Rehearsal Picture

Here's Anna at a (most likely recent) dance rehearsal with choreographer Claudia Swan.

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There's a writeup about Play getting back together on the very popular livejournal community ohnotheydidnt. The post about the girls has well over 700 comments so far!

Thanks Morgan for the news!

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

New Picture

Janet put up a new picture on Facebook.

She has also been in rehearsals for the Swedish version of Grease!

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Friday, December 4, 2009

"Let's end this on a good note.."

Another statement from Anna is on StarShineMag.

I just want to say something about this. Play getting back together was supposed to be a happy event for all of us fans. I was debating on whether or not to allow comments on this post right now, because I know all of this is going to stir things up even more, and I really don't want that on the site. But I guess part of being a fan is having the right to discuss what's going on with the group. I really don't want anyone going against Play or picking sides. I know this wasn't the girls' intentions at all. Trust me, I feel so bad about how all of this is coming about.

Thanks to those who e-mailed and commented about this. You guys are fast. :)

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Play's Newest Member - Sanne Karlsson

24-year-old Sanne Karlsson is the newest addition to Play. Sanne is already an established artist and was in a band called Ghost VS. Sanne.

In case you guys want to hear what Sanne sounds like, check out the video below. Play's music will probably be a little bit different. There are also a few other videos if you do a search.

I'm just putting up this video so everyone can see and hear more of Sanne, so she's not such a "mystery" to us as we wait for more from Play to be released!

Thanks for sending the video, Lina!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Anais Speaks Out on Play's Behalf

I have heard from Laila and Anais about everything that has been going on. Anais sent me this letter that she wrote with Faye in response to everything that has been said. Please read this carefully.

We would like to apologize for the late reply. Faye’s grandfather passed away two days ago so this has been a really tough time for her.

First of all I would like to say how wonderful it feels being able to find so many of you still here at You are all so dedicated and caring – I am truly touched to find that your love and devotion to this group still lives on after so many years of silence. It is regretful having to start off our reunion with such confusion and ambivalence regarding the members in this group after having spent so much time away from the music scene and all of you fans. Especially when we are so happy and excited to do all of this again.

It’s hard having to break this long silence and to face all of these emotions. Please hear us when we say that it was NEVER our intention that anyone would get hurt or feel betrayed. We have always been loyal to all of you fans and it absolutely breaks our hearts to hear you so upset.

Three years ago we decided to give PLAY another go – the four of us original members. Mathew Knowles flew us to London to make sure we were ready, totally devoted and mature to start again. Anna did not join us due to other projects in the US. At that point me, Faye and Rosie decided that it was best for the group to let Anna focus on her own career. All three of us agreed that the group needs to comes first, prior to all other projects. Each of us needs to gives this a 100% and more. We can not let this group come in second place. We do not blame her and understand that she has to take care of the career she has built but we feel that now that we are going to restart this group we need to make it our first and only priority. With Anna having worked hard on her own career for 5-6 years in the US and the three of us (Me, Faye & Rosie) getting an offer based in Sweden we felt this was the only way to go. Faye did call Anna to talk everything through and let her know how we felt. We truly wish Anna all the best with her career.

And please all of you – don’t judge Sanne – She is the sweetest girl, amazingly talented and has absolutely nothing to do with all of this. I think everyone deserves a chance.

Rosie will leave her own statement but all I can say for now is that she decided a couple of weeks ago to go solo and focus on her own career. No hard feelings – we support her to a 100%!

I wanna thank you for being so loyal to each individual in this group and I want to remind you all that Play – from beginning to end – is nothing without you. Thank you so much.


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