IT'S ABOUT TIME (Off-Broadway Alliance Mentorship Project; The Duplex; 2014) is a musical contemplation that reflects on our relationship to time in the Digital Age. A developmental cabaret version premiered in New York City at The Duplex with Broadway veterans Linda Mugleston, Branch Woodman, Jeff Pew, and Kristin Carbone. View videos from the cabaret performance here.
THE ORDER OF THINGS (O'Neill NMTC Semi-finalist) explores the functionally dysfunctional lives of the Reilly sisters—Maura, Annie, and Kat—and their wholehearted, but often misguided attempts to grapple with life, death, and what it means to be human. Raised in a home adjacent to their small-town Massachusetts family business—Reilly & Sons Funeral Home—this musical navigates the varying paths, road blocks, intersections, and detours these women encounter as they try to live their very different lives. Check out the music from the show here, and view videos here.
HELEN ON 86TH ST. Based on a New Yorker short story that for the past decade, has been taught in high school classrooms across the country, this musical follows Vita Calista, a vibrant and unique 12-year old girl, as she learns to cope with an absent father, a single mother, a disappointing role in the school production of The Trojan Horse, and the daily pressures of being a tween growing up in New York City. It’s a story of loss, longing and acceptance, as seen through the eyes of a young girl wise beyond her years, which like the epic Greek stories it interweaves, carries a message of hope and redemption that will resonate with people of all ages. Helen on 86th St.premiered Off-Broadway at the American Theater of Actors in the spring of 2011. The School Edition is published and licensed by Playscripts, Inc. For more information about Helen on 86th St. visit the official website.
MOTHER OF THE YEAR In twenty-four hours one woman will be crowned the "Mother of the Year." Follow the six finalists as they prepare to set off for Honolulu in pursuit of this coveted prize. Performed in 2011 as part of The York Theatre's unique collaboration with the Program in Vocal Performance/Musical Theatre at NYU's Steinhardt School in which four musical writing teams meet 32 student actors and write four new mini-musicals specifically for their talents. After a fast and furious rehearsal period, the new shows are presented as staged concert performances on York's stage.
MUSICALS FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS
HELEN ON 86TH ST.: SCHOOL EDITION A 70-minute version of the full-length musical perfect for schools, camps, youth groups, and children's theater companies. For licensing information, go to Playscripts, Inc.
THE PRINCELY FROG Fractured doesn't begin to describe this zany version of the classic Frog Prince story. The witches are getting restless, the King and Queen need to find the Princess a husband, and one small frog just wants to be left alone on his lily pad. With a pastiche of musical styles that include 50's She-bop, jazz, and contemporary musical theater, this musical for children reminds us that "everyone's a frog below the surface."
THE ELEPHANT PRINCE A rousing Bollywood-inspired retelling of the story behind the beloved Hindu god, Ganesh, and how he came to be called the "Elephant Prince."
SUNSET PARK This takeoff of In the Heights tells the story of a tight-knit community of cats, mice, and dogs in el barrio of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, who make sure one cat from the pound has a very special birthday celebration. With Latin-inspired rhythms and music, this children's musical is fantastico!
MOONLIGHT Romi is a werewolf and Jules is a vampire, and they both love musical theatre. The big school dance is coming up and the tensions are running high between the two clans. Will Romi and Jules be able to go public with their friendship and love for Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein? This Romeo and Juliet meets Twillight rock musical urges us to look past our differences and "let the music set us free."
BUGTOWN! The citizens of Bugtown decide it's time to "go green," but the evil Litterbugs who work for the big corporation in town have other plans. It's up to Mr. Bug and his family to rally the townspeople so they can stop the Litterbugs devilish plot. And while they're at it, and with a some help from Mother Nature, they just might learn a little something about the environment.