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Thanks for stopping by. As as a composer/creator of new musicals, I thought it might be helpful to have all my information in one place...and you've found it!
WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION!
Commissioned by Sacramento Theater Company, this dramatic new musical tells the harrowing story of pioneers who faced unspeakable trials when trapped in the Sierra Nevadas in the winter of 1846/47. Created by Eric Rockwell and Margaret Rose, The Donner Party runs April 19th through May 14th at STC.
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OUR NEW MUSICAL TAKES FLIGHT!
Based on the beloved novel by J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan - a musical adventure is a fresh and original adaptation of the classic story. It features a book by Craig Sodaro, lyrics by Joanne Bogart, and music by Eric Rockwell.
The score has been masterfully orchestrated by Matt Castle and Frank Galgano. Performance rights are available through Pioneer Drama Service.
A RELEVANT REVIVAL
With the presidential election in full swing, TADA! Youth Theater's revival of Up To You couldn't have been more timely. New York audiences really dug this far-out show about political corruption. Set in the 1970's, it was truly a blast from the past, but like, totally today! Featuring a terrific cast under the superb direction of Janine Nina Trevens, the show won several National Youth Theatre awards.
The performance rights to the show are available through Steele Spring Stage Rights.
THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS
One of the shows I wrote with Joanne Bogart, The Musical of Musicals (the musical!) has many productions slated for the months ahead all around the globe. Evidently, people everywhere love the beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful corn!
Performance rights are available through Samuel French.
SONDHEIM AND ME
Concert pianist Anthony DeMare has commissioned several composers (including Duncan Shiek, Wynton Marsalis, Steve Reich, and David Shire) to create piano arrangements of Sondheim songs in a project called Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim at the Piano. My contribution is "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," which examines what might drive a pianist crazy. The piece premiered awhile back at Symphony Space in NYC and is featured on a CD of the entire collection.
A SWELL NEW SHOW!!!
What do you get when you put Mickey and Judy together in a barn? A fabulous new musical, of course! Golly Gee Whiz, which features a swingin' score by Rockwell and Bogart, has become available for production through Pioneer Drama Service. A studio cast recording has been created featuring some major Broadway talent. You can hear some of it right HERE!
The show is the recipient of the 2015 Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest.