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Musical Director for Sweeney Todd

»Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Musicals and Theater | 0 comments

Musical Director for Sweeney Todd

January was a blur this year! Fresh off of a trip to Peru over the holidays, my wife and I returned home and jumped straight into tech week for a musical we’d been involved in since November: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, produced by St. Mark’s Players. Tessa was a soprano in the chorus, and I was Musical Director, conductor, and pianist. It was many hours of work, advanced my music education considerably … and was tons of fun! The cast was comprised of 19 people – 9 principals and 10 in the ensemble. The orchestra I assembled varied between 10 and 12 people, depending on the night. We had a string quartet, percussion, French horn, trumpet, flute, clarinet, and English horn, which I thought made a very nice mix with the...

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Once Upon A Time Shop – Musical

»Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Music Performances | 0 comments

Once Upon A Time Shop – Musical

I had the pleasure of performing with Bible Stories Theater of Alexandria, VA. The musical was Once Upon A Time Shop, and featured a handful of kids and a couple of adult roles. We performed at the Old Town Theater and my accompaniment was solo piano. The children portray orphans at a turn-of-the-century clock shop, run by Ms. Winifred Curmudgeon Рa stingy woman who is finding herself past her prime with nothing to show for it. The children discover that one of the clocks Рthe Grandfather Clock Рspeaks! He offers the children advice on how to deal with their difficulties and how to love Ms. Curmudgeon. By the end of the show (running time was about an hour), the kids have learned more about living and loving while Ms. Curmudgeon has let go of...

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