Classic: 13 Women, 10 Men, 6 Girls, 2 Boys Music: 2 Pianos, 1 Violin (on stage) Running Time: 90 minutes A musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, featuring Music composed by Diane El-Shafey, accompaniment by Carma Jones and a book adaptation by Meredith Bean McMath RIGHTS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SUMMER 2021
This critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL combines original music and traditional 19th century music. This musical adaptation that includes every charming - and frightening - feature of Dickens' "little ghost story”, with rich music that deepens the characters and story line and keeps the audience on its toes and always wanting more, but it also adds depth to partly-told stories: Scrooge's change from warm to cold-hearted is underscored by his singing a silly romantic song to his love, Belle, at the Fezziwig Party, and later pulling away from her as she sings "Belle's Song" - a lament for the man she's lost to greed.... all this as old Ebeneezer stands with the Ghost of Christmas Past watching. Other highlights include the Scavenger Song, "Old Scratch" and and and...
Classic: 5 Women, 5 Men, 9 Young Women, 3 Young Men, 2 Girls, 1 Boy Music: 2 Pianos Running Time: 90 minutes A musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved book LITTLE WOMEN featuring Music composed by Diane El-Shafey, accompaniment by Carma Jones and book adaptation by Meredith Bean McMath RIGHTS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SUMMER 2021
Just like Louisa May Alcott's novel , the opening Scene begins as budding writer Josephine March has her sisters act out one of the many of her dramatic tales. But, in this musical adaptation, Jo's story turns into song and soon the characters in her vivid imagination tumble on to the stage in a grand grand opening number: Fairies in the woods turn a wolf back into a handsome prince, a ballerina is released from the wicked Witch by a magical queen, and... MORE INFORMATION / RIGHTS AVAILABLE THIS JUNE
ROMANCE from Broadway to Lincoln Center
Romantic Comedy: NON-SINGERS: 2 Women, 1 Man SINGERS: 3 Women, 3 Men Music: Piano Running Time: 90 minutes Book by Meredith Bean McMath with Royalty-free Music pulled by McMath from Mugler, Kern, Bizet, Herbert, Mozart, Meyer, Leslie and Ray, Gounod, Whiting, Kahm and Egan, Verdi, Lewis and Young and more
AUGUST 1966 — Two music experts, their agent, and a group of unforgettable Broadway and Opera songs are about to create a night of pure entertainment. Opera Expert Nelson Eddington and Broadway Music Expert Jeanette McAvoy share marriage and a love of music... but not much else at the moment. The couple has been hired to present an evening of romantic songs - from Broadway to Opera - as a tribute to the soon-to-be-open Metropolitan Opera House... MORE INFORMATION / RIGHTS AVAILABLE LATE 2020
NORTON: A Civil War Opera
Historic Drama: 9 Women, 12 Men, 2 girls, 1 boy Music: Conductor, Accompanist, Bugle Soloist, Violin, Cello, 2 Percussionists Running Time: 2 hours Music Composed by David E. Chavéz, Concept and Libretto by Meredith Bean McMath RIGHTS NOT YET AVAILABLE
NORTON tells the true story of Union Solder Oliver Wilcox Norton and the men and women on both sides of America's most costly conflict who with music that beautifully underscores the words. The libretto, written by prize-winning playwright and award-winning historian Meredith Bean McMath, is based on extant Confederate and Union Civil War letters and documents surrounding Norton’s own detailed letters home. Camp life and the march, Sharpshooters and skirmishes, the moments just before a battle and the battle itself - all to provide an overview of the true reasons and nature of the Civil War. Most rare: the fact that Norton was the first Bugler to play taps and was, to date, the only known soldier to have written a detailed description of his discussion with a slave woman in which he asked what life was like for her... RIGHTS NOT YET AVAILABLE
FOR THE ABOLITIONIST CAUSE: The Caldwells of New England
Historic Entertainment: NON SINGERS: 4 Women, 4 Men SINGERS: 2 Women Music: 19th Century Musicians - Violin, flute, Cello, mandolin Running Time: 40 minutes Script by Meredith Bean McMath with 19th century music (Go Down Moses, Oh, No, John and The Abolitionist Hymn) and 19th century Dance Music (The Spanish Waltz and The Roger de Coverly).
Singing Instructor Josiah Caldwell, his wife are well-known abolitionists and assist with the Underground Railroad that runs through New England up into Canada. In 1855, they need more funds, and so they and their niece have decided to put on a fundraiser: an evening of 19th c. dance, parlor games and entertainment. They've invited a few close friends and favored singing students to entertain the public. And two very special guests, a mother and daughter who made it up to New England to begin a new life as freed women, will present their story and a song. MORE INFORMATION / RIGHTS AVAILABLE FALL 2020