Writer, Lyricist, Composer – Michael Ehrenreich. Michael Ehrenreich is a practicing dermatologist in South Orange, NJ. Previous literary credits include the novels Bang Oblivion and Amaranth, and the one act plays Men and Other Primates, and What Happened to Bobby Blake. This is his first musical.
Staged Concert Reading (April 24, 2017) Creative Team
Director – Rachel Klein. Rachel Klein (Director) is a NYC based director, coined “Endlessly Clever,” (The New York Post), “Nothing short of brilliant,” (Broadway World) and of whose work The New York Times has praised: “What makes this show pop is the bracing vision of its director, Rachel Klein.”Off-Broadway: Around the World in 80 Days (The Davenport Theatre); The Anthem (Starring Randy Jones, the Original Cowboy from the Village People); Gay Bride of Frankenstein (iStar Theatre Lab). Selected NYC Theatre: Tink! (New York Musical Festival); More Than All the World (musical adaptation of Marlowe’s Edward II); Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions (Fringe NYC); Symphony of Shadows (a Jerome Robbins Foundation commission); Secret Summer (an immersive Midsummer Night’s Dream). Selected Regional and Workshops: 54 The Musical (Axelrod Entertainment); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Brunswick Shakespeare Festival, NJ); Dracula (the Jenny Wiley Theatre in KY); The Severed Hand of Neverland (Musical Theatre Factory). Ms. Klein holds a BA in Theatrical Direction from Columbia College, studied at the International Directors Symposium in Spoleto, Italy, and is an associate member of the SDC. For more info: http://www.rachelkleindirector.com/
Musical Director – Andy Peterson. Andy is a New York based composer, musical director, arranger and orchestrator who has worked around the world. Born and raised in Australia, Andy began his training in music at the late age of 15, taking quickly to the piano and composition. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Composition) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As a composer, he recently contributed music and orchestrated songs for the film Happy Yummy Chicken starring Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black). He composed the score for the original musical Stalker, which Theatre in the Now described as “fun and catchy filled with zingers” after playing successful runs in the New York City and Chicago. He also regularly creates film scores for award winning artist Todd Fuller, which have played all across Australia and around the world.
As an arranger/orchestrator, Andy has worked extensively around the world helping to create new theatre and has been praised by the New Yorker for his “lovely vocal arrangements”. His credits include: Atomic (Off-Broadway, Sydney & Detroit), More Than All The World (Theatre For The New City), Sinbad: The Musical (Malaysia), Wendy’s Shadow (NYMF), and Orpheus and the Underworld (Sydney). Andy was the musical director and pianist for Luna Stage’s critically acclaimed production of Thrill Me as well as the bandleader and pianist for Infused Quirk’s productions of 35MM and Next Thing You Know. Internationally, he served as the musical director and conductor on the Chinese Tour of Kiss Me, Kate and, in Australia, he served as the musical director and conductor for shows such as Pippin, A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast and Bare. Andy’s passion and love for creating and contributing to the development of new musical theatre continues to take him on exciting adventures in New York City and around the world. http://andypetersonmusic.com.au
Lead Producer – Michael Ehrenreich, Startup Productions