The Suitcase StoryPosted: August 4, 2012
I composed a score for a show about a girl on a journey with a magical suitcase. Over the course of 2 years, I developed the music. The score is jazz lead sheets (example below).
The lead sheets allow me to perform with a variety of musicians, or solo on the piano. The show tours, and when I am not available, the sheets allow other musicians to step in and play the show in my absence.
Words denote the actions of the actress, which cue the musical events.
Here is a page of the score, followed by some early notes during the process of composing. Then, two production shots from the July 28th, 2012 performance at Roundhouse Theater, in Silver Spring, MD.