On 13, Dec 2012 | In News | By joel
Joel offers a unique “insider’s perspective” on the art, craft, and history of the musical. Works include classics such as Show Boat, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Company, and A Chorus Line, with recent musicals like Rent, and Hedwig and The Angry Inch. The various constituent parts – book, score, lyrics, choreography, and direction – are dissected illustrating how they are employed to tell the story, propel the plot, and develop character. If you’ve ever wondered how a musical actually works then this is the course for you.
On 12, Dec 2012 | In News | By joel
Joel offers a clear-eyed assessment of The Beatles’ work and career as they developed from a local cover band to arguably some of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Seen from the unique perspective of a composer, Joel focuses on the key differentiator that sets the band apart: its creative output. History, analysis, influences, outtakes, technology. It’s all there.
A multi-media chamber music theater piece residing in the realm between opera and musical theater, written in collaboration with librettist Seth Friedman. We are heading back to the Montalvo Arts Center in September 2013 to continue work.