In the past two months Elmer Elevator and his new friend Boris the Dragon have visited a dozen states in this year's tour of Enchantment Theatre Company's stage adaptation of Ruth Stiles Gannett's Newberry Award-winning story. Here's a chance for you to preview the musical soundtrack I created for that work - or, if you've seen it already, to relive the magic!
Remembering Albert Innaurato - The Trolley Song from Gemini the Musical, with Todd Buonopane and Jillian Louis, at the Prince Music Theater in 2004. "I"m gonna stand here and be myself, no matter what!" Herschel's lyric (borrowed directly from Albert's play) is a fitting epitaph for that ornery genius.
Featuring original music by yours truly!
Project 194 is heading into its final three days - nearly 200 remarkable songs, featuring remarkable performances and (in many cases) remarkable remarks. Today it's Christmas in July, as I share a song I wrote as a gift for D'Arcy years ago. #hearmysong
As of today, I've posted 184 of my 194 songs, with only 10 more to go! Click through to the Project 194 "landing page," with links to recent posts, random posts, and tags that I've used to organize the astonishing variety of material contained herein. For the last week or so, it's been all about Gemini the Musical, and you can hear performances from both the 2004 and 2007 casts. #hearmysong
If you've been digging the tunes on Project 194, there's still plenty more to come, so why not subscribe and receive them by email? Here's an archive of what my subscribers have received lately.
Another op'nin', another show! This dragon got a room full of kindergartners riled up at 10am! Enjoy all my music for The Brave Little Tailor at www.chasgilbert.com
100 days into Project 194. Now that feels like a milestone! Have you checked it out lately? A song a day every day since 2015 began. And like Jolson says, "You ain't heard nothin' yet!"
Posted this video of a performance of A is for Anything, my 1988 musical for young audiences commissioned by the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education, after featuring it for the past week on Project 194 (www.project194.com).
It's Day 51, just over 7 weeks into #project194, and I've had more than 700 unique visitors - that works out to about 100 people a week who want to #hearmysong. If you haven't visited yet, please do; if you have, please come back, because I add great new content every day!
This TV feature is a wonderful reminder of the days when the Prince Music Theater was still alive and well and producing new work in Philly. Watch it and then check out Concrete, a song from Gemini the Musical which is today's #project194 offering, at http://chasgilbert.com/?p=1261