Friday, August 23, 2013

"TANGLED WEBS" overview - updated Nov. 2013


TANGLED WEBS, a dark romantic musical comedy
With backstage intrigue so in the news in musical theater lately, we (coincidentally) have the first brand new musical written on that subject out of the gate...


Book by Bill Connington      
Music by Skip Kennon   
Lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz
Based on the story “Webcast” by Fred Landau

Just e-mail AOL address dylan43rd, and we'll send you some demo mp3's

Many thanks to the wonderful performers on the demo -      
Jeanine Morgan - Rebecca Luker      
Aaron Stephenson - Ric Ryder      
Jerry Bruckner - Bill Parry                
Miranda Grey - Jan Horvath      
Charles  - Andrew Kober                  
Harrison Stone - Neal Mayer   
Cissie - Georga Osborne                
Claudine - Leenya Rideout


(8 principals, plus variable additional players)


Our plot is about the need for recognition in a business where credit is recognition, and recognition is just about everything.

But our musical actually speaks to all audience members’ needs to get recognition for what they accomplish, and even a fantasy notion of dealing with people who try to steal that recognition.  


The show’s overall story is this:   Jeanine Morgan is an elegant, recently widowed Park Avenue lady, around late 40's to early 50’s.  A computer whiz and theater enthusiast, she goes to work as an intern in the office of producer Jerry Bruckner, about 60, and on her first day going through the mostly unpromising submissions to his office, she discovers the work of Aaron Stephenson, late 20's - the work speaks to her almost immediately and she will stop at nothing - absolutely nothing, including possibly murder - to get Aaron's work to the Broadway stage.


IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW THE STORY WITH A DETAILED SONG-BY-SONG OUTLINE,  AND ALSO SEE AUTHOR BIOS, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO GET TO THE NEXT ONLINE POST ON THIS SHOW.




2 SONGS SUNG BY REBECCA LUKER, 



SINGING THE ROLE OF "JEANINE" FROM "TANGLED WEBS" - 

And I'll Seal It With a Kiss - sung by Rebecca Luker




Flying (in a Starry Sky) - sung by Rebecca Luker
Also, a song sung by Jeanine's love interest, Aaron:
YOU DON'T SEE ME - sung by Ric Ryder, singing as "Aaron"