5th Annual Festival of New Musicals
The Three Musketeers
Brimstone is set in 1998 Belfast where the bloody dance between the Irish and English, Catholic and Protestant, continues with fury. Eamon Dunne, is the “man who walked away.” A prestigious architectural scholarship from Princeton University had taken Eamon out of strife filled Northern Ireland eight years before. At the play’s start, Eamon has returned home to attend the funeral of his brother, an Irish Republican Army terrorist gunned down by the police. In an attempt to come to grips with his brother’s death, Eamon must confront his own pacifism in the face of increasing violence. He also must confront the wild spirited Miraid, the woman that he left behind convinced by a family determined to keep him safe in America, that she no longer loved him. Though the plot is complicated by the presence of spies and counter spies, Brimstone is a love story framed by betrayal, both political and emotional. Also produced at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Majestic Theatre.
Johnny Pye And The Foolkiller
Jungle Queen Debutante
Mating Habits Of The Urban Mammal
Writers & Artists
Book & Lyrics & Music, Robin Hood
Milton Granger is composer/librettist/lyricist of nine chamber operas, all of which have been produced multiple times throughout the U.S. by regional companies and university opera workshops; two (“Uncharted Waters” and “Talk Opera”) are first-place National Opera Association prizewinners. Among his musical plays, “Castle Walk” was a Next Link Selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, “Bronze Mirror” was selected for the Manhattan Theatre Mission Festival, and “Peter Rabbit and the Garden of Doom” won the Actors Playhouse annual competition for children’s theater. Other musical plays have been produced by Seaside Music Theater, Mill Mountain Theater, and elsewhere.
His work as keyboardist/conductor includes five Broadway shows, four national tours, four off-Broadway shows, and over one hundred productions at regional houses. He holds a Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University, is married to stage director Mary Meikleham, and is the father of two children. www.miltongranger.com
Mark St. Germain
Book & Lyrics, Johnny Pye And The Foolkiller
Mark has written the plays FREUD’S LAST SESSION, DANCING LESSONS, CAMPING WITH HENRY AND TOM, THE GOD COMMITTEE, SCOTT AND HEM, OUT OF GAS ON LOVERS LEAP AND BECOMING DR. RUTH. He has written the musicals GIFTS OF THE MAGI, JOHNNY PYE, JOSEPH AND MARY, THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW AND JACK’S HOLIDAY with Randy Courts. Films include Carroll Ballard’s DUMA and the documentary he directed and produced, MY DOG, An Unconditional Love Story, with Richard Gere, Glenn Close, Edie Falco and others. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Writers Guild East, an alumnus of New Dramatists and a Board Member and Associate Artist at the Barrington Stage Company.
Lyrics & Music, Jungle Queen Debutante
Thomas Tierney (Music, Co-Lyrics) composed ELEANOR – An American Love Story (NAMT Festival ’92) at Ford’s Theatre in Washington and many other U.S. theatres – and Narnia, based on The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (City of London Festival, Off-Broadway and more than 1000 productions worldwide). Other shows: Jungle Queen Debutante (NAMT Festival ’93, Seattle’s Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA and NYMF Festival ‘07), Off-Broadway’s Pets!, The Dream Team at Goodspeed Opera, Tommy Tune’s one-man show Ichabod – and recently Diamond and the North Wind (with Jeffrey Haddow). He has composed 6 shows for Theatreworks/USA and AT&T’s theme for Disney’s EPCOT Center. For TV he wrote music for NBC’s Emmy Award winning Unicorn Tales. Tom has performed his own music at Lincoln Center and at the White House, and has won numerous ASCAP awards.