Have you ever watched a musical and thought to yourself, "Man, I wish I could choose how this story goes"? Well ponder no longer, for Musical Notes is here to satisfy your desires! This brand new song cycle by composer Travis Frank features ten songs from ten new original musicals, and it's up to the audience to decide which of those musicals will come to life. After an evening of laughter, inspiration, and drama, you, the audience member, will join the cast out in the lobby to vote on which song Travis will turn into a full musical. That's right: the power to choose is in your hands.
I was selected by the Pocket Theater to be one of the first recipients of the Pocket Change Grant, a grant created to encourage new work at the Pocket Theater. In collaboration with the Pocket Theater, the idea for Musical Notes was developed and performances occurred in June 2016. After tallying the votes, it was announced that my collaborator Walker Caplan and I would create a musical based on Olympus, which was subsequently performed in August 2016.
Music and Lyrics by Travis Frank
Direction by Travis Frank
Woman 1 - Margaret Dauer
Woman 2 - Samantha Paley
Woman 3 - Anna Vizzare
Woman 4 - Walker Caplan
Man 1 - Blayne Shamarin / Daniel Ostrander
Man 2 - Kirby McDermott
Man 3 - James Williams
Man 4 - Danny Col-Spector
Keyboard - Travis Frank
Want to know more about Olympus, the musical that was created based on the song "Olympus" from Musical Notes? Check out the One-Acts page to learn more!