Musicals

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We stuck the reading!

And we have a musical!

Thanks to everyone involved in the Flint Rep New Works Festival for giving us the time and space to hear the entirety of The Magnificent Seven for the first time. Julia and I are so lucky to have gotten to bring along MD extraordinaire Rich Silverstein to work with director Michael Lluberes and a magnificent cast of eleven who vaulted right into a 22-song score with 16 hours of rehearsal. Our gymnasts (pictured above, from L-R) Samantha Carter, Taylor Jones, MaryPaige Reiffel, Amanda Kuo, Annadelle Kimber, Paige VanSickle, and Emily Fishman were joined by Stephanie Cohen, Shelby Coleman, Paul Gregor, and Paul Nelson Gregory to bring the show to life for a friendly crowd who braved the snow.

We can’t wait to get to hear the next draft soon!


Back to New London!

After a few years away, I’m so excited to get to see Cheer Wars again!

Friend and frequent-MD of the show Katya Stanislavskaya is bringing the show up to SUNY New Paltz, where she is on the faculty, for a staged reading on Saturday, February 9 at 7:00pm.

I’m thrilled to get to hear the show again, to spend some time in the Hudson Valley, and to work with the wonderful director Tony Speciale in revisiting the show!

Check out more information and reserve your tickets here!

Vaulting to Flint

First up in 2019!

Julia and I are so excited to travel to Flint, Michigan for the first full public reading of The Magnificent Seven in the Flint Repertory Theatre’s New Works Festival!

The festival runs January 18-20 and will also include new work by Greg Kotis (Urinetown), Abbie Spallen (Pumpgirl), and Amber Palmer. Our reading will take place on Sunday, January 20 at 7pm, directed by Flint Rep’s Producing Artistic Director Michael Lluberes.

Follow it all on Instagram @gordonandjuliamusicals!

Hey LA, we’re coming your way!

Or at least our song is!

We’re so happy to be featured in the final A Little New Music concert of 2018, and to give LA a little taste of REB+VoDKa+ME!

On Thursday, December 20, the wonderful Laura Nicole Harrison and Kim Dalton will be singing “Oh Killer” in the concert, which also features performances of songs by friends like Eli Bolin and Mike Pettry. If you’re out west, check it out!

REB+VoDKa+ME goes to the opera

REB+VoDKa+ME will be featured in American Lyric Theater‘s 2019 ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert performance!

Excerpts from the show will be performed by classically trained singers at the Morgan Library and Museum on Sunday, March 3 at 3:00pm. We’re sharing the bill with excerpts from new operas by Christopher Cerrone & Stephanie Fleischmann and Kamala Sankaram & Jerre Dye, some of whom are alumni of the ALT Composer Librettist Development Program with Julia.

It’s going to be a whole new way to hear the score (including with a few live instruments.) Tickets are available now!