One-Acts, Short Musicals, Odds and Ends...

Echo (a lullaby)

Music and Words by Jeff Tang | Vocals by Pearl Sun + Jeff Tang | Piano + Guitar Jeff Tang, Cello Amy Ralske

I was invited to write a lullaby for a benefit album for Broadway Babysitters. Okay, so it's sort of dark for a lullaby. Not all of us fall asleep to 3/4 time.

 

Beautiful Catastrophe

A short minute musical inspired by an archive of complaint letters sent to the mayors of New York City over the past 200 years.

Music by Jeff Tang | Words by Matt Boresi, with apologies to Le Corbusier, James Baldwin, Salvador Dalí, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Simone Beauvoir, Charlie Chaplin, and a whole bunch of really pissed-off New Yorkers.

Performed as part of the Otherwise Unsung Series at Cornelia Street Cafe, 2014

With Jessica Kahkoska, Ben Estus, and Charles Hagerty | Music Director + Piano Jonathan Lynch


QUIETUS

kwīˈēdəs/

noun

  1. death or something that causes death, regarded as a release from life.

    • archaic

      something that has a calming or soothing effect.

A lonely widower in Tokyo notices the food in his tiny apartment has been mysteriously disappearing. Could it be the hungry ghost of his dearly departed wife or something more sinister? A 20-minute musical with a tango-influenced score based on actual events.

Music by Jeff Tang | Book + Lyrics by Katie Baldwin Eng

Commissioned by Leviathan Lab | Reading performed in November 2014 at University Settlement NYC

Directed by B.D. Wong | Music Direction by Andrew Wheeler | Curated by Robert Lee

With Brooke Ishibashi, Steven Eng, and Thom Sesma


Happiness 1.0

When Doug discovers he’s read every self-help book on the shelf, he searches to cure his chronic unhappiness with a shiny new App that holds tantalizing allure.

Music by Jeff Tang | Book + Lyrics by John Walch

Official selection for the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, NYC | Produced by ExpandTheRoom and Kai Gonsorowski

Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh | Music Direction by Rick Bertone | Choreography by Clare Chase

With Sarah Corey, Simone Zamore Curbello, and Doug Shapiro