THE TALENTED CLEMENTINE
Script, music, and lyrics by Paul Reisler featuring songs written during Kid Pan Alley residencies with children. The Talented Clementine follows the misadventures of Clementine, an eccentric and loveable, unintentionally devious, 8 year-old as she struggles to discover her talent in time for the school talent show. As the night of Talent Palooza draws closer, Clementine grows desperate for an act she can perform. The unexpected talent she demonstrates at the show saves the show and surprises everyone–most of all herself.
“The Talented Clementine elevates the heart and soul, and will have you tapping your feet throughout . Bring your parents, bring your kids and go home singing and smiling” DC Metro Theatre
FABLES: FIVE AESOP’S FABLES FOR ORCHESTRA AND NARRATOR
Aesop was one of the greatest storytellers of all-time. His fables have been entertaining and teaching people all over the world for over 2,500 years. After all that time, his stories have finally been turned into a 30-minute orchestra piece. Fables: Five Aesop’s Fables for Orchestra and Narrator, composed by Art Wheeler and Paul Reisler, with libretto by Tom Paxton and Paul Reisler, had its world premieres with performances at Charlottesville’s Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center and Maestro Lorin Maazel’s Theatre House in Castleton, VA. Tom Paxton and Paul wrote the libretto.
The performances featured Ted Pugh and Jamie Bernstein, daughter of Maestro Leonard Bernstein, as the narrators. Sergei Prokofiev’s masterpiece Peter and the Wolf rounded out the program. . Stay tuned.
Bouncin’ is a new Kid Pan Alley family musical with book and music by Paul Reisler featuring some of the amazing songs he’s written with children across the country. It’s a story of friendship, the dissolution of that friendship and a coming back together in crisis. Along the way, 2 of the friends, a black boy who likes to rap and his white singer/songwriter friend discover that they are brothers.