Inspired by the characters from Much Ado About Nothing, The Story of Bea and Ben is set in post World War I New York on New Year’s Eve 1919. The two main characters rekindle their feuding relationship and are surrounded by an eclectic crowd of friends and onlookers who enjoy nothing more than to put these two together in the same room. Infused with musical elements from the time period, this show has a feeling of Downton Abbey set in New York City. [Read more…]
When I was recording with Matt Leisy on songs from “The Story of Bea and Ben,” I was excited to get another song recorded. “You Were Always Welcome To Stay” is a stand-alone song about a person missing a friend over the holidays. They always used to walk together once a year, and this person hasn’t seen his friend in some time. Matt did an incredible job on this song.
Here is a song for Lily, Bea’s younger cousin. In the show, “The Story of Bea and Ben,” Lily enters the party determined to appear sophisticated and in control, only to realize how unsure she is about men. Check out more about the show on my projects page. Enjoy!
“Here We Are/So Many Men” is a duet between our secondary couple, Lily and George. Unlike their older counterparts, Bea and Ben, this couple is young and naive. They meet for the first time in this scene on New Year’s Eve 1919, equally awkward and excited.
I wrote this song to bring the main characters of “The Story of Bea and Ben” back together. It seemed fitting for a couple after WWI to share their feelings in terms of if all else is gone, we still have each other. Their journey through the show is one of discovering what truly matters. To read more check out my projects page. Enjoy!
“It Wasn’t Love At All,” is a duet between the leading couple, Bea and Ben. This takes place at the beginning of the show, and is their first encounter in many years. Both try to keep their feelings hidden from one another.
I spent some time in the studio with the amazing Wendi Bergamini and Constantine Germanacos to record two duets from my show, “The Story of Bea and Ben.” You can check out more on my projects page. Enjoy!
Here is another new song!
And Here They Are!
At the beginning of the year I set out to start recording my songs. Particularly ones from my show The Story of Bea and Ben. The first two songs I recorded were for the character, George, the charming, naive optimist who falls for Lily at first glance. To record the songs, I had the opportunity to work with Joseph Medeiros; Joe has performed in numerous Broadway shows and is amazing to work with. We recorded at Millrose Music Studio. Enjoy!