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Yale School of Music, School of Drama present a fresh take on Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale”

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The Yale in New York concert series, under the artistic direction of David Shifrin, presents a new collaboration between the Yale School of Music and Yale School of Drama: a fully-staged original production and new translation of Igor Stravinsky’s darkly comic The Soldier’s Tale. Performances will take place Tuesday, April 1 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall on the Yale campus (details), and Sunday, April 6 at 7:30 pm in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

This production marks one of the largest collaborations between the Yale School of Music and Yale School of Drama. It brings together School of Music faculty and student musicians with the School of Drama faculty, student, and alumni designers, actors, and technicians.

Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale (L’histoire du Soldat) was written in response to the events of World War I, and premiered in 1918. Marking one hundred years since the outbreak of the war, the Schools of Music and Drama bring a fresh perspective to the work with a lively new translation by Liz Diamond, OBIE Award winning Resident Director at Yale Repertory Theatre and Chair of the Directing Department at Yale School of Drama. Diamond will also stage the production. MORE

Published February 26, 2014
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Yale Institute for Music Theatre attracts media attention

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The new Yale Institute for Music Theatre has attracted a host of media coverage. The inaugural Institute will feature three selected works: Cancer? the musical, with music, book, and lyrics by Sam Wessels; Invisible Cities, with score and libretto by Christopher Cerrone (’09 MM); and POP!, with book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs. Read more about these works in an earlier blog post here.

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Published April 20, 2009
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Three works selected for the Yale Institute for Music Theatre

CerroneYale School Of Music student Christopher Cerrone ’09 MM is among the writers and composers who will take part in the first Yale Institute For Music Theatre, June 7-21, 2009.

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre – Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director; Beth Morrison, Producer – announces the three original music theatre works to receive two-week workshops in New Haven this June. The works are:

Cancer? the musical, with music, book, and lyrics by Sam Wessels;
Invisible Cities
, with score and libretto by Christopher Cerrone (’09 MM); and
POP!
, with book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs.

Cancer? the musical
Music, Book, and Lyrics by Sam Wessels

About to graduate from college, intrepid Sam had a lot in front of him.  He had an acting career to start, musicals to produce, and the mysteries of adulthood waiting to uncover.  Then for a graduation gift, he got leukemia.  Cancer? the musical is an ingenious,  funny, heartfelt, and unsentimental depiction of Sam’s roller-coaster ride through the first dizzying nine months of his diagnosis and treatment—and how the cure ended up transforming his life long after the cancer itself was gone.
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Published March 9, 2009
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