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NEW SHOW!!! CASEY AT THE BAT

The 1888 poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer is now at contemporary mini-opera by Stephen Murray. Steve wrote this show to honor the opening of Polar Park in Worcester, MA, home of the Triple-A Worcester Red Sox.

The YouTube video for 'Casey' features an all-star cast and a history lesson about baseball in the city of Worcester. You can learn more about this project by reading this Worcester Magazine article by Richard Duckett.

NEW SHOW!!! Greece is the Word: The Zeusical!

Welcome to the Mount Olympus Diner where Zeus is the chef and Hera is your waitress. The food is great, but what the customers really love about the diner are the stories told there, the stories of Greek mythology. Diner Network star, Sparky Guy, arrives to do research on the restaurant and is treated to a variety of tales. This musical features contemporary and family-friendly retellings of the myths in the scenes Hades and Persephone, Echo and Narcissus, and Arachne and Athena. A Greek Chorus of diner staff takes on multiple roles and keeps the action moving in each story. You’ll meet delivery Amazons, a track star named Nike, and a singing three-headed dog Cerberus. Add a catchy score and flexible casting options, and you’ve got a show that’s sure to be a hit with your audience and actors.

GREECE IS THE WORD: THE ZEUSICAL!

Stephen Murray is a composer, lyricist, playwright, and performing arts educator from Massachusetts. His musicals and plays have been performed in all 50 of the United States as well as in Canada, China, Japan, Australia, Hungary, Singapore, Germany, Malta, The Netherlands, and South Africa. Steve's musical, Tortoise vs. Hare, was a recipient of the Anna Zornio Memorial Children's Theatre Playwriting Award. Musical! The Bard is Back! was the winner of the Jackie White Memorial National Children's Play Writing Contest, and has the distinction of being the first musical to receive this award. You can read more about Steve in the article posted here.

Steve received a BA in Music Education from Westfield State University, a Masters of Education in Fine Arts from Fitchburg State University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Boston University. He has had (and continues to have) a lengthy career as a music educator and is proud of the many student teachers he has mentored who are now educators in the workforce. Steve has been a presenter at several conferences.

Contact Steve at steve@murrayshows.com





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