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Reimagining another composer’s greatest work

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I was asked at the very last minute to write an arrangement/mashup of two iconic songs from Wicked, Dancing Through Life and The Wizard and I, for the Out of Oz series.Screen Shot 2018-07-13 at 1.37.01 PM

I got the email during the first show of a two show day and when the matinee finished I went into the emergency exit stairway of the Gershwin theater where I sometimes practice in the echo of the stairwell.  It was there that I constructed the feel and the outline of these two songs.

Four days later I was on a soundstage in Brooklyn with the artists Jackie Burns and Casey Cott recording the arrangement live.  There are no overdubs in this video, it’s exactly how we performed it over and over for camera shots.

I couldn’t have done this without the help of my friend and colleague Paul Loesel who helped me coordinate the vocal arrangement.

I hope you all enjoy this one.