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The Chagall Suite

A commissioned 8-movement piano piece inspired by Marc Chagall's artworks, and a tribute to Chagall and Elvis

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Songs from How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes
Book and lyrics by Jonathan Karp; music by Seth Weinstein
I Want What You Want (5:14) Miles, a phobic United Nations tour guide, attempts to charm the sexy diplomat Violet into giving him a better job...and more.
Miles: Michael McEachran Violet: Erin Leigh Peck Greek Chorus: Rebecca Rich, Richard Kent Green, Eric A. Martin Piano: Seth Weinstein Bass: Geoffrey Wright Percussion: Brian Woodruff
The Voices in My Head (2:46) Awakening from unconsciousness, Miles realizes something is amiss: that he is hearing what everyone around him is thinking.
Miles: Michael McEachran Greek Chorus: Rebecca Rich, Richard Kent Green, Eric A. Martin Piano: Seth Weinstein Bass: Geoffrey Wright Percussion: Brian Woodruff
I'm in Love With a Terrorist (4:11) The diplomat Violet Zipper makes a confession to her therapist.
Violet: Erin Leigh Peck Piano: Seth Weinstein Bass: Geoffrey Wright Percussion: Brian Woodruff
Love Is (3:49) After telling Miles he doesn't understand love, Violet and Julie argue about its attributes.
Violet: Erin Leigh Peck Julie: Anika Larsen Piano: Seth Weinstein Bass: Geoffrey Wright Percussion: Brian Woodruff
Save the People (3:40) The Greek Chorus gives Miles some encouragement as he prepares to save the United Nations from a terrorist attack.
Miles: Michael McEachran Greek Chorus: Rebecca Rich, Richard Kent Green, Eric A. Martin Piano: Seth Weinstein | Bass: Geoffrey Wright Percussion: Brian Woodruff
Songs from The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen
Book and lyrics by Brian Vinero; music by Seth Weinstein
The Castle Walls (4:52) Within the castle of T'ang, Prince Jen receives a traditional, if incomplete, education; his master is exiled for suggesting that he learn what exists beyond the castle walls.
Opening solo: Cindy Cheung King Tai: Kila Packett Master Hu: Richard Chang Prince Jen: Eric Bondoc Mafoo: Virginia Wing Ensemble: Sandia Ang, Cindy Cheung, Timothy Huang, Christina Nuki, Leon Qwang Le, Kila Packett, Tau Papua, Virginia Wing Piano: Seth Weinstein Percussion: Dan Acquisto
T'ien-kuo (3:50) Master Wu sets the scene for Prince Jen's journey to find the kingdom of T'ien-kuo and learn the skills to make him a great king.
Master Wu: Richard Chang King Tai: Kila Packett Prince Jen: Eric Bondoc Mafoo: Virginia Wing Ensemble: Sandia Ang, Cindy Cheung, Timothy Huang, Christina Nuki, Leon Qwang Le, Kila Packett, Tau Papua, Virginia Wing Piano: Seth Weinstein Percussion: Dan Acquisto
I Don't Need a Prince (4:26) Having escaped her wicked master, the clever and resourceful Voyaging Moon finds herself in the company of Prince Jen but asserts her independence.
Voyaging Moon: Lynn Chen Piano: Seth Weinstein Percussion: Dan Acquisto
This I Give to You (3:54) Prince Jen bequeathes the magic flute to Voyaging Moon as a symbol of their eternal love.
Voyaging Moon: Lynn Chen Prince Jen: Eric Bondoc Piano and Keyboard: Seth Weinstein
Hear My Song (3:28) Separated from Prince Jen during a fierce storm, Voyaging Moon calls to him by playing the flute.
Voyaging Moon: Lynn Chen Prince Jen: Eric Bondoc Piano and Keyboard: Seth Weinstein
The Greatest Journey of All (3:18) Prince Jen never reached T'ien-kuo, but the knowledge he learned on the journey made the trip a success nevertheless, for the greatest journey of all lies within.
Controller: Richard Chang Company: Sandia Ang, Eric Bondoc, Lynn Chen, Cindy Cheung, Marsháll Factora, Timothy Huang, Christina Nuki, Leon Qwang Le, Kila Packett, Tau Papua, Virginia Wing Piano: Seth Weinstein Percussion: Dan Acquisto
Songs from Vanity Fair
Book and lyrics by Brian Vinero; music by Seth Weinstein
The Legend of New York (7:08) As a group of privileged ladies graduate from a convent school, the orphan Becky Sharp uses her sweet, generous classmate Amelia as her ticket to high society and a new wardrobe.
Becky: Farah Alvin Amelia: Selena Cantor Schoolmates: Deb Flashenberg, Audra Hans, Gwen Walker Kirkman: Scott Denny Sister Mary Jen: Kimberly Heilbrun New Yorkers: Scott Denny, Deb Flashenberg, Richard Kent Green, Michael Simon Hall, Audra Hans, Kimberly Heilbrun, Eric A. Martin, Gwen Walker Piano: Seth Weinstein
The Kind of Girl (Quintet) (6:56) Becky lectures Amelia on the birds and the bees and convinces her to go "all the way" with George. George gets Joseph drunk to keep him from proposing to lower-class Becky. The disgusted Will wishes he were Amelia's fiance instead of George.
George: Kevin Kraft Becky: Farah Alvin Amelia: Selena Cantor Will: Erik Schark Piano: Seth Weinstein
OK, OK (4:47) Her plot to snare Joseph thwarted, Becky is exiled to New Jersey to work as a nanny.
Becky: Farah Alvin Piano: Seth Weinstein
Don't Call It Love (4:04) Becky finds herself alone with her employer's dashing naval-officer son Rawdon; she may have finally met her match.
Becky: Farah Alvin Rawdon: Sean McDermott Piano: Seth Weinstein Guitar: Gwen Walker
Just an American Fairy Tale (5:41) One of the richest and most famous women in America, Becky has written a tell-all book and muses about her success.
Becky: Farah Alvin Ensemble: Scott Denny, Deb Flashenberg, Richard Kent Green, Michael Simon Hall, Audra Hans, Kimberly Heilbrun, Eric A. Martin, Gwen Walker Piano: Seth Weinstein
Songs from Heart Throb
Book and lyrics by Jonathan Karp; music by Seth Weinstein
When the Music Played (3:24) Rachel explains how her devotion to a particular recording artist has inspired her to seek an internship at a music company.
Rachel: Anika Larsen Piano: Seth Weinstein Bass: Eric Rockwin Percussion: Daniel Gruber
The Meaning of the Word (3:48) Professor Jasper has spent his life refuting the existence of true love. In this power ballad, he searches for its meaning.
Jasper: Asa Somers Ensemble: Brooks Ashmanskas, Lenny Babbish, Courtney Balan, Kristy Cates, Chad Kimball, Anika Larsen Piano: Seth Weinstein Guitar: Stephen Jacobs Bass: Eric Rockwin Percussion: Daniel Gruber
If I Had the Nerve to Tell You (3:51) Professor Jasper and his student Rachel admit their feelings for each other.
Jasper: Asa Somers Rachel: Anika Larsen Piano: Seth Weinstein Guitar: Stephen Jacobs Bass: Eric Rockwin Percussion: Daniel Gruber
Second Banana (3:14) Herbie and Margo commiserate after being dumped by their respective lovers.
Herbie: Chad Kimball Margo: Kristy Cates Piano: Seth Weinstein Bass: Eric Rockwin Percussion: Daniel Gruber
Songs not from musicals
I Just Slept With Hillary Rodham Clinton (2:39) Four characters recount their dreamy nights with America's sexiest former first lady.
Lyrics: Jonathan Karp Music: Seth Weinstein Vocals: Angie Christian, Alisa Klein, Michael Onorato, Erik Schark Piano: Seth Weinstein
Almost (3:14) A look at love's might-have-beens, if "almost" had become reality.
Lyrics: Jonathan Karp Music: Seth Weinstein Vocals: Erik Schark Piano: Seth Weinstein
The Boy in the City (3:05) From an early version of Heart Throb, this song is the protagonist's flashback to his youth, when he was abandoned by his father.
Lyrics: Jonathan Karp Music: Seth Weinstein Vocals: Gerry Dieffenbach Piano: Seth Weinstein