Music+Lyrics by RSO: Vol. 4 and Otherbody Vocal Score released!

After three years, there’s new RSO sheet music at the store.

Music+Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver: Volume 4, featuring 16 brand new songs, including never-before-released tunes from RopeWe Foxes35mm: A Musical Exhibition, and Jasper in Deadland, and the complete vocal score for Otherbody, a Brief Musical Allegory are now available to purchase as digital downloads.

Individual songs contained in Volume 4, including “Roots Dig Deep” and “Dark Dark Dark” from Otherbody, are also available to purchase.

PLUS!  Now through February 2, 2018, all songbooks (including Volume 4!) are now 15% off.  Go to the store!

The complete songlist for Volume 4 appears below!

 


2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

Here’s a look back at 2017.

BROADWAYCON FEATURES NEW RSO MUSICAL
On Friday, January 26, BroadwayCon opened at the Javits Center with a brand-new forty-five minute musical by RSO, featuring Alice Ripley, Carolee Carmello, Anthony Rapp, James Monroe Iglehart, Lesli Margherita and other Broadway stars.  Find out more

NEW RSO ALBUM, ‘OTHERBODY, A BRIEF MUSICAL ALLEGORY’ RELEASED
Without any fanfare, RSO’s written a brand new musical now available for you.
OTHERBODY is a brief musical allegory on otherness and survival in the new nation, written by Nessie Nankivell (book) and Ryan Scott Oliver (music and lyrics). It is suggested by the Gothic short story “The Outsider” by H. P. Lovecraft.  Find out more

 

’35MM’ RECEIVED ITS BIGGEST PRODUCTION YET — IN LONDON
35mm: A Musical Exhibition received its biggest production yet in fall 2017, directed by one of London’s most acclaimed new directors, Adam Lenson.  Critic Julian Eaves called it “a stunning performance of this thrilling score.”   Read the rest of Mr. Eaves review here  and Find out more

 

SAMUEL FRENCH LICENSED ‘JASPER IN DEADLAND’
JASPER IN DEADLAND is now available to license through Samuel French, which also currently licenses 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION.  Find out more

 

THE ORCHARD PROJECT DEVELOPED ‘THREE POINTS OF CONTACT’
World renowned writer’s haven The Orchard Project announced RSO as one of its 2017 writers-in-residence, working on the conclusion of his Dogs Trilogy, Three Points of Contact.  Find out more

NYMF PRESENTED ‘OTHERBODY’ IN CONCERT
RSO’s Otherbody, a Brief Musical Allegory was presented by the New York Musical Theatre Festival on Monday night, July 31, featuring Hamilton’s Sean Green, Jr.  Find out more

‘WE FOXES’ DEVELOPED IN MICHIGAN AND UTAH
RSO’s WE FOXES received a double dose of developmental opportunities this past fall: a staged concert reading in Michigan and the first fully-produced developmental production in Utah.  Find out more 

 

And, slated for 2018: RSO’s been commissioned by two major studios to create brand new musicals based on beloved source material; RSO and Tony-winning director Warren Carlyle have joined forces for a brand new musical; plus two major productions of RSO favorites soon-to-be-announced; and some very exciting news on the horizon.  Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


‘WE FOXES’ IN LONDON, MICHIGAN, AND UTAH THIS FALL

RSO’s WE FOXES will receive three developmental opportunities this fall: a staged concert reading in Michigan, a concert reading in London, and culminating in the first fully-produced developmental production in Utah.

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September 22-24 at Michigan State University

MSU College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Theatre and MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center presents a staged concert reading of WE FOXES, directed by Marshall Pailet (Triassic Parq, Claudio Quest, Baghdaddy) and with dramaturg Matthew Schneider, accompanied by a five-piece band.

Special guest KATIE THOMPSON reprises her role as Vesta alongside special guest WADE McCOLLUM as Sheriff Quimby.

At the PASANT THEATRE

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:00pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Get more info on the MSU presentation here.

 

 

 

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LONDON: LIVE AT ZEDEL

We Foxes comes to Live at Zédel this September in a one-night-only concert reading.

This production coincides with the production of Ryan’s 35mm: Musical Exhibition at The Other Palace.

 

Cast will be announced shortly.  For more information, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OCTOBER 6-14 AT WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY IN UTAH

We Foxes will be presented in its first fully-produced form on Oct. 6-7 and 10-14 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.  The production is directed by Cody Walker.

Find out more here.

 

 


NYMF PRESENTS ‘OTHERBODY’ IN CONCERT

RSO and Nessie Nankivell’s Otherbody, a Brief Musical Allegory will be presented by the New York Musical Theatre Festival on Monday night, July 31 at 8:00pm.

Featured as part of How the Light Gets In: An Evening of New American Micro-Musical Works, each piece in the evening – 30 minutes or less – is commissioned by NYMF (with support from The ASCAP Foundation and Jan Brandt), in an effort to create more space for arts-based civic engagement in our Festival. Directed by Jonathan McCrory (National Black Theatre) and co-curated by Zhailon Levingston (Broadway Advocacy Coalition), participating artists also include Ty Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke with WATER IS LIFE and Lelund Durond Thompson and Jason Michael Webb with ILATHI: THE GIFT.  A moderated conversation with artists discussing the process of developing their micro-musicals will follow the concert.

Performing Otherbody will be Sean Green, Jr. as The Teller, with Bethany Perkins, Miles Josephson, Ali Stroker, and Jada Temple as The Wind.  Rodney Bush music directs.

Find out more about Otherbody and hear the complete recording on all streaming platforms.

Find out more about the evening here.

 


THE ORCHARD PROJECT DEVELOPS ‘THREE POINTS OF CONTACT’

World renowned writer’s haven The Orchard Project has announced RSO as one of its 2017 writers-in-residence..

RSO will work in its brand new Cabaret and Musical Theatre Program, which launched last year in partnership with Putnam Den. This year, the Orchard Project has made annual favorite Julian Fleisher Director of Cabaret and Musical Theatre and will host new work by a slew of the most exciting artists around, including RSO.

While at the Orchard Project, RSO will begin work on THREE POINTS OF CONTACT, the conclusion of the Dogs Trilogy (begun by WE FOXES and continued by ROPE).  ‘3PC’ tells the story of newlyweds Pooch and Amy Harvey, and is a contemporary piece about love, sex, and marriage.

Find out more about the Orchard Project’s 2017 season here.

 

 

 

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