RSO residency with the San Diego State University MFA Musical Theatre Program April 28-May 7.
The residency will culminate in a reading of RSO’s new show We Foxes on May 5th at 7:30pm at San Diego State University’s Experimental Theatre. The reading is directed by Paula Klaustian with music direction by Robert Meffe, and features performances by students and alumni of the MFA Musical Theatre program.
Set in 1945 Missouri, the Southern Gothic musical We Foxes tells the story of Willa, a tough, unmannered orphan adopted by the wife of the Sheriff and the bloody domestic war that ensues between them when Willa uncovers the secrets lurking beneath the floorboards. It is the story of intense human struggle, deliverance, and salvation that can only be found from within.
Admission is free, but seats are limited, and reservations are recommended. To reserve, call (619) 594-8262 or email [email protected].
Backstage’s first annual Future Broadway Power List highlights RSO.
Check out what Backstage.com has to say about RSO:
Oliver is the best composer working today without a major production. His songs are routinely included in showcases; his musicals are released on CD (“35mm”) and staged in concerts (“Jasper in Deadland”). Whenever theater aficionados gather and talk, his name crops up with unvarying frequency as the songwriter you must listen to. So it’s only a matter of time until Oliver himself gets the showcase he so richly deserves: a spectacular mounting of one of his chewy, thought-provoking works.
See the rest of the list here.
RSO’s Jasper in Deadland, presented by the Prospect Theater Company, is taking the internet by storm!
In this Playbill.com story, get info about the show, cast, and check out some of the great production photos by Matthew Murphy.
Jasper in Deadland, starring Matt Doyle, Allison Scagliotti, and Ben Crawford, is currently in previews and opens on March 26th at The West End Theatre at the Church of St. Paul.
Click here for tickets.
In this original musical, 16-year-old Jasper journeys through the Afterlife on a mission to save his best friend, Agnes. On his thrill-ride through a hybrid underworld, Jasper encounters demons, gods, mortals and monsters from Greek, Egyptian, Roman, and Norse mythology, learning what it means to die and questioning what it means to live.
BroadwayWorld.com features photo coverage of RSO’s concert at Murder for Two.
Check out some great photos from the concert, featuring the cast of Prospect Theatre Company’s production of RSO’s Jasper in Deadland, Natalie Weiss, and Murder for Two‘s Brett Ryback.
Murdurous Mondays is a new concert series and a collaboration between the Murder for Two team and some of NYC’s greatest up and coming composers. RSO kicked off the series this Monday, March 24th.
Check out the photos HERE.
BroadwayWorld.com caught up with RSO to talk about his concert for Murdurous Mondays at Murder for Two.
RSO talks his influences, his writing history, and drops some hints about exciting, upcoming shows and productions!
The concert takes place tomorrow, Monday 3/24 after the evening performance of Murder for Two.
Read the full interview HERE.