Lyrics by JUNE SIEGEL, CAROLYN BALDUCCI, LORD BYRON & others
SHANA FARR & MARK CAMPBELL
& MAC Award Winner: JULIE REYBURN
MAC Award Winner: BILL ZEFFIRO - MUSIC DIRECTOR & PIANO
KAREN CARPENTER - STAGE DIRECTOR
Composer/lyricist Mira J. Spektor is Founder/Artistic Director of The Aviva Players. Born in Europe, Ms. Spektor graduated from Sarah Lawrence College & studied at Mannes College & Juilliard. She has written chamber music, chamber operas & musicals including The Housewives' Cantata (lyrics by June Siegel), Lady of the Castle (based on Lea Goldberg's Israeli play), The Passion of Lizzie Borden (poems by Ruth Whitman) , Villa Diodati about Mary Shelley (lyrics by Colette Inez) & Giovanni the Fearless (A Commedia del Arte with book & lyrics by Carolyn Balducci); recital & cabaret songs & music for theatre, film & TV. She has recorded for Concert Hall, Westminster & Guilde International du Disque, Original Cast Records, Capstone & AirPlay. Her music scores (Georgina Press - BMI) include the feature film Double Edge (Faye Dunaway) & PBS documentaries, “Art in Its Soul & Serious Comics.” Her recent CDs include: The Housewives’ Cantata, Lady of the Castle, Mira Chante/French Love Songs & Lullabies & Lovesongs.
The Director is Drama Desk Nominee Karen Lynn Carpenter (Love, Loss & What I Wore). Karen will be assembling a cast of Broadway stars for this show. We are planning on having casting completed no later than February 1, 2013.