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Children's Theater

 

TV

Treatment - Urbn Faery Tales

A Musical TV Series by Dave Hall & Tim Sulka

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Musical Theater

Darkened City

Words & Music

 

New York City in the first years of the 21st century is a city of contrasts: between the rich and the poor, the dark and the light, the powerful and the powerless.  It’s a city full of eager vitality and at the same time there are corners of it where people struggle to survive.  Darkened City, a metaphorical tale of one winter night in present day New York, is a series of portraits of several New Yorkers, ones I’ve encountered personally, or read or heard about.  Scored for voice, guitar, cello, bass and middle eastern percussion, Darkened City is part rock, part classical, and part spoken word.

 

Watchman

City of Light

Far be it from me

His son her daughter

Money

The Egg

 

Children's Theater

Angela’s Flying Bed

Music/lyrics, book (co-writer)

 

An original story about an over-scheduled little girl who is so frustrated by her harried and inattentive parents’ constant moves to bigger and bigger houses that she decides to never get out of bed again.  Her parents consult a specialist who prescribes a new bed, and it turns out the new bed flies.  Angela and her wise-cracking bed travel around the world, meeting many exotic creatures and learning lessons along the way.

Is It My House? / The Clock Song
Again
The Selfish Shellfish
Llamas In Pajamas
Humphrey's Song
 

Jack And The Beanstalk

Music/lyrics, book (co-writer)

 

This version of the classic children's story is set in Brooklyn, where Jack is an artist who paints on cows.  This entertaining all-ages show takes a freewheeling look at wealth and materialism.

This Here's Jack
He's An Artist / Look Lady
Look Where I Find Myself
It's All Free
Ooh, Me Loves To Eat
The Giant's Become A Bum
 

Theater, Incidental Music

Voices From Guantanamo

Opening Music
Circling Music
Soccer Music
Guard Music
For My Father
 

Concert Music

Songs of Boyhood

Words & Music

 

Upon returning to live near the place where he grew up, Dave was inspired to write a series of poems based on remembered experiences from his childhood, as well as various imagined scenarios he thought common to all boys.  The poems, set to music for string quartet, tenderly capture many aspects of boyhood.  This song cycle gently traces an arc from early childhood, through growing into a man, to growing old.