Rising musical theatre composer-lyricist Richard C. Walter will step into the spotlight with a concert at Chelsea Table + Stage January 18.
The evening, titled Pieces: New Musical Selections, will include songs from Walter's new and upcoming works, including songs from Madame Clicquot: A Revolutionary Musical. Written with collaborator Lisette Glodowski, the musical released a studio album last year.
Walter will be joined by a number of vocalists for the concert evening, including Blaine Krauss, Megan Dwinell, Joanna Carpenter, Kai An Chee, Jonathan Christopher, Victoria Frings, Lisette Glodowski, Nick Laughlin, Kevin Massey, Tim Rogan, Santina Umbach, and Rachel Worthington.
Kenneth Gartman is music directing, leading a band that also includes drummer Ryan McCausland and guitarist Alec Berlin.
"I am thrilled to have this exceptional group of artists joining my debut at Chelsea Table + Stage," says Walter in a statement. "In addition to the new musical Madame Clicquot, I’m currently developing Retrograde with Nick Laughlin, a musical inspired by astrology. The story and pop music foundation of this show have been so much fun to explore, so working with Nick to create this piece has really been an exciting experience. I’m also looking forward to revisiting some of the music from Tambora: The Lost Kingdom, the first full-length musical that I wrote with Lisette Glodowski, my collaborator on Madame Clicquot. It’s inspired by the actual eruption of Mt. Tambora in 1815 which wiped out the entire kingdom. I’ll also be showcasing a few songs from This Is Hard to Say, a song cycle made up of vignettes of people in situations that lead to tough conversations. These songs vary so much in style: some are funny, some are heartbreaking, but all are so meaningful to me. I’m really looking forward to getting some of them out in the world!"
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