Musicals

Shoshana’s musicals include Lightning Man, Days of Rage, Sophia Venetia Voyager, and Soon Never.

Lightning Man

Music by Jeffrey Dennis Smith
Lyrics by Shoshana Greenberg
Book by Maggie-Kate Coleman

Inspired by actual experiences, the musical Lightning Man tells the story of National Park Ranger and seven-time lightning strike survivor Roy Sullivan. Roy is relentlessly pursued, seduced, toyed with, adored, tortured and repeatedly struck by Lightning, appearing to him in the form of four very different but equally dangerous women, who may or may not also be his wives and ex-wives. As Roy struggles to regain control of his life in the aftermath of the strikes, he attempts to strike back against a force of nature.

Lightning Man was featured at Ars Nova ANT Fest on October 24, 2011:

Video Clips: “Get Back,” “Tattoo,” “Beautiful Wedding,” “Come Out and Play,” “What Are the Chances,” “Can’t Shut Out the Storm


Days of Rage

Music by Hyeyoung Kim
Lyrics by Shoshana Greenberg
Book by Shoshana Greenberg and Hyeyoung Kim

How far would you go for something you believe is right? Who is responsible for violence and how do you break the cycle? Days of Rage, inspired by the activities of The Weathermen/Weather Underground Organization and The Black Panther Party in the late 1960s and early 1970s, tells the story of Jean Avery, who leads the militant protest group The Weathermen after her brother leaves for Vietnam, and Fred Hampton, the leader of the Chicago chapter of The Black Panther Party, who tries to keep his fellow Party members from descending into violence. As Fred and Jean’s paths intertwine, they grow closer and apart in a turbulent time of war, civil rights, and rage.

Hear some of the music.

“Not Like Them”
New York Theatre Barn Concert 11.7.16

Hyeyoung and Shoshana put together this music video of the finale song “How Many Men Have to Die” from Days of Rage. It represents our hope for a better world.


Sophia Venetia Voyager

Music by Moon Hee Park
Book and Lyrics by Shoshana Greenberg and Rachel Jett

Fifteen-year-old Sophia is the only girl on earth. Her father left when she was little, and she lives with her mother who bakes the world into existence. Sophia wants to hear the music of the spheres, something no one has ever heard before. With the help of her tutor, she builds a machine that opens up a wormhole into outer space, where she meets asteroids, gods, and black holes in her journey to find her music. Inspired by the Demeter-Persephone myth.

Kenita Miller sings “Dark Night” from Sophia Venetia Voyager:

 

Soon Never

20-minute Musical
Music by Julia Meinwald
Book and Lyrics by Shoshana Greenberg and Kirsten Guenther

Colby wants to be a Hollywood agent, but his job as an agent’s assistant is in jeopardy when his boss’s movie star daughter, Montana, visits the office and wreaks havoc.

Lauren Worsham and Manoel Felciano sing “Purple House” from Soon Never:

 

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