On The Razzle

Clarence Brown Theater, Knoxville, TN

In order to create a soundscape for this play I created a variety of orchestral templates that I could use to keep the musical timbres consistent throughout the show. Musically, it was very important to use melodies and motifs that tied the show together, and the opera tunes and melodies of Offenbach provided the raw material for the score. The next step was turning those melodies into an opening of the show that created the vibrant world of the play, much like the 'Runyonland' opening of Guys & Dolls.