This weekend I opened an original show entitled "An Old Cracked Tune" which will run for 4 more weekends at Spotlighters Theater in downtown Baltimore.
I wrote all the music for the show, although sadly there was no opportunity for GPO in this one. The music is mostly for everyday objects (there's a Fugue for Toothbrushes and a Samba for Diner Plates of Half-Eaten Pie, for example).
It's a silly and fun show about a world where conservative special interest groups have outlawed all art and performance except that which is used to sell products, and a group of stealth performers determined to sneak art back in any way possible. In addition to the found-percussion stuff, there's tapdance, real-time sketching, juggling, spoken word and performance art, and a high-energy cast with an wonderful sense of silly.
It's been very exciting and successful so far, and is already starting to develop a following. Check out the theater's website at www.spotlighters.org ...