Out Of My Range (And Other Age-Related Performance Issues)

March 2012

Out Of My Range project image

Original music and lyrics by Michael Shaieb, book by Michael Shaieb and Brent Lord for a 10-song “backstage” song cycle that pulls back the curtain on generational differences within a Chorus.

Rehearsals & social events lead up to the opening number of their next concert and serve as the backdrop for a whimsical, fun, & revealing look at the age dynamics at play inside a gay men’s chorus. Commissioned by Dr. Stan Hill and the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus for their 2012 season and their performance at the GALA Choruses Festival 2012 in Denver.


Book, Music & Lyrics


March 9, 2013
March 10, 2013

Heart of America Men’s Chorus
De Mattias Fine Arts Center at Newman University
Wichita, KS

July 11, 2012
GALA 2012 Premiere

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus
GALA Coffee Concert Series
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Denver, CO

March 30, 2012
March 31, 2012

World Premiere

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus
‘Re: Generations’ concert
Ted Mann Hall
University of Minnesota Campus
Minneapolis, MN