Snowferno

Music and game design by Michael Shaieb and Brent Lord, website by Brent for our first iPhone app partnership with Ben Britten (programming and artwork). “Snowferno” is an original rolling ball puzzle game for iOS devices. Navigate the original ‘snowball in hell’ through the Earth to where cold weather awaits on the other side. Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, a cave containing 20 unique puzzle challenges becomes your own personal hell standing between you and Winter.

Playground

Original music by Brent Lord for an 80 minute modern dance theatre piece about one man’s turnaround thru a visit to life’s emotional playground. Created by Platforms co-choreographer and former Fosse dancer Jeff Shade. The world premiere was December 4-6, 2008 at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. Proceeds went to benefit two suicide prevention hotlines, The Nine Line and The Trevor Project.

Man of the People

Audio producing and editing by Brent Lord for an 11-episode audio sitcom released online as a weekly podcast. Created by Kleban Award-winner Jeremy Desmon and voiced by Broadway’s Sebastian Arcelus, Linda Gabler, Michael Thomas Holmes, Russell Koplin, and Lauren Weisman. Guest stars included Stephen DeRosa, Hunter Foster, Nancy Opel, Brad Oscar & David Rossmer.

The first episode was released online on 8/26/08, with new episodes posted every Tuesday thru Election Day, 11/4/08.

Through A Glass, Darkly

Original music, lyrics, and story by Michael Shaieb for a 45 minute choral oratorio looking at the effects of crystal meth addiction in the GLBT community. Commissioned by Dr. Stan Hill and the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus for their 2008 season and their performance at the GALA Choruses Festival 2008 in Miami. The world premiere was March 29-30, 2008 at Ted Mann Hall on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Twin Cities Public TV produced a video of the concert and included interviews with some of the cast and artistic team. The video premiered statewide in MN on Saturday 6/21/08 and is available for purchase on DVD at tcgmc.org.

Platforms

Original dance musical with music by Brent Lord for the 2007 “Born at NYMF” commission. Winner of Peter Filichia’s 2007 Talkin’ Broadway Summer Theatre Festival “Wild Card” citation and the NYMF “Excellence in Choreography” award.

Last Days of Left Eye

Feature length documentary film score by Michael Shaieb and Brent Lord for the Vh1 Rockdocs series. Directed by Oscar-nominated Lauren Lazin. North American Theatrical Premiere: 3/13/07 at South By Southwest. Broadcast premiere: 5/19/07 on Vh1.

Carnaval de Fuego

Original score by Michael Shaieb for the 2006 nightly spectacle at (then) Six Flags Elitch Gardens. A celebration of fireballs, flame juggling, clowns, tribal percussion, and more. Act IV featured a remix of The Doors’ “Light My Fire” with vocals by Lisa Howard (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and “Spelling Bee” on Broadway). Produced in 2006 by Joseph Wartnerchaney and Manhattan Creative Group.

Waking Dreams

Original score by Brent Lord and end credits song arranged by Michael Shaieb for the short film by John Daschbach, starring Ben Shenkman and Tina Holmes. Winner of 2005 Independent Film Festival of Boston “Audience Award – Best Short Film” and the New York VisionFest 2005 “Outstanding Achievement in Short Subject Filmmaking”.

Go-Go Beach

Original stage musical with score by Michael Shaieb and Brent Lord. Colorful pop culture and the whimsical 60’s beach party movie genre meet the blossoming hippie movement. Official Next Link Selection of NYMF 2006. Exclusive stage performing rights are represented by Theatrical Rights Worldwide.