CHANCE – A Musical Play About Love, Risk & Getting It Right

2019 New York Musical Festival.

“… a non-stop, intimate epic…” Buzzin’ Lee Hartgrave, BeyondChron

award winning (Fresh Fruit Festival, NYC) original musical play with book, music & lyrics by Richard Isen


listen to demos of the songs:

  1. The Way Of The World The Lady 2:49
  2. Days Going By Cast 2:46
  3. The Way Of The World 2 The Lady 0:36
  4. The Way To Happiness All 2:12
  5. Something Cooked Up In Your Mind The Lady 3:39
  6. The Angle Of The Light The Lady 2:00
  7. What You Have Chance 3:13
  8. This Is Just The Place Gregory 2:36
  9. Something Cooked Up In Your Mind 2 The Lady 1:13
  10. Out From Under Me Gregory 3:24
  11. End Of Act 1 The Lady 0:32
  12. The Last Little Year Gregory, Chance, The Lady 2:51
  13. Beyond You The Lady 2:55
  14. Lands End Chance 2:46
  15. This Is Not The Way The Lady, Gregory 2:52
  16. Somewhere In Time Ensemble 2:43

“While the first act serves as something of a farce with some camp noir overtones, the second takes a surprisingly grave turn into mortality, spirituality and the dangerous ease of self-deception. Somewhere in the overlap between Zen philosophy, Jungian psychology, Oscar Wilde and ‘Rent’ you’ll find ‘Chance.’ Come to think of it, this show might comprise the entirety of that singular overlap, but that’s still an impressive niche to carve out.”Edge Media Network (national LGBT periodical)

“Richard Isen’s book could stand on its own for plot movement and pathos, with a spiritual reveal at the end that was inspired. When things got too deep, in walks the Lady with a stunning movie musical-style number.”Outer-Stage

“…you must see Chance!” Jan Wahl, KRON-4 TV