The perfect alternative for the much overdone “A Christmas Carol” that so many theater trudge out every year to please their audiences during the Holidays.
So, we decided to look for something different. This old Maurice Maeterlinck play follows a similar plot – a greedy child wants everything for herself but knowing her family is poor, retires for the XMas evening knowing nothing will be there for her on Xmas morning.
She is awakened by the Fairy Berylune (Glinda) and sent off to the find the Bluebird (representing ‘happiness’). They set off that night accompanied by their dog, cat and Light who are now personified. In the end, the Bluebird was home along.
The play musical was commissioned by The Sun Valley Repertory to inaugurated their new space with book & lyrics by Joel Beard and performed by the community actors.
Here’s the score. I used a midi program called Vision and played the show from Mac SE/30 computer playing the sequences.
- Everything I Want Sun Valley Repertory 3:37
- Sleep, My Darling Sun Valley Repertory 2:02
- When You've Got Two Choices Sun Valley Repertory 1:22
- Light Sun Valley Repertory 2:58
- The Bluest Bird Sun Valley Repertory 2:40
- Remember Us With Love Sun Valley Repertory 0:56
- We're On Our Way Sun Valley Repertory 2:44
- Now We Know What We Must Do Sun Valley Repertory 2:10
- Look Everywhere Sun Valley Repertory 4:23
- So Long, Farewell Sun Valley Repertory 2:39
- Light The Light Sun Valley Repertory 2:33
- Everything We Want Is Here Sun Valley Repertory 2:11