“Grandma”

Grandma produced by Jackknife Films and PlowShare Group, Inc.Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization which was founded in Roanoke, Virginia by a group of veterans and friends who took action to help the injured service men and women of this generation.

Produced by Jackknife Films and PlowShare Group, Inc.

Original music by Lauren Cregor Devine.

 

We Go To Eleven

Lauren’s 10-minute musical, The Chorus (book and lyrics by Emmy Laybourne), was featured in a night of 10-minute musicals at Don’t Tell Mama in January.

Performing the piece was a very talented cast, including Jennifer Blood, Chris Critelli, LaDonna Burns, and many others.

The piece is currently being developed into a full-length musical as part of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Playbill article

River Credit

The Wizard of Wall Street is an all new musical about the life and times of financier/railroad executive Jay Gould who was, according to Joseph Pulitzer, “one of the most sinister figures that have ever flitted bat-like across the vision of the American people.” Known in his own time as the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street” and throughout history as “Robbingest of the Robber Barons,” Jay Gould’s was one of the most spectacular and controversial careers in American business. Produced by Waterwell, workshopped at Indiana University as a grant-funded Premiere Musical.

In “River Credit,” we hear Jay Gould as he formulates what would become our current system of credit, underscored by the unsuspecting populus.

 

The Chorus

The Chorus (working title) is about a mystical Greek chorus who attempts to help certain New Yorkers solve their problems via sung riddles and persuasive prodding.  It is based on a 10-minute musical written by Lauren and Emmy Laybourne as part of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

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This video is from the very first presentation of the 10-minute piece.

Once There Was A Girl

Nicole Parker in Waterwell's The Wizard of Wall StreetThe Wizard of Wall Street is an all new musical about the life and times of financier/railroad executive Jay Gould who was, according to Joseph Pulitzer, “one of the most sinister figures that have ever flitted bat-like across the vision of the American people.” Known in his own time as the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street” and throughout history as “Robbingest of the Robber Barons,” Jay Gould’s was one of the most spectacular and controversial careers in American business. Produced by Waterwell, workshopped at Indiana University as a grant-funded Premiere Musical.

In “Once There Was A Girl,” Victoria Woodhull gives voice to the three women of the piece: herself – an empowered suffragette and business woman; Josie Mansfield – a notorioius chorus girl and paramour of Gould’s partner Jim Fisk; and Helen Gould – Jay’s pious and doting wife.

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The Gold Corner Opera

The Wizard of Wall Street is an all new musical about the life and times of financier/railroad executive Jay Gould who was, according to Joseph Pulitzer, “one of the most sinister figures that have ever flitted bat-like across the vision of the American people.” Known in his own time as the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street” and throughout history as “Robbingest of the Robber Barons,” Jay Gould’s was one of the most spectacular and controversial careers in American business. Produced by Waterwell, workshopped at Indiana University as a grant-funded Premiere Musical.

In “The Gold Corner Opera,” we hear the epic tale of how Gould and Fisk attempted to corner the gold market in 1869, leading to the infamous Black Friday.  All in operatic format, as is fitting.

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Railroad to NYC

Railroad to NYC from Waterwell's The Wizard of Wall StreetThe Wizard of Wall Street is an all new musical about the life and times of financier/railroad executive Jay Gould who was, according to Joseph Pulitzer, “one of the most sinister figures that have ever flitted bat-like across the vision of the American people.” Known in his own time as the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street” and throughout history as “Robbingest of the Robber Barons,” Jay Gould’s was one of the most spectacular and controversial careers in American business. Produced by Waterwell, workshopped at Indiana University as a grant-funded Premiere Musical.

In “Railroad to NYC,” we hear a snippet of the music that takes us through Act 2, as Jay Gould travels the country via the railroad system he would come to dominate and restructure.

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