IN DEVELOPMENT

The Remarkable Journey to Tianguo

The Remarkable Journey to Tianguo

Daniel Green  •  Lezlie Wade

A new musical for all audiences, inspired by the award-winning novel The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen by American fantasy / adventure writer Lloyd Alexander.(1) (2)
This creative endeavor embraces Western musical theatre, features a diverse Asian-American cast, and embraces theatrical conventions and practices from around the globe, including China, where our fable is set.
The Museum of Broken Relationships

The Museum of Broken Relationships

David H. Bell  •  Daniel Green
Commissioned by Somerled Arts
Inspired by The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia

PRODUCTIONS

Nov 19-Dec 30, 2012
A Christmas Story (Broadway)

A CHRISTMAS STORY

(Investor, Broadway)
Sept 8, 2011 - Jan 15, 2012
Fiasco Theater's <b>CYMBELINE</b> (Off-Broadway)

Fiasco Theater's CYMBELINE

Barrow Street Theater: CYMBELINE
(Co-Producer)
June 19-Sept 29, 2013
<b>THE TWO–CHARACTER PLAY</b> (Off-Broadway)

THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY

(Co-Producer, Off-Broadway)
June 24-Aug 12, 2012
<b>7th Monarch</b> (Off-Broadway)

7th MONARCH

(Lead Producer, Off-Broadway)
New York Musical Theater Festival, 2010
Bloodties (NYMF)

Ned Massey's BLOODTIES

(Lead Producer, NYMF)

RECORDINGS

Recorded in 2009 at Avatar Studios
Ron Carter's Great Big Band

Ron Carter's Great Big Band

(Commissioned & Produced)
Recorded in 2006 at Bennett Studios
Star Dust and Beyond: A Tribute to Artie Shaw, featuring Dick Johnson

Star Dust & Beyond
A Tribute to Artie Shaw, Featuring Dick Johnson

(Commissioned & Produced)
2013
Kristine Daniels' illustrated books, animated by Philip Holahan

The Adventures of Floyd

animated video productions of Kristine Daniels' illustrated books
Recorded in 2012 at Avatar Studios
Fiasco Theater's Cymbeline (Off-Broadway)

Fear No More

Music from Fiasco Theater's productions of
CYMBELINE and TWELFTH NIGHT
Recorded in 2004
at a concert benefitting UNICEF
TIME AFTER TIME / DODSWORTH

TIME AFTER TIME
DODSWORTH

New Songs from New Musicals

concert presented by Somerled's founders
CD produced by Bruce Kimmel

Inner Voices 2012 & 2014

(recorded 2014 & 2019 at 2nd Story Sound)
Solo Musicals commissioned & produced by Paulette Haupt
Window Treatment CD Cover
The Costume CD Cover
Scaffolding CD Cover
Farhad & Borrowed Dust CD Cover

OTHER PROJECTS

Incubator Project
2018-…


Dave Holstein  &  Alan Schmuckler's


NOTHING TO SEE HERE

Incubator Project
2018-2019
Senza Luce
Neil Bartam & Brian Hill's

SENZA LUCE

This musical fable tells the story of Senza Luce, a village deep in the mountains of Northern Italy. Hidden from the outside world and shadowed over by the towering peaks of the Italian Alps, the villagers of Senza Luce have lived in perpetual darkness for centuries, never knowing sunlight. When one forward-thinking youth devises a brilliant way to bring light to their darkened lives, the village and its citizens are thrown into turmoil.

Senza Luce was commissioned and originally developed at
The Canadian Music Theatre Project
Michael Rubinoff, Producer
Sheridan College
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
http://cmtp.sheridancollege.ca/projects/senza-luce/

2014-2015
Slaughterhouse-Five

Jed Feuer & Adele Ahronheim's
musical adaptation of

Kurt Vonnegut's

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

2012
Moon In The Sea

THE MOON IN THE SEA

2009
Time After Time program

musical adaptation of Karl Alexander's novel

TIME AFTER TIME

(29-Hour Reading)
2004
Wherever The Party Is
In September 2004 (prior to founding Somerled) Robert & Wendy Macdonald hosted the Steinway Peace Piano in a concert benefitting UNICEF.

Tabor Academy provided the venue for "Wherever The Party Is: The music of Jeffrey Saver and Stephen Cole." Broadway stars Judy Blazer, Christian Borle, Liz Callaway, and Walter Charles sang selections from two musicals written by composer Jeffrey Saver and lyricist Stephen Cole. Dan Foster was the director.

In 2009 Somerled produced a 29-Hour Reading of TIME AFTER TIME, marking the beginning of our commitment to developing new musicals.

ABOUT US

Scott Evans

Scott Evans
Artistic Director

Scott was named Artistic Director of Somerled Arts in 2016 after several years serving as Creative Advisor for theatrical projects. In addition to his work with Somerled, he is an Associate Artist with the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University, where he directs and dramaturgs new works, including their annual collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is a director with the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and a former mentor for new musicals at the Eugene O'Neill National Music Theater Conference. Previous work also includes Associate Producer for the Theatre Guild and Creative Content Manager for Evolution, an immersive production developed by International Theatre Works for Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China.

With Somerled, Scott directed The Museum Of Broken Relationships at the O'Neill and the Aspen Theatre Festival. Other directing credits include A Musical Christmas Carol (starring Richard Thomas) for Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, as well as regional and university productions of The Ruby Sunrise, Biloxi Blues, The Foreigner, The Fantasticks, and Picture Perfect. Off–Broadway, he was Associate Director for the New York premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Ten Chimneys and the revival of The Silver Cord. Associate/Assistant work also includes the world premieres of Gut Bucket Blues and Shakin' the Rafters at Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre, 7th Monarch at Theatre Row, and Eleanor (starring Jean Stapleton) at the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center.

As an actor, Scott was in the Off–Broadway revivals of Room Service and The Man Who Came To Dinner. His regional work includes roles at Ford's Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Tennessee Rep, Bethesda Theatre/Nederlander Worldwide, Arrow Rock Lyceum, Forestburgh Playhouse, and the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, among others. Additional credits include the National Tour of Patsy! and promotional host for NBC's “Three Wishes”.

Scott is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and a proud member of SDC and AEA.

Wendy Macdonald

Wendy Macdonald
Executive Director

Wendy attended the Berklee College of Music and is a graduate of The Broadway League's Commercial Theater Institute 14-Week Producing Intensive (Spring 2011). As a freelance musician, Wendy toured the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Japan, and Taiwan with the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra, and Makoto Ozone Big Band. She has also performed with major artists including Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Paul Anka, Johnny Mathis, The Temptations, The Four Tops and Manhattan Transfer. During her 30 years as a musician Wendy played in the pit orchestra for hundreds of musicals throughout New England, and was a member of The American Federation of Musicians.

Somerled Thistle
Somerled is a 501(c)(3)
Private Operating Foundation

Somerled Arts is an independent non-profit dedicated to the development of new dramatic and musical works, and the artists who create them.

Somerled has produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at NYMF, and has developed works with regional theatres and prestigious development organizations such as the Eugene O’Neill National Music Theater Conference and the American Music Theatre Project.

Member of National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT).

Somerled Thistle
Why "Somerled"?

Somerled was an ancient Scottish King (1117-1164), and the first "Lord of the Isles" from whom the Clan Donald (Macdonald) descends: The Somerled Charitable Foundation was established by Robert and Wendy Macdonald in 2005. We later adopted the name Somerled Arts to more accurately reflect the nature of our work as a producing organization.

Annual Filings (990-PF)

Somerled is a registered charity in the states of Massachusetts and New York.

Fiscal Year 2018