July 25, 2014

Nora’s Ark

CD CoverThe Jazz Musical
By Eli Yamin and Clifford Carlson
(Available now as script, score and CD)

Interested?  Get your perusal copy from Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

Why produce Nora’s Ark?

The Story…

Nora, a scientist, predicts the melting of the poles and the flooding of the Earth. Rescuing the animals at the Bronx Zoo, Nora and her daughters, Dora, Flora, Lora and Fitzi rent a cruise ship. It seems all are saved, except that daughter Fitzi forgets to bring food. Predators look on their fellow passengers as prey. All animals discover that freedom is a greater sustaining force than food and all ultimately cooperate in finding an edible solution…(a more detailed synopsis).

The Songs…

  • It’s Gonna Rain
    Swing beat, heavy use of layered riffs a la Charles Mingus “Blues and Roots.”
  • There’s Blue All Around Me (Predators)
    Down home blues.
  • There’s Blue All Around Me (Prey)
    Further down home blues. Same melody as previous with different words.
  • Swingin’ On the Family Tree
    Medium swing dance number
    Chorus:
    “WE ALL GOT EYES THOUGH THEY’RE NOT THE SAME
    WE ALL GOT SKIN SO WE CAN FEEL THE RAIN
    WE ALL GOT HEARTS AND I CAN GUARANTEE
    WE’RE DANCIN’ AND WE’RE SWINGIN’ ON THE FAMILY TREE”
  • I See Blue
    Swinging bebop melody over harmony from “Blue Skies.”

* Take a listen


(Costume illustrations by Shelly Norton)

Past Productions of Nora’s Ark:

The CD

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