April 24, 2014

Past Productions

Jazz composer Eli Yamin and teacher/writer Clifford Carlson joined forces in 1998. After writing and workshopping five new musicals in five years, people starting taking notice. National Public Radio and the Daily News did a story on their work and a middle school in Washington Heights produced their own version of Nora’s Ark. Yamin / Carlson musicals have been performed in numerous schools all across the country including mot recently in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Laurel, Mississippi. Hundreds of young people have embraced the work with their time and talent by performing the shows as dancers, singers, actors, instrumentalists, and technical crew and over 20,000 children and adults have applauded their efforts.

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Studium Wokalno – Aktorskie at Bialystok Teatr Lalek, Bialystock, Poland
* Arka Noemi (Nora’s Ark), fully licensed production (May 19 – June 6, 2014)

Helen Hocker Theatre, Topeka, KS
* Nora’s Ark, fully licensed production (March 21 – April 6, 2014)

Robert B Glenn High School, Kernersville, NC
* Holding the Torch for Liberty, fully licensed production (April 18 – 20, 2013)

St. Brigid – Our Lady of Hope Regional School, Westbury, NY
* Nora’s Ark, fully licensed production (March 15 – 16, 2013)

Marshall Middle School, Clovis, NM
* Nora’s Ark, fully licensed production (February 22, 2013)

Durham High School for Girls, Durham, England
* Nora’s Ark, fully licensed production (January 28, 2013)

The Jazz Drama Program Summer Gala, New York, NY
* Holding the Torch for Liberty, full version (June, 2012)
with performers from Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music

Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, Moscow, Idaho
* Holding the Torch For Liberty, condensed version  (February 25, 2012)

Marshall Middle School, Clovis, New Mexico
* Nora’s Ark, full version  (February 9, 2012)

Montenegro Cultural Center, Podgorica, Montenegro
* Nora’s Ark, concert version, middle and high school music students, elementary ballet students, broadcast on public television in Montenegro. 1 performance (2011)

Saltillo Elementary School, Saltillo, Mississippi
* Nora’s Ark, condensed version, 2 performances (2011)

Thomas Street Elementary School, Tupelo, Mississippi
* Nora’s Ark, condensed version, 1 performance (2011)

Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, Moscow, Idaho
* Nora’a Ark, mini-production with middle school and high school students, 1 performance. (2011)

Nora Davis Magnet School, Laurel, MS
* Nora’s Ark, fully licensed production (2010)

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences, Santa Fe, NM
* Nora’s Ark, fully licensed production (2010)

Mississippi Arts Commission Whole Schools Retreat, Oxford, MS
* Nora’s Ark, workshop production (2009)

CES 58x, Bronx, NY
5th & 6th Graders
* Nora’s Ark mini-production in partnership with Young Audiences, NY (2004)

Lehman College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY
Graduate Students from the Elementary and Secondary Education Department
* Message From Saturn, 3 mini-productions (2002-2003)

The Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School, IS 143, Washington Heights, NY
Grades 6-8
* Nora’s Ark in partnership with Young Audiences New York (2002)

The Louis Armstrong Middle School, IS 227, East Elmhurst, NY
Grades 5-8
* Hear My Voice, revised production (2006)
* Message From Saturn, revised production (2005)
* Nora’s Ark, revised production (2004)
* Holding The Torch For Liberty, revised production (2003)
* Hear My Voice, workshop production (2002)
* Message From Saturn, workshop production (2001)
* Nora’s Ark, workshop production (2000)
* Holding The Torch For Liberty, workshop production (1999)
* When Malindy Swings, workshop production (1998)