Lisa’s Musical Theatre Resume

COMPOSER
Lisa Ralia Heffter
130 West 67th Street #5K
New York, NY 10023
347-852-4770
redplanetlisa@gmail.com

Original Musicals

2003 -2012 “Mars 2076”
Book with Jean Witter and Edward Berk; work-in-progress; hybrid of traditional and rock musical; Colonists on Mars (scientists/settlers from Earth) fight against a tyrannical Earth Government, mirroring American Revolution; love story between girl from Earth and boy from Mars.

2000–2002 “Permission” Exploring new format; edgy rock musical; a young man’s struggle to pursue his dream which ends up bringing him to Italy where he saves a precious vineyard.

1999 “Oh! The Sport of Love!”
Comique little musicale; eleven-minute score; aristocratic woman recounts a bawdy tale about a hot and rainy summer night in a Greek café

1996- 1998 “Blood and Fire” (Music)
Lyrics and Book by Jeffrey Couchman; commission to collaborate on this 1890’s Victorian sung-through musical where an atheist young doctor eager to save souls with his medical knowledge falls in love with a pious woman who also wants to save souls, but with her religious beliefs.

1989-1994 “Atom and Eve”   Two jaded high school seniors’ lethargy is interrupted by a mysterious, otherworldly woman who leads them to an exotic pomegranate garden where their innocence and happiness is restored. They soon find themselves tangled up in the troubles of a simple beautiful ancient farming village and the dangers of a nearby, neon, fast-paced modern city, as they seek their true paradise.

Other Pop/Rock Musicals

1989-2009 “Stuart Little” “Macbeth” “8 Weeks in the Mountains”

Productions of Original Musicals

2014 “Atom & Eve”  Concert Reading at the Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center NYC

2012 “Blood & Fire” Fingerlakes Festival, Auborn NY

2011 “Mars; 2076”: beginning vocal recordings

2008 “Oh! The Sport of Love!”
Performed in Beijing. Garden concert at Yong He Villas for children’s fundraiser; finale; brought down the house(!)

2005 “Permission” performance:
Two-week run at The Triad in NYC; Director John Tedeschi; recorded tracks synched to DVD image projections; word of mouth packed the house second week

2004 “Oh! The Sport of Love!”:
Performed in Hilo; producers Cheryl Hardwick and Jennifer Tiboris

2003 “Atom & Eve”:
New director Abigail Zealey-Bess (EST); edits; industry reading at 50th/ Broadway

2002 “Blood & Fire”:
Disney/ASCAP Musical Theater Award. Two presentations of 20 minute section from each act; panel described music as ”each song is a hit out of the ballpark – way out of the ballpark!”

2001 “Blood & Fire”:
Staged reading at York Theater. Director Damian Gray; actors from California and New York; lead female Eden Espinosa; lead male Will Swenson; music director Loren van Brenk

2000 “Blood & Fire”:
Sing-thru at private residence in NYC. Three actors with piano accompaniment.

1999 “Oh! The Sport of Love!”:
Performed in Athens, Greece

1994 “Atom & Eve”:
Performance at Bank Street Theater; Director Tom O’Horgan; two performances with some costumes and scenery; packed houses both nights.

Education:

1983 The Juilliard School; Master Degree
1978-1982 The Juilliard School; Bachelor Degree

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