leslie steinweiss

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RACHEL CALOF: A MEMOIR WITH MUSIC

THE AWARD-WINNING SHOW!

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Steinweiss-Book/Adaptation by Ken LaZebnik

RACHEL CALOF: A MEMOIR WITH MUSIC  is a play with songs based on the memoir of Rachel Calof. 

Immigrating from Russia to North Dakota as a mail-order bride in the late 19th century, Rachel surmounts incredible obstacles while raising nine children on the prairie in hope for ownership of free land under the Homestead Act.

 RACHEL CALOF stars Kate Fuglei in a tour de force performance, directed by Ellen S. Pressman. It has been presented around the country. In November, 2015 it was presented in Los Angeles at PICO UNION and in New York at the UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL where it won the festival's award for BEST MUSICAL. 

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THE SCHOOL OF JOLLY DOGS

Music by Leslie Steinweiss- Lyrics and Book by Didi Balle

THE SCHOOL OF JOLLY DOGS is a show inspired by the British Music Hall. It is a rollicking cavalcade of fun with Queen Victoria herself as master of ceremonies!

The show's  developmental process has included a two week workshop and production at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, directed by Richard Digby-Day ; several workshops and productions at HOME for Contemporary theater and art in  NYC and a production at the St. Lawrence Theater Festival in Watertown, NY.


MOONSONG

Music by Leslie Steinweiss- Lyrics by Didi Balle

MOONSONG- is a revue of original songs that all relate to the moon. From moon-faced gangsters to singing Coyotes, Moonsong will have you beaming! 


A BINTEL BRIEF

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Steinweiss-Book/Adaptation by Ken LaZebnik

A BINTEL BRIEF-This project is based on "A Bintel Brief" which is a collection of letters to the editor of "The Jewish Daily Forward". This project is still in development. 


BEAUTIFUL SOUP

Music by Leslie Steinweiss- Lyrics and Book by Didi Balle

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BEAUTIFUL SOUP-This project is based on Victorian children's literature. It was developed at The Whole Theater-Olympia Dukakis, artistic director and at HOME for Contemporary Theater and Art in New York City.

Drawn from Lewis Carroll, E. Nesbitt and Dickens amongst others, Beautiful Soup takes place in the time from just before the Boer war until the end of World War I. Although set a 100 years ago, the ideas are as present as today's headlines.