2015 Barely Legal Showtune Extravaganza set for AUGUST 17th at (le) Poisson Rouge

barely-legal-no-details It’s time for our annual summer blow-out concert featuring some of the most talented musical theatre performers from around the country and world.

Since our first “Barely Legal” concert five years ago, alums like Ashley Park, Danielle Wade, Lora Lee Gayer, Kathryn Boswell, Blair Goldberg, Tyler McKenzie, and many more have performed and starred on Broadway, toured the country, starred on TV, and made incredible art around the country and world.

A panel of industry judges, including Broadway performers, casting directors, agents, producers, and more have selected an incredible group of young performers, many of whom will be making their New York debuts in this concert! This year’s concert features:

Mitchell Aiello (Oakland University ’16)
Taylor Pearlstein (University of Arizona ’17)
Samantha Bourque (Sheridan College ’18)
Anna Dvorchak (Millikin Univeristy ’16)
Jacob Grant (Abilene Christian University ’16)
Michelle Beth Herman (Hartt School ’15)
Justin Hermosilla (Marymount Manhattan ’16)
Jared Brendon Hopper (Princeton University ’18)
Lily Kerhoas (Choreia Arts Studio, France ’15)
Johnny Shea (Ithaca College ’16)
Lily Talevski (Oakland University ’18)
Noah Virgile (Pace University ’19)

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating–and getting a first look–at the next generation of musical theatre stars. The show will feature additional Broadway stars to be announced. AND we’ll also be sharing a number of brand new songs of ours, along with some old favorites and selections from our new album CARNER & GREGOR ONE

The 2015 Barely Legal Showtune Extravaganza
Monday, August 17th at 7:30 (doors at 6:30
(le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.
tickets $15

// Posted on July 20th, 2015

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Our First Album “Carner & Gregor One” NOW AVAILABLE!

CG-ONE-1400x1400-CREDITS We’re thrilled to announce the release of our premiere album, CARNER & GREGOR ONE, featuring a wide range of songs from different projects, in styles ranging from pop to electronica to musical comedy–all backed up by a remarkable Broadway band and featuring brilliant Broadway singers and incredibly exciting newcomers.

The amazing line-up of singers includes Tituss Burgess, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Weiss, Jackie Burns, Eric Michael Krop, Danielle Wade, Brian Justin Crum, Emma Hunton, and many more. We can’t wait to share it with you! Get yours at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/carnergregorone or at iTunes

// Posted on June 15th, 2015

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Our Songs Live in LA in June – “A Little New Music” and “Stupid Songs”

A Little New Music

We’re excited that two Los Angeles companies will be performing our work this June!

A Little New Music will be including our song “White Gurl Wasted,” alongside material by other fantastic new writers, in their June 3 concert at Rockwell Table and Stage (1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles).

8pm show. Tickets $10-20.
Click here for tickets and info.

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Stupid Songs
will be featuring 2 numbers of ours, in addition to a host of original comic songs written by members of the company, in their Hollywood Fringe Festival production at the Lounge Theatre (6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles) on June 8, 12, 14, 20, 21, & 26.

Showtimes vary. Tickets $12.
For tickets and info click here.

// Posted on May 28th, 2015

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Releasing Our First Album “Carner & Gregor One” on June 15th at (le) Poisson Rouge in a $1 Show!

CG-ONE-1400x1400-CREDITSWe’re thrilled to be releasing our first album, “Carner & Gregor One” on June 15th! It’s the culmination of several years of work with our band and our amazing singer friends, including Jeremy Jordan, Tituss Burgess, Natalie Weiss, Jackie Burns, Eric Michael Krop, Brian Justin Crum, Emma Hunton, and many more.

The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, etc. starting June 15th, but you can also get it in-person at our $1 album release show at (le) Poisson Rouge!

“Carner & Gregor’s One Dollar Album Release Show” will take place on June 15th at 7pm at (le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., in NYC.

It will feature incredible performer friends including:

Stephen C. Anthony (The Book of Mormon, Catch Me If You Can)
Kathryn Boswell (Gigi)
Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening, Wicked)
Prisca Demarez (CATS in Paris, Avenue Q in Paris)
Gregory Haney (Bring It On, Wicked)
Derek Klena (Bridges of Madison County, Dogfight)
Andrew Kober (Les Miserables, Hair)
Sophie Moshofsky
David Perlman (Baby It’s You, Yank!)
Mj Rodriguez (Rent)
Emily Schultheis
Sarah Stiles (Hand to God Tony Nom., Avenue Q, etc.)
Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Breaking Down the Riffs)
Teal Wicks (Wicked, Finding Neverland)
Nat Zegree
Hannah Zazzaro

And, in case this wasn’t clear, admission is just ONE DOLLAR! To reserve your ticket, CLICK HERE

ALSO, at this one event only, “Carner & Gregor One” will be available PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL! One cent or One Thousand Dollars, it’s all up to you, but you’ll walk away with one dynamite recording!

// Posted on May 20th, 2015

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Sheet Music for “Advice to a Young Firefly” now available!

Firefly-regular for websiteWe’re happy to announce that the sheet music for “Advice to a Young Firefly” is now available on our sheet music music store.

We have both male and female keys available, and the piano-vocal score comes with chord symbols, in case you’d rather perform it with guitar.

CLICK HERE to see Tituss Burgess perform the song… and to get the mp3 on iTunes, CLICK HERE

Watch Lea Salonga singing the song in her recent “Kaleidoscope” concert:

Watch Eric Michael Krop perform the song:

// Posted on April 15th, 2015

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Sam wins the 2015 Kleban Prize!

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We’re thrilled to announce that Sam Carner has won the 2015 Kleban Prize for Most Promising Librettist!

In the 25-year history of the award, past winners have included Jason Robert Brown, Craig Carnelia, Robert Lopez and Jeff Marks, John Weidman, Adam Gwon, John Bucchino, and other distinguished writers.

Congratulations as well to Sam Willmott, the winner of this year’s Kleban prize for Most Promising Lyricist.

Check out the article in Variety.

Check out the article in Playbill

// Posted on April 14th, 2015

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Starstudded St. Jude’s Benefit / March 6 @ 8pm

Screen Shot 2015-04-06 at 10.47.17 AMWe’ll be part of an amazing concert to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital on Monday, March 6 at 8pm at the Highline Ballroom (431 W 16th St., NYC).

The show features incredible performers like Jennifer Damiano, Ciara Renee, Lilli Cooper, and (singing our song), the pyrotechnic Jackie Burns. Original songs by fantastic writers including Tom Kitt, Bobby Cronin, Lyons and Pakchar, Zoey Sarnak, Joey Contreras, and the remarkable organizer of the concert Drew Overcash.

Tickets $25-45. Hope you’ll come have a great time supporting a great cause! For tickets & info, CLICK HERE.

// Posted on April 6th, 2015

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Single of Tituss Burgess singing “Advice to a Young Firefly” now available!

We’re proud to release our first ever single, “Advice to a Young Firefly,” sung by the incredible Tituss Burgess.

To get your copy on iTunes, CLICK HERE!

// Posted on March 30th, 2015

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LEA SALONGA singing ADVICE TO A YOUNG FIREFLY at Town Hall on March 14

Lea Salonga performed our song “Advice to a Young Firefly” in her unforgettable concert KALEIDOSCOPE on March 14, 2015 at Town Hall. Here’s the video Sam took from the balcony!

// Posted on March 16th, 2015

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FREE show at LINCOLN CENTER’s Bruno Walter Auditorium on March 30th at 6pm

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We’ll be the featured writing team in March’s Broadway’s Future Songbook concert at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium. So mark down March 30th at 6pm in your calendars!

Our incredible line-up of singers features:

Leslie Kritzer (A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde, Sondheim on Sondheim, Rooms, Closer Than Ever)
Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls, Good Vibrations, Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt)
Natalie Weiss (Breaking Down the Riffs, Everyday Rapture, Les Miserables)
Teal Wicks (Wicked, Jeckyll & Hyde, Finding Neverland)
Stephen C. Anthony (Book of Mormon, Catch Me If You Can)
Jackie Burns (Wicked, If/Then, HAIR)
David Perlman (Baby It’s You, Yank!, Anna Nicole: The Opera)
Danielle Wade (CBC’s Over the Rainbow, The Wizard of Oz)
Mj Rodriguez (RENT)
And introducing: Sophie Moshofsky,
Nat Zegree, Elyse Moon, Emily Schultheis, and Michelle Beth Herman

March 30th at 6pm
Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street.

The show is FREE, and tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis, so make sure to line up early!

For more info, CLICK HERE. hope to see you there!

// Posted on March 14th, 2015

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