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Altarena Theatre

Theater Reviews

South Coast Rep in Tony form with

‘School for Scandal’

 

“Local theatergoers attending South Coast Repertory’s Main Stage production of ‘The School for Scandal’ undoubtedly have been taken with the lively transitional music between each of the play’s 14 scenes. A niftily satirical  score has a vital, upbeat quality. It’s the creation of Richard Jennings, who also composed the subtler background music for SCR’s “Romeo and Juliet” last season. A blend of direction and composition that appeals to both the eye and ear in one of the SCR theater’s most enjoyable productions.”

 (Director) Jacob’s instincts are unerring in this production. Besides his casting, he has commissioned an ethereal electronic score from Richard Jennings. Only rarely do the production variables fall into place this neatly. San Diego Rep’s “Crossing Niagra” soars.

 

Whenever Richard Jennings’ thoroughly modern electronic score pipes up, the play takes off.”

“When things really begin to go bad, it's gripping, subtly underscored by ominous music.” 

                 -             “Playing My hand” - Altarena Theatre   

“Kudos to Richard Jennings original music”

                -“The Miracle Worker” Altarena Theatre

“Richard Jennings provides a stately original score.”

                            -“The Book of Liz”,  Altarena Theatre

“Jennings is certainly a master of his craft.”

Directors & A D Statements

“I have had the privilege of working with Richard Jennings for many years now, largely as a collaborator on numerous productions of the plays of William Shakespeare wherein I directed and Richard created original music that supported the production. In all of my time working with Richard I have found him to be the consummate artist combined with the most flexible and creative pragmatist with whom one could ever imagine collaborating. I believe he is an important artist and will continue to contribute at the highest possible level. 

 

To find in one man the kind of practical knowledge of the theatre as well as the brilliant musical talent that Richard possesses is exceptional.  In short, I cannot recommend an artist or composer more highly than Richard Jennings.”

    - Jared Sakren, A D. Southwest Shakespeare Co. & 

                                       Shakespeare Sedona Festival

 

      "You are an artist of the highest caliber."

                 - Patrick Page - Director, “Romeo & Juliet”,

                    Shakespeare Sedona Festival

“He has an unwavering ability to to create a complete piece with depth, heart and humor, time and time again.”

            -Rob Ready Artistic Director-PianoFight Productions

“Richard Jennings has the innate knowledge and perceptivity in creating scores for classical and contemporary theatre works that enhance the moments superbly; his musical compositions are always the needed oxygen of the staged work.  His instinct, graciousness and kind spirit set him above other composers.  You can count on Richard to “grease the wheels”, smoothly navigating in all circumstances while creating perfect gems of music.  A master collaborator, Richard works well with cast, crew, designers as well as financiers and investors of new works.  I wholeheartedly rely on him to create magic for my productions.”                                

    - Clay David - Executive Director, FOGG Theatre

 It has been such a pleasure to work with you! I appreciate your professionalism. The music is wonderful! I appreciate your support and commitment to the show.  

     -John Tranchitella, Director, The Miracle Worker, Altarena 

Film/TV Producers

"The whole process couldn't be more convenient.  When we're in a quick turn around mode, we need people who can deliver.  We'll come back.

                 - Melody Cavanary - Senior Producer, KAET-PBS

 

"The music was perfect, as usual.

It was great having an opportunity to collaborate with an artist who was willing to listen as well as give suggestions and just experiment. Not only was the collaboration an enjoyable and easy experience, the music Richard Jennings created added the appropriate, uplifting touch needed.  I look forward to my next opportunity to work with Richard.”                        

                                                  -Amy McSheffrey, Producer

"Richard Jennings is an ideal collaborator

                                                  and creative partner."  

                    - Suzanne D. Johnson- Producer/Director

 

"His knowledge and professionalism was

                                                       a tremendous asset.”   

                     - David Jon Devoucoux - Producer/Director

 

“It’s like being a kid in a candy store, all the musical choices you’re giving me…””I’m tickled pink!   

                            - Ivan M. Henry - Producer/Director

 

“I just wanted to tell you what a spectacular job you did. I started laying your audio down and it really enhances the project. You did a super job!! I am impressed. Thank you very much."                

                          - Jack Colovin,– Editor: Stuntman’s Rodeo

Actor/Audience

“I have been lucky enough to now perform in two shows for which Richard has composed the original music and both times my experience has been greatly enhanced by his scores.”   -Shannon

“Your music added depth to the story, amplifying the overall production.”       - Beth  

Richard Jennings’ music has been heard by millions world wide as he has composed for documentaries, TV movies, Disney Specials, PBS affiliates, commercials and other media. He’s created music for Tony Award winning theatres, over 30 productions of Shakespeare’s plays (50+ overall) and his critically acclaimed space operas. His work has been showcased in feature stories in The Los Angeles Times. His original musical plays have enjoyed runs in San Francisco, New York and other cities. Jennings is the recipient of the Hollywood Drama Logue Critics Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Theatre” as well as grants from The NEA and various arts organizations. He studied with Pulitzer Prize winning composers and has served on the faculties of colleges and universities. A member of  The Dramatists Guild of America, he lives in Berkeley, CA.

Composer of over 20 productions of original musicals, over 50 scores for plays (including 30 Shakespeare), with credits from Tony Award winning theatres, film, network TV, Disney and currently airing on PBS.


 

PLAYS - Composer-Musical Director
 

SOUTH COAST REPERTORY - Costa Mesa,  

Midsummer's Night's Dream

The School For Scandal

Romeo And Juliet

12 Dancing Princesses

THE MARK TAPER FORUM-Los Angeles

Five Of Us

SOUTHWEST SHAKESPEARE COMPANY -Phoenix

A Midsummer's Night's Dream

All's Well That Ends Well

Macbeth

Julius Caesar

The Merry Wives of Windsor

A Comedy Of Errors

Love's Labour's Lost

The Taming Of The Shrew

Romeo and Juliet

Cardenio

Twelth Night

Richard III

King Lear

Henry V

Hamlet

Our Town

Cyrano de Bergrac

SHAKESPEARE SEDONA FESTIVAL

Romeo And Juliet

Othello

All's Well That Ends Well

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Our Town

Richard III

Love's Labour's Lost

The Taming Of The Shrew

Cardenio

Twelfth Night

SAN DIEGO REPERTORY

Crossing Niagra

A Christmas Carol

Death Of A Miner

Titus Andronicus

ODYSSEY THETARE - Los Angeles

Rap Master Ronnie

BERKELEY REP SCHOOL OF THEATRE

Schoolhouse Rock

 

THE OLD GLOBE THEATRE - San Diego

The American Clock

The Recruiting Officer

ALTARENA PLAYHOUSE - Alameda CA

The Miracle Worker

Be My Baby

The Book Of Liz

The Gin Game

Playing My hand

 

THE REALLY RESOURCEFUL PLAYERS - Tempe AZ

El Grande de Coca Cola (Director)

 

MOONLIGHT AMPHITHEATRE - Vista CA

The Wiz

 

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

Faith, Hope & Charity

 

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

The Harlot's Curse

A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

SAN DIEGUITO THEATRE - San Diego

Artichoke

ORIGINAL WORKS  - Musical Theatre

Nasty Women

Book & Lyrics Alison Luterman

Music Richard Jennings

Developmental Reading-Play Cafe

April 2018

Backslide

Music, Book and Lyrics-Richard Jennings

MUSICAL CAFE Showcase  

The Ashby Stage, Berkeley

May 2017

NITWITS!

Book and Lyrics-Pamela Winfrey

Music-Richard Jennings

MUSICAL CAFE Showcase  

PianoFight, San Francisco

January 2016

 

Lord Arthur's Crime

Adapted from Oscar Wilde short story

Book-Sandy Kasten

Lyrics-Sandy Kasten, Jerome Gentes, Paul Frantz

Music- Richard Jennings & Paul Frantz

MUSICAL CAFE Showcase-Stagewerx Theatre, SF

May 2015

The Cricket On The Hearth

Adapted from from the Charles Dickens novella

Book & Lyrics - Pamela Winfrey

Music- Richard Jennings 

MUSICAL CAFE Showcase, Musically Minded Academy Oakland. January 2015

The Temptation of Tim - 10 minute Pop Opera

Music, Book & Lyrics - Richard Jennings 

-The Harvest Theatre Festival-Chain Theatre, NY 2013

-Dramatists Guild of America Footlight Series

-Tides Theatre, San Francisco

Feb 2013

-Video Production-Berkeley Community Media 2012
 

Goin South/Chaos Rules   

Book & Lyrics John Sanborn & Richard Jennings

Music - Richard Jennings

PianoFight - Off Market Theatre  - S.F.  2010

 

Once Again - 10 Minute Rock Opera

Music, Book & Lyrics - Richard Jennings 

PianoFight - Off Market Theatre  - S.F.  2011

 

.LOVE   (2007-2009)

Music, Book & Lyrics - Richard Jennings 

Additional Lyrics-Ted Newman

The Marsh Theatre

PianoFight 

Berkeley Arts Festival 

Intersection for the Arts 

Round One Cabaret - Featured Material

Not Quite Opera Productions

Alcove Theatre, San Francisco 2012

The Lost Dutchman - Two Act Musical

Music, Book - Richard Jennings 

 Lyrics -Richard Jennings & Ted Newman

Arizona Musical Theatre Institute-Third Street Theatre , Phoenix

 

Aesop's Fables -Childrens Fairyland-Oakland

 

Mexica - Childrens Fairyland-Oakland 

 

Ciguapas - Childrens Fairyland-Oakland

 

Red Riding Hood, Lost in Fairyland

- Childrens Fairyland-Oakland

 

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (original score)

San Diego Youth Conservatory

To Catch A Comet   Multi media opera-toured  East and West

 

Space Opera 1/As We Travel Through The Stars - Multi Media performed in planetariums, colleges, art galleries, lofts.

FILM & TELEVISION

 

ODYSSEY FILM/GNOSIS LTD.

Mayme Kratz-Stand Still

Pedro Guerrero Portrait of an Image Maker

(Both currently airing on PBS stations nationwide (N.E.T.A)

 

CBS MOVIE OF THE WEEK/TAFT ENTERTAINMENT

Kids Like These

 

DISNEY CHANNEL/BUENA VISTA TV

Earnest Goes To Splash Mountain

 

KAET (PBS-Phoenix)

Wild Arizona

Politics And Writing

 

GNOSIS LTD.

beadlearchitecture

 

TAKE ONE PRODUCTIONS

Asylum

Stuntman's Rodeo

 

EARTH VISION PRODUCTIONS

Hidden Treasures (for PBS)

 

SHANE PRODUCTIONS

Larry With a Cause

 

LBS ASSOCIATES

Nuclear Medicine-Destination Tomorrow

 

KELLEY PRODUCTIONS

The Food Dudes Eat The Alphabet!

 

SATO MWR PREMIER NETWORK INT. P.I.P.E.

 

LESTER/CHARMIOUX GALIC M. LOUIS PRODUCTIONS

Maui Athletic StretchYoga I

Advanced Yoga

 

J. BARNARD PRODUCTIONS

Pandora

War Babies

The Queen

 

DEAN WHITSELL PRODUCTIONS

To Tumble

RECORDINGS

KID BEAT RECORDS - Friends

 

MACRO MUSIC - Nocturnes   Making Music Every Day

 

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

DRAMA LOGUE CRITICS AWARD-Excellence In Theatre

NEA-Artist In Residence

POMPIDOU CENTER (IRCAM) - Paris, France -Support-Publication

GUADEAMUS FOUNDATION - Holland (Support)

LONDON UNIVERSITY PRESS- Publication

Catalogue of Extended Vocal techniques

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

DRAMATISTS GUILD OF AMERICA

SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS-L.A.

ASCAP

 

 

PERFORMANCE

Across North America and Europe

- network TV, radio, recordings, stage

 

Contact: rj@rjmusic.org

© 2019 Richard Jennings Music 

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