Tamar of the River is fascinating, remarkable, adventurous…

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“Tamar had several major assets, starting with the music by Michelson.  Michelson’s music is hard to describe; otherworldly, perhaps?…It is the chanting that makes Michelson’s work so striking; in many places, she uses her 12-person chorus as if they were musical instruments, …

NYTimes reviews “The Other Room”

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“There’s a fine mix of consequence and informality to “The Other Room,” one of two solo musicals that make up the 2014 edition of “Inner Voices,” produced by Premieres…. Mr. Campbell’s lyrics swirl with all of Lena’s anger and love, …

Casting Announcement: Phoebe Strole!

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“The Other Room” a one-person short musical (Libretto by Mark Campbell) is going to star the inimitable, appealing, adorable, fiery Phoebe Strole. I’ve written the score (piano, cello, electronics).  We go into rehearsals September 15th, “The Other Room” runs for …

Review from Theatremania

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“Michelson’s challenging and tonally complex music is some of the most unique and beautiful I’ve heard in musical theater. The high-flying trills, warm harmonies, and legato articulation of singular words (“God” sung in about 20 descending notes, like a wail) …