that might take - oh - eight years! (Check out samples of my two new pop songs on the "What's New" page.)   

That said, my heart still belongs to musical theatre. Among the shows for which I've written both book and lyrics are Mary Marie (2015 Richard Rodgers Award finalist, NAMT Festival 2014), Tinseltown Christmas, (numerous productions in Southern California) Bagels! (2015 Neil Simon Playwriting Contest finalist, TRU Voices finalist) and the short musical film "The Coffee Quintet", all with music by Carl Johnson. I also wrote lyrics for Cardinal Sins, which played in Spring 2017, at Centerstage Theatre in Federal Way, WA., The Max Factor Factor (Adrian Bewley-Book, Joe Blodgett-Music) produced at the NoHo Arts Center 8/2014, Earthbound, an electronica musical, (book - Adam Hahn, music - Jonathan Price), produced by SkyPilot Theatre, summer 2012, and The Island, (book and music - Jonathan Price), produced by SkyPilot Theatre, summer 2013. 

Last December, two of my lyrics (music by Robert Intriligator) "The Magic of Christmas" and "It's Chanukah" were presented at Holiday concerts for both the Dubuque and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestras. 

I am currently working on a brand new musical as well as a few more pop songs.  If you are interested in finding out about upcoming productions, please click here to join my mailing list!


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Chana Wise

Welcome to my website! This is Chana Wise and I am an LA based lyricist/librettist. I predominately write musical theatre, but recently have been dipping my toes into  popular music and am really enjoying it. Strange how I would get satisfaction writing a lyric that might take a few days over a show 
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