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Post World War I, but just before the 1920's start to roar, Mary Marie is bright, free-spirited, and surprisingly philosophical about her parents' divorce. So much so, that she is actually looking forward to observing and writing about the various romances they are certain to have now that they are no longer married. A the coming of age story of one teenager with two names, trying to find her place amidst her parents' expectations.
(For more information on Mary Marie, go to www.marymariemusical.com or, click here
Book/Lyrics - CHANA WISE
THE MAX FACTOR FACTOR
It’s 1936; the golden age of Hollywood, and two rival movie studios are in a heated battle for survival when their opposing leading men fall in love.
Produced by NMI Aug 1 - 31, 2014, No Ho Arts Center, North Hollywood
Book - ADRIAN BEWLEY
Music- JOE BLODGETT
Lyrics - CHANA WISE
a new musical comedy, and an irreverent take on William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST, was produced by SkyPilot Theatre Company and ran from July 13-August 18, 2013.
book & music by JONATHAN PRICE
lyrics by CHANA WISE
A fast paced musical comedy of errors, blending quick tempers, sharp wit,
romance and the golden age of Hollywood, with a little magic.
For more information on Tinseltown Christmas, go to www.tinsetownchristmas.com or click here
Tinseltown Christmas was produced by University of California, Irvine, December-2012
Book and Lyrics - CHANA WISE
Music - CARL JOHNSON
**LA WEEKLY's PICK OF THE WEEK**
"...Composer Jonathan Price and lyricist Chana Wise may have finally broken the sci-fi barrier with this powerfully poignant and wistful 'electronica musical'..."
—Bill Raden, LA WEEKLY
a new musical
Earthbound was produced by SkyPilot Theatre Company and ran from June 9-July 15, 2012.
An official selection of the 2012 Festival of New American Musicals
For more information on Earthbound, go to www.earthboundmusical or click here
Book by ADAM HAHN
Music by JONATHAN PRICE
Lyrics by CHANA WISE
"...Sixteen crowd pleasing song performances (styles ranging from ballads, to 'big band,' to pop, rap, theatrical, and naughty/bawdy showstoppers!) "
—Pat Taylor, THE TOLUCAN TIMES
"...This book and fantastic musical score was composed by Jonathan Price with the lyrics by Chana Wise...and the songs seem to fit seamlessly while keeping you laughing throughout. [...] I just loved the exciting energy from the cast and their infectious songs and the finale was nothing short of fantastic. I literally found myself humming the song "Guinea Squash" after the show was over!"
—Lorenzo Marchessi, NoHo Arts District
"...Nobody writes a sweetly wistful, romantic ballad like the composer-lyricist team of Jonathan Price and Chana Wise."
—Bill Raden, LA Weekly
“Blodgett and Wise give us one catchy tune and clever lyric after another…"
Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA