"...great humor and great compassion..."—Acadia Repertory Theater

 

 

MUSE of FIRE: Scenes & Melodramas

When a great European Maestro will stop at nothing to mold an apprentice in the flames of his passion for music, the young man discovers that great conductors are not born: they must be forged—in fire.

The use of the word "melodrama" in MUSE of FIRE refers to its original, musical meaning: when spoken text is accompanied by—or contrasted with—music.

 

ACT I

 

     Overture

     Sorcerer & Apprentice

     The Thirty Bs

     Colloquy/Anxiety

     *Melodrama: The Wagner & the Shouting

     “I have a Thschool”

     Maine Idyll

     *Melodrama: 3 Conductors and No Answers

     Surgery

 

Intermission

ACT II


     Bastille Day

     *Melodrama: The Schumann & the Sorrow

     Imitations—but all of them

     *Melodrama: A Survivor from Hancock

     DeGaulle’s Tempo

     *Melodrama: Fireworks Music

     Coda