Theater Music

YOU AND ME. Book and lyrics by Barbara Hammond. Book and music by Marc Chan. A full-length musical about two women Katherine and Nicole, tracing the day they met and their reunion, some 20 years later. On the surface, it’s a story about their decades-long friendship, but at its core, it’s a Proustian retrieval of lost time. Each scene alternates between the younger and older pair: this cross-cutting intensifies as past and present collide, allowing for futures to be reimagined and rewritten.

GEORGE. Book and lyrics by Sam Wessels. Music by Marc Chan. Based on a book by Alex Gino. A work-in-progress full-length musical about a transgender middle school kid named George who knows that deep down inside, she’s really a girl.

I CAN BE WHOEVER YOU WANT. Music and lyrics by Marc Chan. An audition song to end all audition songs. Sung by an actor who really, really, REALLY wants the job.

I’M GOING PLACES. Music and lyrics by Marc Chan. Sung by a bubble who wants to see the world, even though her entire family (of soap bubbles) thinks it’s a really bad idea for a bubble to leave the safety of the bath tub.

EMILY. Book, lyrics and music by Marc Chan. Based on the life of Emily Dickinson.

FLY AWAY. Music and lyrics by Marc Chan.

I AM ODD. Music and lyrics by Marc Chan. Based on a poem by 10 year old Ben Giroux, who writes about the isolation caused by his autism.

YOU CAN BE (ANYONE YOU WANT TO BE). Book, music and lyrics by Marc Chan. A song that teaches kids about the water cycle, using characters from Disney’s Frozen.

THE KID. Book, music and lyrics by Marc Chan. Based on the classic 1921 silent movie by Charlie Chaplin.

PICK UP! Music and lyrics by Marc Chan. Book by Marcus Scott. A Zoom musical. This is the opening number: It’s in the early days of the COVID pandemic. Two siblings (Kristina and Michael) are trying desperately to get in touch with their sibling (Jason) using all electronic means possible … after they find a will that Jason has posted online.

REMEMBER ME. Book and lyrics by Mia Chung. Lyrics and music by Marc Chan. A work-in-progress about the Korean War, the aftermath, and its ghosts.

TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE. Book and lyrics by Keelay Gipson. Music by Marc Chan. A 10-minute musical about a Queen, her mirror, one’s self-image and ultimately, a fable about learning to love yourself.