Book, Music and Lyrics by GERALD FRIED
Directed by CHARLES MARYAN
Gerald Fried is an Oscar and Grammy-nominated, multi-nominated Emmy-winning film and TV composer, playwright, librettist, woodwind performer (jazz and concert), and actor. He co-wrote the Emmy-winning album Roots with Quincy Jones.
This inventive staging of the Emmy winning composer’s jazz-flavored oratorio features Kimberly Sogioka as the narrator, Mauricio Trejo as Les the Least, Scott Bearden as Satan, Matthew Curran as the Lord, and Elizabeth de Trejo. Fried conducts the 8-piece jazz orchestra which includes trumpet player Lew Soloff of Blood, Sweat and Tears. Charles Maryan directs.
Structured like Bach’s perennial favorite “St. Matthew Passion,” “Les the Least” is a comic, musically inventive alternative to the traditional holiday oratorio repertoire.
Alice Griffin Theatre – Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
Friday July 26th, 2013 – 5PM & 9PM
Saturday July 27th, 2013 – 1PM
A 2013 NY MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL