Orphan Train

Words by Julie Tosh
Music by Douglas Levine

First developmental workshop at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, August 16 - 19, 2010.

Directed by Kellee Van Aken
Musical Direction by Douglas Levine

Cast: Gabby McClinton, Sheridan Singleton, Alex Noble and Lisa Ann Goldsmith

Show Description:

Francie and Sissy awaken on a train in Texas (circa 1928) to discover their mother has left them alone with their baby sister, Rose. When they learn from Mule, a street rat, that they're on an Orphan Train bound for a new life, they're not at all resigned to their fate. Meanwhile, Elise and Frankie, skipping school on a present day NYC subway train to Coney Island, encounter an old woman with a mysterious gold locket. This family friendly musical propels two trains toward a surprise ending that connects the present to a little known piece of American history.

 

  • “Douglas Levine has composed a score that's mammoth in scope and astonishing in beauty.”

—Pittsburgh City Paper

Photo: Steffe Mayer Staley

  • “...all the world's a ship being sailed with such interesting purpose, its sails filled with Levine's complex music.”

—Pittsburgh Post Gazette


Photo: Steffe Mayer Staley

Peer Gynt

Written by Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Scott Wise from "The Works of Henrik Ibsen" by William Archer
Music by Douglas Levine

Directed by Scott Wise
Musical Direction by Douglas Levine

Presented by the Playhouse Repertory Company
at the Richard Rauh Theater, Pittsburgh,
September 7 - 25, 2005.

 

Cast: Paul Binotto, David Cabot, Christina Cataldo, Natalie Green, Daina Michelle Griffith, Penelope Miller Lindblom, Jason McCune, Missy Moreno, Lenora Nemetz, Corey Rieger, Mark D. Staley and Gwyneth Welling

Orchestra: Douglas Levine (Keyboard and Conductor), Ronald Heid (Percussion), Paul Thompson or Tracy Mortimore (Double Bass), Lenny Young (Oboe, Alto Flute, Penny Whistle)

Design Team: Stephanie Mayer (Scenic Design), Joan Markert (Costume Design), Andrew David Ostrowski (Lighting Design), Elizabeth Atkinson (Sound Design), Daniel Hudock (Puppet Design), Alfred Kirschman (Scenic Artist)

Mimoun

More info: Mimoun, Pennsylvania Dance Theater, 2005.

  • “The two new kids on the block put together a heckuva show on a shoestring budget...Levine added live music (a real plus,) along with his own free-wheeling composition.”

—Pittsburgh Post Gazette

 

 

 

Kobak/Levine Dance

Presented by Kate Kobak and Douglas Levine
at the Regent Theater, Pittsburgh,
September 27 - 28, 1996.

Choreography by Kate Kobak
Music by Douglas Levine

Impressions At The Shore

More info: Impressions At The Shore, Kevin Maloney Dance, 1996.

  • “The real juice came from the Attackers themselves, supported by the dynamic combo of song stylist William Gregory, pianist/arranger Douglas Levine and cellist Kathleen Melucci.”

—Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Resolution Cafe

Choreography by Attack Theatre
Music by Kurt Weill
Arranged by Douglas Levine

Premiered for First Night Pittsburgh
at the Byham Theater,
December 31, 1994.

Dancers: Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope

Musicians: William Gregory (Vocals), Kathleen Melucci (Cello), Douglas Levine (Piano)

Description:

This signature Attack Theatre work follows a couple on a memorable New Year's Eve date.  The dancers use vintage diner booths as a backdrop for their love story. A witty waiter, two skeptical girlfriends and a lead couple invite the audience into their resolution cafe.

Nes Haya

More info: .

Channukah Garden

More info: Chanukkah Garden.

Klezmer Suite

More info: Klezmer Suite (Clarinet/Violin, Cello, Piano) 2009.

Panic at the Deli

More info: Panic At The Deli (Jazz piano, D.B., Dr.) 2009.

Ralph’s Blues

More info: Ralph’s Blues (Jazz piano) 2009.

Circle Song

More info: Circle Song (Jazz piano) 2007.

Faster No Faster

More info: Faster No Faster (Jazz piano, Bs., Dr.) 2007.

Funkitudes

More info: Funkitudes for Piano, Bk. 1 (Solo piano) 2004.

Sarah and Jessica

More info: Sarah And Jessica (Jazz piano) 2004.

Four Standards

More info: Four Standards (Arr. for Violin, Cello, Piano) 2004.

Theme song, Dreams of Hope

More info: Theme song, Dreams of Hope, 2006 - 2011.

Mon River Dreams

More info: Mon River Dreams, Locally Toned, 2010.

Grace (film score)

More info: Grace (film score) H.O.M.E. Productions, 2006.

A Century of Heroes

More info: A Century of Heroes (Radio theme & background) The Carnegie Hero Fund, 2004.

All Heart, All Judy

More info: All Heart, All Judy, Daphne Alderson, 2009.

Words Of Love

More info: Words Of Love—The Buddy Holly Legacy, Daphne Alderson, 2009.

Songs That Oscar Taught Me

More info: Songs That Oscar Taught Me, Daphne Alderson, 2008.

Daphne Sings Piaf and Dietrich

More info: Daphne Sings Piaf and Dietrich, Daphne Alderson, 2008.

Streets Of America

More info: Streets Of America (Vocal and instrumental score) Playhouse Conservatory Company, 2007.

Hearts Are Wild

More info: Hearts Are Wild (Incidental music) City Theatre, 2007.

Daphne Goes To The Movies

More info: Daphne Goes To The Movies, Daphne Alderson, 2006.

Jane Eyre

More info: Jane Eyre, 2009.

The Piano Lesson

More info: The Piano Lesson (Song arrangements) Pittsburgh Public Theater, 2003.

Pride and Prejudice

More info: Pride and Prejudice, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 2007.

Intimate Apparel

More info: Intimate Apparel, City Theatre, 2007.

  • “Levine's music has the required in-your-face urgency, and its modernity contrasts with the timeless Thirty-Year's War-scape in correct Brechtian style.”

—Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Mother Courage

Written by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Douglas Levine

Directed by John Shepard
Musical Direction by Douglas Levine

Presented by the Playhouse Repertory Company
at the Richard Rauh Theater, Pittsburgh,
March 14 - April 1, 2007.

Cast:Chad Bender, Sharon Brady, Christiane D, Michael Fuller, Joshua Futrell, Robert Haley, Erica Highberg, Mikelle Johnson, Laurie Klatscher, Randy Kovitz, Brian Edward Leach, Jason McCune, Vince Ventura, Dereck Walton and Joe Warik

Orchestra: Douglas Levine (Keyboard and Conductor), John Marcinizyn (Guitar), Paul Thompson (Bass), David Throckmorton (Drums)

Design Team: Stephanie Mayer-Staley (Scenic Design), Michael Montgomery (Costume Design), Scott Weston (Lighting Design), Elizabeth Atkinson (Sound Design)

Warrior

Warrior, Playhouse Conservatory Company, 2005.

The False Servant

The False Servant, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 2005.

Tales of the Lost Formicans

Tales of the Lost Formicans, University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre, 2005.

The Shaughraun

The Shaughraun, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 2006.

Kimberly Akimbo

Kimberly Akimbo, Playhouse REP Company, 2005.

Cloud 9

Cloud 9, Playhouse Conservatory Company, 2002.

She Stoops to Conquer

She Stoops to Conquer, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 2002.

Riddley Walker

Riddley Walker, Playhouse REP Company, 2002.

The Prince

The Prince, Pittsburgh Playhouse Repertory Company, 2001.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pittsburgh Playhouse Junior Company, 2001.

Building Magic

Building Magic, Gateway to the Arts, 1999.

The Rivals

The Rivals, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 1999.

Ordinary Phoenix

Ordinary Phoenix, timespace, 1997.

Tales from the Vienna Woods

Tales from the Vienna Woods, University of Pittsburgh Theater, 1997.

Shakespeare for Small People

More info: Shakespeare for Small People, Shakespeare in the Schools, 1997.

Mercy Train (in development) more info...

Beautiful Dreamers, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater / Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, 2010. more info / listen...

Stuff, Fuzzy Boundaries/Gateway to the Arts, 2009. more info / listen...

Losing It, Raymond Laine Memorial One Acts, 2009. more info / listen...

Eastburn Avenue, Playhouse REP Company, 2008. more info / listen...

Mother Courage, Playhouse REP Company, 2007. more info...

Peer Gynt, Playhouse REP Company, 2005.  more info...

Colorfast, Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater Festival, 2004. more info / listen...

Shakespeare Street, Pittsburgh Playhouse Junior Company, 2001. more info / listen...

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Dead End, Attack Theatre, 2008. more info / listen...

Mimoun, Pennsylvania Dance Theater, 2005. 

Peabody Poems and Baroque 'n Groove, Kobak/Levine Dance, 1996. more info...

Impressions At The Shore, Kevin Maloney Dance, 1996. 

Resolution Cafe, Attack Theatre, 1994.  more info...

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Our Class, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 2013.

Jane Eyre, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 2009. 

Pride and Prejudice
, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 2007. Intimate Apparel, City Theatre, 2007. 

Warrior, Playhouse Conservatory Company, 2005. 

The False Servant, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 2005. 

Tales of the Lost Formicans, University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre, 2005. 

The Shaughraun, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 2006. 

Kimberly Akimbo, Playhouse REP Company, 2005. 

Cloud 9, Playhouse Conservatory Company, 2002. 

She Stoops to Conquer, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 2002. 

Riddley Walker, Playhouse REP Company, 2002. 

The Prince, Pittsburgh Playhouse Repertory Company, 2001. 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pittsburgh Playhouse Junior Company, 2001. 

Building Magic, Gateway to the Arts, 1999. 

The Rivals, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 1999. 

Ordinary Phoenix, timespace, 1997. 

Tales from the Vienna Woods, University of Pittsburgh Theater, 1997. 

Shakespeare for Small People, Shakespeare in the Schools, 1997. 

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Nes Haya—A Hanukkah Medley, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, 2002. Chanukkah Garden, Renaissance City Women’s Choir, 1999.  Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Klezmer Suite (Clarinet/Violin, Cello, Piano) 2009. Panic At The Deli (Jazz piano, D.B., Dr.) 2009. 

Ralph’s Blues (Jazz piano) 2009. 

Circle Song (Jazz piano) 2007. 

Faster No Faster (Jazz piano, Bs., Dr.) 2007. 

Funkitudes for Piano, Bk. 1 (Solo piano) 2004. 

Sarah and Jessica (Jazz piano) 2004. 

Four Standards (Arr. for Violin, Cello, Piano) 2004. 

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West of Zanzibar, (silent film score), Warhol Museum, 2013.

Theme Song, Dreams of Hope, 2006 – 2011.

Mon River Dreams
(ring tone), Locally Toned, 2010. 

 Grace (film score), H.O.M.E. Productions, 2006. 

A Century of Heroes (radio theme & background), The Carnegie Hero Fund, 2004. 

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All Heart, All Judy, Daphne Alderson, 2009. Words Of Love—The Buddy Holly Legacy, Daphne Alderson, 2009. 

Annual Gala, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 2009.

Starmakers Gala, Point Park University, 2009.

Songs That Oscar Taught Me, Daphne Alderson, 2008. 

Daphne Sings Piaf and Dietrich, Daphne Alderson, 2008. 

Streets Of America (Vocal and instrumental score) Playhouse Conservatory Company, 2007. 

Hearts Are Wild (Incidental music) City Theatre, 2007. 

Daphne Goes To The Movies, Daphne Alderson, 2006. 

The Piano Lesson (Song arrangements) Pittsburgh Public Theater, 2003. 

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