COMPOSER/LYRICIST

 

REVIEWS

Kabuki Ugly Duckling – Muny 1st Stage

The Japanese setting was a real stroke of imagination, creating an unexpected mood to a familiar story.   It also allows Limber to experiment musically with an Asian mood – a nice change of pace for the young audience.  The music, deliciously performed, is weirdly evocative of Stephen Sondheim.  This might go right past the target audience but it is an unexpected plus for adults.

Judith Newmark – St. Louis Post Dispatch. January 15

 

The Secret Garden – The Muny/Student Theatre Project Company

Much of the evening is undergirded by music Chris Limber has composed for the production. An impressive variety of instrumental color is created.  It charmingly enriches the telling of the tale. 

Bob Wilcox – Riverfront Times, November 16, 1988

RECORDINGS

Journey to the Center of the Earth

       By Stephen Dolginoff       

       Orchestrations and instrumental tracks by Christopher Limber

       Cast CD produced and distributed by Original Cast Recordings, NYC


PUBLISHED SCORES

         The Secret Garden

         A Play with Music based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett

         Adapted By Pamela Sterling, Original Music by Christopher Limber

         Commissioned and produced in 1988, Muny 1st Stage, St. Louis MO

         The Dramatic Publishing Company, Published 1991

         Over 100 productions internationally

         Winner of the 1991 DISTINGUISHED PLAY AWARD presented annually

         by the American Alliance of Theatre and Education


         The Ugly Duckling

         Published in 2010 by Playscripts, Inc. as Kabuki Ugly Duckling

         A Play with music based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson 

         Adapted by Pamela Sterling, Music and Lyrics by Christopher Limber

         Commissioned in 1987 by Muny 1st Stage

         Published in 1998 New Plays, Inc.

         Recommended Selection: AATE Unpublished Play Competition, 1989

COMMISSIONED LYRICS & SCORES

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

         Much a Doo-Wop About Nothing

         Lyrics by Andrew Neiman

         Music by Christopher Limber


         Winning Juliet

         Music by David Torretta

         Lyrics by Christopher Limber


The American Heart Association, Heartland Division

         Alex in Heartland - A story of the heart for kids

         A musical for High Schools to perform for Elementary Age Children


The Missouri Arts Council/Harris Stowe State College

         Flossie and the Fox

         Based on the children's book by Patricia C. McKissack


The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

         Solid Gold: A doo-wop King Midas Story

         By Eric L. Wilson, Music and Lyrics by Christopher Limber

         Commissioned in 1996, Muny 1st Stage in 1997

         Presented at NEW VISIONS NEW VOICES symposium 1995


Idaho Theatre for Youth

         Moss Gown

         By Micki Panttaja, Music and Lyrics by Christopher Limber

         Based on the book by William Hooks.

         Commissioned and produced in 1997-98/2003-4


Science Theatre Caravan - St. Louis Science Center

         The Pied Piper of Trinidad

         The Emperor’s Nightingale

         War of the Currents - Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison

         Galileo: Explorer in the Sky

         Rumplestilkskin

         Fliers and Liars - Wilbur and Orville Wright

         The Adventures of Mr. Toad

         Jack and the Beanstalk


Muny 1st Stage, St. Louis, MO

         Benjamin's Web

         By Laurie Adele Jerger, Music and lyrics by Christopher Limber

         Commissioned/produced 1996: Muny 1st Stage, St. Louis, MO


         Harriet and the Tortoise and the Hare

         Adapted By Pamela Sterling,  

         Music and Lyrics by Christopher Limber

         Commissioned/produced in 1996: Muny 1st Stage, St. Louis, MO


         Scrapbooks

         A Play with Music by Pamela Sterling, 

         Music and Lyrics by Christopher Limber

         Commissioned/produced in 1986: Muny 1st Stage, St. Louis, MO

         Recommended Selection: AATE Unpublished Play Competition, 1988


         The Emperor's New Clothes

         Adapted by Sue Greenberg, Music and Lyrics by Christopher Limber

         Commissioned/produced: 1986 by Muny 1st Stage, St. Louis, MO

         Recommended Selection: AATE Unpublished Play Competition 1988

 

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