BLOOD [BY THE MUMMERS]
(Music & Lyrics, co-writer Book, orchestrations)
A pop musical mashup of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twilight,
Macbeth, and Dracula conceived through improvisation.
New York Musical Festival Next Link selection, 2011
"... one of the freshest and funniest shows I've seen at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in a long time."
- Clifford Lee Johnson III, Backstage
photo credit: Matthew Murphy
10 REASONS I WON'T GO HOME WITH YOU (addl. Music & Lyrics, Book by Kelly Nichols)
An original musical about the angst of dating in NYC.
2010 Midtown International Theatre Festival
Winner Best Original Music & Lyrics MITF
“Their scenes crackle with the electricity of I-know-what-you’re-going-through feminine bonding, and their songs (Jason Purdy’s “Worse Things” and Cronin’s “You Deserve Better”) adroitly capture their frustration with the brackish dating pool."
- Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Broadway
“There are... three songs that deserve mention for providing a few moments of great writing and interest in the midst of the dating drag. In “Worse Things” by Jason Purdy, Melissa, Katie’s best friend, tells Katie that next to genocide and herpes being single does not look too awful.”
- Andrew Cohen, Theatre Online