The Kings: Libretto
Saul, a charismatic individual from a prominent family, would become the first king over the nation of Israel. Lacking a relationship with God and insecure of his own worth and ability to govern, he consistently bends to the whims of the people and his troops. Plagued with bouts of depression and manic behavior, Saul consistently disregards direction from his mentor, Samuel the Prophet; eventually leading to his downfall, removal as king, and ultimate suicide.
Conversely David, from humble and modest beginnings as a shepherd, rises to become one of the most revered and powerful rulers in Hebrew literature uniting the twelve families of Israel, establishing a central capital in Jerusalem, Israel. Although making many inappropriate choices along the way, his ongoing faith and trust in his God enables him to weather the consequences of his own actions and the trials that were placed before him.
Sample of Songs from "The Kings"
The Kings: Original Cast Album
Writing a musical by any standard is a tremendous endeavor for anyone to even consider, let alone getting a production company to invest the large amounts of time and money needed to produce this type of theater. The Kings is no different. Even though I personally consider this work as one of the finest music productions I have written, the play is still as the saying goes, a musical in search of a theater.
Hopefully down the road, someone will step up to plate and be willing to commit the needed resources and time to get this production on stage. Until then, download the show and listen to the songs sung by this dedicated and talented cast of singers. If you or your group are interested in using any of this material in a public performance or recording, I respectfully request that you contact us prior to any production so that appropriate licensing can be issued. Backing tracks for all the songs are also available.
Midge Boomgarden as BATHSHEBA
Midge Boomgarden has performed in 49 of the 50 states, doing everything from Sketch Comdey to Shakespeare. She created the role of "Milady De Winter" at the Wings Theatre in NYC, and also appeared on the original cast album. Other credits include: national commercials and appearances on Saturday Night Live and Sex in the City.
Kevin Dunning as KING SAUL
A recent graduadte of SUNY-New Paltz acting program. Kevin has performed in numerous shows in the New York area including: The Mikado (Nanki-Poo), The Front Page (Kruger), The Lake (James), The Taming of the Shrew (Lucentio), Camelot (Mordred), The Fantasticks (Matt), etc. Adding to his extenive theater credits, he has also participated in various film projects including: Society Today (Father Bill) and A Flip of a Coin (Homeless Kid).
David W. Gilleo as NATHAN the PROPHET
David is thrilled to be making his first cast recording with The Kings. Previous credits include Danny - Grease, Richie - A Chorus Line, and Billy - Crazy For You! Currently David is sailing around the world with Royal Caribbean's brand new ship called Brilliance of the Seas! Special thanks to family and friends for their constant support and for understanding the importance of a dream! Future plans include one day performing on Broadway and many more cast recordings!
Sean Harris as ABNER
Sean Harris: Most recently performed in the U.S. premier of the operetta Paganini by Franz Lehar in New York City. He was part of the nationally award winning and audience favorite, a cappella/sketch comedy quartet, Minimum Wage, in the Harmony Sweepstakes. Sean has performed many roles in New York, Los Angeles and Colorado among which are Gideon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance, Linus in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Mark in A Chorus Line, and Huck Finn (U/S) in Big River. One of his greatest experiences was being directed by the wonderful, Tony Award winning composer/lyricist, Sheldon Harnick in the title role of his show Dragons. Sean also loved performing across the high seas on cruise ships for Holland America and was often heard saying, "This is simply a paid vacation."
Will Perez as KING DAVID
Will is proud to be a part of this incredible project. He was recently seen as Ken in Ain't Misbehain' and Moe in Ferdinand, the Bull. His favorite roles include: Jim in Big River, Cinderella's father in Into the Woods, and Moose in Crazy for You. He thanks his family, friends and gives God all the Glory..
LoriBeth Perry as MICHAL
LoriBeth Perry is a graduate of the New Actors Workshop in New York City, where she was trained by George Morrison, Mike Nichols, and Paul Sills. She received a BM in Vocal Performance and a BS in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Her New York credits include The Parables of Chang Joe (directed by Paul Sills), Ovella in Cheatin', Nina in Please God No Wedding or Shooting at the End, and Andrea in More Than A Soap Opera. She was in the original Off-Broadway cast of the improv shows Torn and Ruled, Subway Brunch, and Luck of the Draw. Since returning to Chattanooga, she has appeared with the CSRT improv comedy troupe Chattanoodle, as Maria and Caroline in Nutcracker Christmas Carol, and as Song of Solomon in That Other Woman's Child.
Lehho Rebassoo as GOLIATH
Lehho Rebassoo studied voice at Binghamton University, training classically while singing in the Univeristy CHorus and Harpur College Chorale. While at Binghamton, he made a foray into musical theatre, with roles in Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. For four years at Binghamton he performed with a mercurical group of swashbuckling cavaliers, The Binghamton Crosbys. He has perfromed with the ExBoyFriends, receiving awards in 1998 and 1998 as Audience Favorites at the NY Regional Harmony Sweepstakes. He has recently rejoined the EBF and has released their sophomore CD, Karaoke Bar Brawl.
Lisa Rosenberg as ANDORRA
Lisa began her singing career at age nine with a solo performance in her home town of Reading, PA. She began writing her oen songs at age twelve and has recorded many of her own original songs. Lisa has been studying acting at Lynette Sheldon's Actors Studio in NYC. Lisa thanks God for this opportunity. She thanks her husband Laurence for always believing in her and bringing her strength. Thanks to her biggest fans and angels Julia, Phillip, Emily and Momma Rosa. Lisa would like to acknowledge and thank Dennis McCorkle for all his tremendous hard work and for making it happen.
Jon Spinogatti as SAMUEL the PROPHET
Jon Spinogatti, of Montclair, NJ has been sharpening his skills in NYC improvisational groups including; Chicago City Limits, performing stand-up comedy, turning up in numerous televisions shows, and years of theater performances, Jon has been with the National Tour of Saturday Night Fever for most of 2001 and looks forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. Jon also created the cover artwork and logo for The Kings production.
Robert Zwaschka as AHIO
Robert is pleased to be a part of this Original Cast Recording of The Kings. Recent New York theatre credits: Godspell (Brooklyn Family Theatre), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY); Mykronesia, The Nation of One (NYC Fringe Festival 2001); The Yes Show! improv. Other NYC credits include various commercials, film and TV projects. Robert studied at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, The School for Film and Television, and continues private voice coaching. Thanks to friends and family for their love and support.
Individual Vocal Lead Sheets
01 Prologue - Instrumental
02 A Little Bit Here and A Little Bit There - Instrumental
03 We Want A King - Elders
04 Ten Cents on Each Dollar - Samuel and the Prophetesses
05 Dance of the Prophets - Instrumental
06 A Head Above the Rest - Elders
07 Somewhere Along the Way - Samuel the Prophet
08 Mighty Lions of War - Saul's Army
09 The Way Back Home - Saul and Samuel
10 A Man After His Own Heart - Samuel
11 Pastures of Green (Psalm 23) - David
12 King of the Mountain - David and Goliath
01 Praise God and Long Live the King - Cast
02 In Peace Jerusalem - Nathan the Prophet and David
03 Roll it on Down the Highway - Ahio and Cast
04 Jerusalem is Calling - Levites and Cast
05 Come Lie With Me - David and Bathsheba
06 Pour me Another One - David and his Troops
07 There Were Two Men - Nathan the prophet and David
08 What Have I Done - David
09 I Never Knew - David and Bathsheba
10 The Kingdom Has A New Son - Cast
SONGS CUT FROM SHOW
Instrumental Backing Tracks
Sing along with your favorite songs from "The Kings." Available for instant download from iTunes.