Jeffrey Bihr

Jeffrey Bihr

Composition for the Stage

          

for Berkeley Repertory Theater:

 

TWELFTH NIGHT                                                                     French impressionism

THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHUAN                              oriental pop

SAVAGES                                                                                        indigenous Brazilian

TAKUNDA                                                                                      Zimbabwean music

THE GLASS MENAGERIE                                                    impressionism

HARD TIMES                                                                               Victorian popular

STEP ON A CRACK                                                                   children's fantasy

AS YOU LIKE IT                                                                       Renaissance, blues

LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE                 children's fantasy

SUBJECT TO FITS                                                                     Russian folk music

                                                                                                              and comic opera

BLUE WINDOW                                                                          contemporary popular

 

Other Venues:

 

THE LESSON -- a French swashbuckler designed by Action Entertainment

for Universal Studios/Hollywood                                       sixteenth century French

FALL RIVER AXE MURDERS Word for Word               various

MODILIGANI                                                                               mediterranean/tango

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM                                       21st century magic

THE ELEPHANT MAN                                                           Victorian romantic

TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE                                                   Jacobean gothic

MANN IST MANN                                                                       Expressionist marches

THE ART OF THE SWORD                                                   dance/combat

SCAT                                                                                               jazz theatrics

ANTI-ORESTIA                                                                           Ancient Greek

SHAKESPEARE SAMPLER                                                   Renaissance, jazz

THE TEMPEST                                                                            Renaissance

THE MEASURES TAKEN                                                       Chinese folk

 

Awards:        

Dramalogue:  SAVAGES, THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHUAN

Bay area Theater Critics Circle:  SAVAGES

International Federation of Performing Artists Cindy:

INSIDE THE WORLD OF JESSE ALLEN--(film)

 

Recordings:             SPEAKEASY inaugural duo CD

          LISTEN featuring MEL MARTIN

                                      LISTEN:  GROWING

Other:                      Filmscore resumes available

I have written scores for about 30 plays and 15 films and have been the recipient of numerous awards
including Dramlogue and Cindy Music Awards. My styles are ecletic and have much
to do with the mood, tempii, and emotional climate of the theatrical works I write for.

The following are some recent ideas I have set down for plays and for fun:

orchestral
Voltige
Feeling Blue
String Dance
from the score for FALL RIVER AXE MURDERS