A CONCERTO FOR CLAIRE

Zipper Hall at The Colburn School - September 20, 2002
In the world of classical piano, competitors Michael and Claire must navigate their blossoming relationship through adolescence and high school... only to see it derailed in college by a visionary dancer and a tragic accident.
 
This performance was recorded live at the Colburn School of Performing Arts - Zipper Hall for documentation purposes only.

Act One is set in Los Angeles and takes place initially as Claire and Michael are thirteen... and then during their Senior Year of High School.

 

The set, while remaining unchanged, represents a long list of locations including: A Recital Hall, a Neighborhood Street, Michael's House, Claire's House, Backstage at Several Competitions; Onstage at those same competitions, a Car,  a High School Music Room, Dan Van Pelt's Studio, a Park, a Baseball Diamond, a High School and Backstage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

 

Claire McGinnis...CORRIE GRAHAM

Jeff...DESMOND JAMES

Mrs. Lenihan...THERESA BARBOSA-ADAMS

Sharon Hadley...SARAH LILLY

Dan Van Pelt...STEWART SKELTON

Kristin...SHERIDAN EDLEY

Tannenbaum...JOHN NICHOLAS

Aubrey McKone...MARY PINIZZOTTO

Michael Hadley...A NAKANO

 

For a DVD of ACT TWO, please contact us.

 

Act Two is set primarily in Boston and takes place during Michael and Claire's Freshman Year of college.

 

The re-configured set again will not change and represents The New England Music Conservatory Campus, an Audition Room, a Classroom, a Dance Studio, a Music Building Hallway, Michael's Composition Studio, a Boston Street, a Night Club, Claire's Apartment, Alex's Apartment, the Marriott Marquis Lobby, the Marriott Marquis Ballroom, a Boston "T" Subway Station, a Hostpial, and the New England Conservatory Concert Hall.

 

Claire McGinnis...CORRIE GRAHAM

Aimee Slutsky...THERESA BARBOSA-ADAMS

Richard Lyman...JOHN NICHOLAS

JAlex Shaw...DESMOND JAMES

Julianne ZIemba...MARY PINIZZOTTO

Olivia...SHERIDAN EDLEY

Marriott Receptionist...STEWART SKELTON

Sharon Hadley...SARAH LILLY

Mrs. Lenihan...THERESA BARBOSA-ADAMS

Michael Hadley...A NAKANO

 

Choreography...JIM DESMOND

Sound Design...MATT PETERSON

Stage Manager...MARTIN ROBLES

Produced & Written by AKIRA NAKANO

Directed by SARAH LILLY

© 2020 by Akira Nakano

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