Projects

American Beauty (Musical)

Music and lyrics by Michael Rice. Book by Cliff Baker, Hank Bates, Kent Brown, Jack Heifner, Romulus Linney, and Mary Rohde Scudday.  A musical focusing on a Miss Delta Queen Beauty Pageant set in Arkansas. For 7 women. Dramatic Publishers.

 

The Good Woman of Setzuan (Musical)

Music and lyrics by Michael Rice, Book by Bertolt Brecht/Eric Bentley. Originally produced at the Arkansas Rep, 1985. Samuel French.

 

Fireflies and Shooting Stars (Book and Musical in progress)

A children's book by author Ed Raarup. Inspired by Rice's song, Fireflies and Shooting Stars. Currently in development as a film musical.

 

Albums by Klea Blackhurst (Arranger and Conductor)

1. Everything The Traffic Will Allow :  The Songs and Sass of Ethel Merman

2. Autumn in New York: Vernon Duke's Broadway

 

During Wind and Rain (A Musical Drama in Onc Act)

Premiered April 19-23, 2017 at the Argenta Community Theater in North Little Rock, Arkansas. 

(Music by Michael Rice, Libretto by Margaret Bolsterli. A one- act opera  set in the early 1900's in Desha County, Arkansas. The birthplace of both Rice and Bolsterli.  Directed  by Judy Trice.)

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