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Music by Curtis Moore
Lyrics by Thomas Mizer
Book by Thomas Mizer, Curtis Moore, and Joshua Scher

Winner of 6 Theatre Bay Area Awards including “Outstanding World Premiere Musical”.

Triangle is an original mystery-romance with music by Curtis Moore, lyrics by Thomas Mizer and book by Mizer, Moore and Joshua Scher. Two love stories, set in the same New York City building but a hundred years apart, begin to weave together across the century as long buried secrets are uncovered and ghosts of the past begin to influence the future.

Triangle was commissioned by the Williamstown Theatre Festival and developed at the Eugene O’Neill Music Theatre Conference, the American Musical Theatre Project at Northwestern University and TheatreWorks, Palo Alto. It received a workshop production at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma in Spring 2014, and had its World Premiere at TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley in July, 2015. Click to hear selections and read more.

“Triangle” is astonishingly successful. The Moore-Mizer score is rich in melody and emotion …what really counts here is just how moving the stories are and how the songs heighten the emotion without cheapening it. [The musical] eloquently combines past and present and makes way for the future. San Francisco Chronicle

A beautiful new musical …engaging the audience immediately with humor, romance and pathos.   Regarding Arts

…a fulfilling and well-crafted musical theater experience with a deep and heart-stirring humanity. — San Francisco Examiner

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Curtis Moore joins forces with Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, creators of the one-man hip hop musical Clay, to tell an epic tale of love, betrayal, and the quest for peace in a new musical that incorporates elements of hip hop, R & B, and opera.   Set in the near future, Venice tells the story of two brothers who struggle to make sense of their war-torn city.   Both haunted by the memory of their mother, one calls for peace, while the other sets out to see his brother's plans undone.

Venice was presented in 2010 as a joint production between The Kansas City Rep Theatre, and the Center Theater Group in Los Angeles, and will receive its New York premier at the Public Theater in the Spring of 2013.

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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore

The Legend of Stagecoach Mary, a new musical by Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, is an irreverent yet emotional tall tale about the power of diversity, the strength of love and the kick of saloon whiskey, combining roof-raising dances, an onstage bluegrass band, sweet melodies and slapstick comedy. Did we mention it's based on a too-good-to-be-fiction story? When ex-slave Mary Fields heads to 1880s Montana to find freedom, adventure and her long-lost best friend, she discovers a gaggle of square-dancing nuns and a town full of cowboys in need of a little lesson in the American Dream. Click to hear selections and read more.

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Music by Curtis Moore
Book and Lyrics by Thomas Mizer

Based on a short story by Argentinian poet Fernando Sanchez-Sorondo, The Bus to Buenos Aires is filled with laughter, heart-ache and family, all in a fifteen minute musical with music by Curtis Moore, book and lyrics by Thomas Mizer. After five years of self-imposed exile, Paulo returns home for the funeral of one of his three sisters, but unfortunately he doesn’t know which one has died. In the surreal limbo of his long journey through the night, he is visited by visions of his sisters and must play a cruel game to determine their fates. Click to hear selections and read more.

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Music by Curtis Moore
Lyrics by Amanda Green
Book by Thomas Mizer and Matthew Brookshire

For the Love of Tiffany, a new musical with music by Curtis Moore, lyrics by Amanda Green, and a book by Matthew Brookshire and Thomas Mizer, draws its inspiration from the trash, tragedy and triumph found in the made-for-TV movies of women's television. The protagonist, Stephanie, is obsessed with the trials and tribulations of the heroines from Wifetime movies, at the expense of having any real adventures of her own. That all changes the day she meets both the man of her dreams and her favorite Wifetime Movie star, the titular Tiffany Jenkins.

Tiffany had a successful, sold-out run at the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival. The production starred Tony nominee Nancy Opel (Urinetown), and was directed by Matthew Brookshire, with music direction by Tom Kitt. Click to hear selections and read more.