Children on a Country road (2015)
A staged concept album adapted from the Kafka short story Children on a Country Road. An impressionistic portrait of summer evening as experienced by the awe filled child still inside each and every one of us. Presented at Cloud City June 2015. Featuring Pearl Rhein, Rachael Shane, Katie Melby, and Andrew Lynch. Directed by Katie Melby, Music by Andrew Lynch.
An original folk opera about a young writer's struggle to make a living while staying true to his art. Originally inspired by the Hans Christen Andresen short story, The Shadow, and developed at Freight Project Residency. Presented by Columbia Stages as Director Eric Holm's MFA Thesis Project April 2015. Additional reading at Music Theatre Factory. Featuring Stanton Nash, Anna Reichert, Katie Hartman, Askon Davaron, Katie Melby, and Andrew Lynch. Directed by Eric Holm. Costumes by Josh Allen. Light Design by Mike McGee. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lynch
Paper Plane (2012)
A folk musical about a young boy in the American Midwest during the Great Depression. Like millions of other young people, he rides the rails in search of his dreams. Developed and presented at One Arm Red 2012. Also presented at the 2012 New York Fringe Festival. Named Time Out New York Critic's Pick. Featuring Jonas Goslow, John Egan, Elizabeth Stahlmann, Katie Melby, and Andrew Lynch. Directed by Katie Melby and Eric Holm. Light Design by Poe. Text by Nick Ryan. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lynch.
Le Gourmand or Gluttony (2011)
An operetta about the life and appetites of Grimod de la Reniere, a disfigured and disowned noble who became the world's first food critic following the French Revolution. Presented at the 2011 New York Fringe Festival. Featuring Tom Picasso, Robin Rothman, Elliot Eustis, Jonas Goslow, Katie Hartman, Katie Melby, and Andrew Lynch. Directed by Jason Bohon and Ryan Underbakke. Conceived by Katie Hartman. Text by Nick Ryan. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lynch.
Uncanny Valley (2010)
An electro pop musical inspired by the robotics research of Masahiro Mori and his exploration of the Uncanny Valley. Developed at Red Eye Theatre's Works in Progress, and presented at Ars Nova's ANT Fest and NEXT Steps Series. Featuring Katie Melby and Andrew Lynch. Directed by Katie Melby. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lynch.
The Traveling Musicians (2009)
A theatrical rock show inspired by the Grimm Brother's fairy tale of the Musicians of Brementown. It's the story of one animal glam rock band's rise to stardom, their ridiculous fall from grace, and eventual redemption. Voted Outstanding Musical at the 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Featuring Brant Miller, Katie Hartman, Katie Melby, and Andrew Lynch. Directed by Katie Melby. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lynch.
The Gypsy and the general (2008)
A dance theater piece created in reaction to the bitter truths of the Iraq war. Presented at the Kansas City, Minnesota, and Edmonton Fringe Festivals. Selected for Fringe Favorites at the Southern Theater. Featuring Eric Avery, Tamara Ober, Jason Bohon, Katie Melby, and Andrew Lynch. Text, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lynch.
A buffont exploration of the ridiculous nature of bureaucracy, and the great challenges it poses to international marriages. Presented at the 2005 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Featuring Maya Robert-Nicoud, Andy Langenfeld, Takako Iijima, Jalyn Elyse, Jason Bohon, Damon Brook, Katie Melby, and Andrew Lynch.