ISLAND SONG production at the Adirondack Theatre Festival June 21-July 2

April 26, 2016

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We’re thrilled that the Adirondack Theatre Festival will be presenting our musical ISLAND SONG this summer.

The production will run June 21 through July 2 at the Charles R. Wood Theater in beautiful Glens Falls, NY. For tickets and information, go to: www.atfestival.org/event/island-song

The production will be directed by Marlo Hunter and musical directed by Vadim Feichtner. The cast will feature Kathleen Monteleone (Hands on a Hardbody, You’re the One That I Want, Legally Blonde), Aaron Galligan-Stierle (Ragtime, Grinch…, Phantom of the Opera), Madeline Trumble (Newsies, Mary Poppins, Wicked), Philippe Arroyo, and Emily Schultheis (Wicked).

ISLAND SONG follows a year in the lives of five New Yorks and the loose connections that bring them into each others’ lives at moments that become pivotal. The score includes “Sing, But Don’t Tell,” “Wall Lovin’,” “Stay Awhile,” “Make It Here,” “After Hours,” “So Far From Pennsylvania,” “New York, Do You Care?” and many more, including 5 MAC-nominated numbers.

“The Egg Nog Song” won a MAC Award

April 5, 2016

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Proud to pass along that “The Egg Nog Song” won a 2016 Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for “Best Comedic Song.” It was our 8th nomination for either “Best Song” or “Best Comedic Song” and we finally un-Susan-Lucci-ed ourselves.

Click here for the Playbill.com article on the 2016 MAC Awards

Check out Chris Critelli’s brilliant performance of the song in its Christmas 2013 debut:

And have a look at Emily Clark’s hilarious performance of the song from this past Christmas’s “A Little New Music” concert in Los Angeles:

Join us and our friends for a HOLIDAY CONCERT on Dec. 19 in NYC

November 19, 2015

Carner & Gregor X-Mass Concert 4 Join us on Saturday, December 19th for our first ever holiday show, SOMEBODY PUT ACID IN THE EGG NOG – a NICE and NAUGHTY Evening with Carner & Gregor and Friends.

And what are the holidays without friends? Some of our favorite young writers will be joining us to share some original holiday songs alongside some of our new holiday songs and a pair of mini holiday musicals!

The evening will be hosted by the delightful and hilarious Ben Cameron (Broadway Sessions, Wicked) and will feature amazing guest stars, including Broadway legend Carole Demas (Original Sandy in GREASE, The Magic Garden) Youtube sensation Natalie Weiss (Breaking Down the Riffs, Everyday Rapture), Sebastian Hedges Thomas (Kinky Boots), William Thomas Evans (Scarlet Pimpernel, A Tale of Two Cities), Tyler McKenzie (Mamma Mia), Doug Shapiro (Once Upon a Mattress), Drew Arisco, McKenna Cox, Theo Dolan, Christopher Gilroy, Mike I. Haber, Carly Kincannon, Andrew Mayer, Jake McKenna, Elyse Moon, Samantha Parrish, Danielle Porcellini, Stephanie Sequeira, and Kevin White.

Our brilliant guest writers include Bobby Cronin, Kinosian & Blair, Drew Overcash, Adam Overett, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Rosser & Sohne.

Featured performers include

Festivities are at 9:30pm (doors at 9) on Saturday, December 19th at the lovely Triad Theatre (aka Stage 72) at 158 W. 72nd St. in New York City. Tickets are $12.25 (get it?)

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND INFO. It’ll be a super-fun evening, and we hope you can join us!

2015 Barely Legal Showtune Extravaganza set for AUGUST 17th at (le) Poisson Rouge

July 20, 2015

barely-legal-no-details It’s time for our annual summer blow-out concert featuring some of the most talented musical theatre performers from around the country and world.

Since our first “Barely Legal” concert five years ago, alums like Ashley Park, Danielle Wade, Lora Lee Gayer, Kathryn Boswell, Blair Goldberg, Tyler McKenzie, and many more have performed and starred on Broadway, toured the country, starred on TV, and made incredible art around the country and world.

A panel of industry judges, including Broadway performers, casting directors, agents, producers, and more have selected an incredible group of young performers, many of whom will be making their New York debuts in this concert! This year’s concert features:

Mitchell Aiello (Oakland University ’16)
Taylor Pearlstein (University of Arizona ’17)
Samantha Bourque (Sheridan College ’18)
Anna Dvorchak (Millikin Univeristy ’16)
Jacob Grant (Abilene Christian University ’16)
Michelle Beth Herman (Hartt School ’15)
Justin Hermosilla (Marymount Manhattan ’16)
Jared Brendon Hopper (Princeton University ’18)
Lily Kerhoas (Choreia Arts Studio, France ’15)
Johnny Shea (Ithaca College ’16)
Lily Talevski (Oakland University ’18)
Noah Virgile (Pace University ’19)

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating–and getting a first look–at the next generation of musical theatre stars. The show will feature additional Broadway stars to be announced. AND we’ll also be sharing a number of brand new songs of ours, along with some old favorites and selections from our new album CARNER & GREGOR ONE

The 2015 Barely Legal Showtune Extravaganza
Monday, August 17th at 7:30 (doors at 6:30
(le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.
tickets $15
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND INFO

Our First Album “Carner & Gregor One” NOW AVAILABLE!

June 15, 2015

CG-ONE-1400x1400-CREDITS We’re thrilled to announce the release of our premiere album, CARNER & GREGOR ONE, featuring a wide range of songs from different projects, in styles ranging from pop to electronica to musical comedy–all backed up by a remarkable Broadway band and featuring brilliant Broadway singers and incredibly exciting newcomers.

The amazing line-up of singers includes Tituss Burgess, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Weiss, Jackie Burns, Eric Michael Krop, Danielle Wade, Brian Justin Crum, Emma Hunton, and many more. We can’t wait to share it with you! Get yours at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/carnergregorone or at iTunes

Our Songs Live in LA in June – “A Little New Music” and “Stupid Songs”

May 28, 2015

A Little New Music

We’re excited that two Los Angeles companies will be performing our work this June!

A Little New Music will be including our song “White Gurl Wasted,” alongside material by other fantastic new writers, in their June 3 concert at Rockwell Table and Stage (1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles).

8pm show. Tickets $10-20.
Click here for tickets and info.

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Stupid Songs
will be featuring 2 numbers of ours, in addition to a host of original comic songs written by members of the company, in their Hollywood Fringe Festival production at the Lounge Theatre (6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles) on June 8, 12, 14, 20, 21, & 26.

Showtimes vary. Tickets $12.
For tickets and info click here.

Releasing Our First Album “Carner & Gregor One” on June 15th at (le) Poisson Rouge in a $1 Show!

May 20, 2015

CG-ONE-1400x1400-CREDITSWe’re thrilled to be releasing our first album, “Carner & Gregor One” on June 15th! It’s the culmination of several years of work with our band and our amazing singer friends, including Jeremy Jordan, Tituss Burgess, Natalie Weiss, Jackie Burns, Eric Michael Krop, Brian Justin Crum, Emma Hunton, and many more.

The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, etc. starting June 15th, but you can also get it in-person at our $1 album release show at (le) Poisson Rouge!

“Carner & Gregor’s One Dollar Album Release Show” will take place on June 15th at 7pm at (le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., in NYC.

It will feature incredible performer friends including:

Stephen C. Anthony (The Book of Mormon, Catch Me If You Can)
Kathryn Boswell (Gigi)
Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening, Wicked)
Prisca Demarez (CATS in Paris, Avenue Q in Paris)
Gregory Haney (Bring It On, Wicked)
Derek Klena (Bridges of Madison County, Dogfight)
Andrew Kober (Les Miserables, Hair)
Sophie Moshofsky
David Perlman (Baby It’s You, Yank!)
Mj Rodriguez (Rent)
Emily Schultheis
Sarah Stiles (Hand to God Tony Nom., Avenue Q, etc.)
Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Breaking Down the Riffs)
Teal Wicks (Wicked, Finding Neverland)
Nat Zegree
Hannah Zazzaro

And, in case this wasn’t clear, admission is just ONE DOLLAR! To reserve your ticket, CLICK HERE

ALSO, at this one event only, “Carner & Gregor One” will be available PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL! One cent or One Thousand Dollars, it’s all up to you, but you’ll walk away with one dynamite recording!

Sheet Music for “Advice to a Young Firefly” now available!

April 15, 2015

Firefly-regular for websiteWe’re happy to announce that the sheet music for “Advice to a Young Firefly” is now available on our sheet music music store.

We have both male and female keys available, and the piano-vocal score comes with chord symbols, in case you’d rather perform it with guitar.

CLICK HERE to see Tituss Burgess perform the song… and to get the mp3 on iTunes, CLICK HERE

Watch Lea Salonga singing the song in her recent “Kaleidoscope” concert:

Watch Eric Michael Krop perform the song:

Sam wins the 2015 Kleban Prize!

April 14, 2015

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We’re thrilled to announce that Sam Carner has won the 2015 Kleban Prize for Most Promising Librettist!

In the 25-year history of the award, past winners have included Jason Robert Brown, Craig Carnelia, Robert Lopez and Jeff Marks, John Weidman, Adam Gwon, John Bucchino, and other distinguished writers.

Congratulations as well to Sam Willmott, the winner of this year’s Kleban prize for Most Promising Lyricist.

Check out the article in Variety.

Check out the article in Playbill