Tracks presentation to Action Committee for Transit (ACT)

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Tracks presentation to Action Committee for Transit (ACT)

  1. 1. Tracks Paul Franklin Stregevsky(Playwright, Lyricist, Tunesmith) Poolesville, Maryland
  2. 2. Tracks AgendaI What Tracks is aboutII Train songs in American musicalsIII What will development require?IV Three Tracks songs performedV Questions 2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  3. 3. Tracks AgendaI What Tracks is aboutII Train songs in American musicalsIII What will development require?IV Three Tracks songs performedV Questions 2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  4. 4. Tracks ThemeThe friendships and love that blossom acrossbarriers among riders who board at the distantend of Maryland’s Purple Line 2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  5. 5. Tracks Time and Place• 2012• train platform east of New Carrollton, MD 2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  6. 6. Tracks The Story• 16 riders a day × 6 months = once-a-day Purple Line round trip for outpost town.• Multicultural riders welcome new “family.”• Wealthy new rider resents train, mingling; learns that all are “his kind of people.”• All find friendship; five couples find love. 2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  7. 7. Tracks Goal: To encourage people to…• ride public transit• reach out to strangers• break down barriers• become “lovers at large” 2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  8. 8. Tracks Get our Purple Line built!2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  9. 9. Tracks Earlier Efforts 1999: Marriage At Work 2002: Rail Ties2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  10. 10. Tracks Multicultural Cast of 20 South Asian or MiddleAsian Black Latino Eastern White ( ) 3 6 or 7 3 3 52007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  11. 11. Tracks The MenDuran Mike Pierre David PeterSam Runil José Rudy 2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  12. 12. An Tracks The WomenHelena Rosie Celia Melanie Sholeh AnCarla Shanti Lorna Olivia Wanda Bea2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  13. 13. Tracks The LovesDuran Mike Sam David PeterHelina Melanie Celia Sholeh Lorna2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  14. 14. Tracks Song Themes (24 Songs)• Train Life: 5 songs (“Third Car, Seventh Row”)• Friendship: 9 songs (“With Friends Like These”)• Love: 10 songs (“Rather Like You”)• Other: 2 songs (“That’s What We Do”) 2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  15. 15. TracksSong Genres (ballads, productionnumbers, novelty songs, chorales) 2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  16. 16. Tracks 17 Dances •Tap •Waltz •Ballet •Modern •“Staging”2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  17. 17. Tracks Real People; Not This!2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  18. 18. Tracks AgendaI What Tracks is aboutII Train songs in American musicalsIII What will development require?IV Three Tracks songs performedV Questions2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  19. 19. TracksTrain Songs in American Musicals Sun Meet Me Valley in St. Serenade Louis Harvey Bells are Girls Ringing The Polar Music Express Man2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  20. 20. Tracks Sun Valley Serenade (1941): “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  21. 21. Tracks The Harvey Girls (1946): “The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe”2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  22. 22. Tracks Meet Me in St. Louis (1949): “The Trolley Song”2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  23. 23. Tracks Bells Are Ringing (1951): “Hello, Hello There”2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  24. 24. Tracks The Music Man (1956): “Rock Island”2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  25. 25. Tracks “Music Man” Train Sets2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  26. 26. Tracks“Music Man” Train Sets (cont’d)2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  27. 27. Tracks “Music Man” Train Sets (concluded)2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  28. 28. Tracks Rent (1996): “Santa Fe”2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  29. 29. Tracks Polar Express (2004) “Hot Chocolate”2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  30. 30. Tracks AgendaI What Tracks is aboutII Train songs in American musicalsIII What will development require?IV Three Tracks songs performedV Questions2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  31. 31. Tracks Goal: Production or Cast Album• …to persuade lawmakers• …to inspire grassroots demand 2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  32. 32. Tracks What It Will TakeTask Money MonthsCreate a MIDI $14-22K ($200-$300 / 8-16virtual orchestra song-minute × 80 min.)Arrange/MIDI $4-7K 2-3incidental musicSing cast album $15-20K (~21 singers) 3-6Mix album $5-8K 2-3Total $38-57K 14-26 2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  33. 33. Tracks Development Timeline Piano Arrangements Vocal Local Recordings / Show Mix 2007 2008 2009 Orchestrations2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  34. 34. Tracks AgendaI What Tracks is aboutII Train songs in American musicalsIII What will development require?IV Three Tracks songs performedV Questions2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  35. 35. Tracks Showtime!• “With Friends Like These” Anastasia | Anna | Chester | Gracie | Liza | Paul• “Third Car, Seventh Row” Chester (as Professor Peter Kim)• “Rather Like You” Chester | Gracie (as Mike and Melanie) 2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com
  36. 36. Tracks V Questions?2007-02-17 paul.stregevsky@gmail.com

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