The Heights
Composer: Joan Crowell
Librettist: Joan Crowell
Premiere Date: Not available.
Description: A group of beautiful people are going to a cocktail party. A blackout occurs. Elevator gets stuck between floors. It shoots up to penthouse where a great recluse, Dr. Kronus, lives with daughter and 2 servants: April, an autistic girl, and Blackie, a psychopath. Dr. Schleim (from elevator group) and Blackie doctor the drinks and canapes with drugs. Dr. Schleim wants to get into Dr. Kronus' files. Blackie wants to rake the money and run. Subplot: a coup de foudre between Margo (Dr. Kronus' virginal daughter) and Cliff Somers, TV anchor from elevator group. After a series of trials, good triumphs over evil.
Length: 02:30
Total Acts: 5
Chorus: Chorus
Orchestration: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, percussion, marimba, 2 pianos, viola, cello, contrabass
Musical Style: mimalist/maximalist, melodic, tonal and atonal.
Contact: Joan Crowell
E-mail Address: tajmama@aol.com
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