JEFFREY LODIN (Composer) co-authored and composed DISNEY’S DOUG LIVE (co-book & lyrics: William Squier), the first original book musical produced in Disney World’s history. Songs from the score were featured at the 1998 International Children’s Festival and in the sound track for the Disney animated feature, DOUG’S FIRST MOVIE. He has also written songs for the Disney Channel’s P.B. & J. OTTER.
REBELS 1775, a musical about the birth of the American Revolution (co-book: John Allen, Mana Allen & William Squier, co-lyrics: J. Allen & W. Squier) premiered at the Starlight Theatre in June, 2001. REBELS 1775 has also been produced by the Spirit of Broadway Theater in Norwich, Ct. — where it holds the distinction of being the highest-grossing new musical in the theater’s history.
TOP OF THE HEAP (book & lyrics: William Squier) was featured at The New Voices in the HeartLand Festival 2000; received a workshop at Connecticut’s Curtain Call, Inc., and was presented in concert readings at various venues including Theatre Building Chicago, and was showcased in November, 2006 at the Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theater. In 2007 the show won the Director’s Choice Award from the National Music Theatre Network, and was showcased at the New York Music Theatre Festival. It also had a production at the Spirit of Broadway Theatre, and a reading at the York Theatre in New York.
A HUNDRED YEARS INTO THE HEART (book: Richard Vetere, lyrics: William Squier) was produced for the inaugural New York Musical Theater Festival and songs from the score were presented in the Broadway Bound concert series at New York’s Merkin Hall. The show was produced regionally by the Spirit of Broadway Theater, where it received seven audience choice awards including Best Score and Best Production of the Year.
ABOUT FACE (book & lyrics: David Arthur) was first recognized by the Dramatist’s Guild’s New Musical showcase of 1993. It was part of the Nat’l. Alliance of Musical Theatre’s 1997 New Works Festival. ABOUT FACE was showcased in November, 2006 at the Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theater.
YOUNG ABE LINCOLN (book & lyrics: John Allen), a show for TheatreworksUSA, ran at the Promenade Theatre and enjoyed a U.S. Tour in ’94 – ’95. With Mr. Allen, Jeff also wrote the TheatreworksUSA musical JEFFERSON AND JUPITER.
In addition to his musicals, Jeff has also written songs with David Arthur which were recorded by Tony Award winner Randy Graff and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn for the CD compilation A CELEBRATION OF LIFE. He is the recipient of the “Meet the Composer” grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts. Jeff is a member of the Dramatists Guild and BMI.