Music Theater

Lightning Man

Inspired by actual experiences, the musical LIGHTNING MAN tells the story of National Park Ranger and seven-time lightning strike survivor Roy Sullivan.  As Roy struggles to regain control of his life in the aftermath of the strikes, he is relentlessly pursued, seduced, toyed with, adored, tortured and repeatedly struck by both love and Lightning, appearing to him in the form of four very different but equally dangerous women, who may or may not also be his wives and ex-wives. The score illuminates Roy’s journey as he attempts to strike back against a force of nature.

Book by Maggie-Kate Coleman; Lyrics by Shoshana Greenberg; Additional lyrics by Katya Stanislavskaya and Janet Allard; Music by Jeffrey Dennis Smith

“Come Out and Play” performed by Alysha Umphress with Alyse Alan Louis and Amy Linden
“Beautiful Wedding” performed by Alyse Alan Louis and Joe Cassidy
“Can’t Shut Out the Storm” performed by Joe Cassidy
“Lightning Man” performed by Joe Cassidy with Alyse Alan Louis, Amy Linden, Alysha Umphress
“What Are the Chances?” performed by Joe Cassidy and Sally Wilfert
“Polarity” performed by Alyse Alan Louis
“Safety in Numbers” performed by Joe Cassidy with Alyse Alan Louis, Amy Linden, Alysha Umphress
“Get Back” performed by Amy Linden with Alyse Alan Louis and Alysha Umphress
Musicians performing on the tracks above include Katya Stanislavskaya, piano; Alden Terry, bass; Joe Chorowskewski, drums

 

Additional Music Theater Songs

“Bloom Again” Lyrics by Janet Allard; Performed by Amy Linden and Katya Stanislavskaya
“The Decay” Lyrics by Shoshana Greenberg; Performed by Amy Linden and Katya Stanislavskaya
“The Prettiest One” Lyrics by Kate Cortesi; Performed by Lucia Roderique, Sam Heldt and Tek Goo Kang