Behind the Scenes of "Winter Song"
November 8, 2017
This winter, holiday story and song will fill the Ellyn Bye Studio. Truman Capote’s tender holiday tale, A Christmas Memory, will be paired with Winter Song, an original presentation of music and storytelling created by the brilliant singer Merideth Kaye Clark and The Armory’s own Brandon Woolley with music direction from Mont Chris Hubbard. Merideth and the creative team began developing this cozy new show this past March and we've been documenting their progress ever since.
l-r: Merideth Kaye Clark, Brandon Woolley and Mont Chris Hubbard in rehearsal for "Winter Song."
A professional musician in her own right, Merideth Kaye Clark brings the warmth of folk to the show with an acoustic guitar.
Music director, accompanist and composer of the original underscore music, Mont Chris Hubbard goes over music with Merideth Kaye Clark
When he's not directing, Brandon Woolley (right) is The Armory's producing associate and is an integral member of the artistic staff.
A duet: Mont Chris Hubbard on the piano while Merideth Kaye Clark sings and plays guitar.
Director Brandon Woolley and Merideth Kaye Clark in rehearsal.
Old family photos and keywords on note cards serve as inspiration when developing this new work.
Director Brandon Woolley, Merideth Kaye Clark and Mont Chris Hubbard in rehearsal.
Mont Chris Hubbard and Merideth Kaye Clark in rehearsal for "Winter Song."
Merideth Kaye Clark sings with Mont Chris Hubbard on piano.
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