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Kevin Connors: Writer / Composer / Lyricist Resume
     
OFF-BROADWAY (Produced)
PRIME TIME PROPHET Composer/Lyricist Players Theatre
LIFE ANONYMOUS Composer 45th Street Theatre
THE ABONDONED LOVES OF FREDERICK R. Composer Westbeth Theater
JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT Writer/Arranger The Ballroom
BABES OFF BROADWAY
(Finalist - Michael Stewart Award)
Composer Arts & Artists at St. Paul's
THE SONGBOOK SERIES Composer/Lyricist Donnell Library
     
REGIONAL & STOCK
MOTHERS AND SONS Composer/Lyricist/Writer MTC MainStage, Westport
A NIGHT AT THE PALACE
Starring Joan Rivers, James Naughton
And Louise Pitre
Original Book Palace Theatre, Stamford
BAH, HUMBUG! Book & Lyrics Rich Forum, Stamford
BABES IN TOYLAND Book, New Music & Lyrics Rich Forum, Stamford
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Original Score Rich Forum, Stamford
Edgerton Center, Fairfield
LOVER: THE VALENTINO MUSICAL Composer Westport Country Playhouse
MOTHERS AND SONS Composer/Lyricist/Writer Rich Forum, Stamford
JUST LIKE A WOMAN
(Morton DaCosta, Director)
Music & Lyrics Music Theatre of Connecticut
PRIME TIME PROPHET Music & Lyrics Music Theatre of Connecticut
AS LONG AS THERE'S MUSIC Music & Lyrics Music Theatre of Connecticut
(SIX FEET) UNDER THE BIG TOP Music & Lyrics Mertens Theatre, CT
     
12 Original Scores for Childrens' Musicals at Music Theatre of Connecticut
     
CABARET & REVUE
PRIVATE COLLECTION Original Music & Lyrics Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas
HELLZAPOPPIN' Original Music & Lyrics Playboy Club Circuit
JUBILATION Original Music & Lyrics Cunard Cruises, Canadian Tour
     
RECORDING
"I'LL ALWAYS BE THERE"
International Kiwanis 9/11 Theme
Music & Lyrics  
THE THINGS WE NEVER SAY:
THE KEVIN CONNORS SONGBOOK
Music & Lyrics Original Cast Records
LEAD ME (Ceci Ingram) Arranger Desert Bloom Records
SURE THING (Maida Meyers Lowin) Arranger  
MORE THAN YOU KNOW (Cindy Mathieson)
Arranger/Producer  
     
INDUSTRIAL: REPRESENTATIVE
SIX FLAGS/RIVERSIDE PARK, Massachusetts    
NATIONWIDE INSURANCE (with Bob Hope)    
McDONALDS    
IBM (with Henny Youngman)    
AFL-CIO    
SHELL OIL    

 

Mothers and Sons
MTC MainStage

"A remarkable achievement. An intricately woven, complex and remarkably current examination not just of gay marriage, but of the gay American experience. Pivotal and powerful, it explores the burden of being different, the battle over same-sex marriage and the destructive hatred of the farthest extremes of America's conservative movement."
- Mike Raggazino, Fairfield Weekly

"Sincere emotion, righteous anger and a striking musical score. When a troubled teenage student sings the plangent "Have You Ever Loved," followed by a teacher's soaring "Kitchen Table," the evening finds its true heart. Connors' score is lilting and accomplished, doubling as director, he fine-tunes an excellent cast, starting with Michael Lowney's sensitive Mark and Susan Terry's unyielding Sarah. As the empathetic Milling, Rob Sutton has the evening's best pipes. Tom Stuart as Bobby, Carolyn Marcell as his mom and Larry Daggett in several roles are also laudable. "Mothers and Sons," spreading love around, attempts to enlarge a smoldering social issue."
- David Rosenberg, Norwalk Hour

"Secrets swirl like dry leaves from an autumn tree in a moving and heartbreaking musical with stirring songs under the sensitive direction of Kevin Connors."
- Bonnie Goldberg, Middletown Press

"Connors' music is well conceived and musically directed by David Wolfson. "What Have You Got To Lose," "Kitchen Table" and "I'll Always Be There" are especially memorable numbers."
- Joanne Rochman, Hersam-Acorn Newspapers

"A carefully-crafted tale that comes through with touching dilemmas, often reflected in Connors' melodic songs. Powerful notes soar out over the audience."
- Irene Backalenick, Connecticut Post



Photos by Kerry Long

 

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
MTC MainStage

"Five Stars (rave). The best Christmas show of the season! All of a sudden the magic of the season melds smoothly into the magic of theater. No special effects - just great acting. No high tech anything - just theater pure and simple. If ever there is a show you want to see for the holidays it is this one. Director Kevin Connors, who co-founded MTC, has seamlessly put together a memorable theater experience. The superb ensemble are pros that stand inches away from you and yet manage to transport you to another time, another world. This combination of nostalgia and good story telling makes for one of if note the best holiday show of the season. It's worth the trip from anywhere to see this ensemble cast its magic. D. Matt Worley and Amy Ross seem to really fall in love right before your eyes. Larry Daggett has the absolute perfect radio announcer's voice, but then again in this production he manipulates his voice to represent many other characters. All of the five member cast play multiple roles and they switch gears so naturally that it is uncanny. Their character development is exemplary. This is theater at its finest and with rare charm."
- Joanne Greco Rochman
Hersam Acorn Newspapers

"The Cerme de la Crème of 2007! A new holiday favorite was Joe Landry's beautifully rendered version of "It's a Wonderful Life" staged as a radio show at MTC MainStage in Westport. This story of George Bailey had a splendid set, authentic costumes and a great cast in addition to the heartwarming story of redemption and renewal of faith."
- Bonnie Goldberg
Middletown Press

"One might think that, given the setting and the fact the actors shift characters often in mid-breath, there would be a certain emotional distancing with regard to the basic story. After all, the audience can "see" that these are actors assuming multiple roles and that what a radio audience might envision in its collective theater of the mind is really all sham and sound effects. Oddly enough, that doesn't happen. Perhaps this is because the story line is so familiar that its mere evocation can bring a clutch to the throat and a tear to the eye, but I'd rather put it down to Kevin Connor's direction and the cast's skill in bringing the multiple characters to life. The emotional thrust is such that when George is finally returned to Bedford Falls, lip once again bleeding and deaf in one ear, the audience shares his glee at merely being alive and when he joyously greets the town's familiar sights, sounds and residents his epiphany is shared by those watching the performance."
- Geary Danihy
Brooks Newspapers


Photo by Kerry Long

 


Photo by Jayson Byrd
PRIME TIME PROPHET
The Players Theatre, NYC

"Mr. Connors has a long history of directing Las Vegas revues - a genre that fits PRIME TIME PROPHET as snugly as a skin-tight fake-leopard bikini."
- Stephen Holden
The New York Times

"The humor in PRIME TIME PROPHET is clever and sophisticated with music, lyrics and direction by Kevin Connors. Hilarious one-liners run rampant, music is lively and fun, and there's some great choreography." -
- Laurie Lawson
Punch In International Syndicate

"PRIME TIME PROPHET put the fun back in fundamentalism!"
- John Sarna
New York Law Journal





CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
New England Lyric Operetta

“All the performers reflected the classy direction of Kevin Connors, who used every comic trick in the book and made them all pay off.”
- Arden Broeking
Brooks Community Newspapers

 


Photo by Jayson Byrd
BABES IN TOYLAND
Rich Forum, Stamford Center for the Arts

 

LOVER
Westport Country Playhouse
Photo by Jayson Byrd

 


Photo by Jayson Byrd
EBENEZER
Music Theatre of Connecticut