Kerrigan-Lowdermilk

Kerrigan-Lowdermilk

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Sometimes, a musical comes along that announces itself from its first few notes as something very, very special... The sound is New York, and it's as familiar as the constant rush of sound of the streets, but simultaneously invigorating and musically new. - Matthew Murray, TalkinBroadway.com

Biography

KAIT KERRIGAN (words) & BRIAN LOWDERMILK (music) have just been awarded the 2006 Jonathan Larson Award. They are currently writing TheaterworksUSA's adaptation of Henry & Mudge, which will premiere Off-Broadway next season at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Their work has been most recently showcased at the 2005 New York Musical Theater Festival, for which they were co-commissioned by the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and the festival to write Wrong Number.

Other shows include The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, which received a reading in the Artist’s Showcase Reading Series at the 92nd Street Y and was featured in the 2005 NAMT Songwriters Showcase; and The Woman Upstairs, seen in the 2004 New York Musical Theatre Festival and the BOAM Festival at Northshore Music Theatre, MA. They were awarded a 2004-2005 Jonathan Larson Fellowship at the Dramatists Guild and they are members of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.

Ms. Kerrigan graduated from Barnard College with a degree in English Literature. Her plays include Her Old Possessions, which has had a workshop at Columbia University and at the Burton Taylor Theatre in Oxford, UK; Tender Wars in the Green-Gold Room and Transit. Mr. Lowdermilk studied at Harvard University and NYU where he received the Alan Menken Award. With collaborator Marcus Stevens, Mr. Lowdermilk was the recipient of a Richard Rodgers Award for his musical RED.

Lyrics

Run Away With Me

Written By: Kait Kerrigan

LET ME CATCH MY BREATH.
THIS IS REALLY HARD.
IF I START TO LOOK LIKE I'M SWEATING
THAT’S ‘CAUSE I AM.

I'M NOT GOOD WITH WORDS.
BUT THAT'S NOTHING NEW.
STILL I HAVE TO TRY TO EXPLAIN WHAT I WANT TO DO
WITH YOU...
WITH YOU.

RUN AWAY WITH ME.
LET ME BE YOUR RIDE OUT OF TOWN.
LET ME BE THE PLACE THAT YOU HIDE.
WE CAN MAKE OUR LIVES ON THE GO.
RUN AWAY WITH ME.
TEXAS IN THE SUMMER IS COOL.
WE’LL BE ON THE ROAD LIKE JACK KEROUAC
LOOKING BACK,
SAM, YOU'RE READY
LET'S GO
ANYWHERE.
GET THE CAR PACKED AND THROW ME THE KEY.
RUN AWAY WITH ME.

SAM, I KNOW IT'S FAST.
I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU.
SAM, IT'S CRAZY BUT SAM, I'M CRAZIER FOR YOU.
I HAVE THESE PLANS.
SAM, I HAVE THESE PLANS
OF A HOUSE THAT WE BUILD ON A BAY
WHEN WE RUN AWAY.

LET ME BE YOUR RIDE OUT OF TOWN.
LET ME BE THE PLACE THAT YOU HIDE.
WE CAN MAKE OUR LIVES ON THE GO.
RUN AWAY WITH ME.
ALABAMA HEAT – SIGN ME UP.
WE’LL BE ON THE ROAD LIKE SOME COUNTRY SONG.
WON’T BE LONG.
SAM, YOU'RE READY.
LET'S GO
ANYWHERE.
GET THE CAR PACKED AND THROW ME THE KEY.
RUN AWAY WITH ME.

I’M NOT TRYING TO MAKE YOU A WIFE HERE,
I’M NOT TRYING TO TIE YOU DOWN.
I’M JUST SAYING THERE MAY BE A LIFE HERE –
A NEW ONE AS SOON AS WE RUN,
JUST AS SOON AS WE RUN.
RUN AWAY

LET ME BE YOUR RIDE OUT OF TOWN.
LET ME BE THE PLACE THAT YOU HIDE.
WE CAN MAKE OUR LIVES ON THE GO.
RUN AWAY WITH ME.
MISSISSIPPI MUD – WATCH ME SLIDE.
WE’LL BE ON THE ROAD LIKE JACK KEROUAC,
LOOKING BACK.
SAM, YOU'RE READY, SAM

LET ME BE YOUR RIDE OUT OF TOWN.
RUN AWAY WITH ME.
CALIFORNIA DREAMS HERE WE COME
ROMEO IS CALLING FOR JULIET
READY, SET
SAM, YOU'RE READY.
LET'S GO
ANYWHERE.
SAY THE WORD AND I’M ALREADY THERE!
RUN AWAY WITH ME.

My Party Dress

Written By: Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk

DID YOU SEE MY PARTY DRESS?
THIS MORNING I WAS FEELING DRESSY.
MOTHER THINKS I’LL GET IT MESSY,
BUT YOU CANNOT SEE WHERE I HAVE SPILLED.
I SPILLED HERE.
AND HERE.
AND HERE.
AND HERE.
OH NO, THAT WAS ON MY OTHER DRESS.

JOHN MICHAEL STOLE MY BIRTHDAY CAKE
AND JENNA WALKER TRIED TO TAKE
MY NESTLE’S CRUNCH. IT WASN’T FAIR.
I GRABBED THE PUNCH. I CLIMBED A CHAIR.
BUT THEN I FELL AND PUNCH WENT EVERYWHERE.
ON THE FLOOR.
ON THE CHAIR.
ON HIS SHOES.
IN HER HAIR.
BUT IT WASN’T ON MY PARTY DRESS.

JOHN MICHAEL ONCE MADE FUN OF SOCCER,
SO I STUFFED HIM IN A LOCKER.
I PLAY SOCCER AND I PLAY THE FLUTE.
I DO ART.
AND DISCOVERY CAMP.
AND TUMBLING.
AND TEE-BALL.
AND I PLAY PIANO EVERY NIGHT.

MY DAD SAYS I’M A PRODIGY,
BUT I THINK I WOULD RATHER BE
THE F.B.I. OR C.I.A.,
A SECRET SPY WHO SAVES THE DAY,
AND WHEN I FINISH SAVING IT I’LL PLAY
ODE TO JOY,
INJUN JOE,
FRÉRE JACQUES,
ALLEGRO,
THE PACHELBEL CANON
AND ALSO THIS SONG I WROTE.

AH-AH-AH.
LA-LA-LA-LA-LA.
LA-LA-LA-LA-LA.
LA-LA-LA-LA-LA.
IT HAS WORDS.
I’M A SPY.
AND IT’S REALLY FUN.
AND I WEAR A CAPE.
AND…

DO YOU LIKE MY PARTY DRESS?
WHEN I DO PIROUETTES IT RUSTLES.
I BUY ALL MY CLOTHES IN BRUSSELS.
DAD SAYS THAT’S WHERE BRUSSELS SPROUTS ARE FROM.
I’VE TOURED BRUSSELS,
AND PARIS,
AND VIENNA,
AND THIS ONE TIME,
WE PRETENDED
TO GO TO ROME BUT
WE WENT TO ICELAND.
AND IN ICELAND,
MY DAD PRESIDED
OVER AN INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE TRADE HEARING… WOOPS.
AND WE SAW THE REYKJAVIK BALLET.

MY DANCE CLASS IS ON SATURDAY.
MISS LAURA AND MISS LISA SAY
I’M MUCH MORE BRIGHT THAN I APPEAR.
I CHASSÉ RIGHT. IT’S VERY CLEAR
THAT I’LL BE IN THE NUTCRACKER NEXT YEAR
AS A MOUSE.
THEN A SOLDIER.
THEN A MARZIPAN,
OR A CANDY CANE.
THEN A RUSSIAN,
OR AN ANGEL.
THEN A POLICHINELLE.
LET ME I’LL DANCE TO THIS SONG
‘CAUSE I WROTE IT SO WELL.

IT GOES
AH-AH-AH.
I WILL DANCE UNTIL
I PLAY ALL THE PARTS
IN THE GREAT BALLET.
SING WITH ME!
AH-AH-AH.
I WILL DO A TURN.
AND ANOTHER TURN.
MOTHER SAYS I’LL QUIT.
I WILL NEVER QUIT.
I WILL DO A SPLIT.
AND I GUESS THAT’S IT.

OH AND ONE DAY WHEN I’M PRESIDENT.
MY BEDTIME WILL BE VERY LATE,
SO I HAVE TIME TO LEGISLATE
THE KIND OF LAWS I THINK ARE COOL.
I’LL PASS A CLAUSE TO BANISH SCHOOL
AND THEN ALL OF THE COUNTRIES THAT I RULE
WILL BE PEACEFUL,
AND HAPPY,
AND COMFORTABLE,
AND SATIN,
AND FRILLY,
AND PRETTY,
AND PERFECT,
AND PINK
LIKE MY PARTY DRESS.

Discography


HENRY AND MUDGE
Moving from the city to a new home in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can't find a playmate! Luckily, he's got Mudge - a big, slobbery, 180-pound, canine buddy, with whom he can explore the neighborhood and share a year full of adventures! Henry And Mudge was commissioned by TheatreworksUSA and will open off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in November, 2006.
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THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SAMANTHA BROWN
Sam, a senior in high school, has what everyone always wanted: a boyfriend who loves her, functional parents and an acceptance letter to the school of her choice. And since she's moving to New York City she doesn't even need the driver's license she's too chicken to get. So she doesn't need to be worried. And she doesn't need to be happy. Right?

– Bound For Broadway IV at Merkin Hall November 28, 2005
– Featured in the National Alliance of Musical Theatre Songwriter Showcase September 25, 2005
– 92nd St. Y’s Showcase Series at the Makor April 15, 2005
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THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS
Helen Morton is a physicist who hates music, living above a violinist who is falling in love with her. Once a woman who only lived for her work, she starts to realize that she needs to find other reasons for life when she learns that she’s going to be fired. Filled with a cast of characters as big as the city they inhabit, The Woman Upstairs is a belated coming-of-age story, an old-fashioned New York romance, and the quirky journey of a physicist who needs to learn how to love the sounds of the city.

– 47th Street Theatre as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival September 2004
– North Shore Music Theater as part of the BOAM Festival in Boston May 2004
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WRONG NUMBER
You wake to the sound of a phone ringing. A voice on the line says that he has kidnapped your child. There's only one thing: you don't have a child. Do you find out whose kid it is, or roll over and head back to sleep? This is one of many choices you, the audience, will make in this new choose-your-own-adventure musical comedy. Wrong Number was co-commissioned by the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

– 45th Street Theatre as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival September 2005