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Outlander- The Musical brings to life the emotions evoked by Ms. Gabaldon's passionate writing, 
all the pivotal scenes from Outlander are captured in the musical. 



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Diana Gabaldon is the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels-Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, and A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), Echo of the Bone, -and one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion, as well as the bestselling series featuring Lord John Grey. Her books have been described by Salon.com as “the smartest historical sci-fi adventure romance ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting Uncle Scrooge comic books.” She and her husband live in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

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Based in the heart of Angus in Scotland, in a studio overlooked by an Iron Age Hill Fort and being born and raised in Scotland with Irish connections on both sides of his family, it was almost inevitable that a Celtic influence would creep into Kevin’s music. However, his other musical interests include ‘Classical’ music from the renaissance to the 21st Century, rock music in all its various forms, folk, blues, ‘world’ music and sound design., The title song of his first album  Clarinda’s Reply has been described as “moving and appropriate” by leading authority on Robert Burns, Professor Ken Simpson. While his CD Clarinda’s Reply is one of the few modern artifacts to have been included in the world famous Ross Roy Collection of Burns memorabilia held at the University of South Carolina. His tune The Lion and The Cross  has been suggested as a potential new Scottish National Anthem on a number of occasions. Kevin has also produced music for TV and Radio adverts, Educational CD’s and Historical Documentaries. He has a Diploma in Media Composition from the Film Music Institute in Los Angeles and is a member of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters

Working with Mike Gibb over the past few years Kevin has written and performed the music for two musical plays – Sunday Mornings on Dundee Law (2007) and  Clarinda (2008). 

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In recent years Mike Gibb has produced a number of Scottish musical plays including A Land Fit For Heroes, Mother of All the Peoples (the first musical ever performed in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood), Five Pound And Twa Bairns , Sunday Mornings On Dundee Law and Clarinda. The trilogy of Dundee musicals raised in excess of £40,000 for the charity The Mary Slessor Foundation to assist with their work in Calabar, Nigeria. Mike has written three plays Children of the Sea, about the Eyemouth Fishing Disaster, Lest We Forget, commissioned to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Piper Alpha oil disaster, which premiered in Aberdeen in July 2008 and toured Scotland in May 2009, and Doorways In Drumorty  which will premiere in October 2010 before touring.

Mike has also written three books on a “canine” theme – It’s A Dawgs LifeWaiting For The Master and, most recently, Ask Anna – An A to Z Guide For Dogs (To Help Them Understand Humans). The proceeds from all three books go directly to DAWGS, a charity that rescues abandoned and unwanted dogs, of which Mike was a co-founder in 1994.

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Jill Santoriello is the award-winning author of the 2008 Broadway musical A Tale of Two Cities, which received several Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations including Outstanding New Musical. In 2009, Jill wrote and executive produced the PBS special A Tale of Two Cities – In Concert and the show’s International Studio Cast Recording, available in stores and online. Stage productions of Tale are scheduled for 2012 & 2013 in Korea, Germany, Japan, Canada and throughout the U.S..  

Jill recently co-wrote the song Riding A White Horse with Oscar and Pulitzer Prize winner, John Patrick Shanley, for Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project. The double CD and book, which will benefit breast cancer research, will be released on  May 8.

For more information: www.jillsantoriello.com



 


WOW!! 

Just listened to the CD, and doubtless you've heard from others that the music and lyrics are quite lovely and representative of the wonderful Gabaldon work. I really don't know why Ms. Gabaldon's story has hit such a resonant chord in so many folks, both in the US and abroad, but it has indeed and you both have brought it to life in a thoroughly enjoyable way! DO bring it live (a show, a musical, or even a live CD performance) to the Yanks sometime, please, in some form! Thank you for sharing the gifts of yours and Kevin's talent w/us.

Kathy Conley
Stratford, Connecticut.

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