PLAYWRIGHT, pOEt, COMPOSER, LYRICIST
c2014 Jan Michael Alejandro
c2014 Nail Soup Publishing
c2014 Minkette Music
Photo by Greg Gorman / gormanphotography.com
Jan's spoken word book is now on sale!
"What's Mine is Now Yours"
Jan was interviewed LIVE at Center Stage with Mark Gordon whom has interviewed Sting, Adrien Brody, Mark Isham, Ben Kingsley and many others. Jan discussed his CD, “Close Your Eyes & See For Yourself,” his plays, and his poems. If you missed it please check back here for a posted replay of the interview.
Jan's CD receives high praises from
Music Connection magazine and others!
Southern California Lyric Theater &
Alison Eliel Kalmus present
Tragedy strikes and comedy ensues in five mini-chamber operas based on Aesop’s Fables
Music by Jonathan Price
Libretti by Jeff Goode, Jan Michael Alejandro, and the Composer
Running Time: 1 hour and 22 minutes
A poor fisherman is granted three wishes, but that may not be enough for two daughters. A lion sacrifices his claws for love. A queen learns the consequence of absolute power misapplied, an inventor tries to outwit fate, and amphibian voters elect themselves a carnivorous queen! Set in mythic Greece, but touched with a modern flair, these lush and lyrical mini-operas bring the timeless stories to vibrant life.
“elegant staging highlights Price’s lush music and the intriguing emotions of its stories”
—-Musicals in LA
“Fresh and innovative, this creative rendering of Aesop’s timeless insights is a joyous fusion of operatic traditions, modern situations and everyday lingo.”
“Aesopera is sure to appeal to opera lovers and novices, of every generation, with its amazing, inspiring lyrics and grand drama.”
“truly original and blithely entertaining”
“You don’t have to be an opera aficionado to enjoy Aesopera”
Good Bye Leon!
Leon Schwartz 8/1922 - 8/2013
Hear Leon read one of my poems.
Aesopera Past Performances
The Open Fist Theatre on Hollywood’s fabled Theatre Row.
6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (Between Vine and El Centro)
Thursday June 06 2013, 7:30 PM
Saturday June 08 2013, 4:00 PM
Sunday June 09 2013, 1:30 PM
Saturday June 15 2013, 12:00 PM
Sunday June 16 2013, 1:00 PM
Saturday June 22 2013, 1:30 PM
Tuesday June 25 2013, 8:00 PM
Saturday June 29 2013, 11:30 AM
Sunday June 30 2013, 1:30 PM
what jan did in 2013....
KAT GEORGE SHOW: ¡DADA Land in LALA Land! @ Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA
29 June, Saturday - 4:00 PM
The world premier of
Friends Scream for 2 Days
(…a mini DADA OPERA)
Music & Lyrics
by Jan Michael Alejandro
Visual Concept, Performance & Staging by:
Kirk Arnold Smith & Diana Briscoe
The Mirrored City
(…a DADA ASL performance piece. Scene 1)
Concept by Jody Stevenson
Written by Jody Stevenson,
Jan Michael Alejandro & Kalen Feeney
Featuring ASL Poetry by REZ &
Music by Jan Michael Alejandro
Thank you for checking out my website!
I hope you had a good 2013! For the most part I had a great year!
I had three productions that went well (see below), the 4th Annual Limerick Fest was one of the best, and I went to New Orleans for the first time and got to jam at the Cafe' Negril on Frenchmen St...
On the down side I lost a close friend, Leon Schwartz (See below) and also the area where my mother was born was hit by Typhone Haiyan in the Philippines.
With that said, I am working with Habitat for Humanity International / Philippines to raise money for the victims who were hit the hardest. Please click to check out our auction! Thanks!