IN THE LIGHT, THE MUSICAL

Music & Lyrics by Michael Mott

Book by Nathan Wright and Justin Silvestri

Arrangements by Jeff Theiss

Orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg

 

IN THE LIGHT follows Dr. Johann Faustus who is accused by and on the run from the Holy Inquisition. With the help of a mysterious Traveler, Faustus and his wife, Ana find sanctuary in the court of the newly crowned Baron and his betrothed, Gretchen, who promise to protect him, until Dr. Faustus makes a decision that threatens to destroy all he loves. This sweeping contemporary musical score by Michael Mott reflects the tension and passion of the epic legend of Faust.

 

 

 

THE DON - A MAFIA COMEDY

Music & Lyrics by Michael Mott

Book by Corey Skaggs

Orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg

 

Trapped in a deteriorating marriage for the past ten years, life isn't about to get any easier for Debra Delbono.  With the recent appointment of her husband, Tony, as mob boss, plus the discontinuation of her favorite Prada product have really put a damper on things.  As Debra tries to patch up her marriage, Tony has "other plans" with a big-breasted blonde bimbo.  What follows is a series of mishaps, miscommunications and misunderstandings culminating in the couple discovering true happiness in a very unexpected way!  With a fun, vibrant pop/ rock score, The Don (formerly Mob Wife) was the first musical by Mott.  It had its world premiere in 2003 in his hometown of New Hartford, New York.  In conjunction with the show, an original cast recording was made.

 

In February 2012, Michael enlisted the help of Broadway director, Nick Eilerman, and book writer, Corey Skaggs, to collaborate on a brand new version of the piece.  In June of that year, Mob Wife - A Mafia Comedy was presented at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's THE PITCH.  Featuring Mott and Skaggs at the piano, providing insight on the new script and score, Jacqueline Petroccia stars as Debra Delbono.

 

In February 2013, Mob Wife received its first AEA 29 Hour Reading, produced by TONY Award Winning Producer, Carolyn Miller.  The cast included Matt Ban, Tommy Bracco, Corey Greenan, Joel Hatch, Marissa McGowan, Brad Nacht, Bill Nolte, Orfeh, Anthony Patellis, and Jacqueline Petroccia.

 

In February 2015, Mob Wife received a demo recording.

 

 

 

 


LUCIFER

Music & Lyrics by Michael Mott

Additional Music & Lyrics by Mike Squillante

Book by Corey Skaggs

Orchestrations by Jeremy Roberts

Directed by Greg Wiggans

Produced by TopRat Entertainment

 

LUCIFER is the story of the Bible from the Devil’s perspective. With the looming deadline quickly approaching, The Boss assesses that a crucial element is missing. One particularly cunning angel comes up with a game-changing solution: humans. Betrayal and obsession take hold leading this angel down an iconic path to their own personal Hell.

 

 

 

 

RIDING OUT THE STORM: A Ten Minute Musical

Music by Michael Mott

Book& Lyrics by Christine Toy Johnson

 

October 29, 2012. Late afternoon. On the day Hurricane Sandy is set to hit Staten Island, a woman must decide whether or not to evacuate the house her late husband built.

 

 

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