Theater Productions

 

END UP HERE (2018)

"Reiner, a relaxed and charming singer, has put together a set of fourteen narrative songs, nicely varied by roving keyboard improvisations and readings of material. He has a good feeling for musical irony and a knack for pop construction."—Gray Palmer, Stage Raw

 

"Reiner's unassuming persona and lack of self-indulgence allows the audience to connect with his witty pop songs in a much more personal way than if they were being presented by singers and actors layering on their own interpretations. It is one of the benefits of hearing a songwriter perform his own work and it plays beautifully here. Reiner's songs are uncomplicated but potent. Each slice of life tale contributes to the overall emotional journey of the show. He and director Zombie Joe balance humor with introspection, always taking care to let the material speak for itself. Nothing is heavy-handed. The experience ends up being a perfectly delightful diversion."
Ellen Dostal, Broadway World

 

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY CHRISTOPHER REINER (EXCEPT WHERE INDICATED) 

* = Children's shows

ST. LUKE'S THEATRE  
308 WEST 46th STREET, NEW YORK NY 10036
  

EDGAR ALLAN POE'S TELL-TALE HEART AND THE BELLS
in repertory with THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH)    
Cast: Heike Brunner, Denise L. Devine, Mark Hein, Billy Minogue, Maria Olsen, Geoffrey Parrish, Jonica Patella, Lynn Sher, Richard Wald, Jana Wimer & Ann Marie Yoo  

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE'S HOLIDAY HOOP-LA!
(Identical songs from THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE MAKE A HOLIDAY WISH)  

THE GOLDFISH TWINS SWIM THE BIG BLUE SEA
Cast: Melissa Bayern, Felicia Blum, Amanda Dieli, Brian Morgan, Vicki Oceguera, Paige O'Malley, Sarah Packard, Briana Packen, Steve Ringwald, James O. Williams II  

ACTORS TEMPLE THEATRE  
339 WEST 47TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY  

THE GOLDFISH TWINS SWIM THE BIG BLUE SEA
(Songs identical to original production)  
Cast: Melissa Bayern, Felicia Blum, Amanda Dieli, Brian Morgan, Vicki Oceguera, Paige O'Malley, Sarah Packard, Briana Packen, Steve Ringwald, James O. Williams II  

ALICE IN WONDERLAND THRU THE LOOKING GLASS
Identical to production in Los Angeles  
Cast: Jessica Amal Rice, Stephanie Bashall, Joshua M. Feder, Nicole Intravia, Christen Madrozo, Geoffrey Parrish, Shanley Pascal, Derin Tolu.  

PLAYERS THEATRE  
115 MACDOUGAL STREET, NEW YORK, NY
  

URBAN DEATH
Original Musical Score  
(This production used only music from previous URBAN DEATH productions.)  
Cast: Denise Devin, Amanda Dieli, Mark Hein, Russell Lewis, Brian Morgan, Geoff Parish, Jonica Patella, Erikka Walsh, Lisa Warternberg and Jana Wimer. 

 

SWEET GRASSMARKET   
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND U.K. 

Urban Death
Original Musical Score 
"A triumph in every sense." British Theatre Guide

ZJU THEATER GROUP 
4850 LANKERSHIM BLVD., NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA

LOVE 
"Way to Carmel" 
"Long Sad Song" 
"Nearly There" 
"Going Through the Motions" 
"Wake Up and Forget" 
"Daddy was a Wheel" 
"You're Too True" 
"Say That Now" 
"Little Coffin of Mine" 
"(All It Takes Is) Starlight" 
"Hard to Believe" 
"It Starts Right Now" 
"Only the Best" 
"Anybody in Love" 
Cast: Rainey K. Taylor, Alison Cardoso, Susie Cremin, Brenda Petracos, Christopher Reiner, Clarissa Park 


DEEP BLACK SLUDGE  
"A Splendid Time of Day" 
Cast: Josh T. Ryan 


PRINCESS AND THE FROG*
"Overture" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
"Looking for a Princess" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
"Good Morning" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
"Funny Little Creatures" 


THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE MAKE A HOLIDAY WISH*
"Holiday Time" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
"Moving Along" 
"Bah-Humbug" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
"Chicken Soup" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
"Enjoy It" 
"Winter Flower's Song" 
"Families" 
"Finale" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 


PINK ELEPHANT
"Nothing To Be Afraid Of" 
Cast: Michael Blomgren, Flip Cassidy, Tracie Cisneros, Denise Devin, Christopher Reiner, Michelle Reuter, Josh T. Ryan) 


BUTTERFLY EARNS HER WINGS*
"Braidy's Song" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
"Monarch Butterfly's Song" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
"Education Song" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
"Wing-a-Ding Song" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
"Party Song" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
"Three Amigas" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
Cast: Stephanie Benseman, Kristy Chavez, Nicole Craig, Charlotte Goor Vickory Hexter (extension): Dana R. Amromin, Alison Cardoso, Kristy Chavez, Ana Rey, Michelle Reuter, Rie Sharky 

URBAN DEATH
Original Score 
Cast: Jackson Baker, Tracie Ciscneros, Denise Devin, Kristy Chavez, Aimee Parker, Matthew Sklar, Jana Wimer 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
"Wonderland" 
"What's a Girl Supposed to Do?" 
"The Lobster Quadrille" (Lyrics by Lewis Carroll) 
"Hold Back" 
"Beautiful Soup" (Lyrics by Lewis Carroll) 
"Bring on the Pain" 
Cast: Jackson Baker, Alison Cardoso, Cynthia Covey, Rebecca Ely, Lisa Hammer, Greg Kaczynski, Jen Kerner, William Norrett, Josh T. Ryan, Rie Sharky, Jana Wimer 


CHRISTMAS 4 BUKOWSKI
"Spokesman" 
"You Scare Me Sometimes" 
"That's the Law" 
"Me Against You" 
"Almost 1983" 
Cast: Jackson Baker, Sabrina Bernasconi, Jacques Freydont, Aaron Jettleson, Jim Petersmith, Christopher Reiner, Jen Kerner 


URBAN DEATH: VALENTINES MASSACRE 
Original Score 
Cast: Brent Anderson, Jackson Baker, Tracie Cisneros, Denise Devin, Charlotte Goor, Greg Kaczynski, Anne Stinnett, Jana Wimer 

THE GOLDFISH TWINS SWIM THE BIG BLUE SEA*
"Welcome to Coral Gardens" 
"Careful" 
"Just One" 
"We Shell Survive" 
Cast: Eloise Ayala, Dina Buglione, Derek Donovan, Charlotte Goor, Katie Kelleher,  Jen Kerner, Ana Rey 


EDGAR ALLAN POE'S THE TELL-TALE HEART & THE BELLS 
"Good Time Guy" 
"What You Can Learn in the Dark" 
"End Up Here" 
"The Bells" (Lyrics by Edgar Allan Poe) 
Cast: Brent Anderson Denise Devin, Derek Donovan, Greg Kaczynski, Sara Kaye, Jason Quisenberry, Christopher Reiner, Matthew Sklar, Jason Stafford -- extension cast: Christopher Coombs, Denise Devin, Sarah Grace, Jude Hinojosa, Haley Maree Jannessen, Maria Olsen, Jonica Patella, Christopher Reiner, Ana Rey, Jason Wade 


WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S VENUS AND ADONIS
"Thrice-Fairer Than Myself" (Lyrics by William Shakespeare) 
"Bid Me Discourse" (Lyrics by William Shakespeare) 
"I Know Not Love" (Lyrics by William Shakespeare) 
"Call It Not Love" (Lyrics by William Shakespeare) 
"You Can Always Count on Love" 
Cast: Anne Allison, Alison Cardoso, Denise Devin, Zoe Pietrycha, Christopher Reiner, Angela Schaible, Susanna Sovek 


IT'S A JUNGLE IN HERE!*
"It's s Jungle in Here!" 
"Spread the Word" 
"Everything is Prettier When It's Pink" 
"What's Inside" 
"Shake Shake Shake" 
Cast: Sarah Grace, Kelley Goode, Jenna Harris, Katherine Rose Martin, Marcella Raya, Jason Wade 


URBAN DEATH: BLOOD TRANSFUSION 
Original Score 
Cast: Denise Devin, Mark Hein, Colin Kramer, Billy Minogue, Maria Olsen, Jonica Patella, Marcella Raya, Angela Schnaible, Jana Wimer 

PAJAMA ANA, PRINCESS OF PILLOWLAND-O-RAMA*
"Something Magic in the Night" 
"Bing and Farrell" (Lyrics by Christopher Reiner & Denise Devin) 
"Ballad of Pillowland-O-Rama" (Lyrics by Denise Devin) 
Cast: Elizabeth Bradshow, Damien Burke, Mark Hein, Jonica Patella, Jonathon Carter Schall 

DRAGON OF LOVE AND HATE
Original Musical Score 
Cast: Dana R. Amromin, Jackson Baker, Brian Best, Michael A. Cappelli, Denise Devin, Jenna Leigh Harris, Mark Hein, Jennifer Lieberman, Jonica Patella, Jana Wimer 


EDGAR ALLAN POE'S MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
"All of the Time in the World" 
"The Conqueror Worm" (Lyrics by Edgar Allan Poe) 
"Things We Leave Behind" 
Cast: Denise Devin, Sarah Grace, Mark Hein, Billy Minogue, Jonica Patella, Ana Rey, Shaun-Mathieu Smith, Charles A. Stampley, and special guest Robert Matsuda 


ALICE IN WONDERLAND THRU THE LOOKING GLASS
(Identical to songs in "Alice Works Wonderland" except for:) 
"A Message to the Fish" (words by Lewis Carroll) 
Cast: Jackson Baker, Sarah Grace, Jeffrey Grim, Leopold, Maria Olsen, Jessica Amal Rice, Charlie Romero, Lucas Salazar, Shaun-Mathieu Smith, Jana Wimer 


THE BLACK CAT
"Too Late to Dance" 
Cast: Nicole Craig, Denise Devin, Andy Gala, Mark Hein, Chase Mallen, Jonica Patella, Ana Rey, Shaun-Mathieu Smith 


THE SURFIN' SNOWMAN'S BIG HOLIDAY WAVE*
"Surfin" in the Snow" 
"A Dream to Call Your Own" 
"Waiting on a Wave" 
"Family" 
Cast: Vinny Brar, Abbie Cobb, Matthew Scott Montgomery, Heather Pennington, Stephanie Roche 

URBAN DEATH: TORTURED ABYSS
Original Score 
Cast: Denise Devin, Donna Kane, Diana Gianpiccolo-Pena, Jeremy Gladen, Amerlia Megan Gotham, Aaron Jettleson, Adam Kalma, Sally Klein, Tony Marsiglia, Jonica Patella, Rebecca Safier, Jana Wimer 

URBAN DEATH: A NEW DARKNESS 
Original Score 
Cast: Jonica Patella, Melody Moony, Amelia Megan Gotham, others. 

URBAN DEATH: ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE
Original Score 
Cast: Jonica Patella, Amelia Megan Gotham, Greg Kaczynsky, others. 

NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND
Original score & song, "Ether." 
Cast: 

ATTACK OF THE ROTTING CORPSES
Original score and song, "Love You to Pieces" 
Cast: Kimberly Morgan, Spy Kitten, Gordon River, Stephanie Walters, Oriko Ikeda, Lauren Salandra, Chris Hodge 

TWO COSMIC BROTHERS UNSHACKLE MOTHER EARTH
Original score and songs, “Prayer of St. Francis,” and “Me Against You” 
Cast: Robert Walters, Alex Walters, Nicole Fabbri, Amy Bartlett, Christopher Reiner 

EDGAR ALLAN POE’S THE RAVEN AND THE OVAL PORTRAIT
Original score and songs, performed live, “Song,” and “Alone,” lyrics by Poe, music by C.R. 
Cast: Sebastian Muñoz, Donna Noelle Ibale, Katie Lynn Mapel, Redetha Deason, Oriko Ikeda, Christopher Reiner 

NIGHTMARES TRIO
Original score and songs: “Pleasures” (Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht), “Devotion" 
Cast: Gloria Galvan, Brett Gustafson, Jessica Weiner, Christopher Reiner 

ALICE!
Original score and songs (same as ALICE IN WONDERLAND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS) 
Cast: Jonica Patella, Gloria Galvan, Brett Gustafson, Laura Fisher, Jana Wimer, Jason Britt, Cat Cela, Daniel Palma, Starskee Suave, Ellen Biernenfield, Michael Woodruff 

 

 

End Up Here

End Up Here

Love

Love

The Goldfish Twins Swim the Big Blue Sea

The Goldfish Twins Swim the Big Blue Sea

William Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis

William Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis

Urban Death

Urban Death