book by Steve Hochman
music and lyrics by Charles Gilbert
Alex Inman is a master coder of virtual realities. Confined to a wheelchair because of a recent crippling auto accident, Alex sees VR as a means of escaping the pain and physical limitations of his condition into an idealized world where his vision and values can prevail.
Realities was written between 1993-96, and had two workshop productions. The first reading featured students in the Musical Theater Program at The University of the Arts, including Bill Buddendorf, Natalie Kidd, Jeff Marsh, Sam Hines and Peter Rios. The second, the source of these recordings, featured Matt Cloran, Forrest McClendon, Deirdre Finnegan, Jennifer Avila, Jeffrey Marsh, Charlie McCloskey, Jeff Murphy, Claudia Carlsson and others.
What A Trip!
vocal: Jeff Murphy, Jennifer Avila
The Man’s A Riddle
vocal: Charlie McCloskey, Jen Avila, Jeff Marsh, Deirdre Finnegan
Change The World
vocal: Matt Cloran
The Man’s A Riddle (reprise)
vocal: Jennifer Avila, Jeff Marsh
Getting Stronger Every Day
vocal: Deirdre Finnegan, Matt Cloran
Behind The Screen
vocal: Claudia Carlsson
vocal: Jennifer Avila
We’re Never Gonna Make It
vocal: Matt Cloran and Deirdre Finnegan
The Cutting Edge – longer version from cabaret show
What Happened To The Song?
vocal: Forrest McClendon