5 Things - Alliance Theater Production, Atlanta GA
This new song for the Alliance’s production of Working: a Musical is inspired by the theater’s interviews with Atlanta’s community organizers and activists, showcasing the vital role that Atlanta and Georgia have played in conversations on race and politics this year.
The song is co-written by poet, author, and actor Carlos Andrés Gómez who has won awards for his books Fractures, Hijito, and his memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood. He is also a star of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. And co-written with musician and producer, Brandon Bush with his brother, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter producer and playwrite, Kristian Bush.
This recording features singers Ansley Stewart, Andrew Hyra, Jewl, Kristian Bush, and Carlos Andrés Gómez
Set against the backdrop of 1920s Appalachia, DARLIN’ CORY is a haunting new musical by playwright & novelist Phillip DePoy and Sugarland's Grammy-Award winning front man, Kristian Bush. In a tiny mountain town with no road in – and no road out – a community carries secrets of all sizes. But when a young woman with ambition and intelligence collides with a pastor deeply committed to preserving the status quo, cracks begin to appear in the town’s well-constructed façade. And when a stranger appears with a mysterious backstory and the best moonshine anyone’s ever tasted – some of those secrets threaten to spill. With an original folk-country score, this modern-day myth inspired by local lore promises to leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
In 1951 Nashville, Country music legend Billy Mason is on the eve of retirement. Can his soft-spoken son, Joe, step into the spotlight and carry on? When Joe joins forces with an unlikely pair—Inez, a budding singer/songwriter, and Izzy, a rodeo tailor on a mission—a revolution is born and Country music is changed forever. This feel-good romantic comedy by Atlanta’s Janece Shaffer (The Geller Girls) with original music by Sugarland’s Kristian Bush is a production not to be missed.