The Songs of Chris Rayis
January 2, 2017
Musical theatre composer Chris Rayis makes his Feinstein’s/54 Below debut with a company of friends from Broadway and Off-Broadway in Chris Rayis: Ex Nihilo. Featuring songs from Just South of Gihon, Deep Water Ballad, Bound for Polaris, Gethsemani, Till We Have Faces, Unsportsmanlike Conduct, and many more, Chris Rayis: Ex Nihilo will showcase the writer’s music and lyrics from his time as a student of Ricky Ian Gordon up to the present day. Directed and produced by Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, this evening will center on the theme of Ex Nihilo (From Nothing), featuring songs and characters who broke from mediocrity to make bold choices and take extreme chances. Join us as we share in the musicalized antics of monks, athletes, outlaws, and astronauts!
Lora Lee Gayer (Follies, Doctor Zhivago, Holiday Inn)
Maggie McDowell (Disaster!)
AJ Shively (La Cage Aux Folles, Bright Star)
Emma Stratton (Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway)
Douglas Waterbury-Tieman (The Robber Bridegroom, SeaWife)