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SURE have ability as a composer. Your
tunes are -- here's a word we rarely hear anymore --
catchy, and I'm delighted to have caught them."
Peter Filichia, Newark, NJ Star-Ledger,
Tibbetts (www.stacyglen.com) is an active composer who has performed for
years as a singer/songwriter and pit guitarist. Songs from his 2010 original
CD Out On The Town, featuring vocalist Catherine
Dupuis and the Hirsch
Jazz Quartet aired nationally on jazz radio stations in 2011. Stacy leads
the hot swing group The
Sizzle Sticks, in which he sings and plays guitar, and his recent professional
performance credits as a guitarist include productions of A Man of No Importance,
Smokey Joe's Cafe, Little Shop of Horrors, Dreamgirls, Bye-Bye Birdie, The Fred
Waring Radio Show, and Hello, Dolly with a full symphony orchestra.
Stacy music directs the annual Pam
Monk's Forbidden Valley satirical revue in January.
Stacy's original cabaret and theatre songs have been showcased at the New York Sheet Music Society's annual songwriter's cabaret ("Brooklyn Bound," "Waste of Time,"), in a benefit for Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU) at Don't Tell Mama in Times Square ("Waiting"), for the State Theatre in State College, PA ("At The State"), in Pam Monk's Play By Play series at the University Club ("Play By Play"), in Boston Centastage's annual Boston Sings Boston revue ("Convenience Store"), and at the Central PA 4th Fest celebration ("I Love the Fourth of July").
The score for Stacy's first (2004) original book musical Bella Sicilia: The Gourmet Musical was called "melodious" and "nice work" by NYC theatre critic Peter Filichia. Bella Sicilia was a finalist in the 2006 TRU New Voices Reading Series competition, and was in the "final four" for production by 4th Wall Musical Theatre in Bloomfield, NJ in 2007. In 2009, with librettist Pam Monk, Stacy produced two public readings of his second original musical, Dialing for Donna, including one at the Dramatists' Guild Loewe Room in Times Square. In June 2011, he presented a reading of a revised version of Donna at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in the East Village, where it was nominated for a "Best Direction" award. More information about this musical is available at http://www.dialingfordonna.com
From 1994 to 2001, Stacy performed professionally as a solo singer/songwriter and with the original acoustic folk/rock group Driftwood, gigging at noted Boston and Pennsylvania music clubs including Café 210 West, The Darkhorse, The Phyrst, Zeno's, the Kendall Cafe, Club Passim, The Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE), The Center for the Arts at Natick (TCAN), and the Zeitgeist Gallery. Alleyways, a CD collection of Stacy's original folk/rock songs from this time, was called "an eclectic, intelligent blend" by one critic and is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/stacyglen. In the early 2000s, he taught a songwriting workshop at Penn State and co-produced "Singing a New Tune," a benefit songwriter series, at various venues in State College, PA.
Stacy holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English writing and a minor in classical music composition. He has studied jazz theory and arranging at the university level. His teachers have included saxophonists Dan Yoder and Rick Hirsch, guitarist Dave Klein, musical theatre composer Bruce Trinkley, playwrights Lowell Manfull and Jeffrey Sweet (Dramatists' Guild Council), and writing clinician Peter Elbow. From 2001 to 2003, Stacy studied music theatre libretto structure and song styles in NOMTI, Berklee College of Music's New Opera and Music Theatre Initiative writing workshop, under the guidance of composer Michael Wartofsky (Berklee and Tisch Music Theatre faculty).
Stacy is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, ASCAP, TRU (Theatre Resources Unlimited), and the American Federation of Musicians (Local 660). He divides his time between New York City and State College, PA, where he teaches in the English department at Penn State. He can be reached at email@example.com or (814) 357-2394.
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