Musical Theater Writing

The Gift of the Magi
To Find a Wonder

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Tea For Three
ResCol!: A New Musical

Odds & Ends

The Gift of the MagiThe Gift of the Magi
Adapted from O. Henry
Music by Dave Holtz
Book & Lyrics by Brandon Michael Lowden
Premiered in December 2010 by the Contemporary Theater Company (Narragansett, RI)










  1. A Little Bit of Christmas
  2. Give Me a Gift
  3. It’ll Be Alright (Vocals: Miyuki Miyagi & Casey Ford Alexander, Piano: Andrea Grody)
  4. Ed’s Song (Music, Lyrics by Max Matthews)
  5. The Pocketwatch Song (Vocals: Dave Holtz, Piano: Andrea Grody)
  6. Someone Special
  7. For Me
  8. Finale

To Find A WonderTo Find A Wonder
Adapted from “To Find a Wonder,” by Jennifer Carson
Book by Jennifer Carson
Music by Dave Holtz
Lyrics by Brandon Michael Lowden
Premiered in July 2010 by the New London Barn Playhouse Junior Intern Company (New London, NH)

  1. To Be a Knight
  2. To Be a Knight (Reprise)
  3. To Find a Wonder (Vocals: Casey Ford Alexander, Piano: Andrea Grody)
  4. Hoppily Ever After
  5. Hungry for Adventure
  6. The Beauty and the Beast
  7. The Moon Fairies’ Lullabye
  8. Down The Hatch!
  9. Hope Starts Small
  10. To Find a Wonder (Reprise)

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
Book by Zach Zimmerman
Music by Dave Holtz
Lyrics by Brandon Michael Lowden
Premiered in May 2009 by the Princeton University Players (Princeton, NJ)

 

 

  1. Prologue
  2. The Level of the Land
  3. Within the Lines (Prelude)
  4. Within the Lines
  5. Journey to Lineland
  6. Leader of the Line
  7. Taking Place
  8. Within the Lines (Interlude)
  9. The Power of Suggestion
  10. Up (Vocals: Joey Barnett & Claire-Marine Sarner, Piano: Anna Tchetchetkine)
  11. After All
  12. Attend to Your Configuration
  13. A Sliver of Something
  14. Within the Lines (Reprise)
  15. Attend to Your Configuration (Reprise)
  16. I Never Saw
  17. The All in All
  18. The Departure
  19. Here Alone
  20. The Power of Suggestion (Reprise)
  21. Time (Vocals: Casey Ford Alexander, Piano: Andrea Grody)

Tea For ThreeTea for Three
Based on the book “What a Pest!” by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Music by Dave Holtz
Lyrics by Brandon Michael Lowden
Premiered in July 2008 by the New London Barn Playhouse Junior Intern Company (New London, NH)



  1. Sunny Summer Days
  2. What a Pest!
  3. Guppies and Sharks
  4. Split Decision
  5. Lillian
  6. Split Decision (Reprise)
  7. Tea for Two
  8. What a Pair!
  9. Tea for Three (Finale)

ResColResCol!: A New Musical
Book by Zach Zimmerman
Music by Dave Holtz
Lyrics by Brandon Michael Lowden
Premiered in February 2008 at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)





  1. Prologue
  2. On Prospect
  3. Love at First Sight
  4. Love at First Sight (Reprise)
  5. Residential College Advertiser
  6. Say Cheese!
  7. Cluster Canon
  8. A Chance Second
  9. Wishy Washing
  10. On Prospect (Reprise)
  11. ResCol Anthem
  12. A New Prospect / Maybe (Finale)

Odds & Ends
Sonnet II – A setting of an Edna St. Vincent Millay sonnet for my never completed NYU Tisch GMTWP application.  I sing and play piano on this rough cut.
Come Work at TrialPay! – A song I wrote for TrialPay’s August 2012 Hiring Hackathon.  I sing and play piano on this rough cut.

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