Anna K. Jacobs

Projects

POP!

Book & Lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman
Music by Anna K. Jacobs

Who shot Andy Warhol? The fabulous drag queen Candy Darling hosts a happening whodunit musical in which the famous—and infamous—denizens of Warhol’s legendary Factory all have motives to pull the trigger. But the pop art icon unravels an even bigger mystery as he confronts not only the prime suspects, but also his art and his own greatest creation: himself.

POP! received its world premiere production at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2009 and won three 2010 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards for Best Production of a Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Musical, and Outstanding Lighting Design. The 2011 Studio Theatre production also received a 2012 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor. The 2012 Pittsburgh City Theatre production starred Anthony Rapp (RENT) as Andy Warhol and was named one of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s 'Top Ten of 2012'.

POP! features a cast of 7 (4M, 3W).

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HARMONY, KANSAS

Book and Lyrics by Bill Nelson
Music by Anna K. Jacobs

Heath is a gay farmer who's making his way in a rural community where homogeneity rules. When his city-born partner, Julian, talks him into joining a spirited group of gay guys who meet once a week to sing, Heath discovers a love for making music and a kinship he didn't expect. But his world is turned upside down when the group decides to perform in public, threatening everything that matters to him, including the life he’s made with the man he loves.

HARMONY, KANSAS received its world premiere production at Diversionary Theatre in 2012. The show has been nominated by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for three 2012 Craig Noel Awards for Outstanding New Musical, Outstanding New Score, and Outstanding Direction of a Musical. It also won four 2012 SCENIE (StageSceneLA) Awards, including Best World Premiere Musical.

HARMONY, KANSAS features a cast of 7 men.

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STELLA AND THE MOON MAN

Written by Richard Tulloch
Music by Anna K. Jacobs & Adrian Kelly

When Stella's family moves from Narrangarra to the city, she suddenly finds she has no friends. In a dark room on the top floor of Stella's apartment block, lives a blind astronomer. Everybody says he's weird. He can't see the stars, but he spends all his life studying space. But Stella gets to know him. He sometimes needs her to be his eyes, and he teaches her that our greatest problems can be put into perspective by comparing them to the vast beauty of the Universe.

STELLA AND THE MOON MAN is a family show that combines music with shadow puppetry and digital video. It was presented by the Sydney Theatre Company in 2005 in collaboration with Kim Carpenter’s Theatre of Image and the Australian Youth Orchestra. The production won a 2006 Helpmann Award for Best Children’s Presentation.

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TEETH

Book by Michael R. Jackson & Anna K. Jacobs
Music by Anna K. Jacobs
Words by Michael R. Jackson

Adapted from the 2007 Sundance Award-winning indie horror film by Mitchell Lichtenstein, TEETH tells the story of Dawn O’Keefe, an evangelical Christian teen with a secret: she has teeth in her vagina. When the men in Dawn’s life try to exploit her, she must confront the teeth and decide which part of herself to save, and which to sacrifice.

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ECHO

ECHO

Music and Libretto by Anna K. Jacobs

Three Echoes seek to become something more than a reflection in this three-woman chamber opera that weaves a reimagining of the timeless Echo and Narcissus with around a trilogy of tales, each tracing one woman’s journey to becoming something more than just a reflection.

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