Who We Are
Jerold Goldstein (Book) Jerold has been collaborating with William Squier since the two of them met at Ithaca College. Their musicals have been performed in Manhattan at the Sanford Meisner Theatre (BABALU), the Nat Horne Theatre (MY OLDEST FRIEND) and MUSIC IS MY FIST -- their send up of the Rat Pack -- was featured twice at Steve McGraw’s. Regional presentations include The Theatre Barn (BABALU), the Hunterton Hills Playhouse (SUNNYSIDE UP!) and SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY, a revue performed at venues in Connecticut. Their holiday musical THE THREE SCROOGES has played Curtain Call, Inc. (twice!), the Ingersoll Theatre in Des Moines, IA, the New England Actor’s Theatre (New Haven, CT) and was recently licensed for stock, amateur and professional production by Miracle of 2 Productions. Jerold composed incidental music for the Off-Broadway production of the play ME AND JEZEBEL at the Actor’s Playhouse, BOYWONDER at The Depot Theatre (NYS) and the Contemporary Arts Theatre (DC) and the ballet score MELODIES IN THE KEY OF DANCE for Circle Dance in Ithaca, NY. Individual songs that he has composed include ‘Garland of Hope,’ featured in the Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids Easter Bonnet Competition, and ‘Where’s the Party Tonight?’ (Lyrics: William Squier) the theme song for the ABC-TV late night pilot, WHERE’S THE PARTY? As an actor he has appeared on Broadway in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, with Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and John Stamos, and in the musical AIN'T BROADWAY GRAND. He was featured in the national tour A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM starring Rip Taylor (standing by for Mr. Taylor) and co-starred with Dick Van Patten in SCANDALS at Theatre Virginia. Jerold played Chico Marx in both ANIMAL CRACKERS at Arena Stage, Washington) and THE COCOANUTS at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, won Philadelphia's Barrymore Award for his performance in GUN METAL BLUES at the Wilma Theatre, was in the Kennedy Center's long-running production of SHEAR MADNESS and toured Europe as Bert Barry in 42ND STREET. On television he has been featured on NBC’s LAW AND ORDER and CBS’ HACK.
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William Squier (Book & Lyrics) Bill has been collaborating with Jerold Goldstein since the two of them met at Ithaca College. An Emmy Award winner for writing WKYC-TV’s Unusual Phenomenon, Bill’s work has also appeared Off-B’way: THE TREATMENT OF DOCTOR LOVE (Playhouse 91); Off-Off B’way: G-MAN (Nat Horne Theatre), BABALU (Sanford Meisner, music/co-lyrics: J. Goldstein); Walt Disney World: DISNEY'S DOUG LIVE! (music: J. Lodin); regionally: BOYWONDER (Contemporary Arts, Depot Theatre), A HUNDRED YEARS INTO THE HEART (Optioned for Off-Broadway, Fall, 2007, NYMF, Spirit of Broadway Theatre, book: R. Vetere, music: J. Lodin), THE KLEMPERERS’ NEW CLOTHES (Actors’ Playhouse, Columbia Entertainment Co., music: N. Weiss), REBELS 1775 (Starlight Theatre, Spirit of Broadway, New England Theater Conference, co-book: J. Allen, M. Allen, music: J. Lodin), THE THREE SCROOGES (Curtain Call, Ingersoll Theatre, music/co-book: J. Goldstein), TOP OF THE HEAP (Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theater, Curtain Call, Broadway Theater Instititue, New Voices in the Heartland, music: J. Lodin); television: IT'S THE WEEKEND (ABC, music: J. Goldstein), P.B.&J. OTTER (Disney Channel, music: J. Lodin); film: DOUG'S FIRST MOVIE (music: J. Lodin); in workshop: AMAS, ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Workshop (CA, FL & NY), CAP 21, the Directors Company, the Drama League, Ensemble Theatre (Santa Barbara), Music in a Box, the Theatre Building (Chicago) and the York Theatre. He was awarded a 2003 Connecticut Artist Fellowship, a Meet the Composer grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Coleman A. Jennings Award, the Jackie White Memorial Award and the 11th Annual National Children’s Festival’s new script award. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and BMI.
Fred Stark (Composer) Fred made his musical theatre debut as the composer of RHYTHM RANCH, a spoof of “B” western films. The musical enjoyed a world premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse, a production at Circa 21 and was perfored at the Festival of First Stage Musicals in New York. Mr. Stark also composed the score for EMPTY PLEASURES with book & lyrics by Hall Hackady. The show has had several workshops and readings in New York City and Connecticut. In addition, Mr. Stark with partner, Rod McBrien, has written and recorded a pop album, BIG STAR -Stark & McBrien, and several charted singles for RCA records. He has performed as a singer on three #1 Billboard Country recordings with country star Earl Thomas Conley. Recently, Fred recorded and released TIME AFTER TIME, a CD of standards from the Great American Songbook. The album received worldwide airplay and strong reviews.
Fred is recognized as one of the top recording studio singers in New York and has soloed on hundreds of national television and radio jingles for advertisers including Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Folger's. As a composer, Mr. Stark won the first Billboard Magazine song writing contest and The American Song Festival. He also co-wrote many successful television and radio jingles, such as “I Can’t Seem to Forget You” for Wind Song Perfume and “Stack it Up” for Chinet paper plates and Millennium Millions for New York Lottery