Andrea Green is a playwright, composer, lyricist, director, children’s music specialist, musician and music therapist. She is nationally known for her work creating musicals for children and family audiences. Andrea's background as a music therapist, combined with her talent and expertise as a musician and composer, led to the creation of HOMEROOM the MUSICAL and 14 other original musicals that serve as entertainment vehicles as well as theatrical pieces to help children and teens become more understanding and accepting of themselves and others. Some of the issues that are addressed in her musicals include: teaching tolerance, dealing with prejudice, understanding adoption, overcoming bullying, experiencing mindfulness, building self-esteem and coping with differences/challenges.
Her newest family musical SKIMMER AND BUDGE (co-written by Janet Sclaroff) is being produced by The Ritz Theater Company in Westmont, N.J. in June 2012, after premiering in Manchester New Hampshire by the Manchester Community Theater, in February 2011 receiving a top award for best new musical.
Her musical ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE (published by Samuel French, Inc.) is the subject of a documentary called ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE, produced by Henry Nevison and Mind T.V. of Philadelphia, Pa. This film explores Andrea's work as a music therapist and how this musical brings together children from diverse worlds, as partners and friends.
In 2005, Andrea's children's musical THE RAINBOW SEA was adapted into a children's musical storybook and stage production of that storybook called BLUE LOU AND THE BULLY FISH, by Stephanie Portnoy, produced by Big Splash Productions. It was then featured at the prestigious New York Musical Theatre Festival in September 2006. BLUE LOU AND THE BULLY FISH is now touring the east coast as an anti-bullying theatre assembly program.
Andrea's musicals have been performed in a multitude of professional and educational venues, over the years. The musicals include: Homeroom (cowritten by Selma Tolins-Kaufman), On the Other Side of the Fence, The Return of Halley’s Comet ( published by Samuel French) Her other musicals include: Under the Fence, People of the Light, The Rainbow Sea, Blue Lou and the BullyFish (Book/stage adaptation of The Rainbow Sea, by Stephanie Portnoy), The Same Sky, The Mulberry Bird (based on the book by Anne Braff Brodzinsky), Lenapo (cowritten by Sara Feigenbaum), Same City and Skimmer and Budge (co-written by Janet Sclaroff).
As the musical creator/director/music therapist of the Something Magical Project, (www.somethingmagical.org ) a 30 year old nationally recognized musical theatre program in Philadelphia, Andrea partners children from Germantown Friends School with youngsters from the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, using her musicals to encourage communication, understanding and friendship. This program serves as a model for other programs and has received national attention. Her special work in this project was featured in the PBS Emmy-award winning documentary, called 'Something Magical' (from her musical, People of the Light).
Andrea lectures and teaches professionals across the country how to utilize her musicals to bring about therapeutic/social change, while at the same time, produce high quality Broadway style productions with and for children. Theatre groups that have performed her musicals include: The Ritz Theatre Company, Westmont, N.J., Mainstage Center for the Arts, Gloucester, N.J., Voorhees Summer Theatre, Voorhees, N.J., Fusion Academy of the Arts, Cherry Hill, N.J.,The Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, The Wolf Performing Arts Center, Narberth, Pa. Playhouse on Park, W. Hartford, Conn., Manchester Community Theater, Manchester, N.H., Sewickley Academy, Pittsburgh, Pa. .….
and hundreds of schools across the country.
Andrea received a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida, and a Masters degree in Creative Arts in Therapy, from Hahnemann University, in Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of The Dramatist’s Guild, The Children’s Music Network, The International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People, and ASCAP.
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