Music for Theatre

 

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From “Angels in America Part I” (2016). Photo by Tim Fuller

Jake has created and performed original scores for live theatre since 2014 as the Resident Music Director/Composer and Artistic Associate for The Rogue Theatre and along with other theaters in Tucson and Chicago. Performing on guitar, mandolin, piano, flute, saxophone, and percussion, Jake has developed a unique palette and style of underscoring and amplifying live theatre. While gaining popularity in the interdisciplinary focus of contemporary theatre, Jake’s work in a classical, text-driven theatre environment makes his voice a standout in the modern performance landscape.

 

The Story Theatre, Chicago IL

Late, A Cowboy Song by Sarah Ruhl (2020 – Composer/Musician) The Story Theatre

Leave Me Alone! by Paul Michael Thomson (2018 – Composer/Sound Designer/Musician)

Anna’s Theme from “Love Me Alone”:

 

Trap Door Theatre, Chicago IL

Love and Information by Carol Churchill (2019 – Associate Sound Designer)

Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre, Tucson AZ

Lovers by Brian Friel (2018 – Composer/Sound Designer/Musician)

Opening from “Lovers”:

 

Oaf by Matt Walley and Wolfe Bowart (2018 – Sound Design/Audio Engineer)

Rareworks Theater – Boston, MA

By the Bog of Cats by Marina Carr (2012 – Composer/Musician)

As If Nothing Ever Happening from “By The Bog of Cats”:

 

The Rogue Theatre, Tucson AZ

The Crucible  by Arthur Miller (2019 – Composer/Musician)

Theme from “The Crucible”:

 

The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman Brecht (2019 – Composer/Musician)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Simon Stephens (2018 – Composer)

Galileo by Bertolt Brecht (2018 – Composer/Musician)

King Lear by William Shakespeare (2018 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)

Three Tall Women by Edward Albee (2018 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, adapted by Frank Galati (2018 – Music Director/Musician w/ Vicki Brown on violin)

Bach at Leipzig by Itamar Moses (2017 – Music Director & Sound Designer)

Celia, A Slave by Barbara Seyda (2017 – Music Director/Musician w/ Vicki Brown on violin)

A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde (2017 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)

Macbeth by William Shakespeare (2017 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)

The White Snake by Mary Zimmerman (2017 – Music Director/Composer/Musician w/Callie Hutchinson on violin, viola & Erhu and Karen Falkenstrom on percussion)

Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov (2016 – Music Director/Composer/Musician w/ Derek Granger on clarinet)

Angels in America Part I: Millennium  Approaches by Tony Kushner (2016 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder (2016 – Music Director/Musician w/ Miguel Molina on Panpipes, Navajo flute, and Charango)

Miss Julie by August Strindberg (2016 – Music Director/Composer/Musician w/ Miguel Urbina on viola)

By The Bog Of Cats by Marina Carr (2016 – Music Director/Composer/Musician w/ Samantha Bounkeua on violin)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard (2015 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)

Hamlet by William Shakespeare (2015 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)

Theme from “Hamlet”:

 

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (2015 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)

The Lady in the Looking Glass by Virginia Woolf, Adapted by Cynthia Meier (2015 – Music Director w/ Charles Zoll on piano)

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (2015 Music Director/Composer/Musician)

Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth (2014 – Music Director/Composer/Musician w/ Natalie River Catren on flute and violin)

Awake and Sing  by Clifford Odets (2014 – Music Director/Composer/Musician)

Dante’s Purgatorio by Patrick Baliani (2014 – Musician w/ Paul Amiel on harp and flute)

Betrayal by Harold Pinter (2014 – Musician)

 

Jake Sorgen CV