Caitlyn Burt is an award-winning lyricist and librettist who, along with Amir Shoenfeld, was recently named the first Cameron Mackintosh resident writing team, and were based at Theatr Clwyd throughout 2022. The pair recently presented their new musical ‘Otto Weidt’s Brush and Broom Workshop for the Blind’ at the UK’s biggest showcase for new musical theatre, BEAM 2023 with an extended slot. Their song, ‘Looking at the Moon’ won the Song for our Time contest, selected from over 260 entries by Tony Award-winner, Jason Robert Brown. The song was recorded by Hadley Fraser and produced by Danielle Tarento and Paul Wilkins. Caitlyn was chosen for the Hosking Houses Trust writers’ residency and bursary for 2021, and received a Judges Lyrebird Award for her original songs in the play Twenty-Twelve.
Caitlyn’s mini-musical, Sheila the Tiny Turtle, featured on the first season of Bite-Sized Broadway: A mini musical podcast by IndieWorks Theatre (NY). She was commissioned to write children’s dance tour, Lucy’s Search for Starz (2019), and Shoenfeld and Burt were commissioned to write 48 songs for the International Dance Technique Clubhouse programme (2021-2022).
Caitlyn’s work has been featured in new musical showcase SIGNAL (curated by award-winning theatre director and producer, Adam Lenson), Elaine Paige on Sunday BBC Radio 2, and several new musical podcasts.
Caitlyn has taught and directed at APO Arts Academy, and between 2013-2016 was the Director of Performing Miracles in Melbourne. She is a member of BML (Book, Music & Lyrics), the UK’s leading workshop for musical theatre creators, and her work can be found on New UK Musicals.
To find out more about Shoenfeld and Burt’s collaborations, click here.
If you would like to contact Caitlyn, please send an email below or reach out online through Instagram. She’d love to hear from you!
Lucy and her friends sing and dance to our new song, ‘Best of Friends’, where they realise how boring it would be if everyone was the same.
In the midst of cancelations and isolations, Adam Lenson’s Signal performance decided to keep its scheduled date, swapping what would have been a live BEAM2020 event, for a ground-breaking online format. Direct from composer’s houses all over the globe, SIGNAL ONLINE streamed live performances of new musical works.
Making its debut, ‘It’s You’, from our new musical ‘Out of Sight’ was performed by Amir Shoenfeld.
Hear Caitlyn’s opinion on the perfect/imperfect rhyme debate, along with the song ‘Offspring Just Spring Off’ by Amir Shoenfeld and herself, from their children’s musical, ‘Sheila the Tiny Turtle’.
The battle lines are drawn as Drew asks one of the big questions surrounding lyric writing. From all over the world, lyricists have had their say on whether rhymes should be perfect, or if imperfect rhymes are now the norm. What’s the answer? Join Drew along with a very distinguished group of artists including Noel Katz, Caitlyn Burt, Cal Silbertstein, Krishna Alexandra, Millicent Sarre and Makayla Ryan as they tackle this fascinating topic. This episode also features an array of songs from new musicals including tracks by Cal Silberstein and Jinhee Kim, Krishna Alexandra and Lorien Patton, Caitlyn Burt and Amir Shoenfeld, and Drew Lane himself. Get ready for a passionate debate!
We are really excited to have our song ‘A Man Called John’ selected as one of the winners of the Garden Theatre Song Writing Challenge! A ‘watch party’ will be taking place on Tuesday 26.5.20 on the Garden Theatre Facebook page, 5.00pm (EST), where our song will be sung by the very talented Valerie Torres-Rosario.
‘A Man Called John’ selected as one of the winners of the Garden Theatre Song Writing Challenge! Watch the very talented Valerie Torres-Rosario’s performance.
Johanna, a very clever 16 year old woman in the year 819, has been secretly reading about John the Baptist with her friend Lucas. When she realises she won’t have access to books anymore, she resolves to change where her future is heading.
Announcement of Bite-Sized Broadway Podcast Musical, ‘Sheila the Tiny Turtle’
Amir Shoenfeld (Music) and Caitlyn Burt (Book and Lyrics) are excited to announce that ‘Sheila, the Tiny Turtle’, our 20 minute Aussie musical, will be part of the Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast season. Episodes premiere on October 5th, with Sheila’s date to be confirmed.
Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast consists of 50-minute episodes each featuring a 10-to-20-minute “mini-musical” presented as a fully produced radio play complete with top-of-the-line digital orchestrations and captivating sound effects. Each musical is followed by a discussion with its writers about their piece and their careers. In order to support these gifted writers, we have cast top Broadway and theatre industry talent to help get eyes and ears on these writers and help them launch a fruitful career in the theatre.
In the Australian desert, a family of turtles works hard to find food for their sick mother. Sheila, the cleverest – yet smallest – turtle of the family, is mocked by her brothers for not being able to contribute due to her size. When Sheila hears about a cure located dangerously far across the desert, she determines to bring the seeds back to save her mum. While crossing the sand, Sheila encounters a kangaroo, followed by a dingo, where she is forced to use her brain instead of her size to overcome the obstacles and make her mum well.
Go to www.indieworkstheatre.com/bitesizedbroadway for more information!
‘Rich, Dead Saint’ Debuted at SIGNAL ONLINE 6
Introducing a new project, Amir and Caitlyn sing ‘Rich, Dead, Saint’ from their work based on 90s computer game, Grim Fandango at Signal Online 6.