Jason Robert Brown selects ‘Looking at the Moon’ – Winner of Song For Our Time

As written by Whats On Stage:

You can have an exclusive first listen to “Looking At The Moon”, a brand new musical number that recently won the “A Song For Our Time” competition.

The competition, set up by Danielle Tarento and Paul Wilkins, was aiming to find a new tune to mark the events of 2020. The winning piece is penned by Amir Shoenfeld and Caitlyn Burt, and has now been specially recorded in a new video featuring a performance by award-winning actor Hadley Fraser.

Tarento and Wilkins said: “We were absolutely overwhelmed at the response to this search, with over 260 submissions from across six continents. The standard was incredibly high, with new songs from world-class songwriters from all four corners of the globe. Narrowing them down to a shortlist of three was unbelievably difficult and we are so grateful to Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown for helping us to make the final decision. We are delighted with the chosen song, “Looking At The Moon” and thank Amir and Caitlyn for sharing their message of hope with us.”

The initiative is raising funds for Acting for Others – an umbrella organisation doing vital work as the pandemic continues and the vast majority of performances remain unfeasible. You can donate here.

Further Credits
Backing Vocals
Lizzie Bea, Danny Becker, Caitlyn Burt, Natalie Chua, Christopher Dickins, Laura Frances, Gabriela García, Natalie Green, Alex Hammond, Tom Hier, Sarah Ingram, Devon-Elise Johnson, Kurt Kansley, Shane McDaid, Gemma McMeel, Manuel Pacific, Sam O’Rourke, Ben Sell, Samuel Thomas, Laura Thomson, Paul Wilkins

Keys – Amir Shoenfeld
Violin 1 – Jessie May Smart. Violin 2 – Victoria Stephenson
Cello – Rosalind Asprey
Guitar – John Gregson
Clarinet – Diane Hammond

Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Amir Shoenfeld.
Musical Supervison by Mark Aspinall
Video filmed, edited and mixed by Ben Robbins for The Umbrella Rooms
Artwork designed by Rebecca Pitt
Produced by Danielle Tarento and Paul Wilkins


Best of Friends

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.

What’s On Stage

Read the What’s On Stage article announcing the upcoming Signal Online, featuring our new song, ‘It’s You’, by Amir Shoenfeld and Caitlyn Burt.


‘It’s You’ debuted at the first ever SIGNAL Online

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.


‘From Inspiration to Stage’ Podcast - (Im)Perfect Rhyme

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!


Garden Theatre Songwriting Challenge

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.

Garden Theatre Songwriting Performance

‘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.

Bite-Sized Broadway Podcast

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!

SIGNAL Online 6

‘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.