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Musicals

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE’S CRIME

Kirby & wife Beverly have collaborated on this musical based on the Oscar Wilde short story. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime follows a love sick young aristocrat and his hilariously misguided attempts to do his duty, even it it means murder. Read more about it and listen to the score on this page.

HIS GIRL FRIDAY

This musical adaptation of the classic Howard Hawkes screwball film, with original swing score by Bev Ward and a supporting cast of tap-dancing newsmen, is currently seeking a home for development. Go to this page to listen to the concept recordings.

THE GYPSY KING

This side-splitting new musical comedy takes place in the small fictional country of Nostrovia. It tells the story of the many misadventures that befall a father and son when the younger is mistaken for the “man who will be King”. Kirby, in collaboration with Randy Rogel, has created a musical that is “sure to be the latest hit to emerge from Village Originals [in Issaquah, WA] and should not be missed.”

Film & TV

DOWN IN THE MOUTH  (Writer, director and editor)   Kirby Ward Films,   2006

Best Short at the Kent Film Festival in CT. Down in the Mouth was also featured at the Buffalo/Niagara Film Festival, the New England Film and Video Festival and at the ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood, CA as part of the Los Angeles International Shorts Film Festival.

WAKE RATTLE AND ROLL  (Freelance Writer)   Hanna-Barbera Studios, CA   1990 – 1991

A daily episodic morning show for kids featuring a cartoon called Monster Tales – also written by Kirby – that aired every weekday on ABC.

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