“Stock’s music is heavenly.”
BROADWAY WORLD


“Stock, remembered for 1997 success d’estime Triumph of Love, excitingly weaves Forster’s literary themes into melodic ones... Gorgeous.”
VARIETY

“What is surprising is its musical sophistication and emotional resonance. Filled with daring while at the same time lush and romantic, Mr. Stock’s work is a serious one that nevertheless refuses to take itself seriously... If there’s any justice in the world, this one's going to open on Broadway!" 

TALKIN’ BROADWAY


"The lushly orchestral score includes lovely arias and choral pieces, and draws knowingly on Italian opera, popular period music and the oeuvres of Broadway masters Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim."

SEATTLE TIMES


“The songs by Stock carefully set up the characters while briskly advancing the action.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES

“A beautifully textured, often opera-inspired score.”
SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE

“Jeffrey Stock’s score is generous and ambitious.”
SAN DIEGO ARTS

“A sweeping, funny romance... Stock’s score is a sophisticated, clever and tuneful mix of styles that smartly and succinctly move the plot forward... The score’s chockablock with winners.”
NORTH COUNTY TIMES

PRAISE FOR JEFFREY STOCK'S

MUSIC AND LYRICS AT

THE SAN DIEGO OLD GLOBE &

SEATTLE'S 5TH AVENUE THEATER

  • I Know You3:48

  • Everything In Its Rightful Place3:31

  • The Trouble With People2:31

  • A Carriage And Driver4:08

  • Something Tremendous2:52

  • Dearest Lucy2:00

  • There Is a Yes2:53

  • Splash5:08

  • Failed, Failed, Failed2:20

A Room with a View
A New Romantic Musical Comedy
Based on the novel by E.M. Forster
Book by Marc Acito
Music & Lyrics by Jeffrey Stock


 A Room With a View, the new musical based on E.M. Forster’s beloved  novel, is both social satire and wicked comedy -- but above all, it is one of the  classic love stories of all time. Amid the golden sunlight and violet-covered  hills of Tuscany, sheltered English country girl Lucy Honeychurch encounters  freethinking George Emerson and their lives are changed forever.

 The year is 1908, and Lucy is on tour in Florence with her prim spinster  cousin Charlotte Bartlett. Lucy is keen to educate herself about the finer  things so as to be a proper wife to Cecil Vyse, her urbane, cultured fiancé from  London. But Lucy's restless spirit keeps breaking through the surface –  especially when she plays Beethoven sonatas furiously on the piano.

 Staying at the same hotel with Lucy and Charlotte is young George, a railroad  employee on holiday with his ailing father. In fact, the hotel is full of eccentric  Brits, including the stuffy, fatuous Reverend Beeber, the excitable “lady-  novelist” Miss Lavish, and George’s father Mr. Emerson, a dyed-in-the-wool  socialist and gentle humanist who frets about his moody, pensive son. He sees  the connection between George and Lucy even before they do.

 A frightening experience shared in a piazza; a stolen kiss on a hillside in the  rain... Lucy cannot seem to stop the momentum of this dangerous romance  with George. But once back in Surrey, Lucy throws herself with renewed  fervor into the preparations for her wedding to Cecil Vyse. Cecil is  sophisticated and wealthy. He is also a prig and a snob. Will Lucy yield to  Edwardian convention and pursue everything she thought she wanted – or  will she follow her true heart and risk losing everything she has ever known?

 The delight lies in how the characters arrive at their destinations, and how the  words and music bring Forster’s story –its wit and heart – gloriously to life.


 

  • Octet4:16

  • Let It Rain4:59

Composer and Lyricist