Funeral (2006)

a 20-Minute Musical for Voices and Piano

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Karl Hinze

Duration: 14 min.

Premiere: Performed May 13, 2006 at the Marquette University High School Lo-Fi Theatre Festival

My first short musical, written for my high school’s student-written play festival. Performed by Nate Lewellyn, Emma Lueger, Barthalomew Sillah, Elizabeth Mueller, Nathan Simmons, and Alexandra Bonesho.

Synopsis: Everyone is present at Michael’s funeral, including the mother he never really got to know. The only person missing is Adam, Michael’s lover. Since Adam didn’t attend the funeral, his best friend Rhoda takes him to the house he and Michael shared, forcing him to confront his loss (and Adam’s mother, whom he runs into).