Songs of Unsung Heroes
We began Songs of Unsung Heroes prior to the current pandemic, to celebrate the people who inspire and uplift our communities. We need these stories now more than ever. Because we can't be together in the theatre right now, Luna is recording these songs and sharing them online.
We introduce our series with "We Knead" by Miranda Ferriss Jones, sung by Allison Posner with piano by Ben Morss, inspired by Phil Serrani's Sanitary Bakery in Orange, NJ. Serrani's opened its doors in 1948, and is one of many local small businesses supporting their communities today and every day.
We're thrilled to bring you "Burgers and Fries," with music/lyrics/keyboard by Ben Morss, performed by Varín Ayala. This song is inspired by an interview with a West Orange diner cook who knows that what matters isn't the food, it's the way food brings people together.
This is the first of several programs we will be sharing in coming weeks to bring our communities together, inspire creativity and connection, and offer hope at this time.
Do you know someone whose story should be sung? Email us and let us know! (And if you're a composer or lyricist or singer who is interested in joining us as a creator on this project, please reach out too!)
Songs for Unsung Heroes is supported in part by Stages Online, a partnership with New Jersey Theatre Alliance to bring theatre content into homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. www.njtheatrealliance.org
To suggest a song idea, please email Luna's Artistic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stages Online is made possible by generous funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Bank of America,The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, OceanFirst Foundation; the George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust; New Jersey Historical Commission; and Fund for the New Jersey Blind.