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Support Your Local Musical Theater

Support Your Local Musical Theatre Aya Katz [This pub was first published on Hubpages in 2010. Due to the current ban on dueling by Hubpages management, I had to move it to PubWages.] The first musical I ever saw was … Continue reading

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I’d Rather Be Free — A Song from THE DEBT COLLECTOR

Not everyone would rather be free. Even if most of us think we would like to be free, very few of us would be willing to pay the ultimate price for our liberty. Not everyone prefers death to loss of … Continue reading

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The Debt Collector: Three Songs for Blood

Blood  Samosude is the title character in the libertarian musical,  The Debt Collector. Blood not only makes his living  collecting debts, he is also  a true believer in the sanctity of contracts. Like a priest of justice, Blood single-handedly fights … Continue reading

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Songs From the Debt Collector, A Libertarian Musical

Nobody in The Debt Collector is a saint, but nobody is irredeemable. Take Lottie Lark, the welfare mother. When one of her children shoplifts, Lottie reprimands the child and explains that it is not necessary to steal, because the law already provides them with everything they need at other people’s expense. The Larks are law abiding people. Continue reading

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Two Songs for Mrs. Hauser

Helga Hauser is an immigrant. In the old country, she was a nurse. But she can’t work as a nurse in the United States, because she does not have the government certification. She and her husband brought all their savings … Continue reading

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Three Songs for Siren

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Some people, like Siren the Social Worker, are as elusive and attractive and maddening as butterflies. They flit around leaving havoc in their wake, totally unaware of their part in the damage. We all know people like that: bubbly, full … Continue reading

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Can You Forgive? Another song from The Debt Collector

“Can You Forgive” is a very important song that appears in the third act of The Debt Collector, a libertarian musical composed by Daniel Carter and written by me. Victoria Trestrail, playing the role of Lottie Lark with great effect, … Continue reading

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What Makes a Welfare Mother: Another Song from The Debt Collector

The Debt Collector is a libertarian musical set in the 1980s about a family named the Larks, their landlady, Mrs. Hauser, their social worker, Siren, and, in the title role, Blood, the debt collector hired by the landlady. In the song … Continue reading

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Two Songs from the Debt Collector by Daniel Carter and Aya Katz Peformed by Jill Dabney

Writing a musical is easy. Getting somebody to perform it is hard. When it comes to the music itself, very few people can even read it.  (Confession: I can’t either.) Daniel Carter wrote some beautiful music for my lyrics, but … Continue reading

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