Teaching, composing, performing with Suz!
Suzannah Doyle is a composer, performer, and on-the-spot songwriter whose work appears in productions world-wide. She plays with and in groups of all sizes, from classrooms to concert halls, from singers and instrumentalists to improv groups, and she was the chief comedy wrangler of Ringtone Theatre.
She played by invitation at the White House in Washington, D.C., and appears live and on over 23 albums with a diverse array of performers in the Pacific Northwest, including her most recent group “The Wallop Sisters” (formerly “the Ukes of Hazard”), with whom she co-hosts the monthly Corvallis Ukulele Cabaret community Singalongs.
Suz’s music can be heard in network television, PBS, commercials and videos, in Piano Dreams: the Movie, in Jane Eyre, the Musical Classic (with playwright Kristina Harris), and on the CD “Ringtone Theatre: Volume 1” featuring short musical comedy sketches for cellphones and comic relief. Her songs are available online at many nifty digital marketplaces. Her newest musical, SCAR, with book by Brian Watkins and orchestrations by Richard Emmet, is now available for production (thank you, post-pandemic-ness!)
NEW! Suz’s new stage musical is available now!
LISTEN TO A MEDLEY OF EXCERPTS OF THE MAIN SONGS IN SCAR:
MEDLEY SONGS: 1. The Story of Scar; 2. Cat Law (with dance part); 3. Duet For Exiles; 4. The Sneak; 5. Avenwood Anthem; 6. Duet For Three; 7. Welcome to Da Club; 8. The Long Night (with Full Dance Section); 9. Rat Attack; 10. Duet For Exiles.
“I think SCAR is a winner. Great score, [and] the writing is up there with the very best!”
— Phil Henderson, Composer of “The Far Pavilions”
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The new musical SCAR tells the powerful story of an exiled Free Cat who is forced to live as a Human by day and a Cat by night. Scar wanders a magic-ravaged land where Cats, Rats, and Humans are on the verge of war.
The drama builds as the less-than-skilled Rats are becoming bolder, the Royal Astrologer is making confusing predictions, and the King and Queen are looking for a Prince for their lovely but headstrong daughter.
This is an all-original, full-length musical, with an Adult/Youth or All-Youth large cast, geared towards High Schools or community theaters. SCAR is orchestrated for a full pit; a high-quality performance track is also available for use.
Suz and her long-time singing pal, Mark Kershner, belt out Allen Sherman’s classic song parody, “Harvey and Sheila,” at Farroll’s Village Inn in the late 1970s. They were long time performers there and at other fine supper clubs and venues throughout Oregon since their teenage years.
Yes, Suz still has the high-quality Groucho Marx glasses. And, yes, they did occasionally start the show with Mark singing through his microphone in the bathroom, unseen at first.
Need to sketch out your musical ideas? If so, check out Suz’s book of blank manuscript paper. 100 pages, 9 blank staffs per page, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, coil bound. High quality 60″ paper on the inside, and glossy cover. Available now at Lulu print-on-demand Bookstore.
Join us on the 2nd Friday of each month, from 7-8:30 pm for a ukulele singalong for all ages and skill levels at our NEW LOCATION at the Corvallis Community Center. More details here.
Learn piano or Uke right away with Suz’s free user-friendly how-to videos at YouTube. Learn how to think in chords and use practical performing musician theory to understand how songs work and dive into playing right away. Click the graphic below to see the entire list of videos.
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For a complete list of recordings by Suz and friends, visit the recordings page.