The Box
Composer: Charles Eakin
Composer Bio: Charles Eakin is well-known for his musical-theatre compositions. He has, however, composed in many media, including chamber music, electronic music, voice, large and small ensembles, and a series of works for solo instruments and for orchestra. His music is performed nationally and internationally including recitals in West Germany, England, and Mexico. He was a bass player in the Houston and New Orleans Orchestras. He moved to Colorado in 1964.

Eakin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 1950, a Master of Arts in musicology from Carnegie Mellon University in 1955, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Minnesota in 1964. He has served on the faculties at the College of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Minnesota and Baylor University.
Librettist: Charles Eakin
Other Artistic Personnel: Donald Chan (Conductor)
Rolf Sander (Director)
Original Cast:

Mathew Capell (Doctor)
Madalynn Coe (Isabelle)
John Boyer (John the Janitor)
Jenifer Mills (Prima Donna)
Karen Oleson (Attendant)
Premiere Date: December 09, 1965
Producing Company: University of Colorado College of Music
Description: Description is not available.
Character List (Major): Doctor
Isabelle
John the Janitor
Prima Donna
Attendant
Comments: From the program of a performance at Oklahoma University: The Box was “written to be performed as an intermezzo between the acts of Rigoletto."
Length: 00:30
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: fl, cl, bsn - tpt, tbn - perc, pno - vln, cb
Musical Style: Comic
Contact: Theodore Presser Company
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Phone: 610-592-1222
Composer Web Site: http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/amrc/collection/e
Publisher Web Site: http://www.presser.com
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