Kevin Badanes

Kevin Badanes

I am a music director/composer/lyricist in the process of moving to Boston MA. After a ten year stint as a university educator with a doctorate in conducting, and a number of choral compositions to my credit, I am interested in creating new major musical works. I am looking for a playwright collaborator to help me finish a work in progress, and potentially then partner thereafter.

I am the co-...
I am a music director/composer/lyricist in the process of moving to Boston MA. After a ten year stint as a university educator with a doctorate in conducting, and a number of choral compositions to my credit, I am interested in creating new major musical works. I am looking for a playwright collaborator to help me finish a work in progress, and potentially then partner thereafter.

I am the co-creator of STEM: the Musical, a STEAM fusion aimed at student audiences. The production has enjoyed over 100 performances and inspired over 40,000 students during its three year run. STEM: the Musical will be coming to Boston area schools for the 2021-2022 season.

Plays

  • STEM: The Musical
    Four ten year old students have been given an impossible homework assignment. Explain the universe, and everything in it...by Monday. With each of them representing a different STEM discipline, and all of them representing STEAM through the arts, the students champion their favorite subject through song and dance, and learn that the only way to explain the universe, is to bring their four passions together....
    Four ten year old students have been given an impossible homework assignment. Explain the universe, and everything in it...by Monday. With each of them representing a different STEM discipline, and all of them representing STEAM through the arts, the students champion their favorite subject through song and dance, and learn that the only way to explain the universe, is to bring their four passions together.

    Stella, who loves science, dreams of becoming an astronaut. She is bullied for loving school, and her dreams are ignored by her parents. With the help of her friends, she finds the courage to follow her aspirations and "fly through the blue to the lights on the other side."

    Told through song and rhyming spoken word, STEM: the Musical is about friendship, and brings a "Schoolhouse Rock" vibe to the sciences, creating the ultimate STEAM fusion.

  • Illusions
    Marlo is the best magician no one has ever heard of, and that's exactly how he likes it, ever since his secret was almost exposed. He and his lifelong partner Gia toil out of the public eye in a run down theater, downtown from the glitz and glamour of the Olympian, where Fritz, the world's most famous magician, dazzles audiences with his high tech spectacular.

    When Marlo solves the...
    Marlo is the best magician no one has ever heard of, and that's exactly how he likes it, ever since his secret was almost exposed. He and his lifelong partner Gia toil out of the public eye in a run down theater, downtown from the glitz and glamour of the Olympian, where Fritz, the world's most famous magician, dazzles audiences with his high tech spectacular.

    When Marlo solves the unbeatable and ancient Vandino magic challenge, Fritz becomes obsessed with unlocking the secret of Marlo's power, which brings Marlo face to face with both his and Gia's past.

    What is real, and what is illusion? And how will Marlo escape?

    Musical styles range from full orchestra "Sondheim" to rock ensemble to small jazz combo with some a cappella.