I arranged the vocals and played piano for this video featuring the Paper Mill cast of "Chasing Rainbows", as well as Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft. Please consider making a donation to our cause, "Save the Children".
Our first full production, and the world premier, of "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz" is a success! Congratulations to all who made it happen!
I'm very pleased to be getting good mentions for my arrangements. Below is a sampling:
"...magnificent, updated arrangements of her songs and period music by David Libby.."
"...Libby’s re-interpreted musical and vocal arrangements...are fresh and inventive"
"...impressively orchestrated..." CarolinaCurtainCall.com
"Repackaging and repurposing 31 songs from the ‘30s, arranger David Libby...ha(s) put together a score that swings, sways and at times saddens. The songs are fun and moving." Hendrsonville Lightening
"Chasing Rainbows", the new musical featuring David's arrangements/orchestrations of songs from the early life of Judy Garland, will have its world premier at Flat Rock Playhouse in November 2016! Conceived by Tina Marie Casamento, Book by Marc Acito, in collaboration with Sony Music. Click for details: https://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/show/chasing-rainbows/
David spent a very creative and productive week at Goodspeed with "Chasing Rainbows" writer Marc Acito and conceiver Tina Marie Casamento. We also met some wonderful new musical theatre writers who were also at the colony, including Kerrigan/Lowdermilk, Bobby Cronin, and Ryan Scott Oliver. Read the press announcement here.