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".
"So, whether you are a fan of Judy Garland, classic Hollywood, and The Wizard of Oz or just someone who loves experiencing a new, beautiful work of musical theatre, CHASING RAINBOWS is a must-see." - BroadwayWorld
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/
I had the pleasure of accompanying Linda Purl at a club in New Hope, PA this weekend. Below is a good review, but its title is a little misleading. The reviewer knew Linda as a wonderful actress from her film and TV work, but only became aware that she's also a top flight vocalist when he caught the show. Brilliant, swinging arrangements by Tedd Firth, together with Linda's impeccable musicality and mesmerizing stage presence.... all were a joy to work with. And uh, did I mention I got to sing a duet with Linda?