April 23, 2012
Casey James, composer and songwriter, is the Theatre Department Artist in Residence through the spring quarter. He is working with Professor Ki Gottberg on the Theatre Department’s production of Mirabelle: A Breeze. The musical fairy tale aimed at family audiences, was co-written by James and Gottberg. Gottberg is directing the production, with music by James and design by Professor Carol Wolfe Clay. Mirabelle: A Breeze runs May 9-20 at the Lee Center.
Casey James is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer with a number of gold and platinum records. His songs have been recorded by Elton John (Are You Ready for Love, Mama Can’t Buy You Love), the Freemasons (Love on my Mind), J-Lo, the Spinners, Johnny Mathis, the O’jays, Lou Rawls, the Temptations, and many more. West Coast Rap Artists sample his tracks (Young Gunz, Lil’ Cease Notorious B.I.G., Terror Squad, Method Man, and others). He has produced scores for films and documentaries as well as written music for dance, theatre, and jazz orchestras. His previous collaborations with Ki Gottberg include Big Boss, Miranda for the “Site Specific” festival, and Island of the Slaves.
The Fine Arts Department’s Visiting Artists and Artists in Residence are supported in part by the Pigott Family Arts Endowment.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees, including an MFA in Arts Leadership.
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