Joel as of 032814x

As a composer/librettist/lyricist, Joel adapted Jane Austen's novel, Emma, which won the Los Angeles Elate Theatre Award then later was an official selection of the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival. As co-librettist and composer of the musical, Tea and Crumpets, Joel won the San Francisco/Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award and the Festival Theater USA/USC theater award for Best Original Production, which later toured in the U.S. and Scotland. As composer/lyricist, Mr. Adlen has created scores for Some Summer Night (A Musical Farce)The Cry of the BansheeTower of BabelSpeakeasy, The Scarlet Letter, and original songs for To Find Happy. As librettist and playwright, Joel's works include Social Insecurity, Facing East, and two short-plays, The Music Lesson and Petrified (a winner of the Rochester Short Play competition.) Also as librettist/lyricist he has collaborated on projects at the Academy of New Musical Theatre in Los Angeles, including the short musical, Gracie from Economy Class. Currently he is in collaboration with composer Leonard Moors with Lucy's View, a retelling of E.M. Forster's A Room with a View; and Petrified, a full-length musical version of his original play. Mr. Adlen lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.