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Musical Fools
a new musical comedy by
Phil Swann, Ron West & Neil Simon

The year is 1893. After a harrowing journey, recent college graduate Leon Tolinchinsky arrives in Kulyenchikov, Ukraine, to tutor Sophia Zubritsky, 19.  Her parents, Nickolai and Leyna, inform him the village is cursed, rendering every resident as dumb as a bag of rocks.  Leon must educate Sofia in 24 hours or fall victim to the curse himself, though teaching her, her parents, or anyone else about anything is just about impossible.   To complicate matters, Leon and Sofia fall in love, infuriating Count Gregor, her long time suitor.  Leon risks everything to break the curse and rescue the village. A musical based on the Neil Simon play, Fools.



The Song of Eleusis
A new thriller by Phil Swann

Hit Nashville songwriter, Ben Lambros, lives a privileged and carefree life.  That's until his estranged brother, President of the United States, Tom Lambros, is assassinated and it appears to everyone Ben is to blame. Overnight, Ben's perfect world comes crashing down and he's hurled into a traitorous maze of lies, deceit and hidden family secrets. 

With nothing left to lose, Ben sets out on a dangerous quest to find who really killed his brother. Along the way he encounters a mysterious old Greek who knows more than he’s telling; meets a beautiful archeologist on a quest of her own; and learns of a three thousand year old cult powerful enough to thrust entire nations to the brink of collapse.

From Nashville, Tennessee to Athens, Greece, Ben Lambros must stay one step ahead of forces who’ll stop at nothing to acquire a priceless and mysterious artifact: The Song of Eleusis – the oldest song ever written. 



The Mozart Conspiracy

A novel by Phil Swann

What could be so important about a piece of music that people are willing to kill for it?          

Paris, 1778.  The opening performance of the Concert Spirituel sets the scene for a chance meeting between Benjamin Franklin and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Now, two humored and twenty-five later, this fortuitous encounter propels a down-and-out piano player named David Webber into a maze of murder and deception.

The Mozart Conspiracy is a suspense-thriller painted against the backdrop of history's most renowned composer. International assassins, the Mafia and shadowy figures within the U.S. government collided in the hunt for what will prove to be the most explosive musical discovery ever made.  (Check out reviews by clicking the Press & Reviews tab)

                                                                               
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The People vs Friar Laurence, The Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet


Book by Ron West
Music and Lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West



A musical comedy spoof starring the Friar of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet! Friar Laurence is behind bars, charged for the ‘murder' of the lovers. As the trial progresses, mayhem and silliness abound with bits, songs, and scenes equal parts Vaudeville and Bard. A “load of laughs” (Chicago Sun Times, highly recommended), The People Vs. Friar Laurence: The Man who Killed Romeo and Juliet is sure to leave both Shakespeare scholars and low-brow humorists rolling in the aisles!

“Hysterical—West and Swann have shrouded the tale with witty story devices and a bright cloak of catchy songs that add to the ribald humor while moving the story along in the best traditions of musical theatre.” —Chicago Sun Time

 



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