About the Creative Team ...
Ronald Kaehler (Playwright, Original Music and Lyrics & Musical Adaptation) is the librettist and co-lyricist (with composer Albert Evans) of A Country Christmas Carol (Dramatic Publishing), a country music reimagining of the Dickens classic set in 1950s rural America. The original production was commissioned and directed by James Rocco for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and subsequently presented in New York in the National Music Theatre Network's "MainStreet Musicals" series, where it won the Directors' Choice Award. The team of Evans & Kaehler wrote numerous projects together, including six annual editions of The Story Salad Shows - musicals for children that toured the country under the auspices of Theatreworks USA - and the nutrition and exercise show I Feel Great! (Sweet Youth Productions, Boston).

Ron has written songs and specialty material for Broadway performers (Bryan Batt, David Garrison, Eddie Korbich, Alix Korey, Marin Mazzie, Jessica Molaskey, and Mary Testa, among others) as well as theatrical events (Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefits and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society’s Mr. Abbott Awards). His songs have been published (Midder Music) and recorded (Twisted Turtle Tinsel, The Best of In Celebration of Life).

Ron served as Executive Story Editor and contributing writer for the television series Van-Pires, which was one of the earliest live action/animated series to utilize CGI technology. The show was rated No. 1 in its time slot in various domestic and international markets.
 
Ron’s other current project is  Poor Players , a darkly comic supernatural thriller that revels in all things eerie about Macbeth. In addition to his theatrical works, he has edited many academic books, including David Kaplan’s acclaimed textbook series Five Approaches to Acting (Hansen Publishing Group).

He is a member of The Dramatists Guild, New Play Exchange, and ASCAP. Website: www.ronkaehler.com

Jeremy Franklin Goodman  (Music  Supervisor, Orchestrator and Additional Arrangements) is a composer, pianist, conductor, music director, arranger, and orchestrator. He completed his Master of Music in Film Scoring and his Bachelor of Music in Music Composition at New York University.

Jeremy was the music director and pianist for Annie Turns 40: Back to the Orphanage starring Andrea McArdle, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shelley Bruce, Alyson Kirk, and Allison Smith. Two reunion performances with additional original cast members of Annie took place at The Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake, NY. CBS featured a special from the event on CBS’s “Sunday Morning” series.

Jeremy's arrangements have been played by roughly a dozen orchestras and ensembles in the United States and Canada, most notably The National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

As a pianist, Jeremy has played twenty-five different musicals in addition to performing some of his own compositions in Florida and New York City. He has several contemporary classical works for smaller chamber ensembles to full orchestra that are available for performance. His original Latin jazz music can be heard on his CD The Jeremy Franklin Goodman Project: An Evening of Live Latin Jazz .

Jeremy orchestrated, arranged, and musically supervised Assisted Living: The Musical  by Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett, and served as the show’s music director and accompanist for several performances across the country, including the 2017 APAP Conference in New York City. This show is licensed by Steele Spring Stage Rights. A holiday-themed sequel is currently being written.

He a member of ASCAP, The American Federation of Musicians, and The American Composers Forum. Website:   www.jeremyfgoodmanmusic.com.