© 2017 by brooke maxwell

about

I'm a musician/arranger/composer/educator/sound designer/home studio nerd based in Victoria, BC.  At one time, I was mostly a teacher and working musician [swing bands, children's entertainers, piano trios, freelance whatever] on saxophone/piano/voice, until about 2004 when I saw my first Fringe festival and connected with Victoria's theatre community and Atomic Vaudeville. Eventually this led to the co-creation of the international hit musical, Ride the Cyclone, recently enjoying its success in various theatres in the USA. (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago (2016), MCC Theatre, Off-Broadway (2017), ACT Theatre, Seattle (2018), Alliance Theatre, Atlanta (2019).

 

Working as a freelance musician around Victoria, I've been doing various projects, most recently arranging for and conducting  choirs [the Pandora Chorus, the Spiral Choir-al] as well as running the family-centred dance experience the Neighbourhood Hootenanny Time Machine, acting as the MD at Esquimalt United, playing at Pagliacci's and other gigs.  Another recent project has been the beautiful maladies, a 5 piece band of great musicians, celebrating the music of Tom Waits.

 

I have also continued to do underscore and sound design work for several local and national works.

Original Musicals

Ride the Cyclone 

Gruff (Puente Theatre, Victoria BC)

The Cursed Cabaret of Kelowna Day Taylor (Giggling Iguana Theatre, Victoria BC)

Original Underscore/Sound Design

The Master Builder (Bluebridge Theatre, Victoria BC)

Busted Up (Open Pit Theatre, Whitehorse Yukon)

Joan (Theatre SKAM)

Long Day's Journey into Night (Bluebridge Theatre, Victoria BC)

And Slowly Beauty (Belfry Theatre, National Arts Centre, Tarragon Theatre)

The Glass Menagerie (Bluebridge Theatre, Victoria BC)

A Tender Thing (Belfry Theatre)

Music Direction

The Drowsy Chaperone (The Guild Theatre, Whitehorse Yukon)

LIttle Shop of Horrors (Blue Bridge Theatre, Victoria BC)

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