February 6, 2017: Vocal Director at Royal Caribbean Productions
Brett will spend the next few weeks directing cast members and mounting productions at Royal Caribbean Studios in Miami.
November 1, 2016: Mr. Popper's Penguins in South Africa
The first international production of Mr. Popper's Penguins, with an original score by Brett, will run for 7-weeks at National Children's Theatre in Johannesburg. Click here for production dates.
June 25, 2016: Master Class in Milwaukee
Brett will be teaching two Broadway Playground master classes in Milwaukee. Click here to read about it on BroadwayWorld.
October 12, 2015: Time Between Us Returns
The next presentation of Brett's "beautifully haunting" musical will begin on October 12th at Nautilus Music-Theatre.
August 31, 2015: Broadway Playground Website
Brett's company, Broadway Playground, has launched a new website. Click here to check it out!
March 1, 2015: Licensing Mr. Popper's Penguins
The stage adaptation of Mr. Popper's Penguins, with an original score by Brett, is now being licensed by Plays For Young Audiences. Upcoming productions include Rainbow Company Youth Theatre in Las Vegas and GREAT Theatre in St.Cloud. Click here for licensing information and music clips.
January 12, 2015: North American Tour of Chuggington Live!
Brett will serve as Music Director for Disney's Chuggington Live! He'll conduct rehearsals in New York, and remain through the January 30th opening at NJPAC in Newark. Based on the TV series, the musical will tour to cities including Chicago, Pittsburgh, Orlando, and New York. Click here for dates.
November 16, 2014: Broadway Playground in Minneapolis
Brett's company, Broadway Playground, will be holding a series of Getting Cast: Musical Theatre Audition Workshops in Minneapolis in November/December. Click here to read more about Broadway Playground.
September 15, 2014: Dancing In The Street at Florida Studio Theatre
Brett will serve as Music Director for the next cabaret production at Florida Studio Theatre. Click here to read more about this revue. Brett will remain in Sarasota through opening night on October 22nd.
February 17, 2014: North American Tour of Scooby-Doo Live!
Brett is joining the Warner Bros. & Life Like Touring team (as Music Director) for Scooby-Doo Live! He'll conduct rehearsals in New York, and remain with the company through the official opening on March 6th in Minneapolis.
September 3, 2013: Marymount Manhattan College Faculty
Brett will be joining the musical theatre faculty at Marymount Manhattan College for the upcoming semester. His courses include Fundamentals of Musical Theatre, Song Portfolio, and Private Voice/Coaching.
June 3, 2013: Broadway Under The Stars in Sonoma
Brett will serve as Music Director/Arranger for the upcoming concert series, Broadway Under The Stars, which opens on June 28th in Sonoma, California. To read more about Transcendence Theatre Company, click here.
April 5, 2013: Another production of Time Between Us
Following the 2011 run in New York, and a successful regional premiere at Serenbe Playhouse in 2012, the next production of Brett's original musical has been announced! Time Between Us will open on April 5th at Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia.
December 10, 2012: Urban Cowboys at Florida Studio Theatre
Brett will serve as Music Director for the upcoming production of Urban Cowboys at Florida Studio Theatre. Click here to read more about this boot-tapping revue. Brett will be in Sarasota through opening on January 4th.
November 20, 2012: "Second Soul" now available on iTunes
Brett's song, "Second Soul," with lyrics by Catherine Doherty, was released on iTunes as a track on recording artist Joseph Torello's EP. The album is titled after Brett's song. Click here to purchase it. "Second Soul" is a song in Brett's first musical, Take Two! The Musical!
August 19, 2012: Time Between Us will return to New York
Another production of Brett's musical has been announced! Time Between Us will be produced by Musically Human Theater Productions. Click here for details, and here for the Playbill article. This new production will open on May 16th, 2013, and is sure to be better than ever!
August 4, 2012: Rave Review for Time Between Us
According to critic Kenny Norton, "the musical presentation [is] stunning. Brett's new musical is "one of the best new works to grace an Atlanta stage this season." To read the full review, click here.
July 28, 2012: Cabaret Performance
Several vocalists performed Brett's original music in a cabaret at The Hil on The Hill in Georgia. The evening included performances of "But Now," "Second Soul," and the debut of "Table 63" (performed by Jessica Miesel.) Click here for the video, and here to purchase new sheet music!
July 26, 2012: Video for Time Between Us
A new promotional video for the production of Brett's original musical at Serenbe Playhouse has been released. Click here to watch it!
July 17, 2012: Time Between Us to open at Serenbe Playhouse
Brett's musical, Time Between Us will open at Serenbe Playhouse on July 26th. This production, directed by Justin Anderson, stars Brian Clowdus (Matthew) and Laura Floyd (Morgan.) Click here to read more about this production and to purchase tickets!
May 15, 2012: "Second Soul" is Top Seller
Brett's song, "Second Soul," with lyrics by Catherine Doherty, was named a top-selling song by Repertwa. Visit the site to purchase sheet music for yourself, or buy it directly from Brett's store by clicking here. The song was recorded by Carrie Manolakos.
February 21, 2012: Serenbe Playhouse to produce Time Between Us
After a successful 2011 run in New York, the next production of Brett's musical has been announced! Time Between Us will run at Serenbe Playhouse in Georgia from July 26th - August 18th. Click here to read the recent press release on BroadwayWorld, and here to read the news on TheaterMania. This new production, directed by Justin Anderson, is sure to be the best yet!
January 25, 2012: Workshop in Seattle
Brett will be holding his one-day Musical Theatre Audition Technique workshop in Seattle on February 11th at TPS (located inside Seattle Center House.) Click here for details. Enroll before February 4th for the best rate! Don't miss out!
October 4, 2011: Another Rave Review
According to critic Molly Marinik, "Brett Schrier's score is sophisticated. It employs a modern musical effect that evokes Jason Robert Brown and even Jonathan Larson." "The musical result is beautiful but raw, refined but real." "The orchestrations and vocals together offer a downright lovely experience." Click here to read the full review.
September 30, 2011: Time Between Us is the Critic's Pick
Backstage recently named Brett's musical a "Critic's Pick" for New York Theatre. "Schrier's music is fresh and evocative of character, never settling for the obvious, while the lyrics are equally inventive." "A well-observed and poignant portrait of a changing friendship." The production runs through October 12th at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, and tickets are available by clicking here. Or read the full rave review from Backstage here.
September 15, 2011: Casting for Time Between Us
Official casting has been announced for the NYMF production of Brett's newest musical, which opens on September 29th. Kristy Cates (Broadway's Wicked) and Kasey Marino (Broadway's Hairspray) will star as Morgan and Matthew. Tom Rainey will appear as The Man. Richard Amelius will direct. Click here to buy tickets before "time" runs out. Click here to read the recent press release on Playbill.
September 5, 2011: Tickets for Time Between Us
Tickets for the NYMF production of Brett's newest musical are now officially on sale. Don't wait! There are only 7 performances, and seating is limited! Click here to buy tickets before "time" runs out.
August 7, 2011: Time Between Us Performance Dates
The World Premiere of Brett's new musical will open at the McGinn-Cazale Theatre in New York on September 29th at 8:00 pm, with other performances on September 30th (1:00 pm), October 1st (4:30 pm), October 5th (8:00 pm), October 8th (8:00 pm), October 10th (8:00 pm), and October 12th (8:00 pm.) The McGinn-Cazale Theatre is located at 2162 Broadway (Broadway and 76th Street.) For more details, press, music clips, or to buy tickets, click here.
May 25, 2011: Time Between Us selected as a NYMF Next Link Project
After review by a competitive jury, Brett's original musical, Time Between Us has officially been selected for a full production in this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival. NYMF will run September 26 - October 16. To read the recent press release on Playbill, click here. Stay tuned for more exciting news, and for details on the upcoming production.
May 5, 2011: New York Theatre Barn Song Auction
Brett has agreed to write an original song to benefit the New York Theatre Barn. To read more about this exciting auction on BroadwayWorld, click here. Or to bid on a completely original song by Brett, click here.
February 22, 2011: "Take Two! The Musical!" Recording
Brett will "take" a new cast into the studio for a complete recording of his first musical. Marisa Dargahi, Kathryn Kendall, Mike Longo, and Drew Taylor will "take" on the four characters. Click here for details on producing Take Two! To watch video footage of Brett with the cast, click here.
January 26-30, 2011: San Francisco & Chicago Audition Tour
Brett will sit "behind the table" in both cities as he evaluates hundreds of emerging performers for entry into the theatre program at Marymount Manhattan College.
January 1, 2011: Vocal Coaching Studio
Brett will resume vocal coaching in New York - just in time for audition season. He has a few openings in his studio. For more information, click here or contact Brett at email@example.com.
December 17th, 2010: Recording Session
Carrie Manolakos will be recording "Second Soul," a hit song from Brett's first musical, Take Two! The Musical!, and "But Now," his newest original song. To listen or to purchase sheet music, click here. To visit the official site of Take Two! The Musical!, click here.
December 8th, 2010: Emerson College Directing Project
A 15-minute presentation of Time Between Us will be featured as part of the Graduate Directing Project at Emerson College in Boston.
November 19th, 2010: Time Between Us Recording
The revised CD will feature the talents of Marisa Dargahi, Kasey Marino, and Ben Larsen (cello.) To hear clips or to purchase selected songs from Time Between Us, click here.
November 2010: New Title
After several readings, concerts, and incredible industry feedback, Substitute Dreams by Brett Schrier & Tess Barker is now OFFICIALLY titled, Time Between Us.
November 2010: New Original Songs
"But Now" and "Honest Heart" are complete and ready for purchase. To listen or to buy sheet music, click here.
October 2010: Time Between Us Revisions
Brett, along with his collaborator, Tess Barker, will be spending several weeks in South Carolina making revisions on Time Between Us (formerly Substitute Dreams.) Stay tuned for details on upcoming presentations in New York!
August 30th, 2010: Time Between Us Concert (produced by New York Theatre Barn)
The New York Theatre Barn will be producing a concert of Brett's newest musical, Time Between Us (formerly Substitute Dreams) on August 30th, 2010 at the D-Lounge in Union Square. The evening will feature Marisa Dargahi, Kasey Marino, and musical direction by Jason Wetzel. To hear music from Time Between Us or to watch concert clips from this "beautifully haunting" musical, click here.