Rick Neumayer
Biography
Welcome to my web page. I write musicals and fiction. Currently I have several major projects in-progress in both genres, including the novel I wrote for my creative thesis at Spalding University (MFA, 2014) and a musical about a world-famous sleuth. Three of my original full-length Broadway-style musicals were produced at RiverStage, an amphitheatre on the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Indiana. I’ve won several writing competitions and published short fiction in numerous literary magazines. I’ve had a wide variety of experiences, including foreign travel to 15 countries and have studied abroad in Scotland, Barcelona, and Ireland. I also earned degrees at the U. of Louisville (M.A.) and Western Ky. U. (B.A.). I’ve worked as a journalist and book reviewer, taught in high school and college, created and managed a student television station, co-edited a literary magazine, and for 15 years was lead singer/front man in local rock’n’roll bands. I’m a former mini-marathoner and scuba diver, and still enjoy weight-lifting. I’m a founding member of the Grasmere Writers, a critique group that also occasionally presents dramatic readings, and includes Joe Peacock, Michele Ruby, and Bob Sachs. (Check out Bob's website at bobsachs.weebly.com) I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit to my page. Please leave a comment and come again.  
Rick Neumayer
 
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Writing
  The Blind Man
2015
  Stalking Jennifer Lawrence
2014
  The Expert
2012
  Where It Rains
2012
PDF Snake Cane
2012
PDF Robin's Installation
2012
PDF Thirty-Six Rockers
2008
 
Productions

David and Bathsheba

A musical drama by Rick Neumayer, David Sisk & Bill Corcoran

“The biblical story of David and Bathsheba has it all: bravery, intrigue, love, betrayal and retribution... A huge evening of family entertainment”

--Greg Gapsis, Jeffersonville Evening News

 

The story of Israel’s greatest king and warrior, who as author of the Psalms also is its greatest poet and song writer. From the young shepherd boy’s stone-flinging victory over Goliath to his consuming desire for the tempting Bathsheba, the show blends memorable music, a dramatic love story to wring the hardest heart, and a smattering of comedy.

Cast size: 12 Principal characters: 8 Men, 4 Women; 4-8 Chorus members.

Original songs: You Will Adore Us, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Goliath’s Challenge, What Does It Take To Be A Wife, A Mighty Fall, My King, Half Full, Let’s Sing About Love, Make Up A Rhyme, Out Of My Mind Over You, How Do I Say No, What Is Love, My Baby and Me, End Of The Story
 

Mark Twain On The River

A musical comedy fantasy by Bill Corcoran & Rick Neumayer

“The haunting number “A Pap Has a Job to Do” is filled with minor chords and roaring arpeggios that sound like crashing waves.... fast-paced, with quality songs and interesting choreography...”

--Sherry Deatrick, Louisville Eccentric Observer

 

A bankrupt city is about to turn its floating theatre into a casino when Mark Twain miraculously appears. This is a musical fantasy about miracles, fathers and sons, and love’s redemptive power. Some scenes have a familiar charm, but it’s a brand-new story that will surprise and delight a broad audience of all ages, but especially those who love Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Among others, the ensemble cast includes Twain, Tom, Huck, Aunt Polly, Pap Finn, Jim, Becky Thatcher, and Judge Thatcher.

Cast size: 13 Principal characters: 7 Men, 6 Women; 2-8 Chorus members depending on the pragmatism and ingenuity of the director. A full piano/conductor score is available. Digitally orchestrated rehearsal and/or performance tracks can be provided.

Original songs
: River Boat Show, Send Me A Sign, All You Need Is Vision, Missouri Forget It, A Pap Has A Job To Do, Engaged, Free Free Free, I’ll Never Tell, You Do What You Gotta Do, The Ohio, What Would Mister Twain Do,v A Big Disgrace, It’s True It’s True, Nobody Told Me, No More Dancin’ Shows
 

Little Bear of the Miami:
The Frances Slocum Story

A musical drama by Bill Corcoran & Rick Neumayer

The true story of a young Quaker girl, who was abducted from her family and raised as the daughter of a Miami chief in Indiana.

 

Little Bear is s a tale of adventure, love and the triumph of the human spirit. It will appeal to a broad audience of all ages, but especially to lovers of historical fiction and those who believe that women and men can endure and prevail over life’s most arduous challenges. The play also focuses on the brutal and unjust treatment of Native Americans and the senselessness of war.

Cast size: 17 Principal characters: 10 Men, 5 Women, 2 Children; & Chorus

Original songs: Night Sky, Story Game, Red Hair White Skin, Hear Us Great Spirit, Twelve Skies Only One Sacred, Beautiful, Mostly Men Are Useless, White Man Must Pay, Save The People, Days Of The Sun, Legend of Little Bear, My Life My Land
 
Music
R&D - Later Than You Think   R&D - It's Always About You
     
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Caribbean Cats
 
Fathers and Daughters
     

Cosmic Solution
 
Come On
     
     
© 2002 & 2007 Rick Neumayer and David Sisk
All songs written by Rick Neumayer & David Sisk
All vocals by Rick Neumayer, all instruments played by David Sisk
 
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