Killing Me (from The Hinterlands)
Elliott & Larsen
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Explore similarKilling Me The Hinterlands Danny Larsen Michelle Elliott tenor baritone mezzo alto Guitar Folk
About the song
Paul lives in the hinterlands - the middle of nowhere. Everyday, he dreads the terror of having to walk through his school hallway where he and others like him will be mercilessly bullied for being too fat, too stupid, to ugly, or, in Paul's case: too gay. In this anthem of sorts, Paul, alongside other outcasts in his school sing about the pain caused them by vicious words and hurtful labels.
The sheet music is available in the following keys/versions: Ensemble & Acoustic Guitar / Key of G, Ensemble & Piano Vocal / Key of G.
Two versions of sheet music are available for this song (both in the Key of G): Piano/Vocal (ensemble) & Guitar/Vocal (ensemble). You may decide which version you want to purchase (or purchase both) at the checkout.
A backing track is also available for purchase. This is the accompaniment used on the demo recording.
About the composer
MICHELLE ELLIOTT (bookwriter & co-lyricist) and DANNY LARSEN (composer & co-lyricist) met and began collaborating while attending NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Their first musical, "The Yellow Wood", received the 2006 Richard Rodgers Development Award and the Daryl Roth Award. "The Yellow Wood" was presented as part of the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival and was part of the National Alliance of Musical Theatre Festival in October 2008. Their most recent collaboration, "Cloaked", received both the 2011 Jonathan Larson Grant Award and the prestigious 2011 Kleban Award for Best Libretto awarded to Elliott. "Cloaked" received a workshop production at CAP 21 in June 2010 and at the Village Theatre in Issaquah, Washington in August 2011. They also recently adapted Alan Madison’s childrens book "Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly" into a musical for Vital Theatre Company in New York City. Proud members of ASCAP, Danny and Michelle are currently writers-in-residence at CAP21 in New York City where they are working on "Maiden Voyage", an epic, swashbuckling pirate adventure following the two female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonney. They are also currently writing and producing a new musical web series entitled "The Hinterlands" which will bring to light the effects of bullying in schools and society and is geared to reach LGBT youth in rural areas who have little or no support in their corner of the world.