Ready (from Home/Front)
Natalie Rebecca Lovejoy
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About the song
By Natalie Lovejoy, Home/Front (Musical). Musical/Show. PV. 7 pages. Published by 193rd Street Music Publishing - Digital Sheet Music
8x11.5 inches. Music & Lyrics by Natalie Lovejoy.
Praised by military veterans as "spot on," "authentic," "completely new," and "a phenomenal piece," Home/Front is a new musical by composer/lyricist, and former Army wife, Natalie Lovejoy that examines the conflict between those who deploy and those who stay home, focusing on a young U.S. Army private and his wife as they go through his first deployment to Iraq. It first premiered Off-Off Broadway in 2014 at the Gene Frankel Theater.
In "Ready," new recruit Michael Dunalley prepares to deploy to Iraq for the first time
The sheet music is available in the following keys/versions: G Major.
Sung by Nick Ritacco
About the composer
Natalie Lovejoy is a Texas-born, Maryland-raised composer, lyricist, writer, pianist, and vocalist whose work has been heard in New York at Lincoln Center, 54 Below, The Duplex, Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Flea Theatre, and Greenwhich Music House, as well as in San Diego, LA, and Nashville. She wrote the music, book and lyrics to Home/Front which she began writing when she was married to a soldier who deployed to Iraq in 2008 with the 101st Airborne Division. It was produced by the Society of Artist Veterans and premiered off-off Broadway at the Abingdon Theatre Company in November 2013 and played again at the Gene Frankel Theatre in January 2014 to sold-out audiences. It was a semi-finalist in the New York New Work Festival in 2016 and in currently in development for a U.S. base tour.
Other musicals include: Across a Wire (reading 356 Studios, New York, NY), Hall Pass ("Flyers and Fryers," Rancho Bueno Visto High, produced by Blake McCarthy), The Big C (songs, Dramatists Guild), "Performance Anxiety" (music/lyrics, The Flea Theatre, Raw Impressions Musical Theatre Marathon), andThe Music of Natalie Lovejoy (The Duplex). Natalie is also an author, and her short-story “Two Roads” was published in the anthology Incoming (So Say We All Press) which examines the transition from military to civilian life. Natalie is listed in The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers at Contemporary Musical Theater.com.