Stupid Me (from The Hinterlands)
Elliott & Larsen
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About the song
From "The Hinterlands". Paul, a 14-year old gay kid from the middle of nowhere, is viciously bullied at school by his peers -- even those that he thought were his friends. He blames himself for their actions as so many young people do when they are bullied.
The sheet music is available in the following keys/versions: Tenor & Piano Vocal / Key of A minor.
A backing track is also available for purchase. This is the accompaniment used on the demo recording.
NOTE: The sample recording is 1/2 step lower than the sheet music and backing track. (Sample Recording is in Ab minor - the sheet music and backing track are in A minor).
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.