STOP.

"STOP." (Music & Lyrics by Jamie E. Maletz), performed by Cori Jaskier. Eric Fegan on piano.

I'm Definitely Gonna Fuck This Up

Ally Bonino & Cori Jaskier perform "I'm Definitely Gonna Fuck This Up". Music & Lyrics by Jamie Maletz. Eric Fegan on piano.

A Delicate Dance

"A Delicate Dance" (Music & Lyrics by Jamie E. Maletz), performed by Cori Jaskier at "Write A Song: An End-of-Year Concert with Songs by the Students of William Finn".

Write a Song

"Write a Song" (Music & Lyrics by Jamie E. Maletz), performed by Marcel Werder, Sam Paley, Jamie Maletz, Javier Talor Fox, Michela Masotti, Lily Lester, David Ossman, and Cori Jaskier.

Nihilist Thanksgiving

"Nihilist Thanksgiving" (Lyrics by Jessie Field, Music by Jamie Maletz). Performed by Katie Shults at "Write A Song: An End-of-Year Concert with Songs by the Students of William Finn".

My Brother and I

"My Brother and I" (Lyrics by Sam Rosenblatt, Music by Jamie Maletz). Performed by Jessie Alagna at "Write A Song: An End-of-Year Concert with Songs by the Students of William Finn".

Accident Prone

"Accident Prone" (Lyrics by Sam Rosenblatt, Music by Jamie Maletz). Performed by Bella Grace Harris at "Write A Song: An End-of-Year Concert with Songs by the Students of William Finn".

Franchesca

"Franchesca" (Lyrics by Annabel Mutale Reed, Music by Jamie Maletz). Performed by Michela Masotti at "Write A Song: An End-of-Year Concert with Songs by the Students of William Finn".

February Fucks Me Up

"February Fucks Me Up" (Music & Lyrics by Jamie E. Maletz), performed by Devin Ilaw at "Write A Song: An End-of-Year Concert with Songs by the Students of William Finn".

A song cycle about people WHO ARE TOTALLY FINE (ignore the logo, we're fine)

Sometimes in life, you feel like everything is under control, and you're a fairly normal person who has their shit together and you're going to be okay.

OTHER TIMES...

This song cycle is about the other times.

All the lyrics come from assignments in William Finn's lyric-writing class at NYU, which William then asked Jamie to set to music. Noticing a theme, Jamie turned the set into a song cycle written by her and her friends. (We're fine. Thanks for asking.)

Break Down

Cast/Set Requirements and Production Details

There are 17 songs in the song cycle What's Wrong With Me??. If performing the whole song cycle, it is recommended that you have 4-7 performers. 

SONGS

1. Let's Not Talk About It - Group Number (Music & Lyrics by Jamie Maletz)
2. A Delicate Dance - Solo (Music & Lyrics by Jamie Maletz) 
3. Okay, so the world is ending -Solo (Lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, Music by Jamie Maletz)
4. I Just Wanted to Eat Turkey -Solo (Music & Lyrics by Jamie Maletz)
5. Franchesca - Trio for 3 Women (Lyrics by Annabel Mutale Reed, Music by Jamie Maletz)
6. Catch - Solo (Lyrics by Jessie Field, Music by Jamie Maletz) 
7. STOP - Solo (Music & Lyrics by Jamie Maletz) 
8. My Brother and I - Solo (Lyrics by Sam Rosenblatt, Music by Jamie Maletz)
9. Any Other Day - Solo (Music & Lyrics by Jamie Maletz) 
10. Man Wasn't Meant to Fly - Solo (Music & Lyrics by Jamie Maletz)
11. February Fucks Me Up - Solo (Music & Lyrics by Jamie Maletz)
12. Nihilist Thanksgiving - Solo (Lyrics by Jessie Field, Music by Jamie Maletz)
13. I Do Not Run - Solo (Music & Lyrics by Jamie Maletz) 
14. Accident Prone - Solo (Lyrics by Sam Rosenblatt, Music by Jamie Maletz)
15. I'm Definitely Gonna Fuck This Up - Duet for 2 Women (Music & Lyrics by Jamie Maletz)
16. No Matter How You Look at It - Solo (Music & Lyrics by Jamie Maletz)
17. Write a Song - Group Number (Music & Lyrics by Jamie Maletz)

Requesting Rights

If you would like to purchase the rights to perform this song cycle, please email jamie.maletz@gmail.com. You can also purchase sheet music for individual songs by going to the Store page on this website.

Jamie Elizabeth Maletz is a composer/lyricist, bookwriter and producer. In New York, her works have been featured at Feinstein's/54 Below, NYU, Dixon Place, Under St Marks Theater, and Broadway Night at Prohibition. She recently received her MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch. Maletz has written 12 full-length original musicals, and she runs a choir for new works of musical theater with writing partner Eric Fegan (New Work City). She is a member of ASCAP, Maestra, The Dramatists Guild of America, and Fractured Atlas.

Maletz received her BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011, where she designed her own major: Creative Writing and Composition for the Performing Arts. She spent her high school years at Boston Arts Academy, a performing arts high school from which she graduated as Valedictorian.

She is a monster enthusiast & mythology nerd, she loves board games, and she is an amateur photographer/videographer whose favorite models are her two cats, Artemis and Batman. 

 

 

 

No pressure, but please consider donating to support Jamie's ongoing projects:

  • The New Works Choir 
  • Semi-regular concerts presenting new works of musical theater
  • Development of the full-length musical The Valley, written by Jamie Maletz and Eric Fegan
  • Writing and developing several exciting new ideas for completely original new musicals

Every little bit helps!