other projects

the distant land of my father

Choreography by
Margaret Wingrove
Original Music by
Scotty Arnold
Based on the novel by
Bo Caldwell

Oscar & Richard & Joe

A play by Scotty Arnold 
Conceived by Jessica Beth Redish 

Featuring material from Allegro 
Music by Richard Rodgers 
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 

Jess is in a rut. She's let her dreams fester while pursuing something adjacent to her passion. Is it too late to change? An old, obscure Rodgers & Hammerstein musical may be just the thing to shed some light on her options. 

Oscar & Richard & Joe was commissioned by The Music Theater Company, IL, and presented at the Ravinia Festival.

Newcity Stage


Book, music, and lyrics by Scotty Arnold

A short musical commissioned by the Music Theater Company, IL.
Pleasant and quite moving.”

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Poetic, expertly rendered.”

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

the veteran's wife

Music and Lyrics by Scotty Arnold
Book by Adrian Bewley

Leo Pesca proposed to his girlfriend on a whim, before enlisting to fight after 9/11. When he comes back a different person, does his wife Emma have an obligation to stay by his side?

stand-alone songs