I Want a Dog

Music and lyrics by Jamie Lawrence
Book by Gillian Eames.

I Want a Dog is about one day in the life of the Starrs family. Grandma calls bright and early to tell Mom that she’s convinced that Grandpa has the dreaded disease Scanopadeecephalimm!  The family is catapulted into a race against time to get to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Even as everyone’s nerves are unraveling, 5 year-old Nick, the middle Starrs child, sticks steadfastly to his dream of saving an abandoned dog and giving it a home.

They say it takes a village to raise a child. takes a family to take care of a dog!  



Water Water Everywhere

A music theater piece about climate change by Nora York and Jamie Lawrence. Video by Carmen Osterlye.
 Presented by BRIC Arts |  Media House, Brooklyn, NY.



Developed by JoAnne Akalaitis, Nora York, Jamie Lawrence and David Greenspan

In 1905, while performing in Victorien Sardou's melodrama La Tosca, the renowned French actress Sarah Bernhardt jumped from a balcony in the final scene, sustaining an injury that some believe contributed to the loss of her right leg. In this kaleidoscopic music-theatre exploration of the life of Sarah Bernhardt and the story of Tosca, acclaimed stage director JoAnne Akalaitis joins forces with musician Nora York, co-composer Jamie Lawrence and playwright David Greenspan to examine the making of art and the passion that inspires it. Jump interweaves Bernhardt’s autobiographical writings, scenes from Sardou’s play, and arias from Puccini’s Tosca with original song inventions.  Jump - was developed with the Assistance of NYSCA & The Public Theater.


The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas

It is hard to find anyone who is not familiar with the “Berenstain Bears.” The Berenstain’s currently have three million books in print. The music on ‘The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas: The Musical’ comprises the score to a musical theatre production that premiered in Omaha in 2005. Book and lyrics by Stan Berenstain, music by father and son duo, Elliot and Jamie Lawrence.