Jye's newest musical creation, CAPTAIN MOONLITE, the largely unknown story of Andrew George Scott (based on the Death Cell Letters of A.G. Scott) will premiere at Flight Path Theatre from 22nd-25th July 2020! And after 7 international seasons, Jye's musical, The Things I Could Never Tell Steven, will be staged this November at Riverside Theatre's Parramatta by the National Theatre of Parramatta.
To commemorate International Women's Day, Jye's opera collaboration, SEMPRE LIBERA, a one-woman, opera-style cabaret (accompanied by an all-female orchestra) will have it's official premiere on March 7th 2020 at Q Theatre, The Joan, performed by Ananda (accompanied by an all-female orchestra) with orchestration and musical direction by John Tweed. Sempre Libera explores the physical and psychological destruction of female characters in opera using top-of-the-pops opera arias and new music.
Jye is currently working on a new Australian musical, True Blue, with Sydney-based playwright, Maxine Appel-Cohen, about Jye's famous convict ancestor, Billy Blue who was born to escaped African American slaves in Long Island, New York. He somehow ended up in England after the American War of Independence before stealing sugar and being sent to New South Wales in 1801. Stay tuned to learn more about this quirky character of colonial Sydney!
You can now download the sheet music to all of your favourite JYE BRYANT songs here.