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Aron Accurso

ARON ACCURSO is a Composer and Music Director.  His musicals in development include The Dogs of Pripyat, (Lyrics by Jill Abramovitz, Book by Leah Napolin and Jill Abramovitz) which won the Jerry Bock Award, the Weston New Musical Award, and was presented by NAMT (National Alliance of Musical Theatre), and at the Festival of New Artists at the Goodspeed Opera House; a mental health musical, We Have Apples, (Music and Book by Aron and his wife, Rachel Griffin, Lyrics by Rachel) which was featured in a video by the Washington Post and on CBS News, and was presented in 2018 by Theatre Now NY; and a musical comedy with puppets about immigration, Seeing Red, with Joey Mazzarino (writer/director/puppeteer including 20 years on Sesame Street). Aron wrote music and additional lyrics to Strega Nona (book by Thomas Olson, and lyrics by Roberta Carlson) which toured the country for 2 years.  He studied writing for the theatre in the BMI Workshop (where he received the Jerry Harrington Award), and as a Dramatist Guild Fellow.  His choral works include: The Trail (music and lyrics by Accurso and Adam Overett) commissioned by the Colorado Children’s Chorale; and Evermore, commissioned by the Tennessee All-State Choir.

Aron is currently the Associate Musical Director/Associate Conductor for Aladdin on Broadway. He was the Musical Director/Incidental Music Arranger for Up Here, a new musical by Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (La Jolla Playhouse.)  Other Broadway credits include: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Asst. Cond/Piano), Sister Act (Assoc. Conductor/Key 1), The Little Mermaid (Key 1).  He was the Musical Director/Incidental Musical Arranger for the musical, Calvin Berger (by Barry Wyner).

Aron received a BA in Music Theory/Composition from St. Olaf College where he sang in the St. Olaf Choir, sang with The Limestones (contemporary a cappella) and performed in theatre productions.  Aron currently lives in NYC and is originally from Denver, Colorado.
Aron Accurso

I Was Better Off Without You

From The Dogs of Pripyat with lyrics by Jill Abramovitz and music by Aron Accurso After the Chernobyl disaster, Boychik joins a pack of other abandoned dogs like himself. Ninotchka the cat is a free agent, watching from the sidelines and encouraging Boychik to adjust to his harsh new world. In his quest to save the struggling pack, Boychik embarks on a...


From WE HAVE APPLES by Aron Accurso and Rachel Griffin. Transposition available in ANY KEY upon request! Key of Gb: Performed by Meagan Hodson at 54 Below on September 12, 2016 Performed by Arielle Jacobs