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Yandura & Melocik

Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Greer Melocik are a New York City based songwriting team.

Most recently, Jacob and Rebekah are at work with 21-time Tony Award winning director Harold Prince on an adaptation of the 2015 Peabody Award-winning documentary HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO (book by Bess Wohl). Their other projects include THE LAST QUEEN OF CANAAN (book by Harrison David Rivers), THE COUP, and WRINGER, a commission by New York City Children's Theater, based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli (Off-Broadway; New York City Center Stage II).

Their recent recognitions include: 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist, the 2015 NAMT Festival of New Musicals (THE LAST QUEEN OF CANAAN), Ars Nova’s two-year UNCHARTED residency (THE COUP), the 2014 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, The York Theatre's NEO 2014 residency, the 2013 Yale Institute for Music Theatre (THE LAST QUEEN OF CANAAN), the 2012-2013 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, the 2012 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Cap21’s Writers Residency and Ars Nova’s ANT Fest 2013 (THE FEARFUL EARFUL).


Where I Fit In

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Music by Jacob YanduraLyrics by Rebekah Melocikfrom WRINGERKey of D: Bb2-Bb4 // C4-Db5 (Video is in D)Palmer reveals his secret to Dorothy: he has a pet pigeon.  Now that the truth is out, Palmer, Dorothy and Nipper (the pigeon) form their own gang.  Each of them finally understands what it’s like to belong.Jenni Barber & Ben Fankhauser at 54 Below...

Nobody Cares

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Music by Jacob YanduraLyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocikfrom WRINGERKey of D (A3-E5)Jenni Barber at 54 Below on February 16, 2015

When the River Runs Low

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Music by Jacob YanduraLyrics by Rebekah MelocikKey of Bm: G3-Eb5 A steamy stand-alone about being away from the one you’re hot for.Charity Angél Dawson,Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Marja Harmon & Jon-Michael Reese at 54 Below on February 16, 2015.Bonnie Milligan, Nathan Salstone, Sojourner Brown, and Emma Lord at 54 Below on August 28, 2017.

What's Fun

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Music by Jacob YanduraLyrics by Rebekah Melocikfrom WRINGERKey of B: B3-A4Beans and Mutto like to have all kinds of fun, from tying cans of soda to a kitten’s tail to booger-blowing.  They especially like to make fun of Palmer’s friend, Dorothy. Palmer tries to see what it’s like to be one of the guys for a change, and joins in....

We Believe in Love

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Music by Jacob YanduraLyrics by Rebekah MelocikKey of Bb: G3-Eb5Written after the shooting at Pulse nightclub, this gospel stand-alone searches for peace and understanding in a violent, senseless world.Featuring Charity Angél Dawson, Cole Burden, Dan Domenech, Alexa Green, Corey Mach, Laura Pavles, Tori Scott, Melvin Tunstall, Lauren Turner and Dan Rosales.

Unscripted

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Music by Jacob YanduraLyrics by Rebekah Melocikfrom THE LAST QUEEN OF CANAANKey of A: F#3-D#5Kay McKenna, a do-gooder from the north, is sent by the Works Progress Administration to Canaan, Virginia to collect oral histories.  Everyone on her list is dead or missing, except Cora Skye, an old and formidable landowner. Kay desperately makes her case on Cora’s doorstep, but,...

The Shape of Love

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Music by Jacob YanduraLyrics by Rebekah MelocikFemale Key of A: A3-C#5Male Key of Eb: Eb3-G4Love sometimes leads to grief, but this stand-alone ballad celebrates the friendships that last a lifetime.Rebekah Greer Melocik at 54 Below on February 16, 2015Donald Webber, Jr. at 54 Below on August 28, 2017

The Kingdom

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Music by Jacob YanduraLyrics by Rebekah Melocikfrom THE LAST QUEEN OF CANAANKey of Gm: G3-D5When Ginny declares she is leaving the farm for Richmond, Cora reveals a dark, family secret: those who leave the safety of the farm, die, and return to haunt the land. Confronted with this family curse, Ginny is even more resolute in her decision to leave....

The Ballad of the Dead Muskrat

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Music by Jacob YanduraLyrics by Rebekah Melocikfrom WRINGERKey of F#m: D3-Bb4 (Video is in F#m)Beans serenades Palmer with an epic cautionary tale about love and loyalty, starring a dead muskrat that Beans has been keeping in the freezer since last October.  Through this oratorical spectacle, Beans persuades Palmer to nail the dead muskrat to Dorothy’s front door.Greg Hildreth at 54 Below...