Jonathan Guillen music + sound

The Mother

musical - The Mother
performed by Oracle Theatre - 2013
lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
2014 Jeff Award recipient for Outstanding Original Music, New Adaptation, Actress in a Principle Role, Ensemble, and Production

"...soul-rattling score..." - Chicago Tribune
"...mournful, anthemic score..." - Chicago Reader
"Some viewers even began to sing along; and they easily can, thanks to the haunting simplicity of Jonathan Guillen's score... Guillen's nuances makes Brecht's lyrics even more effective...the best that Chicago theater has to offer right now." - Stage and Cinema
"...heart-pounding triumph...It's powerful and haunting. And so is the music...the surround sound melodies fit perfectly...I'm impressed at how natural the music plays...Oracle has birthed a musical and it's a beauty." - The Fourth Walsh
"...delightfully layered harmonies." - Sheridan Road
"...original music adds a nice, rousing touch to the evening..." Centerstage Chicago