Cruisical! The Murder Mystery Musical

Composer, Lyricist, Music Director

April, 2017

A new musical by Thicket & Thistle.

A group of second-rate actors are cast in a musty murder-mystery on a bargain cruise. But the hijinks soon turn to horror with the discovery of their dear Director’s dead body. As accusations fly and tensions flare, they must pull together to solve this backstage mystery- before their headshots end up on the evening news.


Directed and animated by Knhik Haefner. Original score by Kyle Acheson.

Coattails & Paradise is a stop-motion animated short about Magdalene: a girl with a slight disconnect. Lucky for her, a dapper guide by the name of Coattails arrives on the scene, offering some sage advice. Immerse yourself in this beguiling and delightful animated musical.

Coattails & Paradise

Composer, Lyricist

Premiere in Rochester, NY, May 2017


"The Rains of Castamere" (The National cover)

NYC - June 2017

Music by The National. Lyrics by George R.R. Martin.

An arrangement of "The Rains of Castamere", by The National, with fingerstyle guitar a la Nick Drake. This haunting ballad will get you in the mood to watch the upcoming season of HBO's Game of Thrones.