I have volunteered to write the songs for a kids’ show being put on by a group that uses theater to teach life skills to kids from Hell’s Kitchen. The kids write plays with songs in them that they then perform along with adult actors and directors. But the songs need music, which is where I come in.
The problem here is that these are street kids and they have written songs that are clearly intended to be R&B ballads and hip hop dance numbers.
I am about as capable of writing a hip hop dance number as I am of laying an egg.
Maybe I can convince them that some nice Viennese waltzes would be more dramatically appropriate.