at the Nest!*
fritz lang's
 Metropolis
with original score recorded in a live performance by
the dan schaaf electronic ensemble

Saturday, March 19th, 2 PM, $5

Reviewers in Option, Keyboard Magazine and Gajoob
have called the music "Stunning … subtle yet dynamic."
"Uplifting yet resigned…"
"The quality makes listening an enriching experience."

Dan's score was first presented at the Vicker's Theater Sounds of Silents Film Festival, Three Oaks. Subsequently he has performed the show at Columbia College in Chicago as a Visiting Composer, Notre Dame University, Beatniks in Hammond and State Theater in South Bend.

This presentation will feature the newly remastered surround sound track and greatly enhanced video on a big screen.

ADDED: Dr Jerry Holt of PNC will give commentary on Metropolis's place in film history..


Dan is perhaps best know for his MacBeth, the Rock Opera! and for his silent movie musical, Aelita Queen of Mars.

Dan will be at the showing for discussions about the film.
Dedicated to the memory of a friend and great musician, Greg Prybylinski.


*The Nest is at 803 Franklin St. Michigan City next to Mainstreet Theater.

Schaaf's Music In 2000/2015

2000: July: Original music for Aladdin, Dunes Arts Foundation Summer Theater. Michiana Shores, IN.
2000:August: Original Score for Fritz Lang's Metropolis, Vickers Theatre, Three Oak, MI.
Spring 2001: Delicious Pop Opera, Roxann's Kiss
August 2001: Original Score for silent film classic Wings, Vickers Theatre, Three Oak, MI.
March 2002: MACBETH! the Rock Opera, 4th Street Theater, Chesterton IN.
April 2002: Score for Don Varda's feature film, Best For Last
May 2002: Body Chime at the The AVA Project - Troy, NY.
June 2002: Original Score for Harry Petrakis' Love Stories , 4th Street Theater, Chesterton IN.
August 2002: Original Score for silent film classic The Man With The Movie Camera, Vickers Theatre, Three Oaks, MI.
2003: July: Original music for The Hobbit, Dunes Arts Foundation Summer Theater. Michiana Shores, IN.
2004: Silent Film Movie Musical Aelita, Queen of Mars
2004: 4th Street Theater production of Down the Road
2005: A Dream of Kings

2005: Score for 4th Street Theater Production of Laramie Project
2006: Score for 4th Street Theater production of Of Mice and Men
2007: New Musical Comedy Ee Gads!
2007: Score for Lion In Winter, 4th Street Theater
2008: New Musical Comedy Sparkle! starring Jeff Schmidt
2009: Parades, Ribbons & Streets ~ Dispatches from the past...
2011: Aelita at Links ~ The Queen Speaks...
2013: Seven Day Wonder ~ Postcards from the South Shore

2015: Short Videos at the Michigan City Video Fest