selected audio

& press clips:

R:  "Goodnight And Lullaby" from the show

BLUE CORRIDOR, produced by Jon Lawrence Rivera Playwrights Arena, Los Angeles

 

Vocal: Matthew Gonder,  with the Louis Durra Trio

 

 

"Seton is a new Music-Theatre visionary.""

L.A. WEEKLY



"Just when we thought we had seen everything, we discover in Mimi Seton's  that there is still a great deal of originality left in musical theatre."

DRAMA - LOGUE



 

"Seton is to the writing of songs what Martha Clarke is to dance. When she gives her surreal imagination free reign, dispensing with words, she creates an individual world of sound that makes its own statements through sonic form."

LOS ANGELES TIMES



 

"Mimi Seton is a composer of prodigious, melancholy talents. Her new work (WAZO WAZO) defies easy classification. Imagine Meredith Monk and Leonard Bernstein collaborating on a project."

LA WEEKLY



""Mimi Seton's brilliantly conceived and exquisitely realized WAZO WAZO simply can't be described adequately in words. It is a metaphysical experience, beyond form, on the edges of the imagination, most accessible to those willing and able to let go and take the trip."

DRAMA-LOGUE



"Seton's music is reminiscent of that of Philip Glass in that it uses the human voice as an instrument.  SEE BELOW MIDDLE SEAis "sensory theatre at its strange best."

STAR-NEWS



"BRAIN HOTEL is an existential jam session... a cascade of words and rhythms."

LA WEEKLY ~  PICK OF THE WEEK



"BRAIN HOTEL Is an existential jam session that succeeds with the ease of a Nijinski leap...A unique event in modern theatre.

LOS ANGELES TIMES​



"WAZO WAZO thankfully succeeds at being both experimental and truly entertaining."

VARIETY

 

"What the Mark Taper Forum's SCHOOL TALK does, in the style of FAME, is entertain ~ especially in the musical segments created by Jeff Hull, with the addition of a powerful song, "My Own Way", composed and sung by 

cast member, Mimi Seton."

DRAMA-LOGUE



"Watching Mimi Seton direct BODY WITHOUT BONES was like watching a female Samuel Beckett at work. Black humor seems never to stop flowing out of her.  Added to which, she can sing every line she is teaching her cast~ from the soprano to the baritone roles!"

NOllAIG COGHLAN, Dublin Theatre Producer



"In the style of the recent Sondheim, the music in Mimi Seton's BLUE CORRIDOR is as glorious as any songs ever written. If the Gershwins represent the best of the Broadway musical tradition, Ms. Seton prepares us for the future."

DRAMA-LOGUE



"With BLUE CORRIDOR Seton has created

an avant-garde masterpiece, using elements from the whole tone scale, Gregorian chant and traditional jazz that will have you dancing in your seat."

K.L.O.N.  RADIO



"Mimi Seton's sounds are eclectic ~ some pulse music here, something reminiscent of Aaron Copeland's choral works there, one number with a jazzy scat sound, another with a Latin beat."

LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

"WAZO WAZO is an enchanting experience whose language is genuinely universal."

LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

"Nothing in this season at Taper Too is as original as Mimi Seton's SEE BELOW MIDDLE SEA was last year."

LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

 





















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  













   

 







 

 

"Cat Gato"

Singer: Sonia Menzano of 'Sesame Street'

Arr: Carlos Alomar (David Bowie Group)

"The Desert of Tien Shan"

from the show: 

The Abduction of Lady Wen Chi

Soprano: June Angela (Tony nominee for SHOGUN on Broadway)

 

 

 

 

 

"Speed Train" from Blue Corridor

sung by Michele Mais and Cyril Barberro;

spoken section by Hans Tester

and Reed Armstrong

"Our Son"

A background track from the show,

The Abduction of Lady Wen Chi

Arranger:  David Nielson

"Tender Shells" from the shows

Blue Corridor & WAZO WAZO

"Anguish" from The Trojan Women, director: Michael Arabian

Singers include:  Marianne Lewis,

Ali Olmo and Roxanne Mayweather

"What About Us?"

from the show: The Trojan Women 

Soloist:  Ali Olmo

"Lady Moon"

sung by Matthew Gonder 

with The Louis Durra Trio

Recorded at Architecture Studio, L.A.

Engineer: Scott Frasier

"Bhavani" ~ excerpt

from the Indian-influenced album:

The Bridge of Ethers on CDBaby.com

created with percussionist, M.B. Gordy

"RARE BIRD" - solo vocal, Jennifer Paz  

from the demo for The Abduction of Lady Wen Chi

PHOTO of Mimi with her choral composition,

SEE BELOW MIDDLE SEA

taken by the LA WEEKLY photographer (1986)

sample press as an actor-singer 1972-94

 

 

 

Of their various voices (in John O'Keefe's play, Ghosts), the most remarkable is that of Mimi Seton, best known for her creation of last year, Wazo Wazo, and here indescribably chilling as the murdered wife. Hers is a truly other-worldly presence and the story she tells keeps you up nights…thinking.

  • LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

 

The remarkable Ms. Seton plays the menacing emcee of this apocalyptic Nightclub with fantastic animal grace and considerable skill, speaking English, French and German with apparent ease.

  • SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

 

 

Nancy Lenehan and Mimi Seton are simply splendid as the Pigeon sisters in The Odd Couple.  Thoroughly adorable in movement and manner, they play off one another brilliantly, stealing the show from Sherman Hemsley (TV star of  The Jeffersons). 

  • HOUSTON CHRONICLE

 

 

Mimi Seton as the suicidal Erin (in the Susan Griffin play, VOICES)  performed the impossible. Her humor was ironic rather than glib and her characters pain was felt rather than considered. 

  • SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

 

 

The highlight of  The Messingkauf  Dialogues  comes in Act  Two with The Galileo Ballad beautifully belted by Mimi Seton.

  •  DAILY CALIFORNIAN

 

If it is possible to play a part better than Uta Hagen (whom I saw in the role), that is what Mimi Seton has accomplished here, with an interpretation of Lady Mac Beth that is not mannish in the slightest.  In fact, it is all womanly sensuality.  Absolutely riveting!  

  • THEATRE magazine, Michigan

 

 

The quartet in this extraordinary piece (BRAIN HOTEL, with characters Heart, Mind, Body and Soul) make a shining chorale. Mimi Seton in the part of Soul is almost cuddly ~ touching and bravely reaching in her foraging for love.  

  • DRAMA-LOGUE, Los Angeles

Contact Mimi for voice coaching, choral arranging -or consulting on words or music:
 
                                                             mimiseton123@gmail.com