1. "Greatest Story Ever Written"
2. "You're Gonna Love L. A."
3. "Manual For Life"
4. "Our Little Swedish Home"
5. "I Can Do This Too"

 

Split Decision

Lyrics by Greg Edwards, Music by Zak Sandler

Daniel Rhodes, a struggling author, has received the opportunity of a lifetime: to move to Hollywood and adapt his latest story into a blockbuster film. But there’s a catch—if he accepts the job, he must give up his life in New York, including the most promising relationship he’s ever been in. As Daniel makes his decision, the narrative branches into two interweaving paths: what happens if Daniel chooses love, and what happens if he chooses career. Each path brings unforeseen successes, startling challenges, and illustrates how just one choice can ripple through the universe to shape our lives, the people around us, and the people we might have been.

Demo Tracks

Demos of the following songs are available:
 

1. "The Greatest Story Ever Written" (Daniel)

Setup: Present day, present city. Daniel Rhodes is an aspiring short-story writer who lives out where the subway is no longer sub. As the show begins, he sits at his desk typing.

   
2. "You're Gonna Love L. A." (Philippe, Danny, Denizens of Hollywood)

Setup: That afternoon, Daniel receives the opportunity of a lifetime: to move to Hollywood and adapt his story into a blockbuster film. But there’s a catch: if he accepts the gig, he has to give up New York, including the most promising relationship he’s ever been in.

As Daniel makes his decision, the narrative branches into two paths: what happens if he chooses love, and what happens if he chooses career.

Here, having chosen career, Danny catches the next flight to Los Angeles. At LAX, he’s greeted by Philippe, the studio boss’s assistant, who introduces him to the West Coast.

   
3. "Manual for Life" (Daniel)

Setup: Having chosen love, Daniel stays in New York with Ryan and continues to support himself as a manual writer for kitchen appliances. When Ryan breaks off the relationship, Daniel hits rock bottom.

   
4. "Our Little Swedish Home" (Daniel, Ryan)

Setup: Daniel and Ryan reconcile and ultimately move in together. In their new apartment, they assemble furniture.

   
5. "I Can Do This Too" (Danny)

Setup: To advance his career, Danny has successfully wooed and married his boss' daughter. On their wedding night, however, he hits a not unexpected snag.

Performer Credits – Track 1: James Donegan, Track 2: Paul Sabala with Megan Loughran and Gabriel Violett, Track 3: James Donegan, Track 4: James Donegan, Chris Critelli, Track 5: Paul Sabala


In one display, a Viking uses fire to forge some metal; in the next, he uses the metal to impale someone; in the next, he uses the fire to ignite someone else. Hence the Viking motto: waste not, want not, murder frequently. ~ Iceland: There's No Business Like Snow Business