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Mark Cabaniss



Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Sendroff & Baruch LP  represented by Mark Sendroff

Mark Cabaniss is a music publisher, writer, producer, broadcaster, and speaker. He is President/CEO of Jubilate Music Group (distributed by Alfred Music), creating printed and digital music, recordings, and DVDs. As an ASCAP composer and arranger, Mark's published compositions have been performed nationally and abroad, and include musicals, cantatas, and instrumental works. His stage adaptation of the film "It's a Wonderful Life" titled Miracle In Bedford Falls was premiered by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre and has been subsequently performed coast-to-coast. Other musicals include The Homework Machine (co-written with Tony-nominated composer Keith Herrmann) and The Stardust Supper Club (featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael) (co-written with Alan Bailey). Mark is a multiple recipient of ASCAP's Popular Music Award and is a Dove Award and Angel Award-winning producer. He is a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy), The Dramatists Guild, and serves on the Board of Advisors for "The Music Man Square", a museum and foundation in Mason City, Iowa, dedicated to furthering music education and honoring the legacy of MerEdith Willson (creator of Broadway's The Music Man). Mark was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by Mars Hill University and serves on the University's Board of Trustees. Mark is also the founder/donor of The Helen Cole Krause Music Scholarship, awarded annually to qualifying students who choose music as a college major. Mark also serves as a correspondent for Hollywood 360, a weekly nationally-syndicated entertainment radio show based in Chicago. Mark's work in music business and broadcasting has led to collaborations with television icons Bob Barker and Andy Griffith, Academy Award-winner Shirley Jones, legendary entertainer Steve Allen, Broadway/pop songwriter Rupert Holmes, jazz pianist/composer Loonis McGlohon, gospel singer Cynthia Clawson and others.Mark also serves as an adjunct instructor of music business at Belmont University in Nashville. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in Music Education and Communications from Mars Hill University and The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Mark resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Miracle In Bedford Falls

Miracle In Bedford Falls

the beloved American film, It's a Wonderful Life, is transformed into a new stage musical in Miracle In Bedford Falls. George Bailey grows up dreaming of adventure and travel but circumstances keep him in his hometown. Frustrated by life and haunted by an impending scandal, George is visited by a heavenly messenger on Christmas eve who shows him what the world would have been like if he had never been born. Miracle In Bedford Falls retains all the elements that have made this story unforgettable, while adding a brilliant and moving score.

Music And lyrics by Lowell Alexander; book by Mark Cabaniss. Based on the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" screenplay by Frank CApra, Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich

1st Produced:
Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater     01 Dec 2008


1st Published:
Steele Spring Stage Rights,   -


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Musical Drama 120 min

Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  ensemble

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