Welcome to Academy Award winning composer-songwriter
Al Kasha's official web site.
Here you will find information on Al Kasha's career, from his early days in New York City, to his many successes in Hollywood.
Al Kasha is currently working on a Two-Person Musical, IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S: The Real Life Hollywood Love Story of Ron and Nancy Reagan.
marriage of Ron and Nancy Reagan continues to be written about, talked about,
analyzed and scrutinized. To some, Ron’s unyielding devotion to his wife is to
be admired and Nancy’s fierce protection of her husband is applauded. To
others, their relationship seemed odd, old-fashioned and even corny. Either
way, it cannot be denied that few, if any, marriages had more of an impact on
the 20th century.
and Nancy Reagan: you know the rest of the story, but here’s how it all began... “In a Booth at Chasen’s."
Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Phillip Swann, Book by Samantha Bennett.
Al Kasha's New Book "The Ultimate Book On Songwriting" is now available on Amazon/Kindle and Createspace for $14.99. This book is Al's Ultimate Legacy of 50 years of successful songwriting. Songs bring back happy moments and memories of your life.
"You want to write
contemporary pop songs?Go to chapter
11, Al’s done it.You want to
write R & B songs?Go to chapter 14,
Al’s done it.You want to write
songs for feature film?Go to chapter
16, Al’s done it.You want to
write country songs?Go to chapter 13, Al’s
done it. You want to write a Broadway show?Go to chapter 17, Al’s done it. Want to write a Christian song,
check out chapter 24. And so on, and so on, and so on.If you’re learning to drive a car it’s nice
to know the person teaching you knows how to drive a car themselves. Al Kasha
not only knows how to drive a car but how to take it apart, trick it out, put
it back together again and win the Indianapolis 500 with it."
Phil Swann is an award winning singer, songwriter, record
producer, arranger, songwriting teacher and author. His songs have been heard
in television, film, on the theatrical stage, and have been recorded by
numerous recording artists including: Clay Aiken, Lee Ann Womack, Blake
and Lee Greenwood. Swann teaches songwriting at UCLA and sits on the board of
advisers for the schools music production program.
Al Kasha as of 2013 is currently working
with writers Trish Doolan and Robert Chambers Pullman on the play "Two
Boys From Brooklyn" based on the lives of Al and Lawrence Kasha,
featuring original music written by Al Kasha.
“MR. EXCITEMENT”the motion picture is the story of Jackie
Wilson’s life and songs with two-time award winning songwriter Al Kasha. The producers
are Christina Engelhardt, Verdine White, Andrew Sugerman, and Al Kasha through
Pantheon Productions. Screenplay for “MR.
EXCITEMENT” is written by Al Kasha and Jon Watt.
"Pete's Dragon," the High Flying Edition, has just been released on Disney DVD. The bonus features include Al singing a demo of an unreleased song!!
Al received the prestigious Robert A. Briner Award at the Biola Media Conference April 25 at CBS Studios in Studio City! Other honorees include award winning director/producer Howard Kazanjian and famed film and TV producer Ken Wales.
Donna Summer's hit song "I'm a Fire has hit #1 on the dance charts!Al has worked with many great writers over his
career, but finds Donna to be one of the most fabulous. "I'm A Fire" was written by Al Kasha, Donna
Summer & Sebastian Arocha Morton. Donna Summer's third dance hit from her new CD Crayon's entitled, “It's Only Love,” written by Donna Summer, Al Kasha and Sebastian Arocha-Morton can be purchased on iTunes.
Whether the need arises for someone to write a memorable song, compose a compelling film score or provide executive leadership to an entertainment enterprise, Al Kasha has the phenomenal ability to deliver in such fine fashion that great success of award winning distinction is most assured.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers came in third for the UK's favorite musical!
Seven Brides Reviews:
“With a cast of multitalented players who sing and dance their hearts out, the show offers nonstop pleasure," - The New York Times
"This ‘feel good', all new presentation of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers brilliantly combines all elements that superb theater represents. Inspiring dance numbers, accompany Kasha and Hirschhorn's marvelous new songs, amid unique eye catching sets. Exceptional direction of these 1850's frontier brothers and the blushing wives they kidnap, along with the acting expertise and the contributions of the entire very motivated team, is a moment in theatre for all ages, not to be missed." - New York Daily News
"The show is a spectacularly entertaining success: comedy taken with a lighthearted affection, comedy, sung with gusto and danced with celebratory muscular grace. It's exciting and joyful, warm-spirited, certainly funny and definitely sunny. I love this version of marital merriment so much I want to marry it." - EDGE Publications
"The musical. . . fairly explodes off the stage in this robust and exuberant revival." - Show Business Weekly
“This high energy musical is stupendous from start to finish. The acting, dancing and vocal prowess makes this show into a masterpiece and is just as fantastic as seeing a Broadway show in Beverly, MA. Run, do not walk, to purchase your ticket because this is the must see show of the season. Bravo.” - Theatre Mirror
"Seven Brides For Seven Brothers," the TONY nominee for Best Score, has been voted BEST MUSICAL: The Connecticut Critics Circle Award, a Goodspeed Opera House Production.
In a Top Ten Musicals survey conducted by the BBC, "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" was voted the third most favorite musical in the United Kingdom. (Read the online story)...
DVD Release - Al Kasha tells the tale of how The Gospel influenced Bob Dylan's music and inspired one of Dylan's greatest hits "Gotta Serve Somebody" in the Epic 4-Hour Documentary Feature, "Rolling Thunder And The Gospel Years" on DVD. More about Al Kasha and Bob Dylan...
Holiday Season: Ashlee Simpson sings "Christmas, Past, Present and Future," co-written by Al Kasha, on the newly released album, Ytv Big Fun Party Present Christmas.
Holiday Season:Hallmark Gifts has released "Rockin' With Santa," a Keepsake Musical Christmas Ornament featuring Al Kasha's song "Have Yourself A Rock N' Roll Christmas."