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"Above The Noise" is an a cappella musical written by Rick Burkhardt and Jermaine Golden.  

The script is available here as a PDF, to be downloaded for free for those who wish to read it for private enjoyment.  For any other purpose (such as performance, recording, or publishing), contact Rick Burkhardt at

Six of the original songs written for the musical were recorded in 2015, and can be listened to here.  The voices on the recordings are:  Rick Burkhardt, Jermaine Golden, Dennis Kozee, Jake Loewenthal, Russyan Mark Mabeza, Timothy Nathan Kopacz, Will Palmer, Griffin Sharps, Ted Trembinski, and Brad Wilson.  The recordings were produced and engineered by Ted Trembinski.  The songs are ©2024 by Rick Burkhardt and Jermaine Golden (obviously, we do not own the rights to the many popular songs quoted in the song "Above The Noise", but have collaged fragments of them together in the spirit of Fair Use). 

THE SCRIPT  [click here to download]


01 Above The Noise
00:00 / 06:18
02 Cannon's Anthem
00:00 / 00:54
03 Angry Greek Gods
00:00 / 03:01
04 Questions for Kewpie
00:00 / 07:25
05 He's Just Not That Into You
00:00 / 01:32
06 Kewpie's Lament
00:00 / 03:28
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