Leslie Arden

Leslie Arden is an award winning composer, lyricist and librettist who has written and composed over a dozen musicals, including the critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning The House of Martin Guerre, and the Chalmers Award winning The Happy Prince.  Leslie also collaborated with Norm Foster on the oft produced The Last Resort and Ned Durango.  She wrote and composed the family musicals The Greatest Gift and The Princess & the Handmaiden. She wrote the scores for Harvest Moon Rising, Leslie Arden & Friends - A Meeting of Minds, and The Boys Are Coming Home, which was produced by Chicago’s AMTP in 2006, and was chosen to be presented at NAMT later the same year.  Leslie composed the music for Canadian Stage Company’s productions of The Beard of Avon and It's a Wonderful Life, in which she also performed, She’s been commissioned by choirs all across Canada, and she’s spent 3 seasons as a composer with The Stratford Festival.  She recently composed the score for Jeannette Lambermont’s production of Goethe’s Faust, and she’s currently at work on a contemporary musical adaptation of Moll Flanders.