scottberryproductions


Scott & Paula in the studio

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"Ragtime Productions...provides everything from jingles to background scores for film and video, to songs created especially for shows, promotions and special projects. The husband and wife team of Scott Berry and Paula Stevens...write, arrange, perform and produce from concept to finished product."

--Kathy Estowski

Central Florida Magazine, May 1987

 

 

Since coming to Orlando, Scott (along with his wife Paula Stevens) has written and/or produced original music underscoring, songs and jingles for the Disney theme parks, Orlando's Theater Downtown, The Fringe Festival, The Orlando Magic basketball team, the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, a local Florida cable children's tv show, and other local businesses. 

Shortly after starting Ragtime Productions in 1986, Scott and Paula expanded their business and renamed it Scott Berry Productions. In 2001, Scott created the  underscoring for THE CHALLENGE, a short film by director/producer Jason Liquori.

Scott has released several of his own CDs and helped in the production of several more. To see his current releases, see Scott's CDs page.  He still spends most of his spare time in his home studio--just ask his wife. For more work history, see the information below...
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Email me at: berrysongs@gmail.com

PRODUCTION

SCOTT BERRY

Singer/Songwriter/Arranger/Producer (etc.)

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At  age 21, while still living and performing in New Orleans, Scott was offered the opportunity to record an album of his original material at CBS Recording Studios in New York City. What a first experience in the studio! He loved New York and knew  that he would one day return.

 

After recording other demos with his band, TOUCH, in Georgia and re-recording a New Orleans favorite,"Down At Papa Joe's", backed with his own song, "The Drifter And The Lady" on the "b" side, Scott decided to head back to New York in 1977.

 

Once settled in New York, Scott quickly landed the role of Musical Director...for the off-Broadway show "I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD" by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford (produced by Joseph Papp), working with such leading lights in New York--and later in a touring company of the show: leading actresses Betty Buckley, Phyllis Newman, Bety Aberlin, Connie Stevens and leading actors Orson Bean, Steven Keats, Joel Fabiani and George Hosmer.

 

During this time, Scott appeared around New York City as a solo performer and as musical director of cabaret acts, theater productions and even his own Scott Berry Band. Scott appears (very briefly) in Billy Joel's "Piano Man" video, which was filmed in New York. Find it by searching with the words "piano man video" and you'll see that Scott appears at about 3:51 for a heartbeat--YES, that's Scott WITH A BEARD!

 

As well as being a musical arranger and performer, Scott was also leading actor in the musical production "VINYL" (J. King and E. Epstein), and musical director for "HOLDING PATTERNS (Jeffrey Sweet). Scott is the composer and co-creator of "THE FIRST GREAT AMERICAN TRAVLING CARNIVAL" (with Lila Levant) and"BEING IN LOVE" (with Ralph Tropf). Scott also underscored the dramatic plays "OPTIONS" (Andrew Forster) and "THE WAILING MIST" (Greg Brennan).

 

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WORK HISTORY: ORLANDO STUDIO, FILM & TV

DETROIT SAM CD (Sandie Sparks)                   2002

(Pianist/Producer)

MORE THAN LOVE & SERENITY                     2002

(Songwriter, Performer, Producer...Self-produced CDs)

THE CHALLENGE (Film Short - HocusFocus Productions)                                                    2001

(Composer/Musician/Music Producer)

I WISH YOU WELL                                          2001
Country/Folk Artist-
CONNIE BLACKWOOD
(Piano Tracks)

"Z"    (Film Short - HocusFocus Prod.)               2000
(premiered at the TAMBAY FILM FESTIVAL)
(Lead Actor)


"SWINGSHIFT"  Jazz CD                                  1996
(Scott Berry Trio)

EXODUS (W. Brady, E. Hargett & J.Dowdy)       1992
Live production for the Orlando FRINGE FESTIVAL
(Musician/Music Producer)

HALFTIME SHOWS                                   1990 - 91
Orlando MAGIC/Magic Marketing Concepts
(Composer/Arranger/Music Producer/Musician/Voiceover Artist)

JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE                  1989
 (August Wilson)

(Theater Downtown/ Directed by RALPH TROPF)
(Composer/Music Producer of original underscoring)

PHILLY PHANATIC Theme Song                       1989
Philadelphis PHILLIES/Magic Marketing Concepts
(Composer/Arranger/Performer/Music Producer)

GIOVANNI'S BIRTHDAY BIG TOP" - TV show    1988
CableVision of Central Florida
(Composer/Lyricist/Performer/Music Producer)

Various Original Musical Creations             1986 - 87
Walt Disney World Co.
(Composer/Lyricist/Arranger/Musician/Voiceover Artist)

Radio ads (co-written with Paula Stevens)          1987
Puff'n'Stuff Catering  and NBN - National Business Network
(Composer/Lyricist/Musician/Singer/ Music Producer)

ADAM'S SONG (S. Berry/P.Stevens)                1987
Promotional Song for Adam Walsh Child Resource Center
(Composer/Lyricist/Musician/Music Producer)

SCHOOL IS COOL (S. Berry/P. Stevens)          1987
Special Education project with Giovanni Magic Productions
(Composer/Lyricist/Musician/Singer/Music Producer/Voiceover Artist
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WORK HISTORY: NEW YORK THEATRE

HOLDING PATTERNS by Jeff Sweet                       July 1984
Musical Theater Works                         Musical Director

THE FIRST GREAT AMERICAN
TRAVELING CARNIVAL                                  November 1983
Fraunces Tavern                                Composer, Musical Dir.

VINYL  by J. King & E. Epstein                         April-May 1983
Eric's Restaurant                               Musical Dir., Lead Actor,
                                                             Arranger, Pianist, Singer
 
OPTIONS  by Andrew Foster                            April-May 1982
N.Y. Stage Works                                   Composer, Arranger,
                                                                               Musical Dir.

THE WAILING MIST  by Greg Brennan                   Dec. 1979
Theater of the Open Eye                           Composer, Pianist

I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER 
AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD  
                            1978-1981
by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford
Public Theater and                             Orig. Cast Musical Dir.,
Circle In The Square Downtown                      Pianist, Actor

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Scott also performed in Night Clubs, Cabarets and other venues as solo pianist/singer and with the Scott Berry Band at TRAX  and J.P.'S

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...and oh by the way, The PIANO MAN video, filmed in NYC.

(...my 15 seconds of fame...)


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