Our Story

SS Splendor is a cutting-edge podcast musical designed to bring together a new audience made up of podcast listeners, mystery aficionados, and musical theatre enthusiasts.

From the start, secrets plague the Connelly family’s cruise ship vacation. Exploring themes of coming of age, mental health, family, and clinical anxiety, this dark comedy tells a relatable, human story through the context of a dramatic supernatural mystery. Egos are tested, long-kept secrets are revealed, and nightmares come alive aboard a ship where "excess brings ecstasy". With all the odds stacked against her, our reluctant heroine must wield the strength of her imagination in order to defeat the demons--both internal and external--that threaten her dysfunctional family's survival.

Recipients of the 2020 Alsop Entrepreneurship Award for innovation in music, the demo pilot episode of

SS Splendor is hot off the presses & the project is currently seeking producers and distribution partners. 

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Meet the Creators

Alexander Ronneburg

Covi Loveridge Brannan

Ahoy there, folks! We are Covi and Alexander, a musical theatre writing team based out of NYC. While this is our first project together, individually we have worked on shows including Hamilton, Come From Away, and with talent including Matthew Broderick and Barrett Wilbert Weed. In addition to supporting high-caliber Broadway productions, we have extensive experience self-producing and performing original content Off-Off Broadway in venues such as NY Summer Fest (Best Short Play Nominee, 3 Best Actress Nominations), Manhattan Rep, IATI Theater, and Dixon Place.

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Allison Gold

Director

Allison Gold is a director and artistic producer. New York: Mistressbate (Brooklyn Comedy Collective), Nervosa: The Musical (The Annoyance Theater), Driving Miss Daisy (Player's Theater). Allison has assisted at Hartford Stage, WP Theater, and Cutting Ball Theater, among others. She is a native New Yorker and currently serves as the Program Manager at the Dramatists Guild Foundation, where she runs DGF Fellows, an emerging writers program, as well as DGF's many financial and educational programs for dramatists.

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Phillip Klassen

Sound Designer

Phillip is a Sound Designer and Composer focused on game audio currently working at Oxide Games in Maryland.  He is passionate about supporting indie projects and is always striving to be learning and exploring new mediums like Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and yes... Podcast Musicals!

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Meredith Shell

Production Manager

Meredith currently works as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre.  She acted and stage managed throughout college, and briefly freelanced in New York before joining SS Splendor. Though interested in and surrounded by all forms of the performing arts, her passion lies in musicals, even virtual ones. 

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Karl Ronneburg

Orchestrator

Karl is a composer, orchestrator, percussionist, and multimedia/performance artist based in New York City and Seattle. Winner of the University of Michigan’s Brehm Prize for Composition and the Mannes College of Music’s Dean’s Award, Karl has worked with artists including Radiolab, Meredith Monk, and the Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors’ Lab. He makes music of as many genres as he can, and has been performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, the New York German Consulate General, and Seattle’s Experience Music Project.