artwork by Haley Summerfield

This 2022 release is a full-length musical radio play podcast. A brilliant cast of Hudson Valley and New York City singers and musicians form a virtual ensemble to tell the story of a young sailor on a quest for his past.

South - full length podcast 87:00

South - just the songs - 19 tunes from the show

2023 Hear Now Festival
Platinum selection


Narrator – Carmen Borgia
Captain Spar – Lou Curschmann
Wheeler – Blake Hays
Arabella – Megan Henry
Hurley – Michael D’Emedio
Pirate Captain – Harry Matthews
Pym – Jay Kerr
Queen Margaret – Nancy Giles
Ucello – Sergio Castilla
Luisa – Alison Davy
Chorus, villagers, pirates, Biaches, thieves – Alison Davy, Katie Raftery, Khyle Smith, Sam Shaw, Michael McClure, Joann Chamberlain, Linda Sales, Amy Laybourn, Steven Patterson, John Sowle, Dave McPeak

Ukulele, guitar, bass, piano, cuica, penny whistle, – Carmen Borgia
Tuba – Rick Gerard
Accordion – Bob Goldberg
Cello on Men You Meet – Garfield Moore
Guitar on Yonder – Miguel Navarro
Bass on Men You Meet and Love Is Simple – Ed Summerfield
Drums – Rich Watson

Artwork by Haley Summerfield

Music and book by Carmen Borgia

South was produced and recorded at Worthy Sound Works in Catskill, New York from 2019 to 2022.

Deepest thanks are due to those who provided early financial support for this recording: Deb Allen, Joann Chamberlain, David Kelsey, Jerrelynn Mason, Frank Cuthbert and Jerry Curtis.

Would you like to perform South live? It’s available for production at your theater, livestream, or school. Email for info.

For Tom Humphrey – wherever he may be.

South, A Nautical Musical – Copyright 2022 – all rights reserved.

Last updated April 4 2023.       More about South coming soon.