All of the Educational music listed below was recorded and performed by Dan Lins at the One Brick Music Studio except where noted. All pieces are copyright One Brick Music (ascap). Only a few samples are downloadable at this time (click on& ), but check back regularly for more, or contact One Brick Music. CDs of some shows are also available.


Full Musicals
these are shows written and performed as companion pieces to exhibits at the various museums in and around Chicago. The scripts and lyrics were written by Domenick Danza, and the shows were produced by the Green Light Performing Company. The Music was written by Daniel Lins, and produced by One Brick Music. All music and vocals in the samples are performed by Dan Lins, except where noted.


"Unsung Heros"
a musical about finding heros in everyday life, and finding role models to look up to

  • Overture
  • Electric Rap
  • Salsa Dance!
  • This Must Be The Time
  • We're Free
  • Let Freedom Ring
  • Finale

"What's Up With Albert?"
a musical about Albert Einstein as a child, and how he used his special "method" for learning new things.
  • Overture
  • What's Up With Albert?
  • Albert's Big Band Buddies
  • New Age Dino Dance (from "Dance Like A Dino")
  • Dance Like A Dino (from "Dance Like A Dino")
  • What's Up Reprise

"Charivia"
a musical about a game show that combines Trivia and Charades.
  • Overture
  • Opening Song
  • Mailman Entrance
  • Letter Song
  • Opening Reprise
  • Charivia Game Show
  • Rules
  • Fosse
  • Curtain Call
"The Truths My Brother Taught Me"
part of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum "Truths in Science" exhibit.
Vocals by Page Deulin and Geoff Rice.
  • Overture
  • Title Song (516 K)
  • The First Day of Kindergarten
  • Babysitting
  • 5th Grade Science Fair (645 K)
  • The First Day of High School
  • Basketball Tryouts (452 K)
  • The Finale ("Title Song" Reprise)

"Dance Like A Dino"
part of the Chicago Field Museum "Dinosaur" exhibit.
  • Dance Like A Dino
  • Everybody Dance!
  • The Slow Dance

"Vacation To Mars?"
part of the Adler Planetarium "Mars" exhibit.
Vocals by Kathleen Hurley and Jennifer Johnson
  • Overture
  • How 'Bout Mars? (581 K)
  • What To Pack (516 K)
  • The Mars Shuffle (581 K)
  • A Far Away Place (710 K)

"Overstayed Welcome"
part of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum "Microbes" exhibit.
  • Overture
  • Started When...
  • Microbes Are...
  • Keep All The Germs Away

"Ivy's Pet Plants"
part of the Chicago Botanic Garden "topiary" exhibit.
  • Moving Day
  • Plants as Animals
  • Topiary Creations

"The Underground Cafe"
part of the Chicago Field Museum "Underground Adventure" exhibit.
  • Overture
  • The Signal Song
  • The Underground Dances



Museum Songs
these are individual songs written and performed as companion pieces to exhibits at the various museums in and around Chicago. The lyrics were written by Domenick Danza, and the performances were produced by the Green Light Performing Company. The Music was written by Daniel Lins, and produced by One Brick Music. All music and vocals in the samples are performed by Dan Lins.


Don't Hop On Pop (Based on the Dr. Suess book)
for the Chicago Children's Museum "Father's Day" Celebration

Are You My Mother? (Based on the Dr. Suess book)
for the Chicago Children's Museum "Mother's Day" Celebration

The Gingerbread Rag (645 K)
part of the Chicago Children's Museum "Gingerbread" Exhibit

The Baker and the Gingerbread Man
part of the Chicago Children's Museum "Gingerbread" Exhibit

Constellations (581 K)
part of the Adler Planetarium "Stars" exhibit.
This is a remake of the song "Constellation, Constellations" found in the "Residency" section of this catalog.

The Sesame Street Medley
part of the Chicago Children's Museum "Sesame street" exhiit
This is a medley of the following Sesame Street classics:

  • "The People In Your Neighborhood"
  • "Sing"
  • "The Moster In The Mirror"
  • "Being Green"
  • "I Love Trash"
  • "I Don't Want To Live On the Moon"
  • "C is for Cookie"
  • "Rubber Duckie"
  • "ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QR-STUV-WXYZ"
  • "Sesame Street Theme"

In The Basement At Night
part of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum "Spiders" exhibit.

Taking Effective Action Now
part of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum "Earth Day 2000" exhibit
Words by Domenick Danza/Music by Daniel Lins and Larry Dahlke

Our Illinois Community
part of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum "Illinois" exhibit.

Creating Sound
part of the Chicago Field Museum "Sounds of the Vault" exhibit.
Music by Daniel Lins & Larry Dahlke/Words by Domenick Danza.

Ode To Sue (632 K)
part of the Chicago Field Museum "Sue" exhibit

The Dinosaur Game (542K)
part of the Chicago Field Museum "Sue" exhibit
Music by Daniel Lins & Larry Dahlke/Words by Larry Dahlke

The T-Rex Boogie (774 K)
part of the Chicago Field Museum "Sue" exhibit

Halloween Night
from the Green Light Performing Co.'s "Halloween Family Fun Night" program.
Music and Lyrics by Daniel Lins

Residency Programs
these are shows written and performed by students or members of a school or other instituion. The performances were produced by Domenick Danza of the Green Light Performing Company. The Music was written by Daniel Lins, and produced by One Brick Music. All music and vocals in the samples are performed by Dan Lins.


"Be Yourself"
Script and Lyrics by students of St. Petronille Elementary School (Chicago, IL).

  • Overture
  • We're Better
  • Be Yourself
  • Curtain
"The Diner".
  • The Diner
"The Quest"
Script and Lyrics by students of Lincoln Elementary School (Chicago, IL).
  • Overture
  • The Quest
  • Finale
"Body Odyssey"
Script and Lyrics by students of Christopher Elementary School (Chicago, IL).
  • Overture
  • Ball and Hinge
  • Body Odyssey
  • Good Morning Life
"CoOperation"
Script and Lyrics by students of Emmons Elementary School (Antioch, IL).
  • CoOperation Song
"Cultural Diversity Show"
Script and Lyrics by students of Faith Hope and Charity School (Chicago, IL).
  • Cultural Diversity Song
"Systems"
Script and Lyrics by students of Emmons Elementary School (Antioch, IL).
  • Aliens Invading
  • All systems Go
"E Pluribus Unum"
Script and Lyrics by inmates at the Sheridan Correctional Institute.
  • Listen To The Sounds of the Ghetto (645 K)
  • Freedom, Whoa Freedom (581 K)
  • Finale
"All Things Change."
Script and Lyrics by students of Emmons Elementary School (Antioch, IL).
  • Moving Day
  • All Things Change (710 K)
"The Undercreatures."
Script and Lyrics by students of Clay Elementary School (Chicago, IL).
  • What Do You Need?
  • We Could Make A Better Community (581 K)
"Butterflies."
Script and Lyrics by students of Christopher Elementary School (Chicago, IL).
  • Metamorphosize
  • Migrating South of the Border
"Constellations."
Script and Lyrics by students of Clay Elementary School (Chicago, IL).
  • Constellations, Constellations (554 K)
  • What Is A Star
"The Vaudeville Environmental Reality Check."
Script and Lyrics by students of Emmons Elementary School (Antioch, IL).
  • We Need It
  • We Need a Dance Break
"Electricity."
Script and Lyrics by student of Owens Marsh Elementary School (Springfield, IL).
  • Electricity (708K)