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In the small town near the Grand Canyon where Haddon Kime was born, the seeds of his musical destiny were planted. Raised amidst the contrasting landscapes of Tucson, Arizona, and Nova Scotia, Canada, Haddon's journey as a composer, lyricist, and songwriter would be as diverse and captivating as the melodies he would create.
A defining influence in Haddon's early life was his grandmother, a talented cinema organist of the 1920s and 1930s. Her love for jazz and the power of the piano ignited a spark within Haddon. "I remember visiting her house and hearing her play jazz when I was a little boy. She was a big Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson fan," he reminisces. The resonating notes of her organ and the soulful jazz melodies would forever leave an imprint on Haddon's musical soul.
As he grew older, Haddon's musical tastes expanded, encompassing a rich tapestry of rock, New Orleans jazz, folk music, and the immersive world of Broadway musicals. What truly ignited Haddon's creative fire, however, was his passion for music and lyrics that sought to tell a story. "I'm most inspired by any music and lyrics that aim to tell a story. Whether it's a heart-wrenching ballad or an energetic rock anthem, I strive to create melodies that resonate with the human experience," he explains.
Haddon pursued a degree in Film Scoring at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. This pivotal chapter in his life would equip him with the technical skills and theoretical knowledge to elevate his musical prowess. With a deeper understanding of composition and an unyielding desire to weave narratives through his melodies, Haddon set forth and in 2013, Haddon's breakthrough arrived with the premiere of "The Snow Queen: A New Musical" at San Jose Rep in California. This enchanting production, for which Haddon penned both the music and co-wrote the lyrics, garnered critical acclaim and propelled him into the spotlight.
However, it was Haddon's ingenious creation, "Wicket: The Untold Story of the Ewoks of Bright Tree Village," that truly showcased his ability to blend humor, satire, and musical prowess. This whimsical parody musical cleverly intertwined the world of "Wicked" and the beloved Star Wars franchise, delighting audiences and earning "Wicket" two Broadway World Awards for Best Musical of the Year.
In the midst of a global pandemic in 2020, Haddon is credited as being one of the inventors and innovators of the "Zoomsical," a groundbreaking art form that merged storytelling with the unique medium of video conferencing software. His musical-comedy, "LAG: A Zoomsical," debuted in May 2020, garnering international recognition and securing a place in esteemed film and theatre festivals, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Haddon's exceptional talent has been acknowledged with numerous awards, cementing his status as a visionary artist. His contributions to the world of musical theatre have earned him
acclaim from critics and an ever-growing legion of devoted fans. In 2023, he was granted a UK Global Talent Visa, solidifying his reputation as a pioneering force in the realm of musical theatre.
Looking to the future, Haddon envisions a path that intertwines his work as a recording artist with his continued dedication to musical theatre. With a collection of personal songs inspired by his own life experiences, he aspires to connect with audiences on a profound level. Haddon's ability to seamlessly blend genres, evoke raw emotions, and tell stories through his music captivates listeners worldwide.