The Crux & The Imaginists Theatre Collective
The Ratcatcher opened in 2012 at The Imaginsts Theatre Collective in Santa Rosa, CA. The production was an original music-theater adaptation of the Pied Piper of Hamlin in collaboration with local band The Crux. The piece was reviewed favorably by The North Bay Bohemian, and went on to win Best Sound Design (Sonoma County Theater Awards 2012), and Best Musical Collaboration (San Francisco Bay Guardian 2012).
A studio album of the music was recorded and released by the band in 2013 and recieved additional coverage by The North Bay Bohemian The music was written primarily by Josh Windmiller and arranged by The Crux with the exception of The Gate, written and sung by Annie Cilley