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Boldness……and a bit of a revamp

 “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” This is a quote I have in my office.  It is sometimes attributed to Goethe, but there is some doubt if he really wrote it.  I don’t care who wrote it.  I need to read this, to

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I Sing The Body Electric!

It was late spring 1980 and everyone in my gang was talking about this new movie about a high school for the performing arts in New York.  Since I went to a performing arts high school in Milwaukee, we were beyond excited to see the movie FAME. As we watched the group of teens in

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It takes a Village – a HUGE village!

October 20, 2017 – Jim, Sarah, Derek, Mark and of course Tim and I gathered for a weekend of ideation about a new Christmas musical that I had dreamt of creating.  Perimeters were set, characters were detailed and then the announcement: “allow fantasy to enter into our conversation.” From that weekend a basic story was

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The show is on! Is the work done?

Hi! Associate Producer here. I was struck that many folks presumed that our work was done once the performances of the show started.  In a way, that made sense.  For the most part the “creative team” are done when the show opens.   The designers of set, lighting, projections, costumes, props – all these folks are

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We are a HIT!!!

THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN TOYS is a hit!!! Here is what the press is saying: “a magical holiday surprise”  From Broadway World read the full review HERE. “This musical captures everything that makes the holiday season magical. With heart, friendship, humor, family and songs that will tug at your heartstrings, it is perfect for the

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A word from the composer!

Dylan MarcAurele here! I composed the score for THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN TOYS, and in honor of my flying in to see the show tonight, Larry asked if I’d write a guest blog post about composing. My composing process is not glamorous. Ideas for music tend to strike me randomly throughout the day, so I

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