Musical theatre workshops and productions

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Grace and New York City

Our last reading of GRACE & THE ISLAND OF MISFITS happened in New York City a couple of weeks ago.  Now, I had never organized  a reading in NYC, so I had a lot of logistics to work out.  And, I was doing it all from Chicago.  I had to hire the actors (thanks to

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Mentors……come and go….

Sometimes you find mentors in the strangest places.  Sometimes you pay them, and sometimes they become friends.  Mentors are very important to me, and I listen to every word they say.    I have had some great mentors in my life, but none as special as John Glines. John Glines was retired when I met him,

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Marketing for family entertainment

Marketing has never really been my “thing.”  I think I understand it, but it does not come naturally to me.  When I owned the CPA firm, I hired someone to help me market the firm.  The expert asked me to complete a 50 page packet before she started.  It was so so overwhelming.  And, what’s

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Hiring a stage manager…

I am in the process of hiring a stage manager for a workshop production of GRACE & THE ISLAND OF MISFITS.  This workshop will be produced in February 2019 – seven months away – and I have to hire a stage manager now….a bit unbelievable to me. First, you may be saying….remind me what a

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It’s the story that matters!

I just returned from a business trip to New York City.  Between meetings and planning sessions, I was very lucky to see four musicals.  Two musicals were part of the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), the festival in which we participated last year.   This year NYMF has chosen to “downscale” the number of productions it

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FROZEN, Jr and young girls!

I saw this on Facebook the other day and just saved it to my desktop, thinking there is a blog here somewhere.  A few days went by and I saw two musicals – a new 75 minute version of PETER PAN with a dynamic, new score and one of the first pilot productions of FROZEN,

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