Musical theatre workshops and productions

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Inspiration from a cat?

GIRLHOOD, my most recent project, is a song cycle musical that tells the stories of middle school girls as they experience the challenges of daily life from middle school through high school.  Through interviews with girls, I have developed seven central characters that will be featured in the show along with a large ensemble. Recently,

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NYMF this year…

Last year the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) featured musicals including THE TIME MACHINE, MOTHERFREAKINGHOOD and of course, 57th NATIONAL MATHLETE SUM-IT (formerly Numbers Nerds). I just received word of the exciting new shows in this year’s festival, to be held in July. First, a bit about NYMF (crazy name, ha?)  It is the largest

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I found this ….

I saw this on a friend’s Facebook timeline.  And, I paused after reading it for a couple of reasons.  First, I believe in this.  I use this as often as I can.  And, many times, it works.  But, of course, it does not work all of the time.  I don’t know why, but that is

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The BEST ideas win…regardless of where it comes from!

I have a confession to make.  I am not a good collaborator.  But, I am getting better at it.   It has always  difficult to me to be “One of the team” and not just the boss.  But after managing a business for 18 years, I have gotten better.  And I have learned that collaboration is

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Writing stories that are not your experience…

Writing a story that is not your experience….. The other musical that I am developing is a show created for middle school students to perform.  It is called GIRLHOOD, and it will tell the stories of girls’ experiences in middle school and beyond, ending up with their graduation from high school. But, what do I

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The first reading of our Christmas musical!

“I don’t know enough about Grace.” “This part does not make sense to me?” “The piano part at this point is too complex.” “What is your working title?” These are some of the things we heard at the reading of the first part of our new musical.  With a draft completed of 20 pages and

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