Musical theatre workshops and productions

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Christmas show title revealed!!

GRACE & THE ISLAND OF MISFITS is the working title of our new musical. And, yes, it is a Holiday show!  Designed to be performed during the Christmas season.  Again, the show has a strong set of female leads and a mostly female cast. Here is my elevator pitch: “A brilliant, young woman, fresh out

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5,000 theatre students!!

Yep – 5,000 theatre students, teachers and others are gathered in Lincoln, Nebraska for the International Thespian Festival.  I am here, along with my colleagues from Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) to promote 57th NATIONAL MATHLETE SUM-IT. This festival is a combination of workshops, auditions for colleges, performances and exhibits.  TRW sponsors an event called Thespian

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You’ve heard of a triple threat in musical theatre…but..what about this??

Multiple threat sounds horrible, right?  Not in this case….Director, Choreographer, Musical Director and professional singer – this describes the multi-talented woman who will be directing and helping me develop our musical – GIRLHOOD.  Tina Reynolds – founder of Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts in Oak Park, Illinois, is that woman. I first met Tina

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Braintrusts…

Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration is a book recommended to me by my mentor – Ken Davenport.   It is written by Ed Catmull, one of the founders of Pixar Animation.  Yes, the company that created the first full length animated film done completely on a computer.

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23….20…and 7….and GIRLHOOD – an update!

Some of our supporters have asked for an update on GIRLHOOD.  So, here goes: 23 –  Twenty-three people will write the songs for GIRLHOOD.  Since GIRLHOOD is a song-cycle (click HERE to learn more about song cycles), each song will be composed by one…two or three people.  We are really proud that the songs will

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Bravery…and Girls…

As we were working on the logo for GIRLHOOD, our graphic designer suggested we use a silhouette of a girl on top of the logo.  She gave us several examples, but they just did not seem right.  Finally, one of our creative team said something like, “The story is about teaching our girls to be

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