Musical theatre workshops and productions

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Ambition and Intelligence

I just read a quote from Jay Leno and it went something like this: “Ambition wins over genius 99 percent of the time. Sooner or later, the other guy is going to have to eat, drink, go to the bathroom, or take a vacation, and that’s when I catch him.” Ambition is something that I

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Many paths…..

As a CPA  I consulted with many business clients about marketing, staffing issues , organization charts, etc.  Many of these clients were distraught, frustrated and just plain out of ideas.  I would always tell them the same story. It went something like this: I live a few blocks from my office.  Every morning, I plan

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After a lot of work on GRACE & THE ISLAND OF MISFITS these past few weeks, I was thrown into a production meeting of GIRLHOOD.  Actually, I was thrilled to shift gears a bit, listen to some “different” music and dive back into the world of teen girls.  (We had just seen the movie Eighth

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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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