Musical theatre workshops and productions

Category: Current Projects

GIRLHOOD workshop….it starts….

The texts and emails started the day before.  A bit of a panic it seemed.  “I don’t think we can realistically do 6 numbers in 4 hours!” “I cannot teach choreography before they learn the song.” “Four more students will be showing up and they don’t have the material.” “I won’t be able to come

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Demo recordings…

Part of developing a new musical is creating demo tracks of the music.  Why is it important?  Who listens to them? When is the best time to create the demos?  Glad you asked…… First, I should say that there are different kind of demos.  The most basic demo is what the composer records after they

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Trios

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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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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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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