Musical theatre workshops and productions

Category: Current Projects

GIRLHOOD update

GIRLHOOD, one of the musicals we are developing now, is a song cycle that follows the lives of four girls as they make their way from middle school through high school.   We have been working in the show for about 18 months and are thrilled with the progress. I started this project by conducting, along

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What is a “pre-read?”

As a producer, I always tell my writers that I need to hear what they write, I cannot just read the lines on the page. As we work on the script I hire professional actors to “give life” to the dialogue.  I listen to what they are saying, watch their expressions and try to imagine

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GIRLHOOD and GRACE updates…

Several supporters have asked me for updates on the two shows we are developing, so here goes: GIRLHOOD is a musical we are developing for middle and high schools.  Its focus is on girls becoming women.  The show focuses on four characters from when they first start middle school (about age 12) to when they

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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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