Musical theatre workshops and productions

Category: Current Projects

Reading Photos…

Last weekend, we had our full reading of our first draft of THE ISLAND OF MISFITS – The Musical. In collaboration with Carroll University, directed by James Zager, over 100 supporters came to the presentation and gave us feedback on the show.  Enjoy the photos!  

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What’s in a title?

Have you heard of FEELING ELECTRIC, AWAY WE GO or EAST SIDE STORY?  Well how about NEXT TO NORMAL, OKLAHOMA! And WEST SIDE STORY?  All of these musicals changed their title before the show got to Broadway.  Why?  Well for a number of reasons. Sometimes it takes a while for a musical to gel…to come

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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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