Musical theatre workshops and productions

Musical Theatre writers…..

Stephen Schwartz attending the opening night after party for the Broadway musical ‘The Addams Family’ held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. New York City, USA – 08.04.10

Stephen Schwartz is a hero of mine.  I love all of his work.  He writes music and lyrics. As I meet more and more musical theatre writers, I am more and more impressed with their skill, their tenacity and their “can do” attitude.  Today, I thought I would share some of my friend Jye Bryant’s thoughts about writing for the musical theatre.

“Creativity is an elusive beast who arrives with a fierce intensity at the most inconvenient times only to disappear abruptly and without a trace.”

This is so true.  How many times have I gotten an idea in a yoga class and know I have to wait till the end of class to write it down.

His five tips for songwriters are marvelous.

Here is another:

“Lyric writing – noun – the art of the human experience through the use of metered language and occasional rhyme that will be further enhanced by complementary melody.”

But this message is the one I like the best:

“Write the shows you want to see and create the world you want to live in”


Thoughts?  Love to hear them.

Larry Little

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