Musical Theatre writers…..
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.