A New Virtual Musical!
I hope you and your family are safe and well. We are hunkered down here in Chicago, eagerly waiting for our mayor to open the parks. But every day I am reminded about how fragile life is. How important it is for all of us to stay alert – and, even more, to remain calm and kind to others.
A few weeks ago I received a call asking if we could adapt GIRLHOOD to be an online musical. Alter the show so that it would be all solos and monologues. I took some time to review the numbers and the song structure and determined that it could not be done. You see, GIRLHOOD was designed to be mostly group numbers – very few solos, so it just could not be done.
Then, this person asked me “Why don’t you just create a new musical that could be put online.” Well, I thought about this and talked to some colleagues. Then, just as I was wrestling with whether to do this, I received a note from my mentor:
“Just say YES as often as you can, as much as possible for every opportunity.” That was all I needed to hear.
So, I am proud to announce THE MYSTERY OF CUSTODIA! an on-line musical for schools! A comedy/mystery, combined with great music and a hilarious story. Why did Mr. Humphrey, the school janitor disappear? Where is Lunch Lady Linda? And what is going on, down in Custodia? Available for licensing in August 2020!
Wait…Wait… How did this happen so quickly? Don’t musicals take years to create? Well, first, I put the project on fast track. I hired people who were not working and created a very tight schedule. Two weeks to research and create the story, one week to write the script, one week to write the music and one week to make refinements and re-writes. Now BAM – the pilot productions will start in July.
We’re back! Thanks for hanging in there with us.