Musical theatre workshops and productions

Category: Mystery

When in doubt…Pivot!

That is the new word these days.  COVID has ravaged practically all areas of entertainment.  It certainly has devastated the whole world of live theatre.    It took months for the full reality of the situation to become clear, certainly for me it did.  My friend West Hyler just posted this in Facebook: “Obstacles are opportunities

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Pilot Productions of THE MYSTERY OF CUSTODIA

THE MYSTERY OF CUSTODIA – our new virtual, online musical is being tested….right now!  Several pilot productions of the show are being performed by middle schools throughout Illinois.   What’s a pilot production? Well, normally, when we develop a musical we “test” it by doing workshops.  A workshop is a staged mini version of the show. 

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A New Musical in 5 weeks – WHAT???

The challenge was daunting.  How could we ever create a new musical in such a short time?  Musicals take years to create and develop, right?  And this one had to be all solos and monologues – how on earth are we ever gonna do that? Schools and summer programs needed something immediately! This was a

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The Mystery of Custodia!

A New Online, Virtual Zoomsical!     The Mystery of Custodia is a completely virtual musical, able to be rehearsed and performed by students from the safety of their own homes. Comprising 24 scenes, this musical is designed for all students to have a monologue, and occasionally songs. Students film their individual section(s) and submit

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Mystery of Custodia – Q&A

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OK, time to divulge some details about our new project.  I thought it would be best to put it in a Q&A. How did you conceive the story? I did zoom interviews with a bunch of students of all ages, gathered as groups within the various age ranges.  I started by asking them what genre

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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

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