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I found this ….
I saw this on a friend’s Facebook timeline. And, I paused after reading it for a couple of reasons. First, I believe in this. I use this as often as I can. And, many times, it works. But, of course, it does not work all of the time. I don’t know why, but that is […]
The BEST ideas win…regardless of where it comes from!
I have a confession to make. I am not a good collaborator. But, I am getting better at it. It has always difficult to me to be “One of the team” and not just the boss. But after managing a business for 18 years, I have gotten better. And I have learned that collaboration is […]
Writing stories that are not your experience…
Writing a story that is not your experience….. The other musical that I am developing is a show created for middle school students to perform. It is called GIRLHOOD, and it will tell the stories of girls’ experiences in middle school and beyond, ending up with their graduation from high school. But, what do I […]
The first reading of our Christmas musical!
“I don’t know enough about Grace.” “This part does not make sense to me?” “The piano part at this point is too complex.” “What is your working title?” These are some of the things we heard at the reading of the first part of our new musical. With a draft completed of 20 pages and […]
Casting…why is it so difficult for actors and producers?
Casting…part 3 Yep, another blog about casting. Most actors hate casting calls and auditions, most producers do not like sitting through auditions, and many directors also do not like the long hours of auditions. But, alas, auditions and casting calls are a part of our business. For productions that use union actors (Actors Equity Association) […]
Updates and an Announcement!
Hi, A few of our supporters have asked for an update on 57th NATIONAL MATHLETE SUM-IT and on the other shows we are developing, so here goes……(oh, and there is an announcement at the end of the blog!) 57th NATIONAL MATHLETE SUM-IT – This great musical featuring strong roles for young women (formerly called NUMBERS […]
Exciting news!!! Remember I told you I was developing and creating a new Christmas musical? We have a fantastic composing team working on it right now. Dylan MarcAurele is composing the music and Jennifer and Jaclyn Enchin are writing the book and lyrics. The musical is based on a story that I wrote in t […]
Can we stand one more SHOWSTOPPERS???
Last one…I promise, but there was so much in this great book Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadways Most Memorable Songs by Gerald Nachman, I just had to share a few more of his stories. Irving Berlin (ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, CALL ME MADAM, LOUISIANA PURCHASE) wrote 451 hit songs, 82 of those songs […]
In my last blog I wrote about this great book I am reading, Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadways Most Memorable Songs by Gerald Nachman. I found myself devouring this book to the point that I finished it in just a couple of days. But, as promised, here are some more fun stories that […]
What are “Showstoppers?”
I am reading the wonderful book Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway’s Most Memorable Songs by Gerald Nachman. It seems every few pages I am finding myself saying, “Hmmm, I never knew that!” So, I thought I would share with you some of his information. First – GYPSY. This musical is a gangbuster musica […]