May 5, 2016

CPA Theatricals Blog

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  • Twenty Three

      Twenty-three.  There are twenty-three kids in Bravo Performing Art’s production of GIRLHOOD.  “Well, I wanted to have about 34, but we were a bit under enrollment this year” the director told me. But, let me tell you – twenty-three middle school students is a lot.  I was at the first rehearsal. First rehearsals ar […]

  • Musical Theatre and Modern Dance

    William Reilly’s Academy of Ballet is where I was a scholarship dance student.  I was a boy, with no dance training – other than a few shows I had performed in.  And because of my gender (a shortage of boys!), I was given a scholarship.  It meant I got to take as many ballet classes […]

  • Things I learned about PIPPIN!

    PIPPIN has always held a special place in my heart.  I remember seeing it four times before I went to college. You see, I was in high school when it was the “big” show to do.  Although I never did the show, I still LOVED seeing it.  As I am reading the revised and updated […]

  • Trouble…Erratic…Unreliable….Undependable – NO!

    I was sitting quietly in the back of the costume work room, waiting for my time to be measured and to have my costume fitted.  I was young, just out of college, and this was a huge, important company I was working with as an actor.  Next to me was a mature actress that had […]

  • Schwartz discusses Fosse/Verdon an interview by Carol de Giere

    Welcome to my blog – Everything Broadway – For this week’s blog I asked my friend Carol de Giere if I could share with you some of her interview with Stephen Schwartz about his reaction to the TV series Fosse/Verdon.  She said yes. But, before I do, I would like to say that Carol has […]

  • We all need some inspiration now…hope this helps!

    For today’s blog, I wanted to share some quotes from various heroes.  Several of them came to me by way of my mentor, Ken Davenport.  He has been a huge inspiration to me and he love’s quotes. Some are quotes I discovered in other places. But I find them inspiring and uplifting. “Live like you&rsquo […]

  • Fosse / Verdon…Verdon first….

    I am sure many of you are watching the mini-series by Ryan Murphy – FOSSE/VERDON on FX.  I was so looking forward to seeing each episode as they unfolded, but since we were traveling I had the pleasure of watching four episodes back to back.  WOW…..that is my reaction. First, the format of the series […]

  • LOTS to do……

    And so my acquaintance asked me: “What does it mean to be an Associate Producer?  What do you need if you want that job?” I thought of that question as we were preparing for – and then producing – our reading of MISFITS at Carroll University a couple of weeks ago.  I suppose I’m being […]

  • Easter Bonnet Competition!

    This past weekend was a holiday weekend for Christians (Easter) and Jewish People (Passover.) As I watched the pictures of my friends prepare their Seder dinners and I, myself, cooked a turkey for Easter, I remembered a wonderful event that the Broadway community participates in each year – The Easter Bonnet Competition. The competition is […]

  • Reading Photos…

    Last weekend, we had our full reading of our first draft of THE ISLAND OF MISFITS – The Musical. In collaboration with Carroll University, directed by James Zager, over 100 supporters came to the presentation and gave us feedback on the show.  Enjoy the photos! &nbs […]


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