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We had such a lovely time at the Elevator Heart concert on Monday night -- and now we've got youtubes to prove it! So glad that I can watch these fiercely talented women on repeat :)
We're doing a concert of songs from Elevator Heart, the show I've been writing with the wonderful Sara Cooper and Amy Burgess. We are in Broadway world and everything y'all.
Monday August 15th at 7:30pm
Royal Theatre at the Producer's Club: 358 W 44th St, Fl 2
Supported by a grant from Queens Council on the Arts!
Tickets and Info:http://m.bpt.me/event/2583893
Music Directed by Julianne Merrill and starring:
Alyse Alan Louis
Ellen Condon Macy
Not to make promises I can't keep, but I think there will be heart shaped lollipops. At the very least, there will be 12 rad musical theatre songs.
Gordon and I got to spend a lovely week at Two Rivers Theatre in Red Bank, NJ working on our new musical The Magnificent Seven, which is about the 1996 women's Olympic gymnastics team. Are we excited to write some songs inspired by our favorite 90s rockers? Why, yes! Will we represent gymnastics on stage with elaborate puppetry? Who knows! Will Kerri Strug stick the landing? It would be pretty historically inaccurate if she did not. We're so grateful to Sarah Schlessinger and the kind folks at Two Rivers for giving us such a beautiful environment to get some new work done in.
Today is the perfect day to reblog about our new REB + VoDKa + ME demos! Check them out! Major thanks to our amazing engineer Andy Zinsmeister and our cast Ally Bonino, Hanako Greensmith, Sam Heldt, Kelsey Lake, Evan Maltby, Lauren Marcus, Elexis Morton, Matthew Oster, Allison Posner, Libby Servais, Rich Silverstein, and Emily Walton.
We’ve got an amazing group of singers joining us to share the first material from REB + VoDKa + ME!
Come on up/down/over** on Friday, May 20 to see Ally Bonino, Hanako Greensmith, Sam Heldt, Kelsey Lake, Evan Maltby, Lauren Marcus, Elexis Morton, Matthew Oster, Allison Posner, Libby Servais, Rich Silverstein, and Emily Walton! (It means a lot to have all these people, from all along our writing journey, back with us to try out something new. And we’re thrilled to work with a few new folks at the same time!)
And if you can’t make it next Friday, fear not! This whole crew will head into the studio to record the new material, so be on the lookout for a link soon.
So excited to hear the awesome Atlantic alums perform a bevy of new work, including 3 of Gordon and my songs (Twin Bed, The First Time You Kissed Me, and Let's Make a Sex Tape). Thanks to Nick Luckenbaugh and Tom Costello, both gentlemen and scholars, for including me.
Gordon and I are so excited to share 16 new songs from this new show! Check out our Civilians Extended Play blog about the project!
It's gymnastics time. Gordon and I will finally get a chance to write The Magnificent Seven, our show about the 1996 women's Olympic gymnastics team, as part of Fresh Ground Pepper‘s 2016 Playground Playgroup. As FGP says:
The PlayGround PlayGroup is a year-long, collaborative workshop culminating in the PlayGround Festival, realizing Fresh Ground Pepper’s mission to prompt and provoke the artist to make art. It is a place where writers and creators of varying mediums convene to convert their pages, projects, and ideas into fresh new works.
The Magnificent Seven will tell the story of the 1996 U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team and their road to winning the gold medal. Seven girls – Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps, and Kerri Strug – were on their home turf in Atlanta and caught the imagination of the world in the first truly post-Cold War games. It resulted in one of the most iconic Olympic images: Kerri Strug’s final vault, landed on an injured ankle, that clinched the gold medal.
Check back for updates, and be on the lookout for a December presentation of work from the show!