My heart soared like so many glass elevators in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when Sara, Amy, and I learned that THML Thearte Company will be producing Elevator Heart as part of their upcoming season! The show will run at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City in the spring of 2019. Here's the Broadway World article outlining the rest of their great lineup. Stay tuned for more updates!
Very excited that the wonderful Allie Sandler will be singing Cheerleader (lyrics by Sara Cooper, music by me) from Elevator Heart at Prospect Theatre Company's Rave Revue concert on Friday 7/27! Here's the nifty Broadway World article, and you can get tickets here!
A few more nice pull quotes from reviews of The Loneliest Girl in the World's world premiere at Diversionary Theatre!
"Ingenious...Absorbing and smartly conceived new musical...One remarkable -- and admirable -- aspect of Loneliest Girl...is the generosity of spirit that writer-lyricist Gordon Leary and composer Julia Meinwald extend to their subject. Meinwald's score hooks a playgoer with all kinds of strong melodic lines, and meshes gracefully with...well-turned Leary lyrics."
-James Hebert, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Witty and impassioned...The melodic score is moving without becoming rhapsodic, and its clever turns spoof the pop and political landscape of the '50s and '70s."
-David L. Coddon, San Diego City Beat
"A groundbreaking, spectacular piece of theater."
-Albert H. Fulcher, Gay San Diego
"A creative and moving work...highlights the intersections of those on the opposite sides of political debate"
-Yuko Kurahashi, San Diego Free Press