The Naming of Port Rexton- Trinity NL

The Cast of the Naming of Port Rexton Look at all those beautiful people!! There is an unwritten rule in musical theatre (actually, it's probably been written down a few times as well), "Thou shalt not write a large cast show. At least not if you want the show to be produced." What [...]

By | 2017-02-14T03:23:42+00:00 August 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BINGO LADIES in Port Stanley

Laura Caswell, Lisa Horner, Mary Pitt and Mark Allen.Photo by Mark Girdauskas. The world premiere of Bingo Ladies opened in Port Stanley this July 1oth, and I've had the opportunity to see the show three times since then. Part of that is doing my playwright/composer work (should that line be cut? Hmm...) but [...]

By | 2014-07-20T16:56:54+00:00 July 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Moon in Autumn and new musicals

It's a summer of new musical theatre. First, in late spring (well, that's almost summer) we had the workshop through Sheridan College of the new musical "The Moon in Autumn". I'm composing the music for this new musical based on Uncle Vanya by Chekhov, with Richard Ouzounian writing the lyrics and book. We're both so pleased [...]

By | 2014-06-18T11:15:46+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bingo Ladies opening and review!

I've had a great time in Calgary. I was around for the opening of "Touch Me", got to attend rehearsals for my one act musical "Bingo Ladies" (one night, Bingo Ladies was opening and Touch me was closing- a first to have two productions running at the same time!), and of course the chance to [...]

By | 2014-05-03T14:36:44+00:00 May 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TOUCH ME- songs for a (dis)connected age

There's a great show coming up in Calgary that I'm very excited to have a song included in. TOUCH ME will include songs by Joe Slabe as well as other musical theatre writers from across Canada (like myself) about how technology affects or relationships (for better or worse!). The song I've written, "Just an Old [...]

By | 2014-04-04T15:33:52+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shows in 2014

2014 seems like it will be a banner year. There will be two productions of the musical I've written, Bingo Ladies, one running April 28th - May 17th at Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary, the other July 9th to 26th at the Port Stanley Festival Theatre in Ontario. What's Bingo Ladies about? Here's the write up [...]

By | 2014-01-07T16:43:59+00:00 January 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bingo Ladies in Port Stanley- the Workshop

  Looking forward to the first reading of the full length version of my musical, BINGO LADIES at the Port Stanley Festival Theatre this Saturday. We'll be rehearsing with our 4 talented actors for three days and then having the reading at 8:00 on Saturday night, September 28th. Come on down to Port Stanley and [...]

By | 2017-02-14T03:26:54+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Naming of Port Rexton

Summer is far more than half over now and it is going by so quickly, but I'm happy to report that my new musical, "The Naming of Port Rexton" is coming along well. What an amazing experience it has been to write a show based on the history and people of this place (loosely based, to [...]

By | 2017-03-15T22:22:43+00:00 August 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments