Experience how classic screenplay story structure can help us create better musicals.
What do Mrs. Lovett and Darth Vader have in common? In this class/performance/ Q&A by award-winning librettist, screenwriter, and NYMF alumnus Sammy Buck, learn how classic screenplay structure from a variety of movies translates into memorable characters, song moments, and stories of musical theatre greats – old, new, and yet-to-be.
**This seminar is not affiliated with or endorsed by Lucasfilms, The Walt Disney Company or the Galactic Empire.
Wednesday, July 10, 5:00 pm at PTC Performance Space. For tickets, click here.
Speargrove Presents, the show that New York Theatre Barn commissioned from composer Brandon James Gwinn and me, had a phenomenal developmental production - it was a dream experience with an inspiring cast.
The winner of a NAMT Writers Residency Grant, the show is about what happens to two families in a North Texas town when the drama teacher chooses Rent as the school musical. Many thanks to everyone who gave to our Rockethub Campaign - we were 101% funded.
Directed by Joe Barros and Laura Brandel, with Musical DIrection by Jason Wetzel, the cast featured Kristen da Costa, Scott Denny*, Noah Galvin* (The Burnt Part Boys), Alexa Green* (Wicked), Jessica Kent, Carolyn Mignini* (Tintypes), Ariela Morgenstern* (I Married Wyatt Earp), Jake Odmark* (Really Really), Charlie Owens* (A Man of No Importance), Erin Leigh Peck* (Toxic Avenger), Michael Pesce*, Babs Rubenstein*, Anthony Romeo* (Seussical) and Shorey Walker* (Seussical). Production Stage Manager Caitlin Lyons.* Line Producing/Casting by Jason Najjoum.
*These Actors and Stage Manager appeared courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. An Equity Approved Showcase
We are so proud to announce the show won for BEST FAMILY MUSICAL in the Off-Broadway Alliance Awards.
The New York Times compared the show to both Kafka and Katy Perry. Go figure. The show is about a 6-year-old girl who gets gum stuck in her hair and Lucy-Ethel-esque hijinks that ensue.
We broke box-office records at Vital Theatre; and a great run downtown at Theatre 80 (where Silence! The Musical opened its Off-Broadway run. From "lotion in the basket" to "gum in her hair." We are definitely way more family friendly...). Slience also won the the Off-Broadway Alliance Award, but not for Best Family Musical (it's up for Best Musical).
Red Hook, which runs on SHOWTIME and NETFLIX, and is available on DVD on AMAZON, is now part of a trio of Horror flicks on BluRay™ along with two other movies. One of them stars PonyBoy Curtis himself, C. Thomas Howell (who incidentally also played a serial killer on Criminal Minds). The other movie features Corbin Bernsen of L.A. Law fame.
Check out the Red Hook trailer: