Still want to see Jersey Boys onstage!
My favorite time of the year is almost upon us! The first week in February will see students from Fort Dodge Senior High auditioning for the annual Spring musical. This will be my 11th musical as the theatrical director for FDSH and I look forward to the experience every year.
This year we are doing “Bright Star” written by Steve Martin (yes, THAT Steve Martin) and Edie Brickell. It was nominated for several Tony awards . . . the same year as Hamilton, The Color Purple, Waitress . . . it was a big year for great shows that year!
This show is a bit of a departure for us stylistically. It’s definitely more of an “ensemble” show, providing numerous actors with featured moments on stage. I’m excited to get the process started . . . even if auditions and casting are super-stressful! So here’s to another exciting Spring watching students share their passion onstage!
I’ve been a Barry Manilow fan for as long as I can remember and was lucky enough to see the stage production of Copacabana while I was living in Erie. This is such a fun song!
I’m so excited to direct Bright Star this Spring! Auditions will take place the first week of February and I can almost guarantee you’ll get tired of hearing me talk about the show as we move through the rehearsal process. But until then, here’s a taste!
Bring it On: The Musical is a serious guilty pleasure of mine. I’m COMPLETELY the wrong age demographic for that particular show, but the music stole my heart. Enjoy!
If you have been paying attention to the world of musical theater in recent months, then you’ve heard of Six: The Musical. It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite song so here’s one of several!
Switching things up a bit for a few weeks – gonna be sharing some of my favorite songs from the world of musical theater. This song is my absolute favorite from the musical Waitress. Sarah Bareilles wrote the score.