The Pact is back in Canada!

The wonderful folks at The Edge Productions in Windsor, Ontario are teaming up with Gangway! Theatre Company in Toronto for a multi-city remount of 2017’s production of Pregnancy Pact!

The show will run in Windsor at Sho Studio from April 24-27 before moving to Bravo Academy in Toronto from May 2-11. Tickets for both cities are available now!

The production will once again be directed by The Edge’s Artistic Director Miriam Goldstein, with music direction by Sam Poole, and design by Nathaniel Cedroni and Morgan Corbett-Collins. They were a dream time the first time around, and I’m so thrilled that they’re all back with the show.

Samantha Bourque, Miranda DiPietro, and Sean Sennett return to their roles from the 2017 run (as Maddie, Brynn, and Cory/Justin, respectively.) They will be joined by Caroline Burton, Melissa MacKenzie, Anna Mazurik, and Katie Miller for the restaging.

I can’t wait to see this wonderful production again – my passport renewal is in the mail!

REB+VoDKa+ME at the Morgan Library

We were lucky enough to present selections from REB+VoDKa+ME at the Morgan Library today in American Lyric Theater‘s ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert. Alongside selections from new works by Christopher Cerrone & Stephanie Fleischmann, Theo Popov & E.M. Lewis, and Kamala Sankaram & Jerre Dye.

Thanks to ALT Producing Artistic Director Lawrence Edelson for including our work in the concert. And thanks to music director Gloria Kim, violinist Clara Kim, cellist Joann Whang, and the fabulous singers Glenn Seven Allen, Quinn Bernegger, Ta’Nika Gibson, Edith Grossman, Heather Jones, and Sophia Perez (pictured above) for allowing us to hear these songs in such a wonderfully new way!

Windy City Something Blue

I had such a wonderful week in Chicago getting to work on our very first public reading of Something Blue in Underscore Theatre Company’s Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. Thanks to very quick and very wonderful work by actors Britain Gebhardt, Sam Button-Harrison, and Alex Newkirk (pictured L-R), directors Isaac Loomer and Rachel Johnson, and music director Annabelle Revak, Julia and I got to see and hear the show in its full form for the first time – complete with suggestions of what a staging might look like!

We can’t wait to take what we’ve learned from our time in Chicago and see it in action next month when we get to hear Something Blue again, this time back home in NYC with Page 73. More info on that reading to come very soon!

We stuck the reading!

And we have a musical!

Thanks to everyone involved in the Flint Rep New Works Festival for giving us the time and space to hear the entirety of The Magnificent Seven for the first time. Julia and I are so lucky to have gotten to bring along MD extraordinaire Rich Silverstein to work with director Michael Lluberes and a magnificent cast of eleven who vaulted right into a 22-song score with 16 hours of rehearsal. Our gymnasts (pictured above, from L-R) Samantha Carter, Taylor Jones, MaryPaige Reiffel, Amanda Kuo, Annadelle Kimber, Paige VanSickle, and Emily Fishman were joined by Stephanie Cohen, Shelby Coleman, Paul Gregor, and Paul Nelson Gregory to bring the show to life for a friendly crowd who braved the snow.

We can’t wait to get to hear the next draft soon!