Gymnastics journalist extraordinaire Dvora Meyers interviewed Julia and me after our July reading of The Magnificent Seven, and the interview was published today in her newsletter, Unorthodox Gymnastics. Give it a read to learn more about our collaboration, our approach to the material, and our horror at John Tesh, et al.
I am so thrilled to share that The Magnificent Seven will have it’s first full production in May 2020 at Flint Repertory Theatre! Julia and I had our first full reading of the show there in January in their New Works Festival, and we’re so excited to be back in the wonderful and supportive community.
Over the last three years of writing this show we’ve been anxious to get it up on it’s feet to figure out how our gymnastics-musical-without-any-real-gymnastics might move through space, and I’m thrilled to have the chance! And we’re working once again with the wonderful director Michael Lluberes to figure it out for the first time.
More announcements about this production (casting, tickets, etc.) and some other Magnificent developments will be coming very soon… Check back here for updates!
Thanks to engineer Chris Gilroy, violinist Saki Uetsuhara, cellist Brian Sanders and the phenomenal singers we’ve worked with over the past 3 years: Delaney Amatrudo, Matthew Berzon, Ally Bonino, Jack Brinsmaid, Jackie Colquitt, Jessica Fisher, Holly Gould, Hanako Greensmith, Sam Heldt, Angelina Kelly, Kelsey Lake, Adam Lawrence, Lily Lester, Allison Lian, Evan Maltby, Lauren Marcus, Elexis Morton, Matthew Oster, Sam Paley, Angela Pardini-Gomez, Jeanna Phillips, Allison Posner, Katie Rodgers, Daniel Saulle, Libby Servais, Rich Silverstein, and Emily Walton.
Erin Danielle Krebs, who Julia and I first met at the 2017 Yale Institute and currently the Directing Fellow at Barrington Stage Company, presented excerpts from Pregnancy Pact on July 25 & 26. The scenes featured BSC Musical Theatre Conservatory actors Caitlin Alvarez, Solange Gosselin, Sonia Joffe, Carly Mazer, Jenna Meadows, Maya McQueen, and Liam Munn with music director Darren R. Cohen. We didn’t get to venture up to Pittsfield to see it, but our sources let us know they did an amazing job. (Our sources being the wonderful Sam Heldt, who’s currently starring in the world premiere of Fall Springs at Barrington!) We’re so excited that the show resurfaced for a moment in New England, and so glad that they had a meaningful experience with it!