Julia and I are pleased to be working with students at The American Musical Theatre Academy (AMTA) on songs from our collection. AMTA was founded in London in 2010 as a training ground for musical theatre performers, and a program began in New York this past fall. Over the next few weeks, along with music director extraordinaire Rich Silverstein, we’ll be spending time with a class of 8 students as they learn our songs (and learn some of the skills needed to work on a new musical. It’s such a fun chance for us to revisit some of our favorite material, and a great way to meet the next generation of musical theatre performers! Thanks to co-founder Christie Miller for getting us involved!
In honor of entering our ninth year as collaborators, Julia and I decided to make it official and create a team website! Check us out at gordonandjulia.com for demos, videos, and more.
News and updates will still be posted here with regularity, so bookmark both to stay in the know!
I have officially made it. There is a little girl in Korea singing and dancing along to one of my songs.
English EGG’s Drama Phonics series, for which I wrote this theme song (with Will Aronson) and a number of books, has been published! The series is meant to introduce all of the English-language phonemes with funny, alliterative stories. (The full collection is pictured below.) I wrote instant classics like “Cindy at the Circus,” “King Kangaroo,” “Mom’s Messy Milkshake,” and “Penny’s Perfect Painting.” Each book was set to music and comes with audio recordings of the text and the song, along with a dance. (I think that’s the dance that my new best friend is doing in this video.)
I can’t wait to get my copies!