Julia and I are thrilled to get back to work on REB + VoDKa + ME, this time with the Musical Theatre Factory! We’ll be spending the next ten months in their new writers group working our way to a full draft. We’re so happy to be back at the Factory after our wonderful experience in their 4×15 series a few years ago, and excited to be writing among so many friends and colleagues in the group! Stay tuned for more updates on the show…
I had the best time watching a chunk of the show get up on its feet for the first time. After 5 hours of rehearsal, we presented 15 minutes for an enthusiastic crowd. Thanks to Portia Krieger and Rich Silverstein for leading the way, along with our wonderful cast – Libby Servais as Anita, Sam Heldt as Tommy, Dana Steingold as Mary Ann Mobley (RIP)/Sandra Bryant/Lisa-the-meanest-girl, Amy Linden as Joanne Lucille “Runner Up” McDonald/Kay/Sharon, and Adam Stasiw as Bert “Emotionally Putting Out a Cigarette” Parks/Dick Clark/Sister Dorothy.
If you don’t know about the Musical Theatre Factory, check them out! It’s an all-volunteer-run organization that is fully devoted to nurturing new musicals, run by the fearlessly wonderful Shakina Nayfack. Go see a show there, volunteer to tend bar or usher, or (best of all) give them money!
Come on down to the Musical Theatre Factory on Monday night for a slice of PIED!
Julia and I are so excited to present an excerpt of the show, up on its feet for the first time, as part of this month’s installment of 4×15 on Monday, December 15 at 8:30pm. Directed by Portia Krieger and with music direction by Rich Silverstein, the 15-minute excerpt will feature Dana Steingold, Sam Heldt, Libby Servais, Adam Stasiw, andAmy Linden (L-R, pictured above.)
The evening will feature 15-minute excerpts of four new musicals (including shows by our friends Andrea Lepcio and Bill Nelson) with some industry feedback after each presentation. It should be a fun night with a fun, new company devoted to new musicals!
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