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The Making of a Musical: ‘Like You Like It’ (Part 1)
In this three-part series, Sammy Buck and Daniel Acquisto discuss how their Shakespeare-'80s mashup musical Like You Like It (soon-to-be published!) came to be.

Part 1: Clubs, Breakfast, and Drama

Our little show can drive now. Yup, 16 years ago, we presented our first song at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop (“Easy Way Out.”) And now with the arrival of our Studio Cast RADcording and the publishing of the script and score, we fondly look back at how this baby grew up (often singing “Sunrise Sunset” to ourselves as that ...
We chat with Eric Price about his new pop musical, “Emma!”


Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, Emma! A Pop Musical features hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. We talk with playwright/composer, Eric Price, about Jane Austen’s legacy, musical theater, and, of course, matchmaking.

Jane Austen's novels are among the most adapted writing today; from film to TV (and even zombies). What do you think it is about Jane Austen's work that remains so appealing?

This year, 2015, is actually the 200th anniversary of the publication of Emma. ...
Jeremy Desmon talks about Cyrano de BurgerShack


Cyrano de Burgershack explores the themes of selflessness, self-esteem, self-fulfillment, and of course, the generation that brought you the "selfie". This modern day retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac blends well-known pop songs, a present day setting, and relevant young adult formalities (cue the use of cell phones and the hashtag) while thematically exploring the importance of being true to one's self. The playwright, Jeremy Desmon, discusses his own writing techniques, his works, and his own grand romantic gestures.

While teaching ...
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6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Choosing The Perfect Musical
In my 45-or-so years in theater I have been in the sometimes challenging (but always interesting) position of choosing plays and musicals, for complete seasons, for a summer theater and for a high school. In the ‘70s I founded and produced plays and musicals at Celebration Playhouse, a 150-seat theater that did a new show every six weeks! Beginning in 1986 and continuing until the present day, I have had to choose 3 musicals for the summer seasons at Middlesex County, New Jersey's Plays-in-the-Park where I am the producer, and for 20 years I also directed the non-musical and musical ...
Catalog of Plays and Musicals for Schools
For the past few months, we have been diligently assembling our annual catalog, and it's finally done! This catalog reflects our newest and most popular plays and musicals for middle and high school theater programs or competitions. The plays range from one-acts to full lengths and include works by some of our most popular playwrights such as Ed Monk, Jon Jory, Alan Haehnel, Jonathan Rand, Don Zolidis, Jonathan Dorf, and Ian McWethy.

New and popular musicals in the catalog include works by Peter Bloedel, Sam Willmott, Nick Blaemire, Jodi Picoult, Mark Baron and Jeffrey ...
   
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