Kill Your Darlings (and a new mp3)

No, that’s not the title of our next musical.

It’s a quote from William Faulkner, the hottie below.

"Honey, kill our darlings, will you?"

It’s a concept that comes up a lot in the rewriting process.

In musical theater, the story (and it’s “flow”) along with the characters are most important…more important, even, than the songs.

We had a song in GOLDEN GATE that was a cute little ditty that was sung by the pregnant wife of our main character, Glenn, who was just fired from his job and going to be investigated for corporate fraud.

Although we think the song works nicely on it’s own, it slowed the show down too much and wasn’t active.

The song is still in the show, but cut up quite a bit and interjected with song that came directly after it.

The result was actually more interesting to watch and made the storyline much clearer.

We don’t have a recording of the new version…it being so “new” and all, but we’ve attached an mp3 of the original song…as it will never appear again!

Sung by the amazing Kate Hennies from Millikin University. Let us know what you think.

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4 Responses to Kill Your Darlings (and a new mp3)

  1. Tal says:

    Best of luck with Golden gate!!
    I’m sure it will be amazing, and do keep posting songs from it!

  2. Sierra says:

    Love this song and this show. Can’t wait to see you guys when you come back in December! Can you record the cast so we can buy the album?

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