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Lyrics: Lucy’s Laugh

This song taught us a valuable lesson: Don’t use people’s real names in songs. Billie Jean and Eleanor Rigby — probably not actually their names. Matt Doyle performs the song on our album. This song actually underwent a semi-significant revision … Continue reading

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Lyrics: The Temp & the Receptionist

While preparing for our concert at The Zipper Theatre Factory in 2008, our director, Ed Iskandar, suggested that we would be well served to write a duet for two of our favorite performers, Anderson Davis and Patina Miller, both of … Continue reading

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Awesome Songs by Awesome People – Part II

Here are some more songs we like by people we like.  Check them out.  (Read the first installment here) Pasek & Paul – Pretty Funny – from Dogfight http://www.pasekandpaul.com/ Julia Meinwald & Gordon Leary – Sex Tape – from Pregnancy … Continue reading

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Musical Theatre Writing

There are approximately 8 billion things that can go wrong for a musical between the time a writer first touches pen to paper and the moment the actors take their final bow. From a writing perspective, here are the seven … Continue reading

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Lyrics: I Think that He Likes Me

I’m a sucker for romantic relationships that begin as very good friendships.  Hence my otherwise inexplicable love for Dawson’s Creek.  This song is about the very exciting moment at the very beginning of one such relationship. This is one of … Continue reading

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Lyrics: Out of My Head

Escapism and emotional repression are not exactly unfamiliar themes for us.  They pop up in a lot of our work.  Apparently they’re not entirely unfamiliar some other people either, as this song has become one of our most popular pieces. … Continue reading

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Carrie Manolakos Rocks

Watch this.  Now. Carrie is awesome, in case you hadn’t realized that yet.  The song is pretty incredible too. Buy her album. http://www.carriemanolakos.com  

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