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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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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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Lyrics: Drift

This song was written as part of a songwriting challenge.  While on the annual beach getaway I take with several friends from my days of teaching high school English, I threw out the word drift as a potential hook for … Continue reading

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Top Five – Jeopardy Categories I Would Rule at Thanks to Musical Theatre

I’ll take “Ways to Say ‘Welcome’ in a Bunch of Different Languages” for 400, Alex. Colors No Straight Man Has Any Business Knowing – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Ocher?  Fawn?  Russet?  Azure?  Mauve?  What? People Who Try to … Continue reading

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