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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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To Boldly Go…

For thirty two years, I have successfully avoided the Star Trek franchise in all its incarnations. Now, for those of you familiar with my personality and/or work, this fact may be surprising for two reasons: My plays and musicals are … Continue reading

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Beginnings -or- Why Older Sisters are Always Right

Setting: A car parked outside of the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Time: The early 1990’s An obnoxious fourteen-year-old boy argues with his older sister.  His motives are strong and pure.  He wants to spend the summer doing something awesome like sitting on … Continue reading

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