Directing and music directing Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum at Emory & Henry College at the moment. It's our last production of the season and our first musical in the new McGlothlin Center for the Arts. Click here for more.
I'll be heading off to Greensboro, North Carolina next week to the Southeastern Theatre Conference's annual convention. I'll be presenting two of my workshops, More Than Words: Contemporary Commercial Singing for the Musical Theatre and Use What You Got: Authentic Confidence in Performance which tackles the unique demands and anxieties of performance for the singing actor. I'll also sit on a panel with colleagues from Emory & Henry and Florida Southern College to discuss with educators how to successfully prepare high school students for college auditions.
I'm extremely excited to announce that I'm developing and authoring a new book that takes an in depth look at the next generation writing for the musical theater. More details will be released soon but I can say that I've got an incredible and dynamic roster of composers and lyricists on board who will offer up an intimate glimpse into their process, inspirations and assumptions about the future of the art form. Keep an eye out for official announcements in the coming months.
I recently had the great honor and pleasure of performing alongside my music department colleagues at Emory & Henry College in our new digs, the McGlothlin Center for the Arts. It was a thrill, to say the least.
The performance, entitled Coming Home, featured the brilliant Dr. Lisa Withers, Dr. Matt Frederick, Dr. Allyss Haecker and yours truly. A friend was kind enough to capture some bootleg recordings which I'm happy to share here.
It was particularly moving getting to be behind the keys again, singing and playing (a place I feel truly at home). Much love and many thanks to the brilliant Bob Ballengee for his accompanying me on percussion.
They are bootlegs after all, so don't mind the quality, just (hopefully) enjoy.