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The Planemaker • 1978 Original Cast CD

Posted on Jan 12, 2019 in Cast Albums Demo CDs DVDs

The most magical story you will ever believe in! by Marvin Payne and Guy Randle. Young Lucas Lightbrow can fly — and not just in his dreams. But in those bright, yellow dreams is also Amy Fletcher. As they grow and marry, and bear a child, Amy dies and Lucas is left alone. Somehow the flying leaves Lucas. Then his relatives raise their son. But soon Lucas’ grandson, Merwin, comes to live on the farm. And he teaches his Grandpa that it’s all right to dream — and it’s even all right to fly. This musical is a delightful and insightful journey through life and love as we find out that there can be more to the stars than meets the eye. A wonderful contemporary score propels this story. PRODUCT DETAILS: 25 Tracks (with narration tracks included) 72 minutes...

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Much Ado About Nothing — Shakespeare

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 in Classics, Latest, New Releases, Plays, Shakespeare Plays

by William Shakespeare Freely adapted and updated from the Shakespeare Classic by J.D. Newman (Perfect for Colleges/Universities, High Schools and Middle Schools) The military war is over, but the “merry war” of love has just begun! Considered one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, join Beatrice and Benedict, Hero and Claudio as they navigate through mine fields of words and jealous rivals to the safety of finding that one person with whom you truly belong. Drawing serious and frivolous into one realm, the show tells of nobleman Leonato, who shares his home with his daughter, Hero; niece, Beatrice; and elder brother, Antonio, as he welcomes friends home from the war. The play is set in 1945, just as WWII was coming to a close. A time in history where feminism had just experienced more progress than it ever had before. The...

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10 Things from The Playwrights Center about Script Submission–BLOG January 2, 2019

Posted on Jan 2, 2019 in PLC BLOG

Ten Things a Reader Wants You to Know (or, How to Keep Your Script in Consideration) 1. A script is not a musical score. 2. There is a distinction between a play and an experimental theatre piece. 3. Send the right project to the right theatre. 4. Remember, theatre is theatre. Be realistic about what can be accomplished in theatre. 5. The stage directions are not there to demonstrate your literary ability or creativity. 6. Start at the very beginning, or set the scene properly. 7. Don’t submit the first draft of your first play. 8. Know what you are writing. 9. Spelling and grammar count. So does formatting. 10. Don’t send a musical to a play contest and don’t send a play to a musical contest (and so many other scenarios…). For the full article — which is...

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