Almost four months to the day since the last post. TC has been busy; moving to a new house, getting a new job at Harvard. Me, I had another crazy awesome summer working at Charles River Creative Arts Program (CRCAP), writing a ton of songs and music directing Tom Megan's production "The Kid Who Would Be Pope". It was a fun show to do, and it was well reeceived all around.
L&C finished its run on June 22nd, and came back for one more show during ImprovBoston's "Geek Week" a couple of weeks ago.
As I mentioned in the previous post, two new songs were added before the end of the June run, but were never performed, Percent of Your Love (Romp In The Sheets), and I'll Be Redeemed (Hellfire). I was kinda disappointed Redeemed never got performed, but the concensus was that "it's a hard song." The others have all been a bit more "instinctive" to pick up, I guess. Regardless, several people have been talking about sending this show to festivals and getting it more press.
As for where we want to go with the show, there has been talk of formalizing it into a "Noises off"-style scripted show based around Hindenburg (the most well-formed of the three musicals L&C wrote), but it's still just an idea.
In the meantime, here's what I've got lined up between now and next fall:
Little Shop of Horrors
Once On This Island
Original show based on The Aeneid
Original full-length show for CRCAP
8-9 songs/jazz tunes for a contemporary burlesque show
Several misc. tunes for several misc. ImprovBoston shows
And the most challenging part about all this writing? I'm doing it all solo; music and lyrics. I will not have the lyrical genius of TC Cheever working beside me.
Somewhere amidst all the words and notes, hopefully I'll find time to eat, sleep, and breathe.
The work never stops...