Richard Castle and I signed a contract with Northern Sky Theater for the right to produce our musical, OKLAHOMA IN WISCONSIN. A week later I received a check that was twice as much as our contract stipulated. I let the financial officer know this and he told me to cash it anyway—they'd deduct it from future royalties. I love it when this happens.
The fabulous Kelly DeSarla (right) performed Hillary's and my song EVERYTHING MUST GO at the Gardenia. She KILLED! Tom Ayers, an actor/comedian, had me crying he was so funny. Everyone was great.
Elise Dewsberry, dramaturg at New Musicals Inc. and performer extraordinaire, performed a song Richard Castle and I wrote for her called MR. WHISKERS at the Rockwell Table & Stage. She KILLED!
May 16th – 27th
Richard and I were flown to Door County to work with the director and actors and musicians to fine tune the script and music to enhance the staging. Segues needed to be lengthened or created, dialog and underscoring needed to be shortened here and there, and "bow" music for the end needed to be written. It was thrilling to watch our musical come alive.