The last month has been an intense one working on my musical “The Golden Cage.” After a NYC reading earlier this year, I started rewriting the beginning and ending of the show.After NYC reading, I started rewriting the beginning & ending of the show. #GoldenCage Click To Tweet
Tomorrow I’m presenting the rewrites for the New Opera and Musical Theater Initiative.
Yesterday I rehearsed with with singers Erica Spyres and Matt Spano, and pianist/musical director Tim Maurice, who has become a huge part of my creation process. Here’s a selfie of the whole crew:
That means cutting measures, shifting notes, changing words all on the fly. Tim and I work together weekly, and he knows the piece so well now that I can say “use the new accompaniment here” or “play like whacked out Chopin” he can shift without dropping a beat.
It’s exciting to see it come together. It also wakes me up in the middle of the night when I write down things like “the cage is LIFE!” – things I ponder over in the morning when they’re legible enough to read.
Later this fall I’ll start sharing the show in a series of ‘Pizza Readings’ – so stay tuned for more on that.
Here are some rehearsal pictures: