Long before the auditions start the creative team for a musical is deep in meetings, sharing ideas, building designs, brainstorming and literally building the creative scaffolding for the actors.

This is what I’m learning as I become a PRODUCER for my original musical “The Golden Cage” which is opening Off-Broadway in April  – in NYC this spring – “The Golden Cage”  – thanks to the first-ever CreateTheatre Series developed by producer Cate Cammarata — and  thanks all of YOU who’ve already donated to “The Golden Cage” (And if you haven’t yet –  make a tax-deductible donation here. )

I had no idea how many people it takes to put a show on the stage – even just a two-person show!  Check out the list of Creative Directors and Designers that are already developing the show … before the actors are even chosen. 

Just think about that.  When you come to the show you see two people on the stage – and a brilliant pianist playing the music.  THAT’S the show. 

 

But that is SO not the show!

So, what are these creative meetings like?

Well today I met with Tim Maurice, the Boston-Area music director who’s been  helping me develop the show for the last 5 years.  Tim has become more than a Music Director – more like a Creative Facilitator, making it possible for me to finish the show, set up the studio, re-arrange the music, perform the live workshop performance and create the audition pages.

Today our goal was to create a working studio for me to share videos with YOU … and here’s what the first one looked like!  I jumped onto Facebook Live and did a live test.

 

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