It seems like just yesterday we announced our reading series, and now, here we are, 9 months later, announcing the fourth and final reading of the year!
Usually we announce the next reading the day after our previous reading, so we’re actually a little late in this announcement.
Why are we late?
We chose a musical . . . and true to form, those f’ers just take more time to pull together. 🙂
So what will we be reading on Monday, December 13th at 8 PM? (Shouldn’t musical readings be called singings?)
Date of a Lifetime, with book and lyrics by Carl Kissin, who comes from over 4000 shows with Chicago City Limits, and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr., who comes with a MFA from Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program.
Date is about a man at a speed-dating event who introduces himself to a potential mate. During their limited time together, he hypothesizes what their life as a couple might be like – going all the way from present day to her death. Then . . . it’s her turn.
Now, I have a little secret to tell you about Date.
It’s not done.
We didn’t get a full script and score to this one, but we believed in the material we did see, we believed in the concept, and more importantly we believed in the team.
And that’s what Producers have to do half the time.
When I look back at the day Robyn Goodman, my partner on Altar Boyz, signed on to produce the show with me, I can’t believe she did it. ‘Cuz the script was certainly not ready for prime time. But she saw the same potential I had seen two years prior.
Part of your job as a Producer is to see the swan in the disgusting duckling. Rent had been kickin’ around the city for years, before the right Producers saw what no one else could.
So come to the reading on Dec. 13th and see what Carl and Robert come up with.
Oh, and the reading will be held in a different location this time. It will be held in . . . our own rehearsal studio! We just underwent an office renovation here at DTE and I had to take a little more space than I wanted, so, I decided to turn it into a rehearsal studio!
And that’s where we’ll be doing the reading.
Hope to see you there!
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