Monthly Archives: August 2015

End of Summer and New Projects

After a busy August covering Maine State Music Theatre and fulfilling assignments for Scene 4, Broadway World, Talkin’ Broadway,  and Fanfare magazines, I am also wrapping up a very exciting project described below:

Many Voices, Many Steps, One Dream: The Intern Program at Maine State Music Theatre

fameThis summer I had the privilege to follow the careers of twenty-three young theatre professionals who participated in the prestigious Maine State Music Theatre’s summer internships. I am currently assembling a short, fifteen-minute  documentary film for MSMT’s use consisting of interviews, snippets of performances, and discussions with the artistic and creative teams at the theatre. The project will also eventually include a short version of the film for Broadway World, as well as a You Tube collection of the uncut interviews. I am deeply indebted to everyone at MSMT for their support of this project, especially Curt Dale Clark (Artistic Director), Stephanie Dupal (Managing Director), Carol Marquis (Director of Communications), ray Dumont (Director/Choreographer) and all the delightful and talented “kids” who participated! It has been an amazing adventure for me!

Busy July

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- 7/14/15 -- Maine State Music Theatre run of The Music Man.  Photo © 2015 Roger S. Duncan © Roger S. Duncan, 2015. Permission granted for usage by Maine State Music Theatre and their designees for theater promotional purposes. Resale not permitted without express written consent.

July has been filled with writing and theatre-going! One of the highlights was Maine State Music Theatre’s incandescent production of Music Man, which ran from July 16 – August 1and for which I was able to review and interview. You can find the interview with stars Curt Dale Clark and Lauren Blackman here and the others on my Broadway World pages. For Fanfare I spoke with young classical crossover soprano, Alessandra Paonessa and interview with Israeli soprano Varda Kotler was published.. Meanwhile work on ongoing projects continues apace with the first draft for forthcoming short story collection, Carousel, com plate and Jonas Kaufmann book moving along nicely.