I am excited to report that I have just embarked on a new series of mini-video profiles about theatre artists working in or visiting Maine. These will be published on Broadway World‘s Maine site throughout the course of the next year. The first is on the amazing Curt Dale Clark. I have lined up director Brian P. Allen and director/choreographer Raymond Marc Dumont next, so stay tuned. I have also created a page on this blog to archive the videos so you can access them here, at Broadway World, or on my You Tube Channel.
August saw a flurry of theatre writing. Two of my favorites were these articles about the musicals of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark – one from Scene 4 Magazine and one from Broadway World. You can read them the extensive Scene 4 profile here and the BWW article here.
My other assignments included continue to cover Maine State Music Theatre’s spectacular 2016 season and reviewing their delightful collaboration with Portland Stage, The Irish and How They Got That Way.
I had a wonderful time researching, interviewing, and preparing this article on Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark’s body of fifteen original musicals. You can read the piece in the August issue of SCENE 4 Magazine at the link above. Scene 4 is a wonderful, multi-media monthly arts journal with an international circulation. I will post the article on my blog when the rights revert to me in September.
Gearing up for the summer theatre season here in Maine, just as the 2015-206 has closed , and I thought I would share with you two recent articles that I had great fun writing. The first is a preview piece on what is sure to be a real treat this August-September – a co-production between Maine State Music Theatre and Portland Stage of Frank McCourt’s The Irish and How They Got That Way, directed by Marc Robin, sets by Anita Stewart, and starring Curt Dale Clark. Here is the link to read the Broadway World piece: https://stagescreensong.wordpress.com/we-are-all-irish/
Then I had the pleasure of reviewing the absolutely remarkable production, directed by Raymond Marc Dumont, of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party at Portland Players. I was blown away and delighted to be able to give it a rave!.. Check out then article here: https://stagescreensong.wordpress.com/bww-review-raymond-marc-dumont-directs-a-difficult-disturbing-and-brilliant-the-wild-part/
I also completed another interview with composer Tobin Mueller for Fanfare – he has completed his masterworks trilogy with a Chopin-Mueller album- and got to speak to composer Dan Redfield.
So it has been busy, busy! Who says living in Maine is uneventful?