Julia and I will be back at the Weston Playhouse next week to participate in their annual Artists Retreat. We’ll spend the week hard at work on one of our newest projects Pied!, a musical that charts the rise and fall of the infamous Anita Bryant. We’ve only been working on the piece for about two months, but we are hoping the peace and quiet of spring in Vermont will inspire a whole lot of writing!
We’re so grateful to have some uninterrupted writing time, especially back at a place we’ve come to love! Thanks, as always, to Steve Stettler for inviting us back.
We can’t wait to share this project as we’re writing it. For now, you can get a peek at the first song from the show – “Make Me a Star” – as performed by the wonderful Ally Bonino at Rockwood Music Hall earlier this month.
(You can see more videos from Julia’s Rockwood concert on her YouTube page!)
Julia and I are back in the studio to record some of our newest material. We’ve got some Pregnancy Pact rewrites from last summer, songs from two of our new shows, and a few new standalones. We’re excited to get to share the nine new tracks in the next few weeks!
Thanks to all of our wonderful singers – Krystina Alabado, Ally Bonino, Katrina Dideriksen, Caitlin Kinnunen, Erin Maguire, Lauren Marcus, Jean McCormick, Margo Seibert, Ryan Speakman, Dana Steingold, and Dustin Sullivan – and our wonderful musicians – Rich Silverstein, Eric Day, Austin Moorhead, Jeremy Yaddaw, and Sean Hagerty. And a special thanks, as always, to engineer extraordinaire M.P. Kuo for making our material sound great.
Thanks to the wonderful videography of Karen Marshall, we’ve got videos from last Sunday’s Ellen Condon Macy/Julia Meinwald concert at Rockwood Music Hall. Julia and I were excited that Ellen chose to sing two of our new songs, and I’m excited to get to share them with you!
The first, “Muscle Memory,” is from our new and as-of-yet-untitled wedding musical. In the show, Geoff travels to rural Pennsylvania to crash his ex-boyfriend Casey’s wedding to his childhood friend Joelle. This song happens early on in the show as Casey explains to Geoff how simple his life is back in his hometown. It was written for a baritone, but I think Mrs. Macy puts quite a wonderful stamp on it:
I’m looking forward to sharing even more from this show in the next few months (and maybe even giving it a title…)
The second, “I Had To Wait,” was written for the wedding of our good friends Jeremy Kronenberg & Robert Anthony Jones. We were so honored to get to be a part of their beautiful ceremony in October, and happy to get to continue to share their song. On this one, Ellen is joined by the incomparable Amy Linden:
After our first meeting last week, I’m feeling incredibly lucky to be a part of Ars Nova’s inaugural Uncharted group. Come hear a sampling of the kind of exciting, adventurous, tuneful, and brave writing that will be coming from my colleagues throughout 2013. You’ll get some funk, some Cuba, and some vagina dentata. What could [...]
The old gang’s back together!
Ellen Condon Macy is back on stage, singing the music of Julia Meinwald (with lots of lyrics by me!) with a few covers thrown in. She’ll be joined by Ally Bonino and Amy Linden, with Julia, Jeremy Yaddaw, Eric Day, and Anthony Rubbo playing.
In addition to a few Pregnancy Pact standards, the [...]
Julia and I are thrilled to be heading back to Ars Nova again as members of the inaugural Uncharted Musical Theater Writers’ Group!
After our wonderful experiences in both ANT Fest and the Uncharted concert series, we couldn’t be happier to call Ars Nova our artistic home for the year. We’re one of four teams tasked [...]
2012 was the year of the world premiere.
My year was focused squarely on August and September, when the Weston Playhouse Theater Company presented the world premiere production of Pregnancy Pact. It was the first professional production of my writing – with all that entails – and I couldn’t have dreamed of a better experience. Starting with [...]
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Julia and I are so excited to say that we are semi-finalists for the developmental programs offered by Page 73! Out of 330 submissions, 30 semi-finalists were chosen for their three different developmental programs. As musical theatre writers, we are immensely honored to be included among the talented playwrights on this list.
A little bit about [...]