Category Archives: Theatre

“She Disappeared” from The Magnificent Illusion

It has been a LONG time since I have posted any new music. And there is a reason for that… for the past two years I have been hard at work on my Thesis project for my MFA in playwriting from Hollins University. So I have finished my these, and I’ve now started to work …

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Drama Queen – Audio Book – Mystery/Humor

This book was a whole lot of fun. It is marketed as gay fiction, and is set in a theatre with lots of wild and fun characters, as we all know the theatre is filled with! I got a chance to meet and interview the author, Joe Cosentino, in New York City, and I’ll be …

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What I Look for in Auditions

While I teach and work at a University, UGF is a small, private school, and we need to also work with members of the community. In other words, I, like many of you, don’t have a bottomless pool of talent. I can’t be picky and decide ahead of time that I want a particular “type” …

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Scoring Bertram Wiggly – Audiobook – Musical Comedy

This was the first audition I did on ACX. The description seemed so perfect! How could I miss this one? Well, I was correct, and this book was a whole lot of fun. As a musical theatre parody, I had to make up several melodies and sing in many different voices as well. There are …

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The Director is a Modern Invention

For those who have studied theatre, most of you should have heard the following at some point or another: the director is a modern invention. Before the 1800s, that duty was spread among the actors and possibly playwright. It is easy to forget, because we (especially we directors) cannot imagine how theatre existed without our …

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Wax Museum – a 5 Minute Play

Wax Museum by Michael Gilboe 4W2M – A tour guide leads a guest through a fake wax museum, skewering celebrity, idol worship and actors… all in five minutes.

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Go Out On Top (from The Dead Legend)

From the musical, “The Dead Legend” presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in July, 2013. Music & Lyrics by Michael Gilboe Lead Vocals by Rachel Altman (as Judy Garland) Arrangement by Michael Gilboe When Amy Winehouse dies and shows up in The Dead Legend, Judy Garland explains why it might not be a …

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