Show Time! The First 100 Years of the American Musical
A signature celebration of a uniquely American art form, charting its evolution from the mid-1800s to 1999, and featuring more than two dozen songs by a horde of hoodlums, from Victor Herbert and Dorothy Fields to Stephen Sondheim and Jason Robert Brown. This new solo entertainment is an electrifying live-action documentary, weaving live music and live performance through a narrative of world, cultural, and, primarily, theatre history. (Think The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged meets Elaine Stritch: At Liberty under the auspices of PBS!)
A series of EP and audio play releases giving new voice to lesser-known, artistically sound musicals.
UMC Writers Lab
A three-week intensive fostering the creation of an original musical play whose theme will illuminate the impact of Past on both Present and Future. Putting a 21st century spin on a Golden Age practice, the Writers Lab will, each year, build a prescient new musical from the ground up, providing a creative, collaborative environment for a new generation of artists, and infusing the musical theatre canon with rich, resonant new works.
Tap That Sh!t
Currently in development, Tap That Sh!t is a new event celebrating the intersection of the tap vernacular and the American musical.