Dear Friends of Roswitha:
You won’t believe it but….
WE FINISHED WRITING THE SHOW! …well, a first draft…
Over the last few months, we have written two thirds of the second act, composed five new songs, and revised everything several times. Does that still count as a first draft? At any rate, it is new and it is done (for now). Imagine Kevin’s delight as this chart got greener and greener (green=done as you probably guessed).
We were highly motivated to finish Roswitha in time for our…
WINTER PERFORMANCE OF ROSWITHA AT BERKLEE
We will present the show in a script-in-hand, partially-staged reading format. No sets, no elaborate costumes, but all the scenes and all the music! We will feature a talented cast of Berklee students: Gabriela Manuell Barrera, Isaiah Evans, Ektoras Georgiou, Hannah Hanson, Elaine Kline, Abigail Lag, Karl Munroe, Jackie Novy, Katie Riley, Olivia Rodriguez, Savannah Smith, Skyler Stahlmann, Avianna Tagerty, and Utsav Bhargara (Accompanist).
Friday, December 14th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Café 939 at Berklee College of Music, 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.
Click here for the official Cafe 939 post.
2 hours, 30 minutes including intermission
Here are some candids from a recent rehearsal.
And here is video excerpt of part of the opening number five weeks before the big night.
A MUSICAL LOOKING FOR A PRODUCTION TEAM AND A HOME
With confidence gained from finishing a draft, we are ramping up our efforts to find directors, producers, and other theater professionals to help us on our quest. Female collaborators would be particularly welcome, as our story attempts to empower women. We’ve also started applying for some of the standard opportunities for musical theater writers. Wish us luck.
FRESH BAKED MUSICALS WITH CAROL DE GIERE AND STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
The Fresh Baked Musicals concert in August was a big success. Many thanks to Carol de Giere, Stephen Schwartz’s biographer and the organizer of the concert. Check out her new book Defying Gravity. We also were able to chat with Stephen Schwartz himself. A brilliant writer and entertaining person!
And finally, we hope you will be able to join us on December 14th at Berklee.