We are excited to announce the two new original Canadian musicals that will be presented in the ASCAP Workshop on Saturday, May 6 @ 1PM (location TBA). Each show will present an excerpt in workshop format, followed by professional critique by our panel of Broadway writers, including Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It), and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf).
RUMSPRINGA BREAK! An Am-ish Musical
Book by Matt Murray
Music by Colleen Dauncey
Lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal
When Amish twins Hannah and Ruth leave the comfort of their strict, sheltered community to explore the outside world for the first time, things don't go as planned. Desperate, penniless, and stranded in the big city's roughest neighbourhood, the naïve sisters must rely on their faith, the outlandish locals, and each other to survive.
THE JOURNEY THAT SAVED CURIOUS GEORGE
Book by Jen Shuber
Music and Lyrics by Nicky Phillips
Based on the book The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey by Louise Borden
Curious George, the beloved monkey is famous for his narrow escape from danger in his well-known stories. What is not well known is that Margret and H.A. Rey, the writers of Curious George, narrowly escaped danger themselves when they had to flee Paris in 1940. The Reys, both Jewish, managed to escape with the Curious George manuscript moments before the Nazi’s occupied the city. This is the story of how two immigrants came to America and contributed to the fabric of American culture. Against all odds, this husband and wife team were determined to get to safety while protecting their life’s work and as a result brought a little monkey to millions of children for years to come.
The ASCAP Workshop is open to all CMTWC members and industry.
If you are interested in attending, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.