2013 trailer for my show Witches! the Musical. This trailer contains clips from the October 2012 community theater premiere at the Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon, WA. The next run of this Salem musical will be June 2014 at the Whitby Courthouse Theater in Ontario, Canada. Thank you so much for the awesome support of [...]
On Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7pm the Historic Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon, WA will host a free public video showing of Witches! the Musical recorded during it’s October 2012 premiere run. This is a fundraising event for the Lincoln Theater Digital Futures Initiative. The event will include presentations by Theater Arts Guild (TAG) [...]
Entertainment News Northwest Magazine October 2012 issue. Cover photo of Witches! the Musical. Photo by Lindsey Bowen. Visit the Entertainment News NW website at: http://www.ennw.info and read their article on Witches! the Musical by Laurel Larsen here: http://www.ennw.info/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/October-2012.pdf World Premiere Oct. 19 – Nov. 3, 2012 at the Historic Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon, WA. Presented by Theater [...]
Witches! the Musical World Premiere October 19 – November 3, 2012 at the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, WA – USA. LincolnTheatre.org
September 7, 2012 – Mount Vernon, WA Interview with Conrad Askland – writer of “Witches! the Musical” Premiere Info World Premiere Oct. 19-Nov. 3, 2012 at the Historic Lincoln Theater - Mount Vernon, WA Produced by Theater Arts Guild of Skagit County Directed by Jane Skinner. Book, music and lyrics by Conrad Askland. Official Witches! the Musical [...]
Press Release September 7, 2012 – Mount Vernon, WA Theater Arts Guild presents Witches! the Musical, a Halloween world premiere production based on historical events of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Famous historical characters come to life with a cast over 30 strong as Witches! the Musical portrays [...]
A trailer for the 2012 premiere of Witches! the Musical. The video contains excerpts from the show score. A combination of classical, pop, rock and hip hop music styles. Witches! is a story of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Official website at http://www.WitchesMusical.com
Auditions for “Witches! the Musical” June 5-6, 2012 at the Historic Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon, WA. Show dates will be Oct. 19-Nov. 3 at the Lincoln Theater. This is a world premiere show about the Salem [...]
I’m working on a theater piece and developing plot points between scenes and characters. It’s like being a detective going through the dramatic arcs of a scene and bridging the scenes together. Then matching motivation and obstacles so they are balanced and realistic.
I was looking up information about setting up a staged reading for a new musical. Found these staged reading guidelines from Actor’s Equity. http://www.actorsequity.org/docs/codes/Stage_Reading_Guidelines.pdf Actors’ Equity Association will permit Equity Actors (“Actors”) to participate in Stage Readings upon completion of the attached forms and under the following guidelines:
Great Stephen Schwartz interview with Ernie Manouse. Lots of insight into musical theater and composition for music theater.
WITTENBERG THEATER CLOSES 2001 Theater Wittenberg Closes Its Doors – The Theater Wittenbergs sustaining institution, a special purpose association, has resolved to close the theatre beginning in summer 2001. The decision will affect 156 jobs. A theatre for children and young people and a project-based music theatre will remain in operation. HISTORY OF THEATER IN [...]
The years 1927-37 were critical for artists in Germany. In 1927, the National Socialist Society for German Culture was formed. The aim of this organization was to halt the “corruption of art” and inform the people about the relationship between race and art. By 1933, the terms “Jewish,” “Degenerate,” and “Bolshevik” were in common use [...]
[Les Miserables] 10th anniversary – 17 VALJEAN Do you hear the people sing.
Angela Lansbury and George Hearn starring in Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim A great scene from Sweeney Todd that keeps the attention with the growing anticipation of the shave’s outcome…
Stephen Sondheim, Composer/Lyricist James Lapine, Librettist/Director Sondheim says you can not make an audience like something, but they have to understand the intention. Preview performances focused on making things clear to the audience.
Stephen Sondheim talks about the writting of Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music – with excerpts of the rehearsal with Sally Ann Howes. Insight into Sondheim’s composing process – he says he does not let lyrics or melody get too far ahead of each other during the writing process. Sondheim says he [...]
[Les Miserables] 10th anniversary – Epilogue (Finale)
The song ‘Evening bells’ in russian (Ð’ÐµÑ‡ÐµÑ€Ð½Ð¸Ð¹ Ð·Ð²Ð¾Ð½ – Vecherny svon – Abendglocken – Les cloches du soir) by Ivan Rebroff. This song brings back memories. My father used to endlessly play a record of Ivan Rebroff singing “Evening Bells”. One of my favorite Russian songs.