My last news post was in December announcing the lottery results of the 2014 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and here we are on the other side of it! Yeesh. But in my defense, there really wasn’t a whole lot happening between then and the start of Fringe execpt rehearsals, and who wants to hear about that?
Anyway, the 2014 Winnipeg Fringe was fabulous, and the 10th anniversary production of BLOODSUCKERS! The Musical was a big success. We played to large appreciative houses, got a 4 1/2-star review from the Winnipeg Free Press, were designated the Patrons’ Pick for the Tom Hendry Warehouse, and — most importantly — made a profit! Huge thanks to everyone on Team Bloodsuckers for such a wonderful experience. Can’t wait for the 20th anniversary production.
Next up: my first professional theatre scoring gig. I’ve been tapped by director Ann Hodges to compose music and design sound for MTYP’s production of Jabber, a play about a teenage Muslim girl navigating a new high school. Very excited about this one. Also, I’m still working on my commission for Prairie Theatre Exchange — a non-musical play provisionally titled How the Heavens Go about love, belief and string theory. Plus other top-secret things on the burner, including some new musicals!
That should get you up to speed. Stay tuned…
Freshly drawn at the 2014 Winnipeg Fringe Festival lottery, Kiss The Giraffe Productions will remount next July a special 10th anniversary edition of Bloodsuckers! The Musical, my very first musical comedy. Yup, that weird little vampire comedy I wrote on a lark is hitting double digits, and what better way to celebrate a decade’s worth of musical theatre than revisiting the show that started it all. So mark your calendars for July 16-27, 2014. We hope you can join us. In the meantime, here’s a taste of things to come: