UPDATE: Our production got nominated for several Austin Critic’s Table awards (including Best Musical Director) and ended up in a tie for first place in Best Musical Production. Sweet!
Running through April 17, 2016
Tis the season of musicals for me right now. Among all the others I am also music directing and playing piano in the 1960’s Broadway underdog hit, She Loves Me book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, music by Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof) There is a lot of great things about this musical including a crazy-ass plot twist at the end of act one and some really well scored music. I had to create a 6 piece orchestra reduction from the original 12 piece version which was a ton of work but well worth it. The students are really excellent and we have 3 equity actors acting alongside the students in this production. Our fearless director is Nick Mayo and he has a super clear and passionate vision of this production. He has big Broadway cred and also starred in She Loves Me in high school at the age of 16 so has lots of great insight into the piece.
Click HERE to read an Austin American Statesman interview with Director Nick Mayo about the show