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HOME STREET HOME 

Produced by Kevin McCollum
Music by Fat Mike
Lyrics by Fat Mike and Jeff Marx
Book by Fat Mike, Soma Snakeoil and David Goldsmith

HOME STREET HOME is a new musical about love and survival among runaway teenagers living on the street.  Based on true stories of the authors’ experience of homelessness and punk culture, the story revolves around Sue, a 16-year old runaway who plunges headfirst into the alternative lifestyle of the streets.  After being adopted by a colorful tribe of homeless street punks, Sue finds empowerment, self-realization and acceptance from her new chosen family.  Music by Fat Mike (NOFX), lyrics by Fat Mike and Jeff Marx (AVENUE Q), book by Fat Mike, Soma Snakeoil and David Goldsmith (MOTOWN).

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

Development Lab at Ideal Glass, NYC - February 2018
Reading at Vineyard Arts, Martha’s Vineyard - July 2017
Development workshop at O’Neill Theater Center - June 2017
Development workshop at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music - Fall 2016

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A VERY BRADY MUSICAL

Music and lyrics by Laurence & Hope Juber
Book by Lloyd Schwartz & Hope Juber

Conceived by one of the TV show's original producers,  A VERY BRADY MUSICAL is a clever blend of nostalgia and satire.  Through a series of misunderstandings, the Brady kids think their parents might be heading for divorce, and dig in to raise money to obtain marriage counseling for their woe-stricken parents.  Brady hijinx ensue, ending with the entire Brady clan in a holding cell at the local police station.  Lloyd Schwartz and Hope Juber are the writers behind the more recent Brady movies for television, while co-composer Laurence Juber is a Grammy Award winning musician.

Currently in negotiations for a national tour, with a limited engagement in New York

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THE MOLLYHOUSE

Produced by Tegan Summer
Music by Divya Maus
Book and Lyrics by Richard Hanson

In 1726, an underground gay pub thrives in the London slums; the Mollyhouse.  Inside, every night is a celebration, but outside, a repressive city government tightens its hold on the city’s gay population. Inspired by real events, THE MOLLYHOUSE is a vibrant blend of Irish folk song, classic rock and contemporary pop music.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

Developmental reading at The Montalban Theatre, Hollywood - February 2019

Benefit staged reading in Los Angeles - October 2018
New Musicals staged reading at 54 Below, NYC - July 2018
Concert reading at Rockwell Table & Stage - January 2018
Workshop production at the New Studio, NYC - April 2017

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THE BABY PROJECT

Book by Lori Ada Jaroslow

Lyrics by Lori Ada Jaroslow and Fonda Feingold

Music by Fonda Feingold and Noriko Olling

Dana Jacobson, a fortyish, single New Yorker, leaves her colorful family of origin and moves to Los Angeles to start one of her own. As she careens through the world of medically assisted fertility she is forced to ponder the question – What exactly constitutes a family? Dana finds herself at the mercy of the foster care system, the L.A. public schools, HMO’s, and L.A. traffic. Dana’s dream comes true in a way she hadn't envisioned. Ultimately, THE BABY PROJECT gives voice to the ever-changing face of the American family.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

Staged reading for the Blank Theatre Company Living Room Series in Los Angeles - May 2019

NYMF Developmental Reading in New York - April 2016

Developmental workshop at The Road Theatre, funded in part by an NEA GRANT - March 2013