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Posted by THEATRICAL100 2012-05-06 19:14:19
Going to New York in June. What production companies should I submit to and try to arrange meetings with? Think companies like Matt Murphy, TheatreWORKS, etc.
DEAR JOURNAL-A NEW MUSICAL ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL' 2011-2012 Tour
'DEAR JOURNAL' is a new musical centering around 4 teenagers entering Middle School. Realizing that Middle School isn't just about what it appears to be, they scramble to fit in and lose track of what's really important. This show tackles difficult subjects such as Popularity, Peer Pressure, Betrayal and Staying True to Yourself.
Now, they must make a choice between the Friends they always wanted-or the Friends they've always had.
'DEAR JOURNAL' touches, moves and inspires everyone that sees it.
The special thing about 'DEAR JOURNAL' is that it is the foundation of a friendship. Eric Gelb, a gay teen and Ryan Hurley, a straight opera singer, put their rocky past aside to produce and direct an original musical chronicling the many things that happen in middle school.
You would think that an adult helped us.
Together, we have performed 5 shows at 4 different venues across Michigan. We designed, purchased and assembled everything ourselves. Working around a tight budget, we have produced a show we are so proud of with a message even stronger than anything else out there.
However, we are probably the first teens to do that. Almost no middle schools have any arts funding left - I know ours doesn't. That's why we set out to do this production, and that's why all the money to produce our show came out of our pockets, even turning to our castmembers for financial help.
We hope, aside from walking away with a great message, the people the come to see our show will be inspired to make a change in their school's arts program and start programs like we did.
Audiences love 'DEAR JOURNAL'!
"A VERY INTERESTING STORY OF HOW TEENS BECAME COMFORTABLE WITH THEMSELVES IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, DEMONSTRATED VERY NICELY IN DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES, COMING TOGETHER EQUALING A WONDERFUL TALE ABOUT PEER PRESSURE, BULLYING AND CLIQUES."
"GOOD STORY, COMEDY AND ACTING-ANYONE CAN RELATE AND HAVE A GOOD LAUGH!"
"HILARIOUS AND FUN!"
"POIGNANT WITH A POWERFUL MESSAGE."
"GELB'S PERFORMANCE IS PRECIOUS."
Page 45 of November 3rd issue of Jewish News
'Dear Journal-A New Musical About Middle School' 2011-2012 Tour
(previously 'Project X-The Musical' 2011-2012 Tour)
THE NEW SMASH HIT MUSICAL
'ONE WORD...AMAZING!' 'POIGNANT WITH A POWERFUL MESSAGE.'
'THESE ARE TEENAGERS?'
NOW AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING! THRU WINTER 2013
Going to NEW YORK