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LA TIMES RAVE!!! Musical ‘The Color Purple’ at Celebration is a Certified HIT!

The L.A. Times just-in rave review of the Celebration Theatre’s triumphant production of THE COLOR PURPLE gives unabashed praise to every facet of the show, now open through May 26th. Times theatre reviewer Charlotte Stoudt writes, “Above all, this exuberant COLOR PURPLE creates an opportunity to count blessings — including 99-seat theaters that take on… Read more »

A Message from TRW President & CEO Steve Spiegel about CHANGING MINDS

Okay, I’ve been doing this licensing thing a very long time and have represented hundreds of great musicals. I’ve created youth, school and junior editions and personally seen their importance in many of your theatres. And now, combining the talent of two amazing authors with that of my creative team at TRW, we have developed… Read more »

Memphis Commercial Appeal Features Close-Up Article on CHANGING MINDS in Tennessee! Big-time break: Germantown High School stages play’s world debut!

The following article, by Lela Garlington, appears in the Memphis Commercial Appeal and was published on November 9th, 2011. Click HERE to read the article at http://www.commercialappeal.com. Students will be dealing with the same opening-night jitters that real actors face when they perform at the world premiere of “Changing Minds” at Germantown High this week…. Read more »

The Page to Stage Process: CHANGING MINDS in Development

The process of giving birth to a new musical is a lesson in collaboration, caring and crazy amounts of hard work! But, when a first staged production of your baby gets notices like this… “CHANGING MINDS (is) a rock musical that addresses high school politics, human connections and gender roles, all while maintaining the family… Read more »

LAWNCHAIR MAN takes flight at MHS!

Clackamas Review in Clackamas, Oregon, has written a great feature article on the Nov. 17, 18 and 19 performances of Milwaukie High School’s production of FLIGHT OF THE LAWNCHAIR MAN. Click HERE to read the article! FLIGHT OF THE LAWNCHAIR MAN centers around Jerry Gorman. He’s a thirty-four-year-old guy from Passaic, New Jersey, who just… Read more »

NORA’S ARK Sets Sail from TRW!

NORA’S ARK, THE JAZZ MUSICAL is a modern retelling of the biblical tale. The show helps children reflect on the difficulty and necessity for breaking old habits, attaining new perspectives, and learning from mistakes by working together to succeed. The music is blues, bebop, and swing. Children discover a love of jazz music through the context… Read more »

Clifford Carlson is Co-Founder & Co-Author of Jazz Drama Program

Clifford Carlson is a writer and co-founder of The Jazz Drama Program. Carlson is a middle school teacher. In college, he was mentored by author Virginia Hamilton and later studied under playwright Tina Howe. Early in his teaching career he collaborated with Touchstone Center for Poetry founder Richard Lewis and for ten years studied at… Read more »

Candy Project’s ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE Earns Two Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards!

GIMME SOME CANDY! Omaha, Nebraska’s brilliant Candy Project (I LOVE YOU BECAUSE & [title of show]) earned two Omaha Entertainment & Arts Award nominations for their production of ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE.  The amazing Candy kids earned a Best Musical nomination and Best Musical Direction nod to Zack Peterson, for their take on the Paul… Read more »

Rose Theatre’s HOW I BECAME A PIRATE Earns Rave from Omaha World Herald!

The Omaha Theatre Company at the Rose Theatre, one of the nation’s top Theatre for Young Audiences organizations, has just opened Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman’s sparkling adaptation of  the beloved book How I Became a Pirate written by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon. Directed by Rob Urbanati, the show garnered stellar… Read more »

Playbill.com:The Addams Family Gets Major Makeover for National Tour

Playbill.com today (Oct 5, 2011) ran a fascinating article detailing the make-over process that THE ADDAMS FAMILY has undergone for the First National Tour of the Broadway tuner. Check out the article at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/155204-EXCLUSIVE-Singing-New-Tunes-The-Addams-Family-Gets-Major-Makeover-for-National-Tour