What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

A Rave Review June 9, 2017

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it on here before, but I wrote the lyrics for a musical! The show is called Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical, and it’s currently playing at a really great professional theatre. My husband wrote the music for the show, one of our mentors created the concept and wrote the script, so the whole thing has been an amazing experience. It’s been about two years with the project now, and the coolest thing happened! We got an amazing Broadway World review!

The goal is to shop the show out to other theatres, and that awesome review is a huge stepping stone!

(Pardon me whilst I give the show folk a big ole’ pat on the back.)

The husband and I never really set out to write the music for a show. The playwright literally asked us to meet him in a grocery store parking lot the day we were leaving town after closing a show. We pulled in next to him and, after swearing us to secrecy, he popped the trunk and passed us the first few pages of the script.

He knew what roles he wanted us in and knew he wanted me to play the ukulele. I read about my character and what her song should be, then for fun on the long road trip, I started working on lyrics for a ukulele song for me. By the time we reached our destination two days later the husband and I had written a song.

We sent it to the Playwright, and he asked us to write some more music. So we did. And then we created a musical with original music. And now it’s been reviewed by Broadway World.

Click here to read it!

The moral of the story: you just never know what good things can come out of the trunk of a car in a grocery store parking lot.


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