"From Inspiration To Stage" explores how musicals are written and presented, from generating ideas to getting your show on the boards! Complete with examples from his musicals and special guests, composer Drew Lane will help crack open the process of writing musicals.
Inside Information #1 - "Collisions" by City Theatre - A Musical In Seven Days (Project Interlude)
In this first of a new series for "From Inspiration To Stage", Inside Information takes you behind the scenes of new musicals and their creators. Drew interviews two of the creatives behind City Theatre's Project Interlude new venture; Sarah Campbell (book) and Jo Elizabeth Finnis (Direction). Their aim? To create a musical in just seven days.
"In defiance of the decimation of the musical theatre industry, City Theatre from Sydney will create a brand new, fully staged short musical from idea to performance in just one week. The creative team has exactly 7 days to devise, write, compose, cast, rehearse, stage and perform an entirely new work from ideation to curtain call. In this time, the broader team works to create all the costumes, props, set, lighting and sound design you would expect from a traditional production.
The finished work will be performed to a live audience at the Flight Path Theatre and streamed online at citytheatre.com.au on Saturday the 8th of August, 2020 at 7:30pm. This is a free live stream experience featuring talent from WAAPA, Belvoir Street Theatre and Enmore Theatre.
The production features an all-female creative team, featuring Sarah Campbell (Book), Renae Goodman (Music), Emma Young (Music/Lyrics) and Jo Elizabeth Finnis (Direction)."
Composer Spotlight #4: Meet Vicki Larnach
In our fourth Composer Spotlight, Drew interviews the wonderful Vicki Larnach whose musical based on the Sir Terry Pratchett book "Good Omens" has been receiving much attention. Vicki shares her insight on the process of gaining permission to adapt the book, how collaboration works, and more. She also shares two songs, one from "Good Omens" and another from her brand new project!
Ep14 - Where Are The Songs Meant To Go?
Many new writers of musical theatre struggle with where a song should go in regards to their book or script. It can be quite a challenge, and a misplaced song can ruin the entire flow of a scene, or indeed, the whole Act. So, how do you know if you need a song, and where do you put it? In this episode, Drew explores the purpose of your songs in a show, and where to put them! Featuring songs from his musicals "Electric Dreams", "The Impossible Princess", "Final Words" and "The Tree Of Life".
Concert Of Very Industrious Dramatists (COVID) #4
We're back with another outstanding selection of songs by musical theatre composers from around the globe! If you're looking for the very best of new musicals, then you've found it. Featuring songs by Athos Kyriakides (USA), Günther Fiala (Austria), Peter Kelly (Canada), Millicent Sarra (Australia), Gavin Brock (UK), Kristian Stipe (Sweden) , Jye Bryant (Australia) and Drew Lane (Australia), this eclectic concert is sure to appeal to just about anyone. So, download, sit back, close your eyes, and get completely lost in this fourth COVID Concert.
Concert Of Very Industrious Dramatists (COVID) #3
This third edition of the COVID Concert showcases more exemplary talent from all around the world. Featuring songs by Athos Kyriakides, Molly Lankford, Steven Bergman, Jeff Eisenberg and Bruce J Robinson, Miriam Kook, Neal Learner, Jamie Burgess and Drew Lane, COVID #3 is guaranteed to delight the ears and introduce you to a plethora of new composers and new musicals.
The First Milestone - Thank YOU!
No fanfare, just a heartfelt thank you from Drew to all the listeners out there. It's because of YOU that "From Inspiration To Stage" has hit its first milestone!