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A 2010 Selection of The New York Musical Theatre Festival


St. Petersburg, FL
The Palladium

Nov 13, 2010 @ 8pm
Benefitting WMNF-Pacifica

Sarasota, FL
The Glenridge PAC

Nov 15, 2010 @ 8pm
Benefitting WSLR-Pacifica


Akron, OH
Weathervane Playhouse

Nov 7, 2011 @7:30
Benefitting the Weathervane Playhouse

Slidell, LA
Slidell High School

Nov 16, 2011 @7PM
Benefitting the St Tammany Talented Arts Program.

New Orleans, LA
The National World War II Museum

Nov 17, 2011 @7:30
Benefitting the NWW2M

Musical Selections

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The Creators

RICHARD SEFF (Book Writer) has had a long and varied career in theatre. Most recently, he spent nine months onstage as John James Ruskin in Gregory Murphy's The Countess at the Lambs Theatre. With Shine!, he makes his debut as bookwriter. His play Paris Is Out! enjoyed a run on Broadway in the l970s. Subsequently he appeared in some dozen plays with  Circle Rep as a member of their Acting Company, the last of which was Joyce Carol Oates' The Truth Teller.  On Broadway he's appeared in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, End Of The World, and Herzl (in which he, briefly,  played the Palace!). One of his favorite roles was the Art Dealer in Modigliani at the Astor Place, in which he appeared for five months. He is grateful to his mother, who first said the words "Horatio" and "Alger" to him.

ROGER ANDERSON (Composer) - In addition to SHINE!, Roger has collaborated with Lee Goldsmith on several other works, including BESIDE THE SEASIDE (Hudson Guild), EL DORADO (Circle Rep), QUALITY STREET (Musical Theatre Works) and LADYKILLER (based on the works of Cornell Woolrich).  As a team, they are the recipients of numerous ASCAP awards as well as the Carbonell Award for their musical CHAPLIN.   Most recently, Roger composed incidental music for IncoacT's OF LIVES AND LEAVES at The Red Room.  He attended the University of Southern California and the Juilliard School of Music where he studied piano, voice and composition.

LEE GOLDSMITH (Lyricist) has been in love with musicals since seeing Ethel Merman in  Anything Goes when he was a schoolboy. He wrote book and Lyrics for Sextet, a short-lived musical on Broadway  that starred the wonderful Dixie Carter, and the book and lyrics for Sheba, a musical version of William Inge's Come Back Little Sheba, which starred the great Kaye Ballard in the role of Lola Delaney, and which will be seen again this summer at the White Barn Theatre in Westport, CT. Since then, with composer Roger Anderson, he has written the lyrics for not only Shine! but Chaplin which won South Florida's Carbonell Award for best new work, and which  will be done later this year in Sarasota, Florida, and Quality Street which, after two successful staged readings, is, he hopes, ripe for a production. Above all, he thanks the National Music Theater Network for giving him and his talented collaborators, Roger Anderson and Richard Seff, the opportunity to see Shine! on stage.  

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