PUMP UP THE VOLUME
Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals and
A Broadway-bound "reboot" of Simon & Schuster's iconic sleuth with a modern twist on the classic stories. Three generations of Drew women reunite on the high seas to tackle the one mystery that eludes us all: our own family.
What if your entire life were a Broadway musical... and you had no clue?
Unbeknownst to Ollie, he is the star of The Oliver Experiment — "Now in its 16th year!" — a fanciful piece of theatre magic concocted by his over-protective father to give his son a life of Happily-Ever-Afters. With its colorful cast and ever-evolving storylines, the magnificent secret is maintained at all costs... until the night Ollie notices a beautiful, young understudy in the chorus.
THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT
World Premiere at University of Michigan's Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Developed with NYC's Araca Group and ABC Television, One Hit Wonder is a wildly fun, new jukebox musical about music, love and second chances... set to a soundtrack of the greatest one-hit wonders of all time. Songs include "Take On Me" (a-ha), "Closing Time" (Semisonic), "Walking on Sunshine" (Katrina & The Waves), "You Sexy Thing" (Hot Chocolate), Tainted Love" (Soft Cell) and more.
Book/concept by Jeremy Desmon. Additional songs by Thomson & Desmon. Directed by Hunter Foster. Music arranged and orchestrated by Jesse Vargas.
ONE HIT WONDER
When Mick Austin's fourth album flops, the wannabe rock god calls it quits — the dream ain't gonna happen. Leaving L.A., his car mysteriously runs out of gas in the tiny town of Big Rock, Colorado, where he encounters an odd parallel universe: everyone there idolizes him and worships his music.
In this modern-day “Rock and Roll Brigadoon,” Big Rock asks the question: “What would you do if your dreams had already come true?”
Poor Auburn Falls. After a recent Google Maps update, the New England village is now the most direct route between two major cities. Suddenly, a barrage of semi-trucks have besieged their narrow streets, ripping apart buildings and destroying their way of life. Can small-town lawyer, Emmett, help the forgotten fight back against this most modern of foes — a nameless, faceless algorithm?
Auburn Falls v. Google is a feel-good, fairy tale comedy about standing up for what you believe in.
AUBURN FALLS v. GOOGLE
We were asked to write a few demos for the musicalization of this 1991 Michael J. Fox film about a cocky, young doctor who crashes his car in the tiny town of Grady, S.C., and is forced to work off his sentence at the local hospital. We liked what we wrote, so we thought we'd share!