Close

How We Got Here

What is a “workshop” production???

The show I am producing, NUMBERS NERDS, will be performed as a workshop production at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival next weekend and again at the end of the month.  But, what is a workshop?  I have been asked this many times in the last few weeks – by the […]

August 5, 2016

Read More

Creating a New Musical

Sept. 2014 – CPA Theatricals is planning on commissioning and producing a new musical! A script treatment has been approved, including a story synopsis and character descriptions, and now we are accepting COMPOSER TEAM SUBMISSIONS. Click here for more information about composer team submissions. UPDATE:  The search is on!  We […]

January 15, 2016

Read More

Composer Team Selected for New Musical

CPA Theatricals is proud to announce that we have chosen David Kornfeld, Laura Startford and Alex Higgin-Houser to work with us on our new musical. All three are founding members of Underscore Theatre Company and the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. Our search produced over fifty composing teams from the UK, […]

January 14, 2016

Read More

A New Musical

After a search for a composer team to write a new musical, CPA Theatricals is pleased to announce that we found a great team to work with. Collaborators, David Kornfeld (music), Alex Higgin-Houser (lyrics) Laura Stratford (Book) and Larry Little (producer), met a little bit ago – for the first time. […]

January 13, 2016

Read More

1st Reading – A New Musical is Born

Well….it happened.  We had three songs and the dialogue to go along with it — the opening of the show, and a dynamic solo shortly after the opening. We read and sang them — over and over.  The magnificent actors brought life to the characters and helped us understand how […]

January 12, 2016

Read More

2nd Reading for our New Musical!

On a long Saturday the actors got up early to rehearse the music before presenting the new material to the producers. And WOW….. the composing team did an amazing job! Three new numbers – we are now about 30% done with the first draft of the show. Here are some […]

January 10, 2016

Read More

Plot line is revealed!

OK…..Here is our plot line for our new musical…..at least here it is right now….stay tuned it may change…actually, probably will change!  But….here it is….. Experience the story of a group of zany female mathletes as they ditch their dull school uniforms after their all-girl school goes coed. In addition to […]

January 9, 2016

Read More

Another Reading of our new musical!

Last Sunday, seven brave actors, two accomplished musicians, one fierce stage manager and the three incredibly talented composer team members joined together to hear some more music and dialogue from our new musical.  Here are some pictures to help tell the story.  

December 8, 2015

Read More