Wednesday, August 26, 2015


It occurs to me just about a year later that I never actually uploaded any photos!  Top to bottom, left to right:  (1) Peter Gosik, Katie Lee Hill, Katie Breustle; (2) Joseph Spieldenner, Adam Machart, Zachary Wobensmith, Katie Breustle, Peter Gosik, Lisha McKoy (seated) and Franca Vercelloni; (3) Katie Lee Hill; (4) Joseph Spieldenner.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

And new for something completely different!

It's been a while, and for now Skyline is in the shop for re-tooling (more on that later).  Meanwhile, it's a new year and a brand-new musical -- for me and my multi-talented new collaborator, Jess Domain!  And in a nod to the 21st Century, this show will have a real, live website, not just a blog (not that there's anything wrong with that ...)  While it's under construction, please stop by, check out and "like" our Facebook page for regular updates.  

Saturday, July 12, 2014

First casualty

Today at approximately 1:30 pm, we killed our first darling.  It was weird, how completely shocking it was on the one hand (THAT one?!?!!??  are you kidding me?!?!), but how utterly logical and probably necessary it was on the other (You make a compelling argument, Fry.)

And so we lost Allison's main motif in the opening number, but gained a much more cohesive and fully-functioning opening number.  My exact words to Taylor after thinking it over for a couple of minutes were: "I'll make a deal with you.  We can cut the song, but only if we can ask Katie Lee to record it for us, so I have it as part of the 'Cut From ...' CD."  That CD is going to go platinum one of these days.

"This (song) may go, but if I had anything to say about it, at least people will know it was there."

First reading

Rehearsals have begun!  We had our first table reading on Wednesday evening, and started working through some of the music.  Our cast is amazing:  Joseph Spieldenner (Paul), Katie Lee Hill (Allison), John Capes (Barry), Peter Gosik (Henry), Katie Bruestle (Rory), Zach Wobensmith (David), Lisha McKoy (Ann), Adam Machart (Adam) and Franca Vercelloni (Mrs. Goldman) belted out the second act opening number like they'd been singing it for years, and basically just knocked it out of the park.  All I have to do at this point is sit back and let them be awesome.  And build a set.  And buy a bunch of costumes.  And all our props.  And basically keep on top of all the administrative stuff.  But aside from those minor technicalities, my work is basically done.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tiny milestones...

We just had our 3,000th page view here on the old Skyline blog.  And my goodness, you can't ALL be redirecting here from Russian porn sites, so that's something worth celebrating.

Champagne for everyone!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

And we have a venue!

Now it can be told!  We will be at Venue 13 - Sheen Center - THE LORETTO.  It's a beautiful, brand-new space and I can't wait to help break it in.