My upcoming musical theater opera, “Romeo and Juliet” was written with an Akai LPK25 two-octave USB keyboard. What? Muahaha, yes! In retrospect kind of hard to fathom, but there she is. I did all the music composition and beginning orchestration sketches in the Officer’s Bar of a cruise ship on my off time. The Akai LPK25 keyboard has convenient octave switching buttons on the side so I was able to easily navigate through bass and treble parts for fairly effortless composing. It was only a little tedious when doing soprano vocal lines; that’s when I really wish I had that extra octave. But hey, writing an opera on a two octave keyboard that fits in my computer bag – I’ll take that! Thank you Akai for an awesome product!
The Producers at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon, WA from April 6-20, 2013. Presented by Theater Arts Guild of Skagit County, WA. A musical theater comedy by Mel Brooks following the antics and schemes of a broadway producer.
Auditions for “Witches! the Musical” June 5-6, 2012 at the Historic Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon, WA. Show dates will be Oct. 19-Nov. 3 at the Lincoln Theater. This is a world premiere show about the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. For more info and audition signups visit http://www.WitchesMusical.com.
I was sent these photos of tulip season in Skagit County, Washington (USA). I don’t know if it was the sender’s intention, but the photos sure make me homesick for the Pacific Northwest of the US. This is a normal spring view in Mount Vernon, WA. A view that even locals know better than to take for granted. Photos by Gary Brown, a great supporter of the arts in Skagit County.
Mount Vernon High School (Mount Vernon, Wa USA) Choir “Synergy” directed by Megan Lizama. I recognize some of these students from our production of Disney’s High School Musical in March 2007 at McIntyre Hall.
What a great sounding group and awesome arrangements. I’ve listened to quite a few high school choir videos on YouTube and I think this is one of the best. There’s a lot of talent in the Skagit Valley of Washington and at Mount Vernon High School. I’ve also worked with many student musicians from MVHS and they were excellent as well.
Theater Arts Guild (TAG) auditions for the musical A Christmas Carol will be held September 9 and 10, 2008 at Lincoln Elementary School auditorium in Mount Vernon, WA. Singers, dancers and actors with talent of all ages, ethnicities, and â€œbody typesâ€! Parts for up to 60 actors! Show opens Nov.14 at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. For appointments check the TAG website for detailed audition tips and information about the show at www.theaterartsguild.org.
Shakespeare Northwest performs the Bard’s Midsummer Night’s Dream in Skagit County July 20 through August 10, 2008. They are fantastic and you won’t want to miss it. Click on image for full size flyer and location details.
Mount Vernon, WA – If you have ever been involved with a Theater Arts Guild Production, You Are Invited to our TAG Family Reunion! Please join us on August 2nd at the Conway Muse for fun, music, food and hangin’ out with fellow cast and crew members from every show we’ve ever done.