Angela (of The Doubleclicks) just wrote a post about how flabbergasted she was that Josh, Joseph, and I wrote and produced a whole musical from scratch.
But we did. We recorded it, and it’s up for pre-order ☞here☜, and that’s all I’ll say about that.
It does seem weirdly impossible, as I look back on it. I couldn’t really sit down to write the songs until after my con season wrapped in mid-September, and by then tickets were already on sale. In the six weeks that followed I wrote ten entirely new songs, most of which were in someone else’s voice and musical style. Most members of the cast had less than a month to learn their song. We did exactly two and a half read-throughs the night before, and then a single tech run in the venue just hours before doors would open the public. On the night of the show, we were still fine-tuning the script.
When you look at all those things together, it sounds astoundingly hard. But, I’ve always worked best under deadlines, and I’m used to writing songs in Hard Mode, so at the time it seemed unusually hard, but it didn’t seem impossible. It was just a big thing, directly in front of me, that needed to get addressed. more →