Structure! The Musical: Or Everything You Need To Know About Musicals You Can Learn from Star Wars**... Strikes Back (or Forward)
What do Mrs. Lovett and Darth Vader have in common? In this class/workshop/ Q&A by award-winning librettist and screenwriter Sammy Buck, learn how classic screenplay structure from a variety of movies translates into memorable characters, song moments, and stories of musical theatre greats - old, new, and yet-to-be.
***$25 DISCOUNT until May 28 for anyone contributing to the Like You Like It Studio Cast Recording at http://rkthb.co/55302.
Class Fee: $49.50
**There will be two separate times to attend this 2-hour class:
Tickets can be purchased at: http://structure.brownpapertickets.com
Each class will take place at The Music Hall, the event center for The Dramatists Guild Fund, Inc. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to DGF for
its programs supporting writers.
**This seminar is not endorsed by or affiliated with Star Wars, Lucasfilm, The Walt Disney Company or the Galactic Empire
Originally presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in 2013.
About Sammy Buck: An Emmy winner for his work with TVLAND Digital, Sammy is the bookwriter of the new Leonard Bernstein musical Leonard Bernstein's Cast Party. He has written seven shows with composer Dan Acquisto, most notably Like You Like It (Playscripts, 2009 NYIT Award: Best Musical) and StinkyKids The Musical (Vital, TRW, 2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Award: Best Family Show). With composer Brandon James Gwinn, he's the co-lyricist /bookwriter of Small Town Story (NY Theatre Barn commission, Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals, NAMT Writers Residency Grant, Richard Rodgers Award Finalist). He's also written a horror movie often seen on Showtime and Netflix Red Hook (Phase 4 Films) as well as two dance shows and a circus. He is currently working on a new project with composer Jeff Thomson. His songs have been heard in concerts at 54 Below, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, the Duplex, New World Stages, Barrington Stage, The Metropolitan Room. Merkin Hall and L.A.'s Rockwell Stage. A former Jonathan Larson Dramatists Guild Fellow, he and Dan Acquisto are the 2012 winners of the MAC Dottie Burman Award. sammybuck.com.
About The Dramatists Guild Fund
Supporting writers at all stages of their careers
The Dramatists Guild Fund is the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. Its mission is to aid and nurture writers for the theater; to fund non-profit theaters producing contemporary American works; and to heighten awareness, appreciation, and support of theater across the country. Each year, DGF awards grants to non-profit theatrical organizations across the country that produce works by American writers, provides emergency aid to writers facing illness or other unforeseen circumstances, and supports numerous educational programs and writing development opportunities for dramatists. For more information visit: www.dgfund.org
The Music Hall at The Dramatists Guild Fund (View)
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