In Everyone: Eine Kleine Trunk Musik
You’ve gotta be out of your mind to try to write a new musical.
Clearly, I am – and have been –outta my mind for quite a while. I’ve written a bunch of them. Had a few produced, but also several that have never made it to the stage.
Karen Gottlieb and I wrote one in the mid-1970’s about the first woman president of the US. (we were WAY ahead of our time – but hopefully Time has finally caught up with us!) We also wrote several half-completed shows. Among those was a musical based on the comic strip “BroomHilda” with a book by Joan Tewksbury (she famously wrote the movie “Nashville”).
This is from “BroomHilda” – the musical answer to the question “where does Magic come from:?” The vocal is by one of my favorite singers of all time, Tim Stone. I used to say that when Tim opened his mouth, God sang. I still feel that way. I produced and arranged the track, and sang back-up for Tim in Tom Manche’s studio in WeHo. Probably a little over the top, but hey, this was the 80’s!