Tuesday, November 30, 2010

And Then I Wrote A Song About It

Little theater doesn't mean little entertainment, especially when you see a wonderful one-man musical like ...And Then I Wrote A Song About It, playing now at Luna Stage in West Orange, NJ. The delightful play has a heart-touching story, witty, well-honed monologue and lyrics, and sparkling music, all presented by the absolutely engaging Nick Cearley.

The play tells the story of Randall Klausner, a wannabe singer, dancer, actor, songwriter, whatever-I-can-be-in-show-biz struggling to get a break in New York. He's also striving for approval from his sausage king father, who can't accept the fact that the boy is gay. Add in Randall's disappointing love life, his perpetually depleted bank account, and a best friend who spends most of his life in a drug haze, and you'd expect the man to collapse under the strain of it all. But his obsession with the performing arts somehow keeps him going until the entirely satisfying happy ending.

...And Then I Wrote A Song About It has a book by the immensely talented Eric H. Weinberger, music by Daniel S. Acquisto, and lyrics by Sammy Buck. It is directed by Igor Goldin with musical direction by Christian Imboden, choreography by Antoinette DiPietropolo, and set design by Robert Monaco. The intimate setting of the Luna Stage theater is perfect for the production. The play runs through December 19. Visit www.lunastage.org or call (973) 395- 5551 for tickets.

Dave Donelson, author of The Dynamic Manager's Guide To Advertising: How To Grow Your Business With Ads That Work a for and

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