MUSICALS

FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER

Music by Adam Ben-David
Lyrics by Christyn Budzyna

This musical adaptation of the beloved children's classic follows 11-year-old Claudia Kincaid and her younger brother Jamie, as they run away from home and hide out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum comes to singing and dancing life, as the siblings unravel a mystery surrounding a stunning statue with rumored ties to Michelangelo.

92Y workshop performance (2019). 92Y Musical Theatre Development Lab residency (2018 - 2019).

THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE

Music by Denver Casado
Lyrics by Dave Hudson

Written for large casts of young actors during the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first musical created specifically to be rehearsed and performed remotely. This uplifting show tells the story of a group of kids desperately trying to keep their musical alive…by putting it online.

Published by Beat by Beat Press (2020). 600+ virtual productions worldwide.

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SUPER HAPPY AWESOME NEWS

Music and Lyrics by Denver Casado

Two siblings launch rival good news networks and find themselves competing for the title of happiest news show. This virtual musical (designed specifically to be rehearsed and performed remotely), incorporates real stories from kids age 7-14, offering a positive outlet for them to express their emotions.

Published by Beat by Beat Press (2020). 100+ virtual productions worldwide.

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BOTS!

Music by Denver Casado
Lyrics by Christyn Budzyna

This STEM musical, designed specifically for large casts of upper-elementary and middle school performers, welcomes you to the BOTS Robotics Competition where teams and their (singing and dancing) robots are all vying for the top prize.

Published by Beat by Beat Press (2019). 50+ productions worldwide.

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THE PRINCE'S NEW PET

Music by Anthony De Angelis
Lyrics by Christyn Budzyna

A family musical set in the grayest kingdom ever, where feelings are strictly forbidden. When the young prince encounters a colorful magical creature, he begins to wonder: maybe feelings make life harder, but could they also make it better?

Fuse Productions (2019). Stimulus Children’s Theatre (2018). BMI Musical Theatre Workshop showcase (2015).

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THE FOX SISTERS

Music by Anthony De Angelis
Lyrics by Christyn Budzyna

Two young sisters convince the world they can speak to the dead and accidentally found a new religion. Based on a true story from the 1800s, this new musical has a haunting, ethereal score, and will leave you wondering: if you believe something, can you make it real?

BOOKS

GROUP SCENES FOR YOUNG ACTORS

A 77-page book with 32 group scenes, designed specifically for actors between the ages of 7 and 14-years-old.

Published by Beat by Beat Press (2020).

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PLAYS

DIME A DOZEN

As Gussie’s life derails and her dreams move further and further out of reach, her positive outlook begins to morph into a web of delusion. Dime A Dozen explores our fear of mediocrity and the lies we tell in an effort to preserve our aspirations and mask our vulnerability.

ESPADrills Finalist (2018).

THE WHOLE DAMN THING

Nine months after the death of her twin brother, Courtney runs away from home and tries to infiltrate her high school teacher’s seemingly perfect family.

Lark Play Development Center Playwrights’ Week Finalist (2015). Midtown International Theatre Festival (2014).

BOOMER

Boomer’s on a mission to make a friend and kill his pet dog, all before midnight.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre (2013). Snapple Theater Center reading (2013). Sanctuary Playwrights Theatre reading (2013). Lark Play Development Center roundtable (2013).

TV TREATMENTS

HEALERS

Co-created with Whitney Mosery

A satirical sitcom centered on a family-run wellness empire, HEALERS both celebrates and lampoons the ever-expanding, increasingly-absurd wellness industry.

OFF MIC

Co-created with Zoe Sarnak

A musical sitcom set behind-the-scenes of a reality singing competition. When a new producer takes over, the backstage rivalries, friendships, and romances start to make their way on screen. Can the cast and crew handle exposing the actual reality behind the scenes of this reality competition?