Click for 30-minute audio program on workshopping of I've Never Been So Happy, from John Aielli's KUT program "Aielli Unleashed," posted on June 10.
John Aielli's comment: The very big cast, well, a good number of them, came in and did a feature with musical/dramatic excerpts from the show. it’s still being worked on. The music is by the wonderfully talented Peter Stopschinsky of brown whornet fame. The selections you’ll hear show the variety of styles represented. Don’t try to pigeonhole this one. the show is being presented ON THE STAGE (as in the audience will be on the stage too) of the B. Iden Payne theatre this Saturday, July 13. The show is to be presented again this fall at the off center.
I'VE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY
Saturday, June 13, 2009 B. Iden Payne Theatre, UT Austin
Created by the Rude Mechs
Books/Lyrics by Kirk Lynn Music/Lyrics by Peter Stopschinski Directed/Curated by Thomas Graves & Lana Lesley Music Directed by Lyn Koenning Projection Design by Noel Gaulin & Erin Meyer
Production Team Marlane Barnes…Ensemble Jenny Connell…Ensemble Julia Cory, Cello Christina Gutierrez…Dramaturg/Ensemble Julia Gytri…Ensemble Amy Harris, Violin Hannah Kenah…Ensemble Jena Kirmse…Ensemble Lisa Kobdish…Ensemble Lyn Koenning…Piano Denise Martel…Production Manager Jared Oberholtzer…Stage Manager Herb Steiner…Pedal Steel Guitar Peter Stopschinski…Electronics Christina Underwood, Bass Cody Williams…Stage Manager Leah Zeger…String Section Leader
Click to read Jenny Connel's account of the Rude Mechs' workshopping and playwriting styles, posted June 11 on her blog Playwright's Notebook