Meet the Cast - Jillian Louis
1. How many NYMF shows have you been involved in? This is my fourth— the first was The Piper, in 2007, by Grammy-winner and wonderful soul Marcus Hummon, in which I played a polio-stricken adolescent girl in 1890s Boston, the second was the superfun Popart, by Daryl Fazio and Aaron McAllister, I played an outcast visual art student moving to NYC, and last year was The Kid Who Would Be...
Meet the Creative Team - Director West Hyler!
Hello Flame Lovers! Welcome to our first installment of “Meet the Flambé Dreams Team.” We’ll be introducing you, one by one, to our talented, star-studded, hard-working cast and creative team. First up - Director WEST HYLER! How did you get started with Flambé Dreams? How many productions have you directed? How will this one be different, and what are the challenges? ...
Flambé Dreams on Kickstarter! →
Today I launched our Kickstarter Campaign to raise $10,000 of the $38,000 we need to bring Flambé Dreams to the stage this July. The campaign only goes till May 31st, so check it out and donate soon!
Kickstarter - InSpiral Fire Troupe →
As we prepare to launch our Kickstarter campaign. I thought it would bring karma to help support other flame-related projects.
Contracts with Actors Equity
Today General manager Liz Ulmer and I (Matthew Hardy) attended a meeting at Actors Equity to go over the particulars of the new NYMF 2012/Actors Equity agreement. They’ve simplified it a lot since last year and have gone back to a showcase code. (Last year was a production code.) Everyone seemed pleased that they have simplified the contract, including Liz and me!
Randy Klein Has Been Awarded the Anna Sosenko...
The Anna Sosenko Assist Trust has awarded composer and pianist, Randy Klein for his work on the music for Flambé Dreams. Flambé Dreams, with book and lyrics by Matthew Hardy will be presented this July as one of the Next Link shows in the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The financial award will be used as part of the funding toward the NYMF production. Self producing a show in the New...
Matt Hardy and Randy Klein re-writing sections of Flambé Dreams. What??? We’ve been working on the show for 7 years or so and in that time we have put about 20 songs in the trunk. We are preparing for the New York Musical Theatre Festival in July 2012. Stay tuned! [[MORE]]
Randy Klein, the Composer of Flambé Dreams
Hi! I am Randy Klein, the composer of Flambé Dreams. Flambé Dreams is a show that is funny, endearing, wacky, and a bit off! Matt Hardy and I have written and re-written songs for the show for over 7 years. My aim is to have the audience go out of the theatre singing the songs from the show with a smile on their face. Our journey continues into the New York Music Theatre Festival which we hope...
How we got this far.
The New York Musical Theater Festival is still over three months away, but already a lot of work has gone into bringing Flambé Dreams to the stage. Here’s what has transpired thus far! Step 1: Write a show. Step 2: Do a reading. Step 3: Rewrite the show. Step 4: Go back to Step 1 and repeat for 6 years. Once we had completed steps one through 4 we were ready to make some demo recordings...
Look Ma, I'm Blogging!
Hi, I’m Matthew Hardy. I’m a writer, an actor and an all around nice guy. This is my first foray into the blogosphere. I tried to create a blog with WordPress last week. That didn’t go so well. So here I am at Tumblr. Much easier. Although there are still some design issues I want to address. Like how do I get rid of that horizontal line at the top of the page and the archive...