Meet the Cast - Jillian Louis
1. How many NYMF shows have you been involved in?
2. How did you become involved with Flambe Dreams?
3. Tell us about your favorite line from your signature ballad, “Everything You Long For (is in New Jersey).”
4. Have you ever aspired to be a Pharmacist?
5. Do you have a favorite flaming desert?
Jillian Louis plays Gloria, your caring, neighborhood Duane Reade Pharmacist. Check out Jillian singing “Everything You Long For (is in New Jersey)” from Flambé Dreams.
Bookwriter/Lyricist/Producer Matthew Hardy goes to Le Cirque restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan to see if owner Sirio Maccioni would be interested in sponsoring Flambé Dreams at NYMF 2012.
We had an informal table read of Flambé Dreams at composer Randy Klein’s Apartment on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. In attendance were two of our returning actors Jillian Louis and Kevin B McGlynn as well as Director West Hyler and Dramaturg Neal Freeman. And of course Randy and I (Matthew Hardy) were there! We took turns filling in for the missing characters and read and sang thru the entire show. It’s feeling pretty good, but our director and dramaturg had a few notes and Randy and I are doing some rewrites to make the show even better!
Jillian Louis sang “Everything You Long For” (the New Jersey song) at the NYMF “Meet the Artists” Salon. It was a lovely evening with performances from several of this years show as well as a performance from Central Avenue Breakdown from NYMF 2011. The food and drink was fantastic… and that view!
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!
On April 19th we had our first site visit to the 45th Street Theatre on 354 W 45th street in the heart of the theatre district. It’s a small space but our director West Hyler has some great ideas of how to use it for optimal effect!
We created this video for you and your enjoyment. Sit back and smile!
Go to NewJerseyTheSong.com and VOTE for Everything You Long For (Is In New Jersey) to be the state song of the glorious garden state. Please share this link with everyone on the planet and in the universe!
Randy Klein Has Been Awarded the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant!
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 York Musical Theater Festival is a mammoth undertaking that requires many people giving of their time and talent. Please help us bring Flambé Dreams to life by making a generous donation. Our goal is lofty, near $30,000. Really every dollar counts. Please donate and thank you.