Summer 2018 Update

Dear Friends of Roswitha:

Happy Summer!  We hope you are enjoying the nice weather and finding opportunities for some fun.  We’re writing to give you a quick update on our show.

SUMMER CONCERT: “FRESH BAKED MUSICALS”

On August 4th, our song “Lower the Drawbridge” will be featured on the Fresh Baked Musicals concert organized by Carol de Giere, Stephen Schwartz’s biographer.  Also on the program are new works by Stephen Schwartz himself, Michael John LaChiusa, and others.  Hope to see you in Connecticut.

Click here for tickets. Click here for Facebook event.

WINTER PERFORMANCE: STAGED READING AT BERKLEE

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, December 14th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm (time tentative)

Café 939 at Berklee College of Music, 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.

Gaby Manuell
We will present a “staged reading” of Roswitha in its entirety.  This performance will serve as a final project for Kevin’s ensemble class at Berklee.  It will star ten talented Berklee students, including Gaby Manuell as Roswitha. Put it in your calendar!

writing continues

As you would imagine, the Berklee performance opportunity provides an incentive to finish the writing!  David and Kevin have spent the spring writing a few new songs, revising some others, and continuing to refine the overall story.  Lots of work, but so fulfilling!

David and Kevin plot Irena’s story arc

Thanks, roswithas

We have been lucky enough to work with many excellent Roswithas over the last 3 years.  Each of these fine women has taught us something new about the character, the music, and the story.  Many thanks to Marni Raab, Teresa Winner Blume, Nicole Vander Laan, Caitlin Gjerdrum, Katherine Fuller, Vanessa Schukis, Abbey Bjork, Grace Stephenson, and others for bringing her to life.

more demos

Introducing our newest Roswitha: Kevin attended a performance of bookwriter/lyricist Patricia Noonan’s heartwarming musical Sweetwater at Goodspeed Musicals in January. Patricia gave us some excellent feedback on our own main character. It turns out she is also a fine singer/actor. Patricia and Kevin recorded these demos in mid June.
Patricia Noonan

As always, we appreciate your interest in Roswitha.

David and Kevin

(To get regular updates on our progress, send us a note with your e-mail address on our contact page.)