My friend, Lisa Sniderman (aka Aoede) writes “quirky folk pop” for teens and tweens.
She has composed award-winning musicals that use classical mythological characters to tell stories with current-day application for secondary school-aged readers.
First she created audio books by composing music and working with a production team to record the music and sound effects that accompany the stories.
Then she began polishing the scripts so that youth theater groups could rehearse and perform staged readings of the show.
I was able to attend a staged reading of What Are Dreams Made Of? by the San Carlos Children’s Theater in the summer just after we moved to California.
Soon after I began collaborating with Lisa to write the musical score for her musicals so that theater groups have the possibility of rehearsing to live accompaniment and have the written music as another tool for learning the singing parts.