I have directed 7 Riverwood Studio mini-musicals since 2016 and have had a blast writing the scripts and songs and watching the kids bring them to life! Prior to this, I was a volunteer at Words Players Theatre for 6 years and the music director for PAPA's Lion King, Jr in 2017. I've written and helped produce 2 full-length musicals, Nanny McTwist and Phantom of the High School Musical, in collaboration with students, served twice as Words Players music director, designed and painted sets, and worked in costuming and props. Way back when, I hosted several Reader's Theater productions with neighborhood kids in our home when my children were young. I have seen my 3 children blossom in confidence, leadership, musicianship, and creativity through their theater experiences, and would love to see other kids reap the benefits.
Here is a video of the opening song from our original summer camp production of Beware the Wolf: A Mixed Up Fairy Tale, performed in Riverwood Studio.