This summer, we fully staged The Waiting at the SheNYC festival on the Lower East Side. Out of over 300 submissions, only 2 musicals were chosen for the festival. It was an amazing learning experience in pacing, movement, and storytelling. After two nearly sold out performances, we are very excited for the next step of development.
Direction/Choreography by Abigail Grubb, and photos by Andrew Young.
In December of 2021, we put on a concert of 14 songs from the show at the Triad Theatre on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. We were so glad to sell out the theatre and share some of our new songs from the musical.
Pictured: Rehearsal at Ripley Grier. Ariana Papaleo, Maya Farhat, Falan Nuhring, Nick Baum, Sean Michael-Bruno, Connor Fallon, Cole Wachman, Alisa Melendez, Aja Baitey, and Catherine Ariale.
In the summer of 2021, we presented a concert of 11 songs from the musical at Quisisana Resort in Lovell, ME. This was our first time doing an in-person concert of music from the show.
Pictured: Maria and EmmaLee following the performance.
Our first opportunity to produce the musical was through the Pace New Musicals festival, where we had the chance to do a "zoomsical" of the show. We used the talent at the University to edit together a 22 song musical and present it over Zoom Webinar. The experience was challenging and taught us so much about how to use technology in the artistic workplace.
Pictured: A screenshot of "Willow," performed by Sam Foti and Kailin Brown.