Finding Harmony: Resources for Musical Theater Professionals
Friday 1/13 2023 at 5:00 eastern time
Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by making a donation or joining as a member.
In the room: Holly Reed
, CEO at MusicalWriters.com
and Reed Creative Group; Rebecca Lowrey
, Producing Director at MusicalWriters.com
and Accompany Musicals; and Jean-Paul Yovanoff
, Founder of MTR/Musical Theatre Radio and co-founder of the Jill Edmund Virtual Theatre. Learn about the many opportunities and support offered by our guests, plus a "State of the Art" conversation about how musical theater is evolving, and what influences shutdown may have had on it. We'll touch on an increasing interest in new works from theater companies and actors, the role social media plays in the development process, and the advantages of being part of a community of artists.
is passionate about creating new works and has spent the past 17 years as a premier music director, vocal coach, and accompanist in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, New York City and everywhere in between. The impressive ability to play anything put in front of her has gained her entry to elite casting rooms, production meetings, rehearsals, and beyond, resulting in a unique skillset that spans more than just music — simply put, she knows what works for a musical. A director and producer as well, Rebecca is adept at getting new shows up on their feet in record time, all while efficiently coordinating the long list of to-dos required to prepare a show for an audience. Rebecca is a champion of diverse casting and production teams (#WomenDirect) and has the pull and connections to assemble unforgettable, live, onstage bands. In 2017, Rebecca began producing a series of intimate productions known as the Living Room Concerts. Starting with simple piano-only performances in her living room with friends, the series expanded to poolside parties and festive holiday gatherings. Her recent credits include the critically acclaimed production of the rock musical Lizzie at Imprint Theatreworks in Dallas, a lauded run of Gutenberg! The Musical! at Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth, and a Rocky Horror Show and 9 to 5 that celebrated the uniqueness of its performers.
is the owner and Creative Director of Reed Creative Group, an award-winning design studio, and MusicalWriters.com, an online resource and community to equip and encourage musical theatre writers. She wrote music and lyrics for “That’s What Friends Do” (along with husband/composer Kelvin Reed) for Girlhood the Musical (CPA Theatricals). Holly and Kelvin also wrote the grade school musical Camp McAuliffe and TRUE NORTH: A MAGICAL NEW HOLIDAY MUSICAL. Holly is also a vocalist, actor, director and performance coach. She is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild and holds a BFA in design and music from the University of Texas at Arlington.
is the founder of Musical Theatre Radio an internet radio station, co-founder of the Jill Edmund Virtual Theatre, Assistant Producer of Vanier College Productions (York University), composer/lyricist/librettist (Paradise Island, Seven of Us), director (For Show, Peter & the Starcatcher), producer (Ground Zero Play Festival, CPAD Networking Event) and actor. He has a Musical Theatre Performance Diploma from Sheridan College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre Studies Degree from York University. Jean-Paul’s personal mandate is to help generate opportunities for creators of musicals to find their audience and support them along the way.