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    December 17, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Santa’s Coming to Town in Spite of COVID: Developing New Shows for the Holidays
Friday 12/17 , 2021 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: Stephanie Rosenberg, Tony Award-Winning producer (Moulin Rouge!, Anastasia, Matilda, On The Town and now Santa's Sing-A-Long!), CEO and Founder of The Empress Productions, co-CEO and Founder of BroadwayApproved; and Jim Semmelman, writer of the musical Mooseltoe which he wrote and directed for stage, adapted into a book and is now a holiday offering on Streaming Musicals. Stephanie is bringing her Santa to town following a holiday tour of Philadelphia and other markets; Jim developed his show as a way to promote a stuffed Christmas animal, with a series of tours across the US, and more recently a live pre-COVID tour and a run at the Gateway Playhouse in Long Island, and now a holiday offering on StreamingMusicals.com with a knockout all-star Broadway cast. We'll discuss how the challenge of developing new works was further complicated by a year and a half of shutdown, and how both shows have triumphed in their own ways.