So, I am going to throw a couple links on here, and I hope these songs and thoughts encourage you as I continue on into the figuring out the future of “Ruth: The Musical.”
First, while the full show recording is still in production, here are two of the bigger numbers from the show for you to check out. The first is “Wherever You Go,” the big…[Read more]
Pete, you just hit the nail on the head. I think anyone who has worked on a single project for a year or longer can relate to your feelings. I know I have. The words “will it all be for naught?” have too often served as the epitaph for a majority of my rough drafts. This short post provides me with great courage. Thank you for sharing.
Due to the overwhelming response of the community, there are going to be 2 more performances of “Ruth: The Musical” this fall. If any of you are in the central Illinois area (near Peoria), feel free to come check out this new musical that tells the biblical story of Ruth through 27 original songs.
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 7 @ 7:00pm and Sunday, Sep.…[Read more]
@missmary, just wanted to let you know that our premiere was a huge success! We had a standing-room-only crowd, my cast gave the performance of their lives, and, most importantly, the timeless themes of the story of Ruth (kindness, love, and redemption) resounded powerfully with our audience. To everyone who gave me encouragement or advice on t…[Read more]
@missmary, thank you so much for taking the time to send this note. It means so much that you would A) remember that my show is this week, and B) send me this amazing encouragement. May God bless you for that, and may all the things you expressed come true. Rehearsals and reviews have been very good thus far, so all that is left is to commit th…[Read more]
For anyone interested, we now have a website for our show: http://www.theruthmusical.com
Also, a local arts magazine has featured our show in their latest issue: http://www.peoriamagazines.com/as/2018/may-jun/story-of-ruth
If anyone is in the Central Illinois area this summer, there will be a world premiere of Ruth: The Musical at Grace Church in Morton, IL. I have finished it, my first full-scale musial! The performance will be Saturday, June 16 at 7:00pm. Admission will be free, and there will be an offering taken to support a local ministry that, like Boa…[Read more]
The word was “eucatastrapohe.” I think he described at as the unexpected good thing that occurs when the power of darkness seems sure of victory (i.e. Gandalf showing up at Helm’s Deep). I was at the same show in Champaign! Andrew’s story of that word and how it describes the Christmas story was so powerful.
Wow, @missmary, thanks to you and your sister for that incredible feedback. I was not expecting anything so generous.
Since this is my first musical, I am trying to go for the minimalism approach. I plan on having just 3 main characters (Ruth, Boaz, and Naomi) and a small choir. While I say it is a musical, it is much more like an oratorio (t…[Read more]
Dear Rabbit Room,
My name is David Getz, and I’m an Orchestra Director in central Illinois. My creative goal for 2018 is to self-produce and direct a musical I have written based on the story of Ruth in the Bible. However, as this is my first undertaking in the realm of production, I am looking for advice from people with more experience. I h…[Read more]
David Getz commented on the post, The Sheer Face of Story (Why Writers Need an Anchor) 2 years ago
I echo the sentiments of those who commented above. Heidi, I loved how you illuminated the chapter in Exodus where God specifically calls out the artisans. Art, especially the works of the masters, has that transporting ability to enhance the reality in which we live. I’d love to believe that, during the Tabernacle construction, when people sa…[Read more]
I also loved Pete’s hip-hop post. I had gotten into hip-hop a few months before I first caught wind of “Hamilton,” but that musical is what drew me out into its deep waters. My wife and I saw the musical live this past February and it is easily in the handful of greatest live performances I’ve ever seen. Since first listening to “My Shot” on a…[Read more]
Great post, Pete. I totally can relate to being drawn into story, and hip-hop is such a unique (and catchy) vehicle of communication that I feel it draws me in on an even deeper level. I’m excited to pursue your suggestions as well as those left in these comments. Although I must say… when I first read the title of your post I was hoping th…[Read more]
I am new to the Rabbit Room, and this post has definitely got me hooked! I am a high school orchestra teacher, and I love composition and teaching it to interested students. I am going to share this post with my students as it puts into words so many things that I have (rather clumsily) tried to communicate over the years. Bravo, Pete, and th…[Read more]