I changed the title of Musical and I to Mimi and the Music.
The premise is that Mimi Maya Hamilton (22) hasn’t left her parents basement apartment since high school due to an intense feeling of discomfort when in crowds, also known as social anxiety. Her favorite celebrity is talk show host/singer Hoper-Ah Ha and she wrote in to her show and now she could get the chance to tell her story on her show and sing with the great Hoper-Ah Ha herself. But first she has to leave the house. One of the contradictory things about Mimi is that the one place she feels the most herself is when she is singing her heart out in front of a crowd.
I’m still working out the kinks as I make plans to get this thing on its feet (sort of). I’ve been able to save some money (not that much) but enough to do a staged reading (which I was going to figure out a way to do anyway but now I can). The purpose for me is to hear it as an audience member and try to see if I was able to put what’s in my imagination enough to translate on stage in a coherent way.
I went to see a space where I plan to hold to event. I hope people show up. And I’ll do my best to make that happen but I guess if the universe wants to make a fool out of me for the umpteenth time who am I to stand in its way. It’ll be sometime in April. I’m working out the music and trying to get tracks.
I don’t have an official definite reason why I am doing this other than I want to and writing musicals is what I would like to spend my time doing and the whole point of writing musicals for me is to get in front of an audience to see if what I wrote has the desired reaction that maybe I was hoping for.