Monday6Mar 2017

Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop

Writing the Children's Musical

Monday, March 6, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:50 p.m.
2017-03-06 19:00 2017-03-06 21:50 America/Los_Angeles Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121 Allison DeVries

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Graduate Students can enroll in this workshop through Course number is GUS 530.

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121


are invited to attend.

Each semester Wilkinson College offers a variety of workshops for graduate students on topics related to academic, personal, and career development. Graduate Students may register for this 0 credit P/NP class through Course number is GUS 530. Undergraduate students who have been admitted to a 4+1 program or who have less than 18 credits remaining for graduation may register through the Undergraduate Request to Register for Graduate Course form available on the Office of the Registrar's website.

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017 7-9:50PM
Writing the Children's Musical
Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121
As Disney will prove, children love musicals.  Why are musicals so successful when it comes to entertaining kids?  How can writers embrace their voice and keep to the themes they care about while writing for kids?  Students will take a look at writing the children's musicals, including one act musicals, two act musicals, feature films, and shorts.
John Blaylock
John grew up in the city of Orange.  He graduated from Chapman University with a BA in English before moving to New York City, where he worked as an actor and writer on various projects all over the North East.  He recently received his MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch, and is now back in California teaching creative writing at the Orange County School of the Arts and musical theatre at the McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts.  He is also a resident writer at “Broadway On Tour” Children’s Theatre in Santa Ana, developing new children’s musicals, and his holiday musical, A Christmas Show, has played on and off for over 10 years in Southern California.  He has written for and has had work produced by Barrington Stage Company, Surflight Theatre, Sesame Street Live, Phoenix Theatre, and Common Man Musicals.


You can contact the event organizer, Allison DeVries at or (714) 997-6752.

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