Student-produced musical ‘Thank You, Mr. Falker’ makes debut

16 05 2011

Student-produced musical ‘Thank You, Mr. Falker’ makes debut

Thank you, Andrew Froug, for the great write-up in The Daily Bruin. If you haven’t seen Thank You, Mr. Falker yet, join us! I will be attending all remaining shows and would love to see you there!

Dates: May 14 – 29, Saturdays and Sundays at 11am

Venue: Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Tickets: Available online at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/1221 or by calling 310-828-7519. $8 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under.

Press: If you are interested in reviewing this new family musical, please contact the box office at MWTboxoffice@gmail.com or 310-828-7519.

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Press Release: Thank You, Mr. Falker

8 05 2011

Fellow critics and friends, my new family musical premieres next weekend! One reason I have been quieter on the critical scene lately is because I have been music directing my LA premiere Thank You, Mr. Falker, part of the LA Festival of New American Musicals. I would love to see you there!


Music by Sarah Taylor Ellis
Book and lyrics by Andrew Bentz
Directed by Lane Williamson
Music direction by Sarah Taylor Ellis
Choreography by Christopher Albrecht
Produced by Mary Morra & Jennifer Polhemus

Trisha has a talent for drawing, but when she tries to read stories she loves, the letters appear all mixed up. She hides her disability from teachers and classmates until the arrival of Mr. Falker, a gifted teacher who makes the ultimate difference for Trisha. A humorous, poignant new musical best enjoyed by ages 5 to 105.

Dates: May 14 – 29, Saturdays and Sundays at 11am

Venue: Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Tickets: Available online at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/1221 or by calling 310-828-7519. $8 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under.

Press: If you are interested in reviewing this new family musical, please contact the box office at MWTboxoffice@gmail.com or 310-828-7519.

Hear a preview of the show and our talented cast, which features 5 adults and 10 amazing children, at soundcloud.com/staylorellis. (You can also hear an imaginary overture to CYCLOPS on my soundcloud, because I have a ridiculously diverse musical theater personality.) Feel free to contact me with any further questions (staylorellis@gmail.com), and I hope to see you soon!