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"Singin' in the Rain" meets "Hollywood Babylon" On a farm in Walnut, Iowa, the ambitious Ellie Ash dreams of becoming a famous screen star. Luckily for her, Hollywood-bound screenwriter Elmo Green just happens to ride by on his bicycle. Elmo is smitten with Ellie; Ellie jumps on his bike; and together they travel west to the 'promised land.' Once there, Elmo and Ellie work with a wild array of colorful Hollywood characters, and Ellie soon triumphs as the 'Girl of a Thousand Sounds, ' America's Newest Sweetheart. But when gossip columnist Adele DeRale exposes a few dirty secrets, Ellie has to claw her way back to the top before the new "it" girl takes her spot. "Wacky fun Suggests "Dames at Sea" crossed with Carol Burnett's entire oeuvre. Delicious, tuneful, winning " -Los Angeles Times.
About the Author
Michael Colby is the librettist/lyricist of such musicals as "Charlotte Sweet" (Drama Desk Award nomination), "Tales of Tinseltown" (numerous productions), "North Atlantic" (Show Business Award), "Delphi or Bust" (Amas Musical Theatre), "Ludlow Ladd" (various regional productions), "Slay It With Music" (off-Broadway and London), "They Chose Me!" (Tada!), and "Mrs. McThing" (Goodspeed At Chester). He has written for The Theatre By the Blind, The 92nd Street Y, and numerous benefits. Among the personalities for whom Colby has written are: Angela Lansbury, Linda Lavin, Michael Feinstein, Tony Randall, Cicely Tyson, Susan Stroman, Paul Shaffer, Lainie Kazan, Jane Powell, and Julie Wilson. Recent projects include: "Dangerous," "They Changed Broadway" (a revue about Broadway Jewish talents) and "First Family of Second Avenue" (cited by NJ Star Ledger as "Best Original Score of the New Jersey season"). Mr. Colby is a member of BMI and the Dramatists Guild. For more information, visit www.MichaelColby.com. Paul Katz (Composer) is also a singer-pianist, record and event producer. He was a featured actor on "Another World" (NBC), and wrote songs for the show as well. Among his musicals are: "Seduction" (directed by Chet Walker), "Tales of Tinseltown" (tour), "Slay It With Music" (NYC and London), and "Dirty Dreams of a Clean Cut Kid" (Cable Car Award: Outstanding Achievement in Theater: Theater Rhinoceros, S. F.). He was featured in "We'll Meet Again" (York Theater). Paul musical directed "Night of 75 Stars" at the John Drew Theater (East Hampton), has performed extensively with the late composer Richard Adler ("Damn Yankees," "The Pajama Game"), and headlined at the famed Tavern On The Green. Mr. Katz is on the Private Voice Faculty at Marymount Manhattan College (NYC), and is the recipient of many grants and honors, including the Backstage Bistro Award for "This Life: The Songs of Portia Nelson."