ADDISON, TEXAS - A singer of cheesy jingles who has Broadway dreams, two children, and husband with a 1950s sense of what a woman's place should be form the basis of Song of Motherhood (from Lullabies to Broadway), a new musical receiving its world premiere at the WaterTower Theatre in Addison, Texas, May 21 - June 6.
Book by Texas playwright Pam Welky Paul and music and lyrics by area songwriting team Terry Langfitt and Paul Gandolfi, Song of Motherhood tells the story of Paula Casey, a wannabe musical theater star. As she deals with her seemingly solid nuclear family, the heroine enlists two of her best friends, the zany, Elvis-worshipping Mikki and the flamboyant Philip, to help her audition for a high-powered Broadway producer, Michael.
"One of WaterTower's missions is to present Texas talent from the initial pen-to-paper process," said producing director Gayle Pearson in a press release. "The songs in this new musical are fresh, exciting, and fun," Pearson continued. "Beyond the music, the play itself enables us to reflect on our own life's dreams."
Song of Motherhood (From Lullabies to Broadway) runs May 21 - June 6 at the WaterTower Theatre in Addison, Texas. For tickets, $9 - $18, call (972) 450-6232
By Peter Szatmary