Dr. Madeline Owens has just won a big award at her hospital, but she realizes something: former award recipients are all either married men or single women (and she’s not even dating). Determined to prove that a woman can indeed have a successful career and a family life, she launches herself into a whirlwind hunt for a picture-perfect date to bring to the awards gala. Madeline asks the audience to narrow down her four romantic prospects in the style of a grown-up “choose-your-own-adventure” story.
KELLEN BLAIR (Book & Lyrics) Kellen Blair is the Drama Desk nominated co-creator of Murder For Two, the murder mystery musical comedy that ran for a year off-Broadway and has been touring internationally since 2014. The show earned Kellen (and co-writer Joe Kinosian) the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical Work in Chicago and the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers / Lorenz Hart Award for their contribution to musical theatre. Kellen’s lyrics have been heard on Broadway stages (at the Theatre World Awards), at the Kennedy Center, and in theatres across the country. His other musical works include Scrooge in Love (available to license through Tams-Witmark), Just Between the All of Us (an immersive musical comedy commissioned by Pittsburgh CLO), Diane Steals the Show (being developed with Second Stage Theatre), and a new sci-fi musical (commissioned by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and Universal Studios).
SARAH ZIEGLER BLAIR (Book & Lyrics) is an advanced member of the BMI Workshop. In the summer of 2017, Theater in Asylum and Piper Theatre in Brooklyn presented a workshop production of Sarah’s new musical, The Brontës, written with composer Lucas Tahiruzzaman Syed and co-book writer Katie Palmer. Sarah’s current projects include Just Between the All of Us (an immersive musical comedy commissioned by Pittsburgh CLO with co-writers Kellen Blair and David Christensen), The Holly Christmas Show (with co-writers David Christensen and Luke Holloway), and Like I Care (with co-writers Lisa DeSpain and Sara Wordsworth). Sarah’s songs have been performed at cabaret spaces across the city including 54 Below (Lady Parts, Broadway Babylon, and MuseMatch), The Duplex (In the Works) and the New York Theatre Barn (Sarah vs. Sarah). In October of 2015, Sarah and composer Nicky Phillips had a short musical in Stage Fright, Prospect Theater Company’s Fall Musical Theater Lab, and in the spring of 2016, Sarah and composer Kristin Bair were commissioned to write a short musical in UC Irvine’s 4@15 production. Sarah has a Masters in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory and also enjoys occasionally taking the stage as a performer herself.
DAVID CHRISTENSEN (Music) is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Writing Workshop. His work has been featured at Joe’s Pub, The Laurie Beechman, 54 Below, and The Duplex, among others. His musical Cookies (co-writers Lindsay Anderson and Michael Shapiro) was featured in the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) with director Jeff Whiting. He and co-writer Luke Holloway wrote the score to Santa! A New Christmas Musical which was commissioned by and premiered at Casa Mañana and has been featured at theaters around the country, including The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. His current projects include Just Between The All Of Us, an immersive “Choose Your Own Adventure Musical Comedy” (with co-writers Kellen Blair and Sarah Ziegler Blair) which was featured as part of Pittsburgh CLO’s SPARK New Musicals Festival, The Holly Christmas Show (co-writers Sarah Ziegler Blair and Luke Holloway), and co-orchestrator (with Luke Holloway) to Casper The Friendly Musical.