In June and July of 2013, I was up in the Adirondacks on Lake Champlain, doing one of my favorite things – bringing a new play to life! Route 66, by Jerold Goldstein, Bill Squier and Fred Stark, tells the story of a cowboy photographer and an obsessive-compulsive journalist – a seriously mismatched pair – assigned to capture the sights of that historic old road. But it’s the people they meet along the way that change their lives. It’s set to an original (and seriously catchy) country-folk-pop score, and we are just had a blast with it.
Of course, it was the people involved that really made this project special:
Directed by: Stephen Nachamie
Musical Director: Adam Michael Tilford
Stage Manager: Sarah Hall
and David Finch
With special thanks to Shami McCormick, artistic director of The Depot Theatre. Shami has helmed this theatre – on of the oldest summer stock venues in New York – since the 1970s. She is a big reason artists keep coming back to the theatre in the train station!