Friday, February 19, 2021

Master Track: Dream Sequence

Here's a master track of the dream sequence that takes place in Frank's Tavern. It's sung by Blake Nawa'a and Tony Domenick (Feb/2021). It's six minutes in length a medley of sorts, with some dialogue and several song segues (Drinking Song, Secret Emotions, Dreaming Again, Some Dreams Come True). Can you believe we're been doing all this remotely...we'd love to hear your thoughts!

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Movie Sound Studio Operations

Here's a picture of Dave's Movie Sound Studio Operations back East. This is where the new soundtrack for WYSIWYG is being created. It's a fairly complicated process since we're scattered across the country, but we've been able to make do in the new COVID age.


We start the process by identifying a song and exporting the audio and midi files from Finale and any relevant video performances excerpts from the show. There's some follow-up discussions to give the scene/songs context, but at some point Dave orchestrates the work. When it's complete we add a rehearsal track to the Soundtrap collaboration platform so the various actors can add their vocal parts remotely. Once they've added the parts we export the audio files from Soundtrap to create the master tracks.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Master Track: FOR THE BEST

Here's a master track of "For the Best". It's sung by Anne Jenness and Tony Domenick (Jan/2021). Tony was the Music Director on the original performance workshop and Anne worked with us on Sisyphus. Can you believe we've been doing all this remotely? We'd enjoy hearing from you!

Thursday, December 31, 2020

We have a new WYSIWYG Website address!

We've decided to start using a new website address: wysiwyg.show

The URLs we use today just seem long and boring. The decision to change didn't come out of the blue though, we'd been thinking about it for a while. Last year the Web officially added several new internet TLD (top level domain) names and "show" is now an available suffix. The term show/SHō/ is defined by Oxford as "a play or other stage performance, especially a musical" and having an easy to remember website address that accurately describes our musical theater works was just too appealing for us. Here's the syntax your web browser uses to find a website address:

We'll plan to migrate gradually over the next few months and then redirect our legacy addresses for the immediate future since lots of people use the older URLs as links on their webpages, but I'm sure that eventually our friends and partners will update their links. Here are the older URLs for your reference:
"https://ww.wysiwygthemusical.com"
"https://blog.wysiwygthemusical.com"

 What do you think? Please let us know what you think. We'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Master Track: SECRET ADMIRER

Here's a master track of "Secret Admirer" that's sung by Anne Jenness (Nov/2020). Anne worked with us on the Sisyphus run at the Aurora Fox Theater back in 2017...we had a blast! It's great to be working together again.

Friday, November 6, 2020

WYSIWYG Face Masks Now Available!

We've received our first batch of WYSIWYG Face Masks and are offering them to all our theatre community friends. Just send us an eMail with your name/address and we'll be sure to send your high quality face mask out as soon as possible. We aren't charging for the masks, but we are accepting donations to cover shipping and handling charges. Show your support today!
WYSIWYG Face Masks

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Master Track: UP TO US

Here's a master track of "Up to us" sung by Blake Nawa'a and Tony Domenick (Oct/2020). They were both in the original version of WYSIWYG in 2014 with Kelly Zick, Drew Bradley and Nick Trotter. It's been nice to see these people grow into who they are today. I wonder if someday they could be considered part of the greatest generation too. It feels as if we've made a lot of progress with equality during their lifetime.