Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Rehearsal Track for "Hoopla"

Here's our latest rehearsal track for "Hoopla". We added a cowbell and a baritone sax to enhance the groove in the second verse to really get things going. You can review all the new rehearsal tracks at the WYSIWYG website by selecting the submenu "Performance Materials" under "The Work" menu.

Preparing for an audition? Download our public domain Sheet Music for "ONLY THE LONELY" and use SOUNDCLOUD to rehearse your part. Good Luck!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

David Traugh joins WYSIWYG development team

You may have noticed that we've started enhancing the musical accompaniment and rehearsal tracks for WYSIWYG recently. With all the buzz about the show we decided it was time to start creating a supplemental music track for actor rehearsals and theater companies that wanted an option of mixing in all the sound from the board too. Check out our WYSIWYG rehearsal playlist on SoundCloud

The unique challenge with WYSIWYG is that several characters can play musical instruments and this can be cast in various ways, so it was important for us to provide options for a complete spectrum of performances. Ultimately, we decided to provide a sound track for the entire score and allow the director to decide when to use the skills of the actors on stage.

David Traugh joined our development team in late 2019 and has been providing the new performance tracks as needed over the last few months. He and April go back over 40 years. Here's a picture of Dave's Emmy and the earliest picture we have of them working together - circa 1976.


Friday, January 10, 2020

Rehearsal Track for "The World Wide Web"

We've been enhancing the musical accompaniment for WYSIWYG lately and we'd like to provide a professional audio track for every song in the performance package in the near future, go to the WYSIWYG website for the list of new materials..

Preparing for an audition? Download our public domain Sheet Music for "The World Wide Web" and use SOUNDCLOUD to rehearse your part. Good Luck!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

WYSIWYG Character Backstories

Creating character backstories is always fun, but let's not forget it's also a very important part of the development process of any theatrical work. A ‘backstory’ is a literary device dramatists use to give their character and story arcs a sense of history. Backstories imagine characters’ past lives, environments and the events that take place before the main narrative of the story.
WYSIWYG character back stories

Here's a link to a whole section on our website for WYSIWYG character backstories. Over the next few months we'll plan to add in-depth backstory for each specific character here (on the blog) too, but for now you can navigate to the complete list of character backstories by following link above.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Regional Broadway World Award Nominations

WYSIWYG has been nominated for seven regional (Colorado) Broadway World Awards.
What an honor to be nominated for these awards by the Denver theater community. Thank You!
2018 Regional Broadway World Award Nomination Recipients
Our nomination categories include:
Best Musical -
Best Director of a Musical -
Best Music Director -
Best Actor in a Musical -
Best Actor in a Musical -
Best Actress in a Musical -
Best Actress in a Musical -
Brandon Bill
April Alsup
Randy Chalmers
Brandon Bill
Jessie Sotwick
Thomas Ilalaole

If you’d like to vote for any of us, follow this link:

The voting period has expired - Stay Tuned!

Monday, September 24, 2018

10th Annual Planet Connections Awards Ceremony

Here's some pictures from the Planet Connections Awards Ceremony at the Abrons Art Center in New York City on September 21st, 2018. Jay Michaels was our publicist during the festival and greeted us after our limousine arrived. There's even a picture of Glory Kadigan giving us the festival's most prestigious award!
2018 Planet Connections Theatre Festivities Award Ceremony Ticket April Alsup with Jay Michaels Glory Kadigan announcing 2018 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Award Winners April Alsup accepting the WYSIWYG award and gift bag

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Our 2018 Award Nominations by Category

Here are the award nominations we received for this year's run at Planet Connections.