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The Latest Draft Podcast
41 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
S2 E10: Finale Cabaret
Our Season 2 Cabaret features 10 songs that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. We hope you stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram @thelatestdraft, and as always, thanks for listening! Cabaret Line-Up: 1. Eat Me by Eric Fegan and Jamie Maletz2. Then Came the Light by Alanya Bridge 3. The Wine Song by Matt Day 4. Favorite Season by Shayna Toh 5. Safe Hands by Alara Magritte Slonaker and Daniel Rosen 6. My Kiss by Michael Wartofsky7. Foreclosure by Jacob Kerzner and Seth Roseman8. More by G. Victoria Campbell9. Settle For Me by Marcus Yi10. I'll Be Damned by Joey Contrereas and Ben Halstead
47 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
S2 Ep. 9: The Ballad of Elisa Lam
This episode features The Ballad of Elisa Lam, book and lyrics by Garret Bell, and music by Charlie Romano. Elisa Lam was a student from Vancouver who disappeared in January 2013 during her stay at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Her body found 3 weeks later but the mystery of her death has never been solved. The question of her disappearance was made even stranger when footage of her on the last day she was seen was released; she entered an elevator that never moved, and stayed on it for 5 minutes where she appeared to be both scared and agitated.
65 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
S2 Ep. 8: Rapplestiltskin: The Real Grim Shady
Today's episode features "Rapplestiltskin: The Real Grim Shady", book and lyrics by Maggie Moe, and music by Earl Marrows.The unsung (until now) feaxtagonist Rumplestiltskin takes on a new life in this uproarious retelling of the Grimm fairy tale. In this version, RAPPLESTILTSKIN (The Real Grimm Shady) is a misunderstood virtuosic wordsmith who has been overlooked for centuries (literally! Even Plato shafted her!) Perpetual loner Timmy needs help in realizing his dream of finally getting his dad's attention and being a pop idol. Will Rapple finally get Her Time to Shine? Will these societal rejects realize the importance of collaboration? Find out in our magically poptastic tale!
42 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
S2 Ep. 7: A Constellation by Elena Favario & John Brautigam
"A Constellation" is a short virtual musical about the value of art-making in the face of uncertainty. During rehearsal for a zoom play, actress Natalie quits the show out of frustration, only to find that underneath her hopelessness is a determination and love for theater in any form. Enjoy this podcast musical with book by Elena Faverio and music and lyrics by John Brautigam.
49 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
S2 Ep. 6: The Arrival by Jamie Maletz and Jack Trzcinski
Today's pod features "The Arrival", book and lyrics by Jamie Maletz, and music by Jack Trzcinski. After the apocalypse, Em is the last woman alive. Or at least, that what she thinks...until there's a knock on her bunker door.
38 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
S2 Ep. 5: Notes From the Writers' Room Cabaret
It's time for our first Season 2 cabaret! This episode features 10 stand-alone songs from some of our favorite artists. Please enjoy! Setlist: 1. Fence the Yard by Jess LeProtto & Craig Franke2. Sideways by Jacinth Greywoode & Rebecca Hart3. I Listen by Alanya Bridge4. Six Feet Closer by Bryan Blaskie5. Hiding Place by Jamie Maletz6. You Are My Universe by Ryan Korell & Jonathan Keebler7. Get Off Your Ass by Willem Oosthuysen & Laura K. Kleinbaum8. Only Life Knows by Shayna Toh9. I Love You, Ryan Seacrest by Nico Juber10. Pink Post-It Note by Sam Sultan & Emma Freeman
35 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
S2 Ep. 4: Pigeon Pizza Party by Spencer Robelen
Today's pod features Pigeon Pizza Party with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Spencer Robelen. A simple-minded pigeon discovers an entire pizza discarded in a street alley; but when he tries to share it with the rest of his coop, complications ensue with his manipulative friends, a tough gang of possums, and a homeless man who ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
38 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
S2 Ep 3: The Adventures of Inspector Lockshire by Mason McDowell
Today we're featuring The Adventures of Inspector Lockshire, composed, written, and performed by Mason McDowell. Monty Python meets Agatha Christie in this ridiculous and rather homicidal romp. When the rich, wealthy, and universally despised Wesley Wood is found murdered in his Kensington Apartment, Scotland Yard is left without a suspect, a lead, or even the victim's limbs. Luckily, master sleuth Inspector Holmsey Lockshire is on the way...
47 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
S2 Ep. 2: The Yellow Wallpaper by Sam Norman & Eliza Randall
This is a retelling of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic short story, written under the specter of COVID. A woman is given a vague diagnosis, forced into isolation, and told to think positively. But soon the isolation becomes a prison sentence, and she begins to suspect she isn't alone...
38 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
S2 Ep.1: OBSCENE, LEWD, LASCIVIOUS, AND FILTHY! by Adam J. Rineer
The Latest Draft is back for a second season of tear-jerking, gut-busting, and thought-provoking musicals from the next generation of great musical theatre artists. The new season kicks-off with OBSCENE, LEWD, LASCIVIOUS, AND FILTHY! with book, music, and lyrics by Adam J. Rineer. This is a found-text musical retelling of the 1956-1958 case ONE, Incorporated versus Olesen, the first U.S. Supreme Court case to deal with homosexuality and the first major win for national gay rights.
29 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Episode 8: The Finale Cabaret
It's time for our big finish! Our Season 1 finale features another fantastic cabaret of 8 songs that will take you through every human emotion. Thank you for your continued support, and be sure to look out for Season 2 announcements on Instagram and Facebook @thelatestdraft. Now, go out and start creating! Season Finale Cabaret"Secret Superhero" by Elspeth Collard and Sam Rosenblatt"The Invention of Fire, Wheels, and Love" by Enzo Veiga and Matt Stolfi "Break You" by Lydia Breckon and Gabe Caruso "Wendell's Big Day" by Nate Riebli and Sam Rosenblatt"When They're Sleeping" by Elspeth Collard and Dani Shoulman"Destiny" by Josh Ben-Ami and Brandy Hoang-Collier"Hot-Blooded" by Sean Eads and Jessie Field "Flying, Crying, Not Dying" by Simon Lee and Sam Rosenblatt Featuring Christian Musto, Jennifer Daly, James Salem, Deniz Demirkurt, Arianna Neikrug, and Jenna BeressiThe Latest DraftProducer: Elspeth Collard Producer: Sam Rosenblatt Producer and Host: Noah Mutterperl
46 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Episode 7: Red Flag
Nice guys aren't always as nice as they seem. Good thing you came here for her story, the real story..."Red Flag" is tonight's podcast musical with book and lyrics by Brandy Hoang Collier and music by Stephen Wagener Bennett. Stay tuned after the performance for an in-depth interview with the authors. Red Flag Book and Lyrics by Brandy Hoang Collier Music by Stephen BennettFeaturing Rosie Dean and Jeff Lawless.
52 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Episode 6: Maya's Mother
Ever dream about what it would be like to have a pop diva as a mother? For Maya, it's a reality. Listen along as Maya is torn between Wendy, music sensation birth mother, and Page, the humble woman who raised her. Tonight's musical "Maya's Mother" is brought to you by Book Writer/Lyricist James Salem and Composer Josh Ben-Ami. Maya's MotherMusic by Josh Ben-Ami Book and Lyrics by James SalemFeaturing Elspeth Collard, Katherine D'Souza, and Nicole Tsarouhas
43 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Episode 5: The Rise and Fall of Otis
You know the nursery rhyme, "Jack and Jill went up the hill to get trapped in an elevator with their neurotic co-workers"...or something like that. Get ready for "The Rise and Fall of Otis", a fresh take on Jack and Jill with a workplace rom-com twist. We hope you enjoy this piece with Music by Durry Leung and Book and Lyrics by Sam Rosenblatt. "The Rise and Fall of Otis" Music by Durra LeungBook and Lyrics by Sam Rosenblatt Featuring: Stephen Bennett, Amanda Briskin-Wallace, Sean Eads, Jessie Field, Noah Mutterperl, and Sam Rosenblatt
30 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Episode 4: The Latest Draft Cabaret
We're switching things up this week with our first ever CABARET EPISODE! Instead of just hearing from one or two writers, you'll be listening to 8 songs from 10 musical theatre artists! Check out our set list below: 1. "A Song" by Maggie Sharp Tallan and Elspeth Collard, sung by Katie Shults2. "Monster in the Closet" by Sean Eads and Jessie Field, sung by Sean Eads, Gabrielle Mirabella, and Lydia Breckon3. "Reaching Out to You" by Dan Gibson and Sam Rosenblatt, sung by JJ Niemann4. "Over the Moon and the Stars" by Elspeth Collard and Deniz Demirkurt, sung by Deniz Demirkurt5. "In the Dresser Drawer" by Lucy O'Brien and Sam Rosenblatt, sung by Lucy O’Brien6. "Your Ex-Girlfriend" by Sean Eads and Gabriella Mirabella, sung by Sean Eads and Gabrielle Mirabella7. "Love Again" by Elspeth Collard and Sam Rosenblatt, sung by Brooke Wexler8. "Go Viral" by Lucy O'Brien and Gabe Caruso, sung by Gabe Caruso and Lucy O’Brien
35 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Episode 3: The Vacation
Young Jack is playing video games when his mother unsuspectedly bursts in and tells him to pack for a vacation as quickly as possible. Jack is excited but is slightly concerned about his mother's behavior. Enjoy "The Vacation", with book by Kerry Kaz, music by Nori Hung, and lyrics by Joe Badore. Stay tuned after the performance for the writers advice on working as a trio and creating a musical series.
50 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Episode 2: Skin
Welcome back to our second week of cutting edge musical theatre! Today's podcast musical is written by the international team of wordsmith Andrew Strano from Australia and composer Yuri Shibata from Japan. Skin is a modern look at the Celtic myth of the Selkie, mystical creatures capable of turning from seals to humans. After years of regret, our Selkie heroine opens up to her human daughter about her past life at sea and her former lover. Listen after the performance for Andrew and Yuri's take on exploring the theme of self-discovery and breathing new-life into an age-old tale. SkinBook and Lyrics: Andrew StranoMusic: Yuri Shibata Featuring: Gabrielle Mirabella, Lucy O’Brien & Bela KawalecThe Latest DraftHost/Producer: Noah Mutterperl Producer: Sam Rosenblatt Producer: Elspeth Collard
35 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Episode 1: Twenty-Six Percent
Attention all Writers, Theatre lovers, and Podcasters: We are so excited to present the inaugural episode of The Latest Draft! Take a listen to Twenty-Six Percent, a new musical with book and lyrics by Sam Rosenblatt and music by Elspeth Collard. The ten minute play follows Average Joe as he gets notifications on his allegedly "smart" phone. Maizie, the not so helpful virtual assistant, Pick-a-Pic, the self-involved social media platform, and other apps bombard Joe as his phone reaches the end of its life...battery life that is.Stay tuned after the performance to hear Sam and Elspeth chat about their inspiration for the show and their side-hustle naming iPhone apps! Join the writer's room on our Facebook and Instagram channels @thelatestdraft for updates, writing tips, and more! Twenty-Six Percent: A Ten-Minute MusicalBook and Lyrics: Sam Rosenblatt Music: Elspeth CollardFeaturing: Josh Ben-Ami, Stephen Bennett, Jenna Beressi, Erin Hoerchler, Lucy O'Brien & Enzo Veiga
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