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A romantic comedy musical and original story of self-discovery.

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Book by Gabrielle Wagner Mann

Music by Jan Roper

Lyrics by Julie Weiner

2013 - Our first staged reading took place on June 1 at New Musicals Inc. in North Hollywood.

In December we were part of a staged concert reading series at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.

2014 - In January we were selected for the full-length musical slot at PlayFest in Santa Barbara.

In September City of Light was invited for a 3-week   workshop production at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with Los Angeles producer, John Sparks at the helm.

2015 - City of Light was selected for the ASCAP/Dreamworks Musical Theatre Workshop with Stephen Schwartz. After that insightful talkback session with an amazing adjudicating panel, we went back into major rewrites.

2017 - We were selected to bring our show to New York for the sheNYC New Works Festival. City of Light had 3 sold out shows with Tony Award winner Cady Huffman directing and an amazing cast, including Tony-nominated Valarie Pettiford. We won Best Score and Best Ensemble!

2018 - We are bringing City of Light back to NYC for a concert reading at Feinstein's 54 Below on Sept. 27.

Jerusalem A.D. is a one-act rock opera depicting the last week, death and resurrection of Christ. This live video was taken of one of the last productions. 

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Music and Lyrics by Jan Roper

Book by Brent Martz

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