First I want to thank all of you who came to the debut of my musical, Turning Thirty, last month, as well as all the folks who contributed, volunteered, and helped out in so many ways. My heartfelt thanks to my fellow cast members Kristi Budd, Pam Duncan, and Jose Cordero; my fellow band members Lee Hansen, Adam Coletta, Lee Nunn, and Talmadge Hickman; producer and stage director Bill Duncan; narrator Dan Browning; Derek Ennis for providing sound and recording; Andy Huff for shooting, editing, and producing video; and Allison Bower, Jennifer Vice, and Allyson Willner for handling all sales. In particular, I’d like to thank my wife Allyson and my kids Klara and Elliot for all the support they’ve given me to help make this project happen. I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out; the show was well received, we’ve been asked to perform the show at two other locations, and I’m talking with a local theater company about the possibility of them putting on the show. Perhaps most importantly, however, thanks to you, we raised $1000 for the American Cancer Society.
I’m currently working on the production of both a CD of the music and a DVD and other short videos from the live performance. I’ve included a download of the show’s opening song “Life Is Good” below. Enjoy!