Wild and Willful Women – A New Musical
When an intolerant Puritan minister suspects that women in his small New England village are becoming too free and independent, he launches an authoritarian campaign to make them behave. His strict religious reformation quickly runs into trouble. Three “wild and willful” women defy his authority by choosing for themselves who to love and how to live. The minister’s son is caught in the middle. He loves a girl his father calls a witch.
Wild and Willful Women won a place in the 2014 TRU Musical Reading Series. It was staged before a full house at the Baruch Performing Arts Center’s Engelman Recital Hall in New York City on the evening of January 13, 2014.
Broadway World has a great article about the performance.
Kimberly Loren Eaton and Alan Swanke produced the reading with a cast of talented performers:
Richard White* (voice of Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast feature film, Jekyll and Hyde), Mimi Bessette* (Bonnie & Clyde, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Natalie Roy (The Last Five Years, The Following), Cole Burden* (Les Miserables, Applause), Amber Iman* (Soul Doctor, RENT, 2013 Clive Barnes Award nominee), Tony LePage* (Rock of Ages, The Boy From Oz), Al Foote III (Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair), Aaron David Gleason (The Sublet, 30 Rock), Timatha Kasten* (Legends in Concert, Cavalcade of Stars), Ann Talman* (The House of Blue Leaves, Seinfeld)
*These Actors appeared courtesy of the Actor’s Equity Association
Director-Kimberly Loren Eaton
Music director- Daniel Doss
The band- Daniel Doss-piano, Spencer Cohen-percussion, and Sascha Groschang-cello.
Production Stage Manager- Heather Moss, Assistant Stage Manager-Ally Fairchild, Production Assistant-Tanner Alvarez
MICHAEL HOGGE INTERVIEWED DANIEL AND ME ON KKFI ARTS MAGAZINE ON DECEMBER 23, 2013 ABOUT WILD AND WILLFUL WOMEN IN NEW YORK CITY (The segment featuring our interview begins at 29.15)
Tara Lane Productions staged the world premiere concert performance of Wild and Willful Women before a full house at Kansas City’s Union Station on October 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Visit Daniel Doss’s website: Daniel Doss
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Ensemble: Lena Andrews, Devon Barnes, Gail Bronfman Bunch, Elisa James, Anita Meehan, Bob Allen, Trevor Belt, Ross David Bunch, Spencer Carney, Brandon Golden, John Stewart
Keyboard/Conductor – Daniel Doss, Cello – Mark Stauffer, Percussion – Jay Miller
Producer-Janet Rogers, Lights Designer- Sean Glass, Projectionist/Visual Designer- Michael Ong, Sound- Marshall Simmons