Lovable Lunatic: The Life & Lyrics of Dorothy Fields

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Talen Reid Piner (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: "There are not enough artistic pieces that celebrate and feature powerful women. In addition , the number of men cast in most theatrical productions usually double the number of women: the production 1776 , produced here at ECU , featured a 28-member cast of 24 men and 4 women. From the beginning , I knew I wanted to produce and write a production about a woman. I was incredibly inspired by my voice teacher's revue about Jerome Kern titled ""The Way You Look Tonite€. But I wanted to give women a voice. I wanted to create a musical that could both educate and entertain audiences and cast members with a determined , relatable female protagonist at its center. As the most influential female writer in musical theatre from the 1920's to the 1970's , the lyricist Dorothy Fields was the perfect fit. Her vibrant story lifts and inspires women , and men , of all ages , cultures , and backgrounds. To share this incredible story , I , along with Talen Piner , cast , directed , costume designed , set designed , conceived , and wrote the new biographical musical titled Lovable Lunatic: The Life and Lyrics of Dorothy Fields."

Additional Information

Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2018
Dorothy Fields, Musical Theatre, Lyricist

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